2014 ICAK Annual Meeting June 19-22, 2014 Washington, D.C. Hotel Information The Ritz-Carton, Pentagon City 1250 S. Hayes Street Arlington, VA 22202 P: 1-800-422-2410* Room Rate: $159++ Hotel Cut-Off: May, 23, 2014 * You must reference ICAK-USA when making your hotel reservations. Travel Arrangements Trump Travel has negotiated discounted airfare with American Airlines! Fly with American into Regan Airport, Dulles Airport or Baltimore and receive a 5% discount off your airfare! Call Claudia directly to assist with shuttle transfers or your airline reservations, 1-800-937-3878 or email, [email protected] You may also visit www.aa.com for online reservations. You must use promo code 1164AE to receive the discount when booking online. SPEAKERS Dr. Chris Astill-Smith Dr. John Bandy Dr. Richard Belli Dr. Robert Blaich Dr. John Brimhall Dr. Robert Ciprian Dr. Howard Cohn Dr. Sheldon Deal Dr. John Diamond Dr. Tim Francis Dr. Stephen Gangemi Dr. Hans Garten Dr. Tracy Gates Dr. Charles Heroux Dr. David Leaf Dr. Michael Lebowitz Dr. Seung Lee Fong Dr. Kerry McCord Dr. Evan Mladenoff Dr. Robert Morrison Dr. Jose Palomar Dr. Eric Pierotti Dr. R. Thomas Roselle Dr. Walter Schmitt Dr. Joe Shafer Dr. Kurt Vreeland Dr. Scott Walker Dr. Susan Walker Dr. John Wittle Dr. Chris Astill-Smith Dr. Chris Astill-Smith is a Registered Osteopath graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in 1970. From 19731980 he lectured in Nutrition and Dietetics at the British School of Osteopathy, and in Arthrology and Myology from 1981-1989. On most weekends now, you will find Dr. AstillSmith lecturing internationally on Functional Biochemistry. He obtained his Diplomate from the International College of Applied Kinesiology in 1988. In 1992 Dr. Astill-Smith was awarded status as Assistant Professor at the Institute for Manual Medicine, Russia. That same year he also co-founded Metabolics, Ltd., a nutritional supplement manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. Dr. Astill-Smith brings 41 years of experience in clinical management to his lectures and will share with you his extensive knowledge in the subject as well as a multitude of clinical pearls. Dr. John Bandy Dr. John Bandy has been a practicing chiropractor since graduating from Texas Chiropractic College in 1976. He has also actively taught Applied Kinesiology worldwide for more than 30 years. For the last 10 years he has served as Chairman of the Certified Teachers of ICAK, and prior to that, served on the board of directors for 8 years. In 2005 Dr. Bandy created Austin Holistic Health focused on the patient, teaching them how to live with the body they are given and love the experience. His vision of holistic and chiropractic care is to maximize human potential and spiritual expression whenever possible using methods that work with the basic systems of the body in ways that are natural and intuitive. He has published articles on subjects ranging from conservative treatment of lumbar and cervical disc injuries and the rehabilitation of muscle injuries to diet and nutritional supplementation for athletes. A former team doctor for the University of Houston and Rice University, Dr. Bandy has served as the official Chiropractor of the University of Texas Athletic Department since 1990. Dr. Bandy is a Charter Diplomate of the ICAK and a member of The International Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table. Dr. Richard Belli Dr. Richard Belli is a 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College – West and has a Diplomate degree in Chiropractic Neurology from Logan Chiropractic College. He has also attended over 1,000 hours of AK courses and is board certified in Professional Applied Kinesiology. In addition, Dr. Belli is certified in Functional Diagnostic Medicine, and has completed graduate studies in nutritional biochemistry and exercise physiology. Dr. Belli has been a member of the ICAK for over 25 years and served as chair of the ICAK Neurology Committee and as atlarge-board-member for several years. His credentials include numerous papers on AK treatment methods, a column for the ICAK news update entitled “The Neurology Corner,” and is published in the official AK text Applied Kinesiology Synopsis 2nd Edition. Dr. Belli is currently pursuing board certification in clinical neurochemistry, providing further knowledge in evaluation of brain chemistry disorders. Dr. Robert Blaich Dr. Robert Blaich is one of the foremost holistic health care experts in the world. His wide range of skills, extensive credentials and numerous awards earned him the respect of both traditional and alternative practitioners. Dr. Blaich has taught the “AK 100 Hour Course” over 35 times, as well as many advanced AK seminars. He served as Chairman of the ICAK for 5 years and President of the International Council of the ICAK for 6 years. Dr. Blaich holds 4 post graduate Diplomate degrees. He is a Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (IBAK), the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM), the College of Clinical Nutrition of the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition of the American Chiropractic Association (CBCN). In private practice for over 35 years, Dr. Blaich has been a Health and Human Performance Consultant to professional athletes, CEOs and health care practitioners. His patients have gone on to win Olympic gold medals, the Tour de France, the Ironman, the Indianapolis 500, the Sebring 12-Hour Race, and the Superbowl. Dr. Blaich is the author of the highly acclaimed book Your Inner Pharmacy. He lives and practices in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Howard Cohn Dr. Howard Cohn is the president and founder of the Cohn Health Institute in Costa Meza, California. He is a licensed chiropractor, graduating from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1989. His practice specializes in holistic and alternative health care, including AK, Korean Specific Technique, Neuro-Emotional Technique, Neuromodulation Technique, Quantum Neurology and Total Body Modification. For more than 23 years, Dr. Cohn has inspired patients to achieve their own, ultimate health. He believes the body was designed to heal itself—it just needs the right building blocks to do so. Dr. Cohn has lectured and taught internationally on the subjects of diet, nutrition, and natural and alternative health care. He has also been intimately involved in product development and testing of thousands of nutritional and health products sin 1990. Dr. Cohn holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Dr. Robert Ciprian Originally from Queens, New York, Dr. Robert Ciprian moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to finish his undergrad and attend Cleveland Chiropractic College. After graduating from C.C.C.L.A. in 2000, he began practicing in Beverly Hills before moving to Portland, Oregon. Initially interested in sports medicine, Dr. Ciprian started focusing on muscle testing after the technique worked to solve his own personal health challenges dating back to childhood. His general holistic practice in downtown Portland helps patients overcome health challenges with a focus on muscle testing, adjusting and emotional support. In addition to AK techniques, he also incorporates TBM and NET. Dr. Ciprian is on the Board of Certified Teachers of the ICAK and teaches the AK basic certification course as well as other muscle testing classes for professionals and the general public. In 2012 he was invited to teach at the Canadian Association of Orthopedic Medicine’s meeting in Toronto. Dr. Sheldon Deal After graduating as class valedictorian from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1965, Dr. Sheldon Deal spent two years of clinic internship at the Glendale Chiropractic clinic in Glendale, California. He opened his private practice of natural healing in Tucson in 1967. Dr. Deal is licensed as a Naturopathic Medical Physician as well as a chiropractor. Dr. Deal is a physical fitness enthusiast and prides himself on keeping on the cutting edge of the research being done around the world. This results in a busy travel schedule as he lectures abroad numerous times during the year. He has been instrumental in forming local organic gardening clubs and chapters of the national health federation. Dr. Deal is currently president of the Examining Board for Diplomats in the International College of Applied Kinesiology and a member of the Metabolic Research Foundation. He has authored two books on nutrition and one on AK. Dr. John Diamond Dr. John Diamond, M.D., DPM, FRANZCP, MRCPsych., FIAPM, DIBAK, is a pioneering figure in alternative and holistic medicine. His remarkable body of work includes his discovery of the link between the meridians and the emotions which he calls “The Acupuncture Emotional System.” Other work embraces a wide range of disciplines, the result of over fifty-five years of research and clinical practice. He began his career in psychiatry but expanded into holistic medicine, concentrating on the totality of the sufferer. Dr. Diamond is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, a Foundation Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and a Fellow and past President of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. He resides in New York. Dr. Stephen Gangemi Dr. Stephen Gangemi is in his 16th year of practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He received his doctorate degree in chiropractic and bachelor degree in nutrition from Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Gangemi is the author of 14 original papers for the ICAK discussing new findings, techniques and treatment procedures. He also runs two busy websites – drgangemi.com (his office site) and sock-doc.com. The former focuses on athletic injuries, performance, and health and fitness issues. An avid endurance athlete, Dr. Gangemi has finished 16 Ironman Triathlon races and countless other endurance events. He also runs small group “training and treatment camps” which have attracted people from across the US and Europe. Dr. Hans Garten Dr. Hans Garten is the Founder and present Vice-President of the German Medical Association of Applied Kinesiology. He has taught AK for almost 20 years and has authored numerous textbooks on the subject, as well as many articles and an educational video series. His most recent book, The Muscle Test Handbook, was released in 2013. Dr. Garten is an international lecturer of Professional Applied Kinesiology in Germany, Benelux, Brazil, England and Russia. Additionally, he lectures for the German Medical Association of Acupuncture. Also trained in anesthesiology, Dr. Garten has been in private practice since 1987. He opened a multidisciplinary clinic in Munich in 1990 focusing on AK, acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, nutritional therapy, orthomolecular medicine, homeopathy, NLP, music therapy and related methods of treatment. In addition to his DIBAK designation (earned in 1991), Dr. Garten is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB), a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN) and a Diplomate in Osteopathy (DAAO). Dr. Tracy Gates After studying medicine in the 1980s, Dr. Tracy Gates retrained in Osteopathy and went on to specialize in pediatrics. In 1990 she spent six months at the Peto Institute in Budapest studying conductive education. Dr. Gates eventually developed her own teaching module in the treatment of the neonate and child, which has been presented to neurologists, pediatricians and other medics throughout Europe and Russia. Dr. Gates also holds diplomas in Functional Performance and Functional Therapy and is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Advanced Functional Trainer. She worked as a pitch-side therapist at the Hockey Masters World Cup in 2012. In 1994 Dr. Gates achieved Diplomate status in AK and has served in many board roles in ICAK, including President of the International College of Applied Kinesiology – UK. Dr. Charles Heroux Dr. Charles Heroux graduated as a chiropractor from TroisRivieres University in Quebec, Canada. In 2005 he became the world’s youngest Diplomate of AK and the first DIBAK from Quebec. (Quebec now has 9 DIBAKs.) He translated the basic AK course into French and has been teaching AK since 2006. Dr. Heroux had the privilege of studying AK with North American Doctors Blaich, Charles, Diamond, Francis, Goodheart, Leaf, Rakowski and Schmitt, and internationally with Dr. Astill-Smith and Dr. Keen. His main mission is to help his patients and students work on consciousness. Along with two partners, Dr. Heroux runs a practice that includes six AK doctors (4 DIBAKs) and a psychologist. The clinic addresses the whole triad of health. Dr. Heroux loves to teach lifestyle modifications on overall wellbeing. In his latest challenge, he is concentrating on EMF impact as the world increases its use of technological devices. Dr. David Leaf As a sought after practitioner and lecturer, Dr. David Leaf has amassed an incredible wealth of information and resources through his practice and ongoing research. He is currently president of the ICAK and is a chiropractor in practice for over 30 years. Dr. Leaf has lectured in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia on the application of muscle testing for different disorders. Dr. Leaf has treated Olympic athletes, world champions and professional players in the NFL, NBA and NHL, and was on the medical staff of A.C. Milan for the Italian soccer league. He is one of the best integrated practitioners and muscle testers in the country utilizing a highly innovative treatment combination consisting of structural and chemical protocols to fix complicated disorders. Dr. Leaf brings his experience treating these athletes to his patients. He believes that each person has to become actively involved in their health care. Dr. Michael Lebowitz Dr. Michael Lebowitz is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College. For the past 20+ years, he has taught Applied Kinesiology and nutrition to physicians world wide as well as maintained a research practice specializing in chronic health problems. His research and innovation have brought much in the way of testing techniques and treatments to alternative medicine in the fields of dysbiosis, food sensitivities, toxic metals, chemical and electromagnetic field sensitivity, bioflims, mycotoxins, neurological desensitization techniques, etc. He has also helped develop nutritional products and test vials that are used internationally to treat these issues. His latest classes are sold through ICAK USA. Dr. Lebowitz is the author of 3 books and over 60 research papers. He has worked with professional athletes from the MLB, NFL, and NHL. He resides in Honolulu with his wife Cynthia. Dr. Kerry McCord A practicing chiropractic physician since 1973, Dr. Kerry McCord has served on Committees of the ICAK as Chair and Co-Chair and written 15 papers for presentation at ICAK annual meetings. He has also lectured nationally and internationally on stress, stress-induced illness and Applied Kinesiology. In 2002 he began collaborating with Walter Schmitt, D.C., DIBAK, DABCN, and teaching the body of work now known as Quintessential Applications (QA). Dr. McCord was the catalyst for the production of the QA Book (co-authored with Dr. Schmitt), the QA Audio (ICAK paper discussing the QA process) and the QA Course. Dr. McCord is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic and practices in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Evan Mladenoff Educated in Canada, Dr. Evan Mladenoff received a B.Sc. in Physiology and Biochemistry from the University of Toronto before receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1978. After completing his DIBAK in 1981, he finished a Fellowship of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture. While living and practicing in Canada, Dr. Mladenoff consulted with and served as team doctor to numerous Canadian professional sports, national and Olympic teams. He moved to the U.S. in 1984 and continues to practice with an emphasis on sports in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Mladenoff’s patients come from many NFL and MLB teams throughout the country, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and more. Since 1989, he has served as a second opinion physician for the NFLPA. Dr. Mladenoff is a professional lecturer and has published numerous articles on AK, Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Chiropractic, and Nutrition for the athlete under stress. Dr. Robert Morrison Dr. Robert Morrison graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon in March 2001. He transferred to Italy in September of the same year and has since gained experience treating thousands of patients both in private practice and in health care facilities throughout the country. In 2009 Dr. Morrison achieved Diplomate status in Applied Kinesiology, a title held by only one other doctor in Italy. He is currently the president of the Italian chapter of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK Italia). Dr. Morrison practices in Paua and Milan, Italy. Dr. Jose Palomar Educated in Mexico, Dr. Jose Palomar received his Medical Doctor degree from the Universidad Autonóma of Guadalajara and trained as an Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeon at Universidad del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea, Mexico City. He also attended Texas Back Institute in Dallas to learn spine minimally invasive surgery. In addition to his DIBAK certification, Dr. Palomar is eligible for the degree of DACNB after completing the Carrick course of Chiropractic Neurology. Dr. Palomar is President of the Mexican Chapter of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. He is a member of the Board of Certified Teachers (BCT-ICAK) and a member of the Board of Examiners (IBE-ICAK). Dr. Palomar is the recipient of the Alan Beardall Memory Award from the ICAK for his research in 2004-2005. Dr. Eric Pierotti Dr. Eric Pierotti graduated as a chiropractor in 1973 and has 40 years of clinical experience in private practice. After undertaking further studies in Applied Kinesiology, SOT, Nutrition and clinical biochemistry, he taught these subjects, along with Symptomatology, at Health Schools Australia for several years. Dr. Pierotti is a certified teaching Diplomate with the International Education Committee of ICAK. He is the immediate past Chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, a position he held for 9 years, and is a life member of the ICAK/Australasia. He is the author of several original papers published in the ICAK-USA Collected Papers for peer review, and his work has appeared in the International Journal of Applied Kinesiology and Kinesiologic Medicine. Dr. Pierotti teaches Applied Kinesiology courses and other postgraduate seminars both nationally and internationally. Dr. R. Thomas Roselle In 1972 Dr. Thomas Roselle graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University. He went on to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois in 1977 and certifications for acupuncture and nutrition. Since 1977 he has practiced in the state of New York and Virginia. Dr. Roselle has served on the Boards of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chiropractic Society and New York State Chiropractic Association, and held multiple local and state offices. He has taught at the National University of Health Sciences, the International College of Applied Kinesiology, Northern Virginia Community College and Jamestown Community College. Since 1983 Dr. Roselle has hosted a radio talk show first aired as Chiropractic Call-In, then Health Alternatives, followed by Total Health Concepts, and now "Dr. Tom Roselle-Live." It provides listeners with the latest information on integrative, holistic and wellness health care methods. Dr. Roselle is the founder of Caring For Others Ltd., a charity that provides alternative health care for the homeless or those living in poverty, and provides scholarships for students of alternative health care. Dr. Walter Schmitt Dr. Walter H. Schmitt is the first doctor to hold Diplomate status in both AK and chiropractic neurology. He has received two awards from the World Organization of Human Potential for his work to help improve the care of brain injured children including its highest honor, the Statuette with Pedastal, in 2007. Dr. Schmitt is the developer of the 180 hour Quintessential Applications Clinical Protocol Course. He has been an adjunct faculty member of several chiropractic colleges and serves on the Editorial Review Board of the journal Alternative Medicine Review. Dr. Schmitt has authored over 70 papers for ICAK meetings and published over 30 papers in chiropractic trade journals and in peer reviewed journals. He is the author of several books for doctors, Common Glandular Dysfunctions in the General Practice, Compiled Notes on Clinical Nutritional, and co-author of the Quintessential Applications: (AK) Clinical Protocol manual (with Dr. Kerry McCord.) He has published another book for both doctors and lay persons titled Stop Your Pain Now! Dr. Schmitt graduated from Duke University and the National College of Chiropractic and is a chiropractic physician practicing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Joe Shafer Residing in the United Kingdom, Dr. Joe Shafer divides his time between private practice and a busy schedule teaching manual muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology, with an emphasis on their use in neuromusculoskeletal diagnostics. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1980 and received his DIBAK in 1990. Dr. Shafer is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). In 2004 he was awarded the title of Full Professor of Postgraduate Medicine for Moscow Medical School of Social Rehabilitation. Dr. Shafer’s publications include Terapia Craniosacrale e Kinesiologia Applicata (2008) and Manual Muscle Testing Manual (guest author 2013). Dr. Scott Walker Dr. Scott Walker graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1965. After many years of a successful practice, he developed the Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) in the mid 1980s. Dr. Walker began teaching NET Seminars in 1988 and later, in 1994, developed unique homeopathic remedies to support the body’s natural healing process. Dr. Walker is a dynamic and motivating speaker. He is frequently requested to speak at national professional meetings, as well as participate in guest spots on radio. His articles on NET have been published in a number of various professional journals. As the Founder of The ONE (Our Net Effect) Research Foundation, a non-profit multi-disciplinary health education, research and service organization, he is actively supporting research exploring the effectiveness and various applications of NET. Dr. Walker has also developed a practice management company for practitioners who practice NET, called the Home Run Practice. For his work, Dr. Walker was honored in 1992 by his peers as the Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Susan Walker Since age 11, Dr. Susan Walker knew she wanted to be a chiropractor. She graduated from University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science and completed her Master of Chiropractic at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Walker specializes in treating children with learning delays, behavioral problems and developmental concerns. She runs a busy development focused clinic in Brisbane, Australia. One of two qualified Retained Neonatal Reflexes (RNR) teachers in the world, Dr. Walker is also a teaching Diplomate for the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Over the last decade she has contributed to AK and RNR development and teaches both around the globe. Along with Dr. Keith Keen, Dr. Walker established RNR Inc., has published informative patient booklets, eBooks (now translated into French and German) and has produced other patient education aids for clinics using RNR techniques. Dr. John Wittle Dr. John Wittle is the current Chairman of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and has been since 2008. For over a decade he has devoted his energy to multiple boards and committees within ICAK allowing in depth perspective of this diverse international organization. In his practice, AK has been one of his primary diagnostic methods for over 15 years. He is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and holds a Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition. Additionally he is Certified in Neuro-Emotional Technique as well as Active Release Technique and Functional Medicine. Dr. Wittle currently practices in Atlanta, Georgia.