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West campus co-hosts special dinner-event with Santa Clara CalChiro District

Karo Isajan, D.C., Santa Clara CalChiro District president and West alumnus (’11) introduced West Campus President Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., F.P.A.C. (’82). Dr. Meeker was the evening’s featured guest-speaker, addressing a variety of topics in his presentation, “Chiropractic News from the Future That Can Help You Now!”

Palmer College’s West campus in San Jose, Calif., recently co-hosted a special dinner-event with the Santa Clara County District of the California Chiropractic Association (CalChiro), attended by more than 80 doctors, students and other special guests.

In addition to announcements from Santa Clara District CalChiro officers, the program featured a special presentation, “Chiropractic News from the Future That Can Help You Now!” by West Campus President Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., F.P.A.C. (West ’82).

West Campus President Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., F.P.A.C (center) thanks ’96 West alumnus Christopher Colgin, D.C. (left) and ’83 West graduate Robert Chatfield, D.C. (’83) for helping the next generation of Palmer graduates through support of the Palmer Annual Giving Society as the newest members of the Founder’s Circle.

In addition to sharing results from the fourth installment of the Gallup-Palmer College Report (“Managing Neck and Back Pain in America”), Dr. Meeker touched on several other equally topical issues, including: opportunities and challenges of the pain and opioid epidemics; new regulations opening the doors to chiropractic; and new cutting-edge chiropractic research.

“I want to express my appreciation to the Santa Clara County CCA District for co-hosting their Nov. 6 meeting at the West campus; it was a wonderful evening, and we look forward to similar partnership opportunities with CalChiro at the district and statewide levels,” said Dr. Meeker.

West alumni John Moore, D.C., CCN, CCSP® (’87) and Ellen Hoffman, D.C., DICCP (’86) attended the event with their son, Max (center), a 6th Quarter at Palmer West, who received a CCF Scholarship at the recent CCA Convention in San Diego.

“It was great to see so many Palmer alumni, and an honor to share results from our year-four survey with the Gallup organization. Palmer College continues to advance the profession through leadership in chiropractic research, and the outcomes of our partnership with the Gallup organization benefit the entire profession.”

“We are grateful to have a strong relationship with my alma mater Palmer College of Chiropractic West; their commitment to research for the chiropractic profession is valuable, and needs to be fostered in order to illustrate our cultural authority,” said Karo Isajan, D.C. (West 2011), Santa Clara CalChiro District president, who maintains his practice at Platinum Chiropractic in Santa Clara.

West student Margot Monmousseau (who graduates with the Fall ’18 class on Dec. 6) was excited to win a pair of tickets to a San Jose Sharks game (presented by Dr. Karo Isajan with fellow Santa Clara CalChiro District officer Grace Lau, D.C., West ’90 graduate).

“It’s imperative for any professional, whether they’re a student or a graduate to participate in their professional state association like Cal Chiro, because the main objective is to protect the practice of chiropractic. Membership gives you a political voice, and the strength of all the other members.

Dr. Meeker agrees with the importance of student-participation, and acknowledged the large number of Palmer West students who attended the event.

“Their attendance continues the long-standing tradition of Palmer West students recognizing the importance of involvement with our professional associations at the state and national levels – which often translates to leadership as Palmer graduates.”

West Student CCA officers Robbie Butler, Tony Lam and Wren Burton meet with Santa Clara CalChiro member (and ’83 West alumnus) Robert Chatfield, D.C.

“The CCA dinner-event provided a great way to build on the momentum of the SCCA here at Palmer West,” said Robbie Butler, president of the Palmer West SCCA chapter, which won the inaugural CalChiro Quiz Bowl at the recent CCA Conference in San Diego.

“The aggregate amount of knowledge and accomplishments of the doctors at the dinner had me, as a student, in awe. The Palmer West students were excited to meet many of the Santa Clara CCA doctors, discussing ways our chapter can support CCA at the local and statewide levels. It was also fun to share the Palmer West pride with our SCCA chapter winning the recent CalChiro Quiz Bowl!”

For additional information on Palmer’s partnership with the Gallup organization (including annual reports and patient-education materials available for free download), go to: The Gallup-Palmer College Annual Report

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