This week, I had the pleasure of attending a Pinellas County Chiropractic Society (PCCS) dinner organized by its president and a NUHS staff member, Dr. Gantzer. It was a wonderful experience being able to meet chiropractors in the community, learn about how they manage their practices, their concerns for potential changes in state laws, and their goals as members of this organization. I attended with another Tri-4 classmate, Vince, and was excited to see other NUHS students, professors, and our Dean, Dr. Strauss at the event.
After mingling with chiropractors and professors, we were all led to a private dinner area where a tasty dinner was provided. Members discussed plans for the PCCS in the coming months, such as Chiro Day – an important day trip to the state capital of Tallahassee to lobby for continued chiropractic support with state government officials. They also discussed upcoming social events (like golfing). Knowing that there is a strong sense of community among chiropractors in this society in St. Pete was encouraging. It gives a sense of belonging and comfort knowing there are other chiropractic professionals in the area that are just as passionate about the field as I am. It is also a fantastic way to network and meet others with different specializations and backgrounds.
During the dinner, the PCCS also brought in a guest speaker who discussed the use of thermography for non-invasive cancer screenings and how it can be incorporated in chiropractic offices to facilitate diagnostic and treatment plans for patients. Cancers produce a lot of heat and thermography can pick up those patterns of heat and blood flow in the body; thus, it could potentially help identify locations of concern and enable building a better treatment plan. It was a very interesting topic. All-in-all, it was an eye-opening, fantastic educational dinner. I am grateful to have had the chance to attend the PCCS event and am looking forward to learning how I can get more involved in the chiropractic community!
Pictured Above (Left to Right): Dr. Gantzer, myself, and our guest speaker.