2020 CDID Annual Symposium

The ACA Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders


The 32nd Annual Chiropractic Internists Symposium

"Changing the Face of Pediatric Care"

March 13 - March 15, 2020

Denver, Colorado

3108 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207

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The CDID has assembled a group of excellent speakers. The lectures, presented over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), will compromise 18 hours of continuing education for all DC's. This symposium will also fulfill your DABCI and DCBCN (12 hours) credit requirements for 2020.

This dynamic program will enable attendees to incorporate their newly acquired knowledge immediately into their clinical practice.

Kenneth Alan Bock, MD, FAAFP, FACN, CNS
Brain Inflammation and Immune Dysregulation in Neurological, Neuromuscular, and Neuropsychiatric Disorders:
PANS/PANDAS, Lyme disease and Co-Infections: This presentation will discuss the immune system and its dysregulation related to infections, including but not limited to strep, mycoplasma, Lyme disease and tick-borne co-infections. Autoimmunity and inflammation, manifesting in various phenotypes will be addressed, including neurological, neuromuscular, and neuropsychiatric symptom presentations. The talk will conclude with integrative medicine diagnostic and treatment approaches to these disorders.

Rachael Fabbi, DC, DABCI, FIAMA
Establishing and Protecting the Microbiome for the Newborn and Infant:
This course will provide an introduction to the microbiome as it relates to preconception, antepartum, intrapartum and place of birth, breastfeeding, and food introduction. The attendee will gain knowledge on how to evaluate and influence preservation of the microbiome and how to contribute to successful outcomes for the newborn and infant.

Thomas Culleton, DC, DACNB, BHK
Neurochemistry of Childhood Brain Developmental Disorders - Neuromusculoskeletal System Impact:
One out of eight children today suffer from some type of childhood developmental disorder, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia, etc. This informative presentation will review the current literature regarding the neurochemistry, neurophysiology, and neuroanatomy of childhood disorders and impact on the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Aristo W/Vojdani, Ph.D. M.Sc., C.L.S.
Mucosal Immunology: The Gateway to Health and Disease:
The incidence of chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, has grown to epidemic proportions in the past decade. Small wonder, when the average resident of the Western world is surrounded by more than 6,000,000 products used every day that contains industrial chemicals.

Jodie A. Dashore PhD, OTD, BCIP, HHP, CCH
Mold/Biotoxin Illness from a Pediatric Perspective: Exploring plant-based treatment options:
Dr. Dashore will discuss in-depth the pathophysiological mechanisms, the biochemical changes in the body, genetic implications, diagnosis, testing, and plant-based treatment options for children with Mold/Biotoxin illness also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

Jesse J Lopez, DO
The Safety of CBD/CBDHO has been well established in normal patients. The attendees will learn the incidence of side effects using CBD, the absorption of CBD in low doses, the variance from person to person and the effect of CBD and CBDHO on brain function, neurological, neuromuscular and neuropsychiatric from children to adults.

Robert Melillo, MS, MNeuroSci, DC, PhD (C), DABCN, FACFN
Primitive Reflexes and Their Role in Brain Development and In Neurobehavioral Disorders in Children:
This 2 hour lecture will give professionals a clear understanding of primitive reflexes including what they are, how to test and evaluate and how to re-mediate PRs that are still pending. We will discuss the relevance of this to regular chiropractic and how to incorporate this into an examination and the neuromuscular findings associated with PR as well. We will discuss how each of these relate to childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and the signs and symptoms for each one. Demonstration of the exercises will be given; research will be presented to support the methods as well. The professionals will walk away with a new tool in diagnosis and treatment for their practice.

Robert Kessinger DC, DABCI, DACBN
Neurobehavioral Disorders and the Developing Brain:
Neurobehavioral disorders begin with brain developmental delays. Dr. Kessinger will review brain development beginning in the womb and throughout the early years. He will cover the importance of pre-conception planning and outline a step-by-step guide with care protocols. This presentation will discuss the neurophysiology of the six steps of brain development and outline their clinical significance. Dr. Kessinger will as well review a primary care well baby check exam. Learn what to observe in the infant/toddler exam for early findings of neurodevelopmental delays. This presentation will be chocked full of clinical pearls as it relates to improving and/or reversing conditions such as ADHD, OCD, ODD, & Dyslexia. This information can also be used to improve performance in non-diagnosed “healthy” children.

Sherri Tenpenny, DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM
Pertussis, Pertussis Vaccines and Allergies - Surprising Information You Need to Know but May Not Have Heard Before
So much information exists about the pertussis and the pertussis vaccine dating back to the 1920s, an entire book could be written solely on this infection and its vaccine. In addition to pertussis vaccination for infants and children, adolescents are now advised to receive a pertussis vaccination booster. Until recently, pregnant women were advised to avoid all types of medications, including over-the-counter meds and herbal preparations. But beginning in 2008, ACIP began recommending the Dtap vaccine at 28 weeks gestation. We will explore the vaccine ingredients and the possible link between two of the many vaccine ingredients – aluminum and gelatin – to allergies.