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Parker Seminars Chicago: July 12-14, 2012

FAQ

1.  What are the dates?July 12-14, 2012 (Thursday-Saturday)

2. What type of attire should we wear? Business casual (bring jackets, meeting rooms often run cold)

Location

1. How close is the hotel to the airport?The airport is approximately 25 minutes from the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. For additional information, please visit the travel page.

2. Which airport should I fly into? The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is close to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place where the seminar will be held.  For travel assistance, you may contact Far Away Places Travel at 877.764.5940.

Children at Parker Seminars

Parker loves children and welcome children to attend sessions. If you bring your children into the classroom and they are disruptive and/or distracting, room monitors will ask you to leave the classroom. Many classrooms are taped and the recording picks up the noise of the children. We appreciate your cooperation and would be happy to direct you to the hotel concierge for childcare needs if you wish.

Program Information

Who is the keynote speaker? Please see the online schedule.

When does "…" speak? Please see the online schedule.

Start/end times for the classes? Please see the online schedule.

I don't have Internet access; can you fax/mail me a schedule? Please call 888.727.5338 Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm CST and your request will be processed immediately.

What is the deadline for early-bird prices? The early-bird deadline is June 4, 2012. After June 4, 2012 fees will increase. Please refer to the registration page for pricing, registering and additional information.

My associate is a recent graduate and not yet licensed, can we pay the student rate? Student pricing is only for those enrolled in a chiropractic college at the time of the seminar or if you graduated from Parker University College of Chiropractic in the last year. Doctor fees apply once the attendee has graduated.

Why is there an additional fee for CE credits?
Arrangements are made through the Parker University Continuing Education Department to have some of the classes approved by state boards so that doctors may gain continuing education credits. The additional fee is to offset the costs involved in making the applications, processing the attendance details, mailing the completed attendance vouchers, reporting the accrued hours to the appropriate licensing board(s), and maintaining these records for 5-7 years.

I'm waiting to register until my state has approved CE hours, why can't I still pay the early rate?
Unfortunately the state boards do not always give their approval prior to a seminar. It is best to register prior to the early bird deadline for the seminar and add CE to the registration at a later date.

Does it cost to bring children and are there classes for them? Children under the age of 17 may attend the seminar at no charge. Please note that all children under the age of 17 must be registered and required to wear a seminar badge at all times.

My child is in junior college, can I pay the student rate for them? My assistant is considering applying to a chiropractic college, can he/she pay the student rate? The student rate is strictly for those currently enrolled in a chiropractic college. If the child/assistant is leaning toward chiropractic as a profession, have them contact the admissions department of Parker University (800.438.6932) to discuss the prospective student program which includes attendance at a seminar.

My spouse doesn't want to attend class, just wants to walk around the expo with me, is there a charge? You can purchase a one-day expo pass on site at the walk-in station for $50. This allows the holder access to the expo area only. To attend any class or social function, you must be registered for the seminar.

I can only attend part of the seminar, is there a reduced fee? We do not offer partial or pro-rated fees.

My CA only works part-time and is attending chiropractic college; can we pay the student rate?
Yes, the student rate would apply. We will need the name of the chiropractic college the assistant is attending and the anticipated graduation date to complete our records.

My CA is married to a college student; can we pay the student spouse rate?
Yes, the student spouse rate would apply if the student is in chiropractic college. We will need the name of the chiropractic student, the chiropractic college he/she is attending and the anticipated graduation date to accurately post our records.

We are bringing several staff members, is there a discount for multiple registrations? Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more from the same office that register at the same time. Please contact askparkerseminars@parker.edu for more information.

Are there discounts available? Yes, there are discounts available to those who qualify:

Parker Alumni Association Members: Members of the Parker University Alumni Association who have paid dues for the year in which the seminar occurs may receive a 10 percent off their individual and/or staff's registration price. Attendees wishing to receive this discount must have joined the Parker University Alumni Association prior to registering. Contact 888.PR.ALUMS to confirm your status. Discount does not apply to CE fees.

Parker First-Year Grads: All Parker first-year grads receive the Parker student rate. Please call the customer service desk at 888.727.5338.

Prospective Students: Please contact our Parker University Admissions Office at 972.438.6932 ext. 7010 to find out if you are eligible to attend the Seminar. Once you have been approved, you may pick up your badge at the Parker University counter next to the advanced registration counters. Badges and badge holders are required for entrance into the seminar, expo, and lunch. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by filling out the form.

Receiving Your Badge

How will I receive my badge once I register? Badges and seminar materials can be picked up at the registration counters onsite. A photo ID is required to pick up badges onsite. DC students need to provide a valid student ID in order to receive a badge. If you do not have an ID, you will be charged the difference of the full on-site fee to enter. Lost, forgotten ,or misplaced badges incur a $50 replacement fee. There is no access to the classrooms, the expo, or events without a name badge. Badges are required for every person no matter your status (this includes staff, guests, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, spouses, students, prospective students, VIP guests, and everyone else). Parker staff will be monitoring and checking for badges and badge holders.

Cancellation Information

Requests for refunds or transfers to another Parker Seminar must be received in writing. You may fax your request to 214.902.2435 or send via email to askparkerseminars@parker.edu.
Cancellation requests received at least 10 days prior to the seminar will incur a 25% administrative charge based on the total paid.
Cancellation and/or transfer requests received less than 10 days prior to the seminar will not be honored.
Registrants may substitute another person for the same seminar at no additional cost if the written substitution request is received at least 10 days before the start of the seminar. Please fax your substitution request to 214.902.2435.
Cancellation Transfer Request Form _PDF 

Continuing Education

Parker will not complete vouchers for continuing education credit until the seminar tuition is paid in full. Continuing education credit cancelations are subject to a 25% administrative charge based on the total paid. Additional copies of credit vouchers are available for a fee of $25 each upon request.

Seating in classes is limited. Parker cannot guarantee that registrants will be able to attend the classes they prefer. Because Parker can award continuing education credit only to doctors who attend the class, doctors should plan to arrive early while space is available.

Disclaimer

Parker reserves the right to adjust program dates, times, speakers, and locations. The total liability of Parker arising from or related to these courses is limited to a refund of the registration fee only. The opinions expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Parker.

Consent

By registering for this seminar, I grant Parker and its agents permission to photograph or record me while I am attending the seminar and in public areas. Those photographs and recordings shall become the property of Parker and may be used for any purpose.
 

Continuing Education - CE

How many hours are available? 17 hours of CE are being submitted pending each state board's approval. Please check the States Approved list for your state's status.

Was my state approved? Please check the website under "Continuing Education Approvals - States Approved" or contact the continuing education department of Parker University at 800.266.4723.

When will you know if my state is approved? The state boards respond based on their board meeting schedules. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when we will be notified of their decisions. We will post the information to the website as soon as it is available.

Why is there an additional fee for CE credits? Arrangements are made through Parker University Continuing Education Department to have some of the classes approved by state boards so that doctors may gain continuing education credits. The additional fee is to offset the costs involved in making the applications, processing the attendance details, mailing the completed attendance vouchers, reporting the accrued hours to the appropriate licensing board(s), and maintaining these records for 5-7 years.

When are the CE classes held? Please check the online schedule. The CE classes will be shaded a separate color or marked "CE" in the class block.

Is there anything special I need to do when I arrive at the seminar? Please read the CE Program Information page for instructions.  

Why do I have to be tracked in and out of classes? This seems very rigid. Your state licensing boards requires you to have a certain number of continuing education hours to renew your license. Only specific classes/topics are approved for different states. Your state board requires that Parker University report your attendance in an approved CE class to them. The most efficient way to do this is to record what class you attended.

How do I know which are CE classes? Please check the online schedule which is color-coded. CE classes are indicated with the letters CE in the class block.

I'm a massage therapist/rad tech/MD, etc.; can I get CE hours? Parker Seminars Chicago will offer CE hours for doctors of chiropractic only.

How soon can I expect to receive notice of the hours I took? We work diligently to process the information from the scanners, prepare the CE attendance vouchers and mail them to the appropriate locations. You should receive notification within six weeks of the seminar conclusion.

Do you send my hours to my state or do I? Procedures vary from state to state. Please check with your state board for exact determination.

My state requires "x" hours of x-ray/technique/risk management/aids/CPR, etc.; how many hours will be offered at this seminar?
When you arrive onsite, please verify with the CE staff that these hours were approved by your state board. Parker Seminars Chicago will be submitted for 9.5 hours of technique for the following classes:
Motion Assisted Adjusting Technique, Dennis Anthony, DC; The Hidden Causes of Knee & Hip Injuries, Mitch Mally, DC; CBP Technique Part I & II, Deed Harrison, DC; Chiropractic and the Frozen Shoulder, Francis Murphy, DC