Homecoming weekend Oct. 11-13, 2019, signaled the start of a three-year countdown to the 100th anniversary of Cleveland’s founding and its growth into Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC). Alumni from around the country – including three from Puerto Rico – attended Homecoming 2019 at the Overland Park Marriott Hotel near the CUKC campus.
“This year, we had a nice group of 30-year reunion doctors from 1989, and it was fun to see them interact,” Jalonna Bowie, director of campus and alumni relations, said. “All 13 presentations were very well attended, and we were pleased to have 22 vendors join us in our exhibit space.”
Dr. Alan Sokoloff, the team chiropractor for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, presented a session to alumni and also delivered a presentation to CUKC chiropractic students. His focus was on ways to integrate chiropractic in athletic training rooms.
Other speakers covered a variety of topics, such as imaging of sports injuries, by Dr. Steven Gould, regenerative medicine and exercise therapy, by Dr. Jeff Tucker, and a three-part presentation on practical assessment and treatment concepts, by Dr. Brian Jensen.
CUKC faculty member Dr. Stuart McIntosh presented a session on current trends in the treatment of sports injuries, and Director of Research, Dr. Mark Pfefer, discussed current updates on concussions and pre-participation sports physicals.
Sunday’s topics were Current Trends in the Management of Sports-Related Concussion, by Dr. William Moreau, vice president, Sports Medicine Division at the United States Olympic Committee, and Shaping the Cultural Authority of Chiropractic, by CUKC President Dr. Carl S. Cleveland, III.
“In my three years of coordinating the event, I believe this was our best yet,” Bowie said. “Registration went smoothly, attendance was great, and the venue did a tremendous job meeting our needs. The alums and practicing doctors in the area like to get their CEUs in a fun-filled, friendly environment.”
The 2020 Cleveland University-Kansas City Homecoming will be in October, with an exact date and location yet to be determined. The 2020 Homecoming coincides with the 125th birthday of chiropractic.
“Our annual Homecoming event truly is a once-in-a-year opportunity all alumni should plan on,” said Dr. Jeff Spencer, president of the Alumni Association. “Along with valuable CE hours, the weekend brings you into contact with alumni who have valuable business knowledge that can help you in your practice. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of this weekend in Kansas City?”
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