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2018 ICS Annual Convention | April 20-22, 2018
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Register by Monday, April 2, 2018, and save $40 off registration.

4/20/2018 to 4/22/2018
When: Friday, April 20, 2018
Where: Iowa Events Center/Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Kristen Dearden
(515) 334-1482

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Register by Monday, April 2, 2018, and save $40 off registration. If you are a member of the Iowa Chiropractic Society, sign in to your account on the ICS website ( to receive the registration discount associated with your membership. If you are not a member and have attended ICS events in the past, sign in using your credentials or select “Forgot My Password” in the login screen.

CE Programming & Events Location:


All CE programming and exhibits will be held at the:

Iowa Events Center/Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Parking at the Iowa Events Center:  Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off the following streets: 3rd Street, 5th Avenue, Crocker Street. Cost: $8.00/per day.


Hotel Accommodations & ICS’ Friday Night Extravaganza:

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 245-5500

Reserve your room at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown on or before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29 online at or by calling (515) 245-5500 or (800) 228-9290 for the special room rate of $140.00/night (plus tax). Be sure to tell them you are with the Iowa Chiropractic Society. 

Parking at or near the Des Moines Marriott: There is valet parking at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for a fee of $24.00/night (plus tax). Convention attendees and those staying at the Marriott will receive a 20% discount off valet parking, valid on one vehicle per room, per night. The City of Des Moines charges for street parking and city garage ramps on weekends.


Additional Sleeping Rooms:

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

435 Park Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 645-4031

Reserve your room at the Des Moines Hilton Downtown on or before April 16 online at for the special room rate of $139.00 plu tax. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Iowa Chiropractic Society. 


Cancellation Policy:

A refund, minus a $50.00 processing fee, will be provided if cancellation is received by close of business on Friday, April 6, 2018. NO refunds will be issued after that date. ICS reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment, acts of God, and/or other circumstances beyond our control.


Program Disclaimers:

The information shared during this conference is provided for informational and/or educational purposes only.  The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Iowa Chiropractic Society (ICS). In addition, ICS is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the resources of information provided. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by ICS. Also, by registering you are giving permission to share contact information with vendors in attendance.


Earn Up to a Total of 20 CE Hours!

The Annual Convention provides you with a choice of programs that will enhance your practice and patients’ lives. On Friday, there will be three concurrent 8-hour CE sessions; and two 4-hour sessions to choose from; Saturday offers 4-hours of concurrent programming in the morning and a 4-hour General Session in the afternoon; and Sunday offers a 4-hour General Session in the morning to close the conference at 12:20 p.m.




7:00 a.m.–5:20 p.m.

ICS Registration Open

7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (in Exhibit Hall)

8:00 a.m.–5:20 p.m.

Master Chiropractic with Certainty: A Tonal Model for Upper Cervical Toggle Recoil and a Critical Point Analysis for Full Spine Technic

8:00 a.m.–5:20 p.m.

Exceptional Outcomes! Resolving Hidden Musculoskeletal Problems That Delay Recovery

8:00 a.m.–5:20 p.m.

CA Track: Radiography in the Chiropractic Office

8:00–11:50 a.m.

Chiropractic Rehabilitation

11:50 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

ICS Luncheon, Membership Meeting & Awards

1:30–5:20 p.m.

Adjusting with the Brain in Mind: Five Keys for Taking Your Adjustments to a Higher Level

5:30–6:30 p.m.

ICSPAC Reception – at Hello Marjorie! Located 1-block from the Des Moines Marriott (Invitation Only)

6:30–9:00 p.m.

ICS Friday Night Extravaganza – at Des Moines Marriott (Downtown)



7:00 a.m.–5:20 p.m.

ICS Registration Open

7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (in Exhibit Hall)

8:00–11:50 a.m.

New Practitioner Seminar

8:00–11:50 a.m.

The Neurophysiological Importance of Segmental Motion: Understanding the Science Behind Chiropractic

8:00–11:50 a.m.

Philosophy Meets Science: The Proven Influence of a Chiropractic Adjustment

8:00–11:50 a.m.

CA Track: Marketing and Your Role in Changing the Healthcare System

8:00–9:55 a.m.

The Five Pillars of Peak Performance Under Pressure

10:00–11:50 a.m.

Emerging Trends of Women in Chiropractic: Parity, Disparity, Obstacles, and Advantages

11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Palmer College Sponsored Luncheon & ICS Awards

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open & Dessert

1:30–5:20 p.m.

General Session: Changing the World Through the Congruent Chiropractic Leader

5:20–6:00 p.m.

President’s Reception - Meet Your Leadership!

6:00 p.m.

ICS Night Out in Des Moines!



7:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

ICS Registration Open

7:30–8:15 a.m.

Leadership Breakfast (Invitation Only)

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

General Session: Chiropractic: The World’s Most Evidence-Based Spinal Healthcare Option – Period!

12:20 p.m.

Conference Concludes


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