Held at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, the weekend was well-attended with 43 of the 47 registered doctors being Cleveland alums. An additional 30 guests participated in the various social events away from the CEUs, further bolstering the attendance. As a result, the weekend drew more people than in past years.
Many hours of preparation by the Alumni Services department went into planning for the weekend, and their efforts were well received. Sarah Hilliard, director of alumni services, said many of those present gave the three-day event a favorable review, which means plans are already being made for 2017.
“We received some very positive feedback from attendees, new ones to the event as well as our faithful repeat attendees,” Hilliard said. “What we concluded is that an event MUST be planned again for next year! We love the format; four hours of CEUs each day, getting the learning behind us in the morning to have fun in the afternoon and evening.”
Hilliard said while the CEU seminars did not begin until Friday morning, the weekend got an unofficial start on Thursday night. Several Clevelanders gathered to socialize at Off the Strip Bistro & Bar near the hotel. She said those who attended the informal meet-and-greet had a wonderful time.
“Several of our alums arrived in Vegas early in the day and started celebrating long before we got there, and some were able to join just after they landed in Vegas,” Hilliard said. “Either way, we all enjoyed mingling, the warm air, the pleasant breeze, while sitting on the outdoor patio taking it all in.”
As for the educational portion of the weekend, Hilliard said the attendees seemed to enjoy the speakers and their presentations. In addition, most seemed to already be anticipating their return for the next alumni getaway in 2017.
Seminars offered for CEU credit included: Spinal Stenosis and Failed Lumbar Disc Syndrome: Techniques for Effectively Treating The Most Difficult Cases We See, presented by Dr. Rick Morris ’77; Pediatric Chiropractic: Tiny Adjustments…Great Expectations, presented by Dr. Beth Carleo ’10; and Ethical Approaches to a Healthy Personal Injury Practice, presented by Shawn Steel, J.D.