Meeting of the Minds
Gonstead Meeting of the Minds-XIV
“Concussions & Spinal Trauma”
October 21-22, 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
Palmer College of Chiropractic-West
90 East Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
(Doctors: On this page you will find specific information about the meeting, the current topic, speakers and meeting schedule. You can also register now, read a review and testimonials, view photos from past meetings and see hotel/airport suggestions.)
This annual event is sponsored by the GCSS and takes place in various cities in the US. The purpose of the Meeting of the Minds is to create a forum for a serious discussion of specific aspects of the Gonstead System. Each year the meeting has a different topic for discussion with guest presenters, speakers, panels, and research updates.
The Meeting of the Minds is an opportunity to learn from many of the Gonstead system’s longest practicing and accomplished Doctors. Because it is a participatory event, MoM is open to GCSS Fellows, Diplomates, Diplomate-candidates, and any Gonstead chiropractor who has been in practice at least 20 years. However, if you have between 10 and 19 years in practice but are not yet a Gonstead Diplomate you may attend Meeting of the Minds ONE time. Attendance at future meetings requires a Diplomate Application. Membership with the GCSS is not a pre-requisite.
If you would like to make suggestions for future conferences or make comments regarding Meeting of the Minds, please contact Dr. Jerry Mendez at MendezDC@PrecisionFamilyHealth.com.
The Annual Gonstead Meeting of the Minds takes place each fall. The formal meeting convenes on Saturday through Sunday, with several doctor/student activities scheduled for Friday afternoon and evening.
Excellent Presenters are on the meeting schedule including (Click on a name to view the speaker’s CV):
Derek A. Barton, DC, DACNB
Monika A. Buerger, B.A., D.C.
David J. Rowe, D.C.
Gregory Plaugher, B.S., D.C.
Richard A. Elbert, D.C.
Attendance at MoM-XIV qualifies for up to 12 hours continuing education credits for re-licensing! (Verify your state’s eligibility)
Who Can Attend
The Meeting of the Minds is an opportunity to learn from many of the Gonstead system’s longest practicing and accomplished Doctors. Because it is a participatory event, MoM is open to GCSS Fellows, Diplomates, Diplomate-candidates, and Gonstead chiropractors who have been in practice at least 20 years. However, if you have between 10 and 19 years in practice and are not yet a Gonstead Diplomate you may attend Meeting of the Minds ONE time. Attendance at future meetings requires a Diplomate Application. Membership with the GCSS is not a pre-requisite. For more information, contact GCSS.
There will be Diplomate testing at MoM-XIV on Friday, October 20. Pre-arrangements for testing are required. Learn more about the GCSS Diplomate Program by visiting the Diplomate page on this website. For questions and more information about the program, contact Dr. Lydia Dever, Diplomate Committee Chair at 404-886-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View the Diplomate Application Packet.
Friday Night Free Student-Masters Workshop
The traditional and popular GCSS workshop begins at 5:30 pm on Friday. Doctors will share their years of expertise with students—the next generation—and local chiropractors honing their skills. Everyone is invited to attend this complementary workshop and Pizza Party that follows.
Three easy ways to register:
1. Write a check payable to GCSS and mail to 1280 17th Ave., Suite 101 Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2. Pay with credit card by calling or emailing Michele at 888-556-4277 or email@example.com.
3. Register here with PayPal.
For registration questions or assistance please call 888-556-4277 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Suggested Area Hotel:
Hyatt house™ San Jose/Silicon Valley
75 Headquarters Drive, San Jose, CA 95134
408-514-2851 Call this number for your room reservations. Mention Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and receive special rates or use this link to book online:
*Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
*This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that runs to and from the San Jose Airport and also to and from Palmer College. The shuttle fits 6 passengers and runs between the hours of 7am and 9pm. When scheduling the shuttle, guests should book at least 24 hours in advance.
2018 Gonstead Extravaganza!
April 21-22, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)
This annual event is co-hosted by the GCSS and the Gonstead Methodology Institute in conjunction with the GMI Knee-Chest Seminar.
Every year, doctors from several generations attend and teach while students become sponge-like absorbing all the great Gonstead class offerings. Unlike other seminars, attendees pick and choose which classes to attend. Moving from one class to the next or repeating a particular subject puts you in control of your learning.
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this outstanding event. We dare say it is one of the best Gonstead gatherings each year. Half of all proceeds from the Extravaganza go directly to the research fund. The GCSS Board of Directors donate their time and talents for this event paying their own travel and lodging expenses.
There will be Diplomate testing on Friday & Saturday. Today is the perfect day to put your Diplomate Application Packet in order and submit it to the home office. Additional information about the program is available on Diplomate page on this site. Should you have questions or need assistance with your application, simply email email@example.com. All applications and materials must be received by the home office 30 days prior to the test date.
To register link to Gonstead Methodology Institute. This fantastic seminar includes classes on knee chest, pelvic bench, x-ray, pediatrics, case management, cervical chair and much more! The Gonstead Extravaganza begins at 8:00 am through 5:30 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am through 12:00 noon on Sunday.
Seminar takes place at The Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic 1505 Springdale Street in Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Dane County Regional Airport
4000 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704
(Airport Code: MSN)
Karakahl Country Inn
101 Perimeter Road
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Other hotel choices include:
Comfort Suites Madison West Madison, WI 53717 608-836-0949
Baymont Inn & Suites Madison Madison, WI 53717 608-831-7711
Days Inn and Suites Madison, WI 53716 608-223-1800
Best Western West Towne Suites Madison, WI 53719 608-833-4200