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CAL Presents:

Risk Management for the Chiropractic Office

This seminar will satisfy the New Louisiana Law for Chiropractors continuing education credits in the specialized subject area of Risk Management and Ethics.

Malpractice, Documentation & Coding, Sexual Harassment, and 1 Hour of Ethics

About the Speaker: Dr. Patrick Clawson

Dr. Clawson is a 1985 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College. He is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants. He is a certified DOT medical examiner instructor and, is a member of the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee for Louisiana. Dr. Clawson currently practices in Homer. He is a CAl member and past president of the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

CAL Member ..............$ 50.00
Non-Member.............$ 100.00

Date: August 19, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Location: The Shreveport Convention Center Room 205
400 Caddo Street
Shreveport, LA

Note: CAL will apply to the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 3 hours of R/M continuing education credit.


X-Ray Proficiency and Safety for the
Chiropractic Assistant

*Seating is Limited to the first 45 to register!!

The Chiropractic Association of Louisiana is pleased to announce the scheduling of our second class in X-Ray Proficiency and Safety for the Chiropractic Assistant for 2017. This program is offered to assist doctors in the education of their staffs and compliance with state laws which require chiropractic assistants involved in the taking of x-rays to be certified.

During the three weekend sessions, CAs will be exposed to information regarding diagnostic imaging. Course work will stress operating and safety procedures.Through the lectures, students will gain practical knowledge in basic anatomy, proper positioning, shielding, patient dosage, processing and quality problem solving techniques.

Textbook knowledge is then enhanced and reinforced through through hands-on training, a feature unique to CAL's program. It's a proven fact that most people learn best by doing. With that thought in mind, this program has been structured so that approximately half of your CA's time will be spent in a workshop setting where she/he will have the opportunity to actually apply the principles set forth during the lectures.

About the Speaker: Ricky Melancon, D.C.

Dr. Melancon's workwith the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana actually began during his days as a student at Texas Chiropractic College. In 2002 and 2003, he served as the President of CAL's Student Chapter at TCC, and in each of those years was the recipient of CAL's William Boyd Scholarship.

During his senior year, Dr. Melancon served as a Teacher's Assistant in the Radiology Laboratory and as Chief Intern of the Moody Health Center. A member of the Omega Psi Honor Society Dr. Melancon graduated Cum Lahde in 2003.

Dr. Melancon practice in Houma, Louisiana, where he is part of a multi-disciplinary group.

Dates of the class:

Session 1 August 12th - 13th
Session 2 August 26th - 27th
Session 3 Sept. 9th - 10th

*Student must attend all 3 sessions

** The weekend of Sept 9th is a LSU home game. We have held a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Hotel for that weekend. The block will be released Aug. 9th.


Saturday classes Noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday classes 8:30 am. until 2:30 p.m.


All classes will be held in CAL's office located at
10636 Timberlake Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Price of the course:

CAs employed by a CAL member $399.00
CAs employed by non-member $499.00

Please call the CAL office to register or ask to be faxed a brochure. (225)769-5560



September 15-17 CAL Annual Convention in Lafayette


The convention program has been changed to accommodate the new

requirement of three hours of risk management. These hours will be offered on

Friday morning, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

If you are registered for the convention, then these hours are included in the

convention registration fee. If you want the risk management hours only, please

use the registration form below.


Convention Brochure

Risk Management Only Registration Form



Fun in the Sun with CAL in Sandestin !!

October 12-14, 2017


Edward Fritsch, D.C. has provided numerous lectures in Diagnostic Radiology and specifically MRI throughout the United States. His lecture will be how to read Cervical & Thoracic MRI's and he will also discuss some interesting cases he has incountered.

Harold Ehrenberg, D.C., J.D., has maintained a private chiropractic practice in Metairie, LA since graduation from Life Chiropractic College 1981. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2002 from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law and admitted to the Louisiana bar in 2003. Dr. Ehrenberg's portion of the seminar will satisfy the new risk management requirements for Louisiana chiropractors.

Continuing Education Seminar:
Dates of classes Oct. 13th & 14th.

This Seminar includes 9 hours of continuing education 3 in Risk Management & 6 in Radiology. Session have been strategically scheduled to take place over breakfast on Friday & Saturday mornings to allow for the maximum beach experience.

Registration Fee: $149.00 mbr. $199.00 Non-mbr.
Class Times: 7:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (Breakfast Included)

Hotel Accommodations:

Spa Tower Beachview: Single or Double 189.00

To make hotel reservations please use the following link: or call 800-367-1271 Code LCA


Our block of rooms will be held until September 12 or until they are sold out...