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Winter in the Desert Seminar 2023

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Topic Areas:
General CE |  Mandated CE
Adjustive Technique |  Ethics & Law |  Winter in the Desert
Mitch Mally |  Monika Buerger, DC |  Shad J Groves, DC, DACNB, FACFN |  Michael Coates, Esq |  Dr. Naota Hashimoto
12 In-person CE Hours
Not Applicable
The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa - Rancho Mirage, California

Please Note: Programs with a ☾ insignia begin after 5pm or air on the weekend.

Please Note: Programs with a ☾ insignia begin after 5pm or air on the weekend.


CalChiro) is heading back to the desert this winter, but at a BRAND NEW LOCATION! Join us February 11-12, 2023 at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa! This family & pet friendly resort features 3 pools, the Pete Dye Resort Golf Course, Tennis & Pickleball Courts, Basketball Courts, Westin Wellness Spa and the Pinz & Pints Game Room with duckpin bowling, VR games and more!

While your families are fully entertained, you can earn up to 12 hours of general & mandated in-person CEUs from 5 different expert speakers! Our outstanding lineup of expert speakers will share relevant and valuable knowledge you can take back to your practice on Monday morning. You don’t want to miss this informative 12-hour seminar! Speaker schedule and topics to be announced shortly.

Your registration includes lunch and a reception on Saturday! We can't wait to see you in the desert and make sure you bring your whole family to this event!


CE CREDIT: This program has been approved for 12 hours of In-Person CE to the CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Mandatory In-person CEUs

This program is approved for 6 mandated (Adjustive Technique, Ethics & Law, History Taking & Physical Exam) in-person CE hours by the CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners: CA-A-23-02-02129, CA-A-23-02-02126, CA-A-23-02-02128.

General In-person CEUs

This program is approved for 6 general (Basic Sciences, Principles of Practice) in-person CE hours by the CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners: CA-A-23-02-02130, CA-A-23-02-02127.



Mitch Mally's Profile

Mitch Mally Related seminars and products

Dr. Mally has been a speaker and educator for nearly 30 years. He has been sponsored and requested as a speaker by Chiropractic Associations across the country and around the globe.  Dr. Mally has also been a featured speaker for numerous Chiropractic Colleges, the ECU, C.E.P.A, ProSport, Parker Seminars, Parker College, multi-disciplinary audiences,  including and not limited to Orthopedic Surgeons, PT’s, OT’s, and many State Associations worldwide.

Dr. Mally is also a Post-Graduate faculty for Parker College, Parker Seminars, Footlevelers, Anabolic Labs and had instructed post graduate courses for several Chiropractic Colleges , including Palmer College, Northwestern, Cleveland,  Logan, Palmer West and Life West, Anglo European Chiropractic College (Bournemouth, England), and Denmark School of Medicine (NIKKB).

Dr. Mally’s topics have included Sports Injuries, Upper and Lower Extremity Adjustment, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ, The Magnificent 7 and many more. 

Monika Buerger, DC's Profile

Monika Buerger, DC Related seminars and products

Dr. Buerger graduated from Life Chiropractic College-West in 1991.  She also has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Fresno.  She has enjoyed extensive post graduate training in the areas of neurodevelopment, functional neurology, neuro-nutrition and functional medicine.  She currently has a private family practice in Ammon, Idaho that is dedicated to serving those with neurodevelopmental challenges, neurodegenerative disorders and chronic health issues.  She is the pioneer in the chiropractic profession when it comes to working with children that have Neurosensory and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.  

She is a contributing author to the textbook Pediatric Chiropractic, Volume I and Volume II and Volume III with chapters on Pediatric History and Physical Exam, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder. She has been lecturing nationally and internationally for over 20 years and is the founder of the Intersect4Life Educational Seminars an on-line Learning Academy with various CE classes focusing on neurologically based chiropractic, neurodevelopment, methylation biochemistry and functional nutrition.  She has also collaborated with Dr. Heidi Haavik on bringing on-line CE classes and mentorship programs to chiropractors with Haavik-Buerger Seminars.  

Her newest exciting adventure is her “developingMINDS” certification program in Childhood and Adolescent Neurodevelopment where she has brought 30 years of her research, teaching, and clinical experience into one incredible program!

Shad J Groves, DC, DACNB, FACFN's Profile

Shad J Groves, DC, DACNB, FACFN Related seminars and products

Groves Chiropractic Inc./Chiropractic Neurology Center

Dr. Groves has been serving the Los Angeles / Long Beach area since October 2000. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College. In addition, obtained his DACNB credentials in the same month just prior to graduation. He has been an Assistant Professor in Clinical Neurology for the Carrick Institute. The Carrick Institute educates individuals in Clinical Neurology.


Dr. Groves has been instrumental in helping patients achieve rehabilitative results in a variety of cases and conditions. The results obtained by a great deal of patients can be life changing. We have heard from many a patient “I didn’t think I could ever get better” and “I had lost hope, but now seeing Dr. Groves I can feel a difference and now I feel like there’s hope.” With less than 500* Chiropractic Neurologists worldwide, a patient can rest assured that they will receive the highest level of healthcare available to them.


It has been said that when a doctor is not sure what to do with his patient and all avenues seem to lead to a dead-end send the patient to Dr. Groves – he is sure to be able to diagnosis and help the patient.

Michael Coates, Esq's Profile

Michael Coates, Esq Related seminars and products


Personal Injury Made Easy

Michael Coates is a California attorney and is the founder/president of Medical Lien Recovery (MLR) which helps California medical providers optimize their compensation from a patient’s personal injury lawyer.  He has been on a mission to champion the rights of Chiropractors who accept liens in personal injury matters.  Through in-depth education, continuous support and devoted advocacy MLR supplies the knowledge, tools and services that changes the dynamics of personal injury settlement, reduces stress and improves the bottom line of its clients.  Michael and MLR are the leading expert in the PI lien area and provide industry support through the company blog at and the courses, resources, tools, and webinars on demand at MLROutsource is the division of MLR that acts as the non-legal agents for chiropractors directly when patient attorneys seek to slash your bill, take your MedPay, won’t communicate or won’t budge.

Dr. Naota Hashimoto's Profile

Dr. Naota Hashimoto Related seminars and products

Hashimoto Chiropractic

Like many of you, I was drawn to chiropractic after an injury; I was initially in pre-dental until someone ran through a stop sign and hit me. I tried the traditional allopathic approach, which failed, and then someone suggested I go to a chiropractor.

I had been suffering for 6 months straight, even with regular PT sessions every week, but I wasn't getting better until I was adjusted, and then the lights went on.

Fast forward some years down the road, I graduated from SCUHS (formally LACC), and with some hard work and mentorship, I created a successful practice. I actually broke 60K per month by my 9th month in private practice when subleasing from another chiropractor. We added in medical, and at its peak, we were collecting around 3.6 million per year with just 2.5 providers.


I'm not saying this to brag, but I've figured out many things to create a successful practice and heavily rely on successful systems. I know this sounds cliche, but it's true, and if you can create repeatable processes in your office that can be executed by your team, your life will be a lot easier.

One of my frustrations years ago was the lack of automated processes related to practice management software. At the time, I consulted a fair number of doctors and found similar issues with other practices. Even after using other third-party plugins for key performance metrics, we were still exporting data and creating our own spreadsheets because it wasn't the perfect dashboard. There was still double data entry, and none of it was attached to the follow-up and follow-through process. Plus, the more moving parts, providers, and service centers, the more likely I found patients falling through the cracks, wasted time creating spreadsheets, and frustrated staff.

The software was designed from day 1 to provide a visual workflows for each user. It allows the clients to make decisions based on real data filtered down by various criteria to make an effective decision based on data rather than gut feelings.

We put so many processes in our TrackStat tool that our clients could boost their weekly production by 10 to 20 percent with about 15 minutes of effort per day.

The software has simplified my practice, and now I just check in once a week. This is most doctor's dream, and I've been able to do that with TrackStat.

Now we're sharing this with you, and others would really want automation in their office and not just an appointment reminder, email blast, reactivation, or 2-way texting.


Saturday,  Feb 11

  • Registration Opens: 7:00am 

  • Continuing Education Session: 8:00am – 10:00am

  • Exhibit Hall Break10:00am - 10:30am

  • Continuing Education Session: 10:30am - 12:30pm

  • Lunch & Exhibit Hall Break: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

  • Continuing Education Session: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Exhibit Hall Break3:30pm - 4:00pm

  • Continuing Education Session: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Reception in Exhibit Hall: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday, Feb 12

  • Exhibit Hall Break: 7:00am - 8:00am

  • Continuing Education Session: 8:00am – 10:00am

  • Exhibit Hall Break10:00am - 10:30am

  • Continuing Education Session: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Resort Room Reservations

Reservations for the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa can be made through the group reservation department at 1-877-253-0041 and request the  group code CA2924 special CalChiro rate of $289.00 plus resort fee plus tax per night

Or by booking online here:

Room block closes January 9 or until it's sold out, whichever comes first. Book now before it's too late!

Important Notes:

  • The Resort Fee of $37.00 will be reduced to $15.00 at time of check-in.
  • A credit card number is required to hold each guest's stay. Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours before the arrival date or one night will be charged.
  • An early departure fee of $75.00 will apply if reservation checks out prior to the confirmed check out date.
  • Self parking is complimentary, and Valet parking is $28.00 plus tax per vehicle per night.

Cancellation & Refund Policy


  • Requests for refunds must be emailed to CalChiro Meetings Manager at
  • Registrants may substitute another person for the same Winter in the Desert Seminar 2023  registration at no additional cost if the substitute is the same registration type of equal value. Please email your substitution request to CalChiro Meetings Manager at
  • Cancellations until December 9, 2023 are eligible for a full refund.
  • Cancellations between December 10 - January 8, 2023 are eligible for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after January 9, 2023 are non-refundable.

COVID-19 Waiver

By purchasing this product you are accepting CalChiro's Covid-19 Release of Liability for this in-person event. 






The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. It is believed that an asymptomatic individual can be infected with and transmit COVID-19 without their knowledge.

California Chiropractic Association (CalChiro) has put in place preventative measures recommended by the State of California to reduce the spread of COVID-19, however, CalChiro cannot guarantee that you or anyone else will not become exposed to or infected with COVID-19 as a result of participating in an in-person CalChiro event. Participation in an in-person CalChiro event could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of being permitted to participate in the in-person event offered by CalChiro, I understand, acknowledge and agree to the following:

I have independently evaluated and reviewed the risks of being exposed to or infected with COVID-19 and have determined to participate in the in-person CalChiro event with full knowledge and acceptance of the risk. Fully understanding these risks, I, for myself, hereby agree to assume full responsibility and liability for the risk of bodily injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death which may result from exposure to or infection with COVID- 19 before, during, or after participating in the in-person CalChiro event.

I, for myself, heirs and assigns, hereby waive, release, and discharge CalChiro, its officials, employees, volunteers, attorneys, and agents from any and all liability to me for any and all losses or damages resulting from bodily injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death, whether caused by negligence of CalChiro or its officials, employees, volunteers, attorneys, and agents or otherwise, which claims, losses, and demands arise during or result directly or indirectly from exposure to or infection with COVID-19 before, during, or after participating in the in-person CalChiro event.

I also acknowledge that in the event the State or local health department issues a mandatory “Stay at Home” order or mandates the closure of certain programs and/or facilities, participant(s) registration will be transferred to the online event. Refunds will NOT be issued.

Photo Release

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CalChiro meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, social media and audiotapes of such events and activities by CalChiro and other third parties, including but not limited to the venue, sponsors, and destination organizations (i.e. CVBs). Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organizer.



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 74


The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa

71-333 Dinah Shore Drive , Rancho Mirage, California 92270, United States
(760) 328-5955


Pivots, Potholes and the Developing Nervous System
Date/Time: Sat, Feb 11, 2023 - 08:00A to 10:00A (PST)
Speaker(s): Monika Buerger DC
Evidence Based Outcomes Using Technology
Date/Time: Sat, Feb 11, 2023 - 10:30A to 12:30P (PST)
The Secrets of Scapula Dynamics in Shoulder Conditions, Injuries & Syndromes
Date/Time: Sat, Feb 11, 2023 - 01:30P to 03:30P (PST)
Speaker(s): Mitch Mally

Exercise Your Brain for the Health of It
Date/Time: Sun, Feb 12, 2023 - 08:00A to 10:00A (PST)
Speaker(s): Shad J Groves DC, DACNB, FACFN
Ethics & Law in Personal Injury
Date/Time: Sun, Feb 12, 2023 - 10:30A to 12:30P (PST)
Speaker(s): Michael Coates Esq

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