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SW Convention & Expo 2017



(Formerly the Winter Convention) 
December 14 - 17, 2017
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Myers, Florida


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This 28-hour event is approved for:

•  up to 20 hours of Continuing Education for DC's
•  up to 12 hours of Continuing Education for Florida CCPA's



New Directions!


The Florida Chiropractic Association welcomes you to our fifth opportunity this year for quality continuing education in the state of Florida!  Whether you’re a new practitioner or seasoned professional, join us and take advantage of FCA’s 2017 Regional Convention & Expo Series and become a master practitioner!



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An unforgettable vacation awaits you here at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa . Perfectly located in picturesque Fort Myers, our sophisticated hotel places you just a short distance away from the famed beaches of Sanibel Island. Make yourself at home in your spacious room or suite, which offers perks like floor-to-ceiling windows, complimentary Wi-Fi access and a private balcony - perfect for gazing out at the sunset. Additional resort amenities include three sparkling outdoor pools and access to a private yacht, as well as a peaceful on-site spa with luxury treatments. Head out on the nearby nature trail, or rent a kayak and explore the water. Dining options for your visit include a stylish steakhouse, poolside nibbles and a delectable brunch and dinner service on the Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht. And those planning a meeting or event here will be thrilled with our hotel's flexible venues and exceptional catering services. Join us at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa today.




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Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa


 Special Room Rate:  $179, plus Resort Fee of $25 per day

Reduced Self-Parking Fee: $5 per day 









  Road to Success!

Our all new Rapid Fire Panels address required topics in a whole new way!  Bring your entire staff and have your practice in perfect form Monday morning!  We offer doctors of chiropractic up to 20 hours of license renewal credit during the event, including up to 16 hours of 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 45 other states.  CAs and CCPAs can also attend select sessions! We offer CCPAs up to 12 hours of license renewal credit at the event.

Quick Glance Planners

DC/CCPA Planner

RCA/CA Planner   

  Course Catalogs

DC/CCPA Course Catalog

RCA/CA Course Catalog   







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. 






Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internist

A DABCI degree reguires doctors to attend and complete a 300 hour post doctorate course, pass a national certification examination and requires 12 hours of continuing education in advanced coursework each year.  

                                UPCOMING DABCI EVENT SCHEDULE  



The Ultimate Chiropractic Staff


Ultimate Chiropractic Staff: 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 RCA/CA Quick Glance Planner and RCA/CA Saturday Schedule (both coming soon) for the full picture.






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





Sports Chiropractic


Join us Thursday & Friday, December 14-15 for multiple Sports Chiropractic learning and networking opportunities including presentations, Mix & Mingle event, workshop session and field trip.

Speakers include Dr. Jay Greenstein, Dr. Spencer Baron, Dr. Michael Bagnell, Dr. Cindy Howard, Dr. Alan Sokoloff and Ms. Kayla McHale.


View the Sports Chiro Flyer  




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 SW Regional 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 hopes 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.


List of State Board Approvals 


How Badge Scanning Works at FCA CE Events

(Just Keep Scanning!) 


Effective April 1, 2008, the process of monitoring attendance at FCA CE events transitioned from a manual approach to an electronic time-stamp system of scanning bar coded attendee badges with Board-required photo ID verification. The scans that are collected during an event are your proof that you were attending specific sessions, on certain dates and at certain times. So, it is clearly to your benefit to scan whenever possible.
Your overall hours at an event are acquired by scanning your badge at Attendance Desk sessions (10 sessions will earn you the maximum of 20 hours for DCs per FCA CE event, 6 sessions for the maximum of 12 hours for CCPAs per FCA CE event). You MUST scan at the Attendance Desk! The Attendance Desk is "open" either before or after class sessions, so you can go to the Desk and not miss valuable class time.
Your hours for required topics are obtained by scanning in and out every time that you pass through the entrance to those class sessions (Record Keeping/Documentation, Ethics, Medical Errors, FL Laws & Rules, Risk Management, and Acupuncture Technique & Risk Mgmt sessions for DC's with AP Certification). As you scan or "clock" in and out of required topic sessions, the amount of time that you sit in those sessions is computed and replaces that same amount of your Attendance Desk clinical credit with the type of CEUs that are being presented in those sessions.
All time is calculated as whole hours since partial hours are not accepted by the Board. A small amount of time in each 50-minute CEU "hour" is built into the system so as to allow for a reasonable restroom break or to take phone calls. Abusing this break time, arriving late for class, or leaving early will adversely affect your credits. If you follow the schedule, you will have no reason to worry.
Use the DC/CCPA Quick Glance Planner provided for the event to plan your itinerary ahead of time. It contains the class and Attendance Desk schedule for the weekend. Classes that are scanned (required topics) are clearly marked. As you attend class sessions or scan at an Attendance Desk session, check the boxes beside those entries in the Planner and keep it as a reference until you receive your Certificate of Attendance in the mail within a couple of weeks of the event. Then, compare the credits on your certificate with your planner. Please pick up a current planner when you arrive at the event in case we have had unexpected changes in meeting rooms or speaker availability.
Relax and enjoy your Convention experience. Enhance your knowledge in your profession, network with fellow professionals, view current chiropractic tools and supplies in the Expo, see old friends and make new ones. Thank you for attending FCA events! 


Fast Lane!


Participating vendors will offer up the latest in chiropractic equipment, supplies and services to energize your practice at the FCA’s Southwest Regional Two-day Expo Friday and Saturday.  Don’t forget the SWCash program—your chance at one of the 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, December 15

Saturday, December 16


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


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