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The National by FCA 2017



August 24 - 27, 2017
The Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida



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Welcome to New Directions!





The Florida Chiropractic Association welcomes you to the fourth of five opportunities for quality continuing education in the state of Florida!  Whether you’re a new practitioner or seasoned professional, join us and take advantage of The NATIONAL by FCA 2017 and become a master practitioner!




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Easy Street!

Luxuriate in the modern comforts of The Hyatt Regency Orlando, strategically located in the heart of Orlando’s world-renowned attractions, performing and visual arts. The grandeur of this Orlando luxury hotel must be experienced first-hand.  Their recent expansion brings 300,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,641 luxurious guest rooms and 193 suites to accommodate your every need.  Add the new 22,000-square-foot full-service spa, grotto-style pool and brand new restaurants, and you can relax knowing this event will be everything you expect it to be.  Enjoy generous Southern hospitality and distinctive accommodations at this award-winning luxury hotel in Orlando, Florida.  MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!
The Hyatt Regency Orlando
(formerly The Peabody)
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   Hotel Room Rate:  $191


Resort Fee Includes (normally $20/day, has been discounted to $10 per day)


  • Wifi access for up to 6 devices - retail value at $9.95
  • Two I-Ride Trolley tickets daily to the International Drive area - retail value is $5 per person/per day
  • Local phone calls
  • Bike Rentals - retail value of $5 per hour
  • Pool Activities (floatees, rafts, noodles, pool basketball, pool volleyball) offered in both pools
  • Fitness classes (Zumba, boot camp, spin classes, water aerobics) - retail value of $12 per person/day
  • Spa Access with Fitness Center access - retail value of $30/per person/day
  • Fitness Center without Spa Access - Retail Value of $9.95/per person/day



Discounted Daily Self Parking
Daily & Overnight Guest - $14 

Discounted Daily Valet Parking
Daily & Overnight Guest - $22


Make your hotel reservation now!  




Road to Success!

Bring the entire office and return to your practice at “gold star” performance Monday morning! We offer doctors of chiropractic up to 20 hours of license renewal credit, including Risk Management (as well as the Florida Laws & Rules / Medical Errors / Ethics and Recordkeeping/Documentation & Coding hours required for your Florida renewal). Clinical hours are approved in Florida and some 47 other states. CAs and CCPAs can also attend select sessions. We have entire tracks specifically designed for the “new doctor,” front office CA and back office CA, and we’re offering LMT options: six hours of required C.E. or 12 hands-on hours—or attend both tracks for 18 total hours! Add to that 12 C.E. hours for CRTs, courses for LAcs/APs/DOMs, and we’ve got everyone covered!

 Quick Glance Planners for:




 Course Catalogs for:







Take Advantage Of Our Special Low Prices For Your OFFICE TEAM



NOTE:  Schedule details are subject to change!  Please be sure to check this page again prior to the event to download the latest planners and catalogs. 



Fast Lane!

Hundreds of participating vendors will offer up the latest in chiropractic equipment, supplies and services to energize your practice on FCA’s National Expo floor. Don’t forget the NationalCash program—your chance at one of three big cash prizes on Saturday. We’ll help our chiropractic candidates for the Florida Legislature at our ChiroPAC Reception Friday evening. Also, you won’t want to miss our Presidential Reception on Saturday night with complimentary drinks and snacks in the main expo area.


Expo Hours

Friday, August 25

Saturday, August 26

Sunday, August 27


View List of Exhibitors




Come see all that the FCA Exhibit hall has to offer YOU!



The Ultimate CA Track: Get the best in office procedures and skills that will help your practice attract new patients and drive practice growth from nationally renowned speakers that are in high demand and will provide not only the skillbuilding, but, the motivation to improve, as well. Consult the Office Team Quick Glance Planner for the full picture.


Take Advantage Of Our Special Low Prices For Your OFFICE TEAM




Social Media Freebies

Please create your Twitter and Facebook accounts before arriving to the convention. 

 Step by step instructions are provided below...

How to Create a Twitter Account

How to Create a Facebook Account 




Massage Therapist License Renewal CE: Take it to the next level!

The Florida Massage Therapists have made the request of new speakers and advanced material…and we listened!  This year’s advanced training massage track will equip each therapist to take it to the next level:  We have two new speakers who have not taught in Florida and are well known in the massage research field.  Florida-licensed massage therapists (LMTs) can fulfill 6 hours of required topics as well as an additional 12 hours of hands-on live lecture required per biennium, for a total of 18 hours being offered at this one event! Attend selected modules listed below:


    Course Catalog  


ACBN  Nutrition Diplomate

Co‐sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College 

The FCA offers attendees the opportunity to accrue hours, approved for ACBN credit, at their upcoming National Convention, co‐sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College.  Speakers will provide attendees with a simple yet effective way to monitor and support the overall health and nutrition of their patients, with emphasis on the digestive system, migraines, nutrition, proper and healthy weight management.  FCA Conventions are approved for clinical CE in over 47 states, so join us and implement the necessary tools for further evaluating the nutritional component of your patients in order to support them naturally & promote health and wellness!





DC’s registered for National Convention 2016 have access to attend a 12-hour module of the Chiropractic Internist Diplomate Program (DABCI) being offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with no additional fee. What a great way to learn more about the diplomate program, earn a few credits toward a DABCI, and polish your diagnostic skills, by attending this module on “Introduction to Chiropractic Internal Disorders & Functional  Medicine.” To take advantage of this option, check the box indicating your planned attendance of the DABCI module on your printed pre-registration form or in the online pre-registration process. While DC’s registered for the convention can attend individual classes, pre-registration selection of this DABCI option is recommended if you plan to attend the 12-hour module, as class seating is limited to 200.



The nitty-gritty, down and dirty, get-it-done

 itinerary for motivated New DC’s.


An itinerary for newly licensed DC’s who wish to complete all of their first-year course requirements during FCA National Convention AND take advantage of business-related courses designed specifically to help YOU. Remember though, if you cannot attend all of the required courses this weekend, you can still supplement at another FCA event. FCA convention registration is complimentary for FCA member DC’s in their first year of licensure.



Florida DC Students & New Licensees: Procedures

Florida Chiropractic Licensing Administrative Code




State Boards That Have Approved This Convention 

The FCA strives to make each convention convenient for chiropractors nationwide to attain clinical credit for their state, motivated by our Florida members who hold licensure in multiple states.  We submit the educational itinerary for each convention to over 45 states, in confidence that each state board will give Clinical credit for attending our lectures.  The link below will show the status of every state, showing if we applied for approval, if we have been approved or denied, as well as any specifications that accompany the approvals.

State Board Approval List  





Special afternoon and multi-day Disney® tickets are being offered at substantial discounts when purchased prior to arrival in Orlando.  These offers are available to pre-registered convention attendees until 9pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017, through a special link that will be provided in your FCA pre-registration confirmation e-mail and are not available at the park gate or any other location.  After 2pm, After 4pm, and multi-day tickets are available through this special discounted Disney® source for FCA National attendees and their accompanying families or guests.  The multi-day tickets include a complimentary bonus visit to your choice of one of several Disney experiences, a terrific value!

Use the provided link to place your order for advance purchase of Florida Resident Tickets and specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets ,  or call 407-566-5600Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is August 24, 2017. 




How do you like your thrills: up-close animal encounters or world-class coasters?  At SeaWorld Orlando, you can meet amazing animals, ride breath-taking rides and much more. Visit SeaWorld and get sensational savings! The Convention ticket gives you all day admission to SeaWorld Orlando for over 10% off the regular price.  Use the provided link to purchase your SeaWorld tickets .






Mears Transportation Customer Service (407-423-5566) operates The Shared Ride Shuttle to and from Orlando International Airport and area attractions including Kennedy Space Center. For your convenience, when arriving at Orlando International Airport, there are 4 Mears Transportation desks located on the transportation level (level 1) on either side of the rental car counters.

The Expedia Desk at the Hyatt Regency Orlando is also able to assist with Shared Ride Shuttle Reservations for the area attractions as well as the Orlando International Airport. For info call 407-352-4000. 2-hour advance registration is required for theme parks. 24 hour advance registration is required for airport departures.

For private transportation for small groups (less than 10 passengers) call Mears Transportation Customer Service 407-423-5566.

If you need assistance with private transportation for large groups of 10 or more such as Luxury Towncars, SUV’s or Motorcoaches, you may contact Chad Daun or Lisa Wilson 407-839-1570.


Rental Car:
National/Alamo Rental Car desk – 8am-5pm daily
For info call 407-352-4000, x54106
(After hours: 800-Go-Alamo or 800-Car-Rent)


I-Ride Trolley:
Route includes over 85 stops on International Drive from 8am-10:30pm;
$1.25 one-way (1-3-5-day passes available for purchase at Mears Transportation Desk in Lobby)


Hit the road and head to FCA’s largest convention opportunity of the year!  Join us in Orlando and set your sights on “New Directions” for your 2017 practice!