by Peter Morgan, DC
Doctors who attend the New Beginnings seminar in New Jersey have a wide variety of activities to choose from, including presentations by some of the profession’s most popular speakers. The variety, as well as the sustained energy, are two of the reasons the event has become a “must attend” occasion.
During a recent seminar, participants had one more option available to them: The World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA) Humanitarian Forum.
The purpose of the forum was to obtain input from organizations involved in global humanitarian missions on ways the WCA could support those efforts. Approximately 75 people attended the meeting, representing organizations such as Mission Life International, Mission- Chiropractic, Spinal Missions, ChiroMission, the “Best Mission Trip Ever,” AdJust World, Third World Order, The Scoliosis Care Foundation, Ethiopia Chiropractic Missions, African Chiropractic Missions, School of Wellness, New Beginnings, and The New York Chiropractic Council.
Also in attendance were Shane Walker, DC, president of the Federation of Straight Chiropractic Organizations (FSCO); Jon Schwartzbauer, DC, president of Sherman Chiropractic College; and Arno Burnier, DC, chiropractic humanitarian activist.
In the weeks following the forum, the WCA has continued to develop its plans for humanitarian activities, based on the feedback obtained at the forum. As a result, it plans to offer scholarships to students wishing to participate in mission, provide administrative support and publicity to humanitarian groups; coordinate with NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations) associated with the United Nations; raise awareness of chiropractic charitable work through the global health care community; and make available information and resources to groups and individuals engaged in such work.
The WCA’s mission statement was re-written last year to reflect the organization’s continued commitment to supporting the chiropractic profession as a whole, and providing a wide range of resources to assist individual doctors of chiropractic.
“We are particularly thankful to the New Beginnings Seminars for giving us the platform from which to reach our audience,” stated Peter Morgan, DC, who has been active in the WCA’s new humanitarian efforts and moderated the forum. “New Beginnings has consistently been breaking attendance records in response to its world class presenters and unique presentation schedule. Founder, Jim Dubel, DC, presides over an exciting fast-paced event that offers the profession’s best and brightest speakers.” Among the speakers at recent New Beginnings events were Drs. Liam Shubel, Dean Sottile, Sharon Gorman, Dan Gambinio, Ron Sinagra, and Dean DePice.
The next New Beginnings meeting will be held April 8-10 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Red Bank, NJ. For more information, visit www.nbchiro.com or call 732-747-4646.