The Clevelanders heard from a host of political voices, anchored by keynote speaker Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.). A strong supporter of quality care for America’s veterans, Isakson was instrumental in guiding the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act through the Senate last year. The act included a provision that backed expanding access for veterans to services provided by chiropractors in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs health delivery system.
In addition to Isakson, the group heard from influential names in chiropractic, including Dr. Greg Kawchuk, who delivered the McAndrews Leadership Lecture. A renowned researcher and professor at the University of Alberta, the topic of his speech was developing leadership instead of leaders. It is his belief that leadership that will enhance and sustain the discipline moving forward.
Those attending from CU-KC included: Katie Benson, Michael Brucks, Ryan Burdick, Sarah Graham, Chris Hargrave, Dakota Hegi, Kaley Hixson, Matt Holman, Leah Hutchison, Karly Jones, Ashley Kneifl, Jessica Loveless, Megan McRell, Leslie Reece, Connor Romm, Jessica Romo, Taylor Stevens, Rae Stewart, Craig Stramel, Lauren Strickler, Jocelyn Tierney, Jeric Toney, Derek Virgl, Amy Weilert and Andrew Zimmer.