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NW Regional Convention & Expo 2018



(Formerly the Panhandle Convention) 
February 8 - 11, 2018
Sheraton Bay Point Resort
Panama City Beach, 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 the first of five opportunities in 2018 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 2018 Regional Convention & Expo Series and become a master practitioner!









Join your colleagues—and bring the family—to the Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach! A post-holiday get-away, combined with exceptional continuing education, is just the thing to get your juices flowing! You can easily log on to our website to reserve your stay through a link there.


      Make Your Reservations Online Now!

(866) 912-1042
Sheraton Bay Point Resort 
Newly Renovated Rooms


Our upcoming NW Regional Convention 2018 will be hosted at the newly renovated

Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach, FL.


For years, Bay Point has been a relaxing destination for couples and families alike, providing memorable recreation opportunities as well as beautiful views of St. Andrews Bay.

With over $30 million in renovations and a new affiliation with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the reenvisioned Sheraton Bay Point Resort will bring experiences that last a lifetime to the next generation of visitors.

Our full-service resort will feature luxurious accommodations, reinvented restaurants, and updated meeting spaces as well as favorites such as the on-site Serenity Spa and 36 holes of championship golf, including the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida.

The experience continues with three beach options, including our private bay beach, a complimentary shuttle boat to the pristine Shell Island with access to the Gulf, as well as a daily shuttle to the world famous Panama City Beaches. Additional excursions include on-site water sport rentals, bayside pools, full-service tennis facility, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Special Room Rate: $135 for single/double if you reserve before January 18th.

  Guest Internet Access

Complimentary Self-Parking


4114 Jan Cooley Drive

Panama City Beach, FL 32408 



  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 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 Florida CCPAs up to 12 hours of license renewal credit at the event.

Quick Glance Planners

DC/CCPA Quick Glance Planner

RCA/CA Quick Glance Planner


Course Catalogs

Coming Soon




Discounted Rate





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. Or, pick up the latest schedules at the Registration Desk when you arrive at the event.






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 the Saturday "Ultimate CA" class schedule  for the full picture.


Discounted Rate




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





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 NW 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.

  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 Northwest Regional Two-day Expo Friday and Saturday.  Don’t forget the NECash 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, February 9

Saturday, February 10


View the Exhibitor List






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


Hit the road and head to FCA’s first convention opportunity of the year!  Join us in Panama City Beach, FL and set your sights on “New Directions” for your 2018 practice!