2023 ICS Chicagoland
Fall Convention & Expo


In-Person AND (Partially) Virtual

October 13-15, 2023

We are offering flexible opportunities in 2023. Our annual convention will be both in-person (Naperville with two track choices) AND live virtual (one track). The Illinois Chiropractic Society remains dedicated to providing quality learning opportunities for chiropractic physicians in Illinois.

The 2023 ICS Chicagoland Fall Convention & Expo is in person at the NIU Naperville campus, and you have the opportunity to network, visit our tradeshow, see your colleagues, and attend educational courses. Want to stay in the comfort of your home or office? No problem, as we will be simulcasting one track for those who want a virtual learning environment.

Relevant and timely topics

For you and your practice

October 13-15, 2023

  • Getting it Right from Day One Right Up to the First Re-Exam (V)
  • Documentation and Risk Management – From Medical Necessity to Clinical Appropriateness (NCMIC Discount Eligibility)
  • Brain Based Chiropractic Care (NCMIC Discount Eligibility)
  • Coding, Billing and Compliance for Chiropractic–Made Easy (V)
  • Best Practice Management for Resolving Neck Pain & Headaches
  • Trauma and MRI imaging for the Chiropractic Clinician (V)
  • Successful Concussion Care (NCMIC Discount Eligibility)
  • Resolving Peripheral Nerve Entrapments – Upper Extremity (V)
  • Review of Spinal Imaging for the Chiropractic Clinician (V)
  • Ask the Experts: Addressing your Questions and Challenges

Items denoted with (V) will be in-person AND broadcast live via our online learning platform for our virtual attendees.

Meaningful and Flexible learning opportunities

  • Live in-person sessions offer immediate interaction and priceless networking opportunities
  • Live in-person attendees can choose from two tracks, including hours towards your NCMIC discount (not available simulcast)
  • Simulcast sessions offer the flexibility of a fully remote learning opportunity
  • Simulcast sessions available after live simulcast broadcasts on-demand through October 31, 2023 for Virtual Attendees (requires a separate full registration for in-person attendees)

ICS Member Pricing Information

Kathy Mills Chang

Kathy is known as one of the chiropractic profession’s premiere Medicare, compliance, billing, and documentation experts. Now a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist (MCS-P), a Certified Professional Chiropractic Coder (CCPC) and a Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistant (CCCA), Kathy’s super-power is that she makes these difficult subjects simple, easy to understand, and, most importantly, easy to implement. In 2007, Kathy founded KMC University, where her team is the largest of certified specialists under one roof in the profession, and has over 250 years’ experience in chiropractic, including Kathy’s 37 years of service to the profession.

Dr. Tim Bertelsman

Dr. Tim Bertelsman, DC, CCSP, FACO, graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic with honors and has been practicing in Belleville, Illinois, since 1992. He is a board-certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He has lectured nationally on various clinical and business topics and has been published extensively. He is a post-graduate instructor for the University of Bridgeport Orthopedic Diplomate program and is a member of the NCMIC Speakers’ Bureau. Dr. Bertelsman has served in various leadership positions within the Illinois Chiropractic Society, including president of the executive board. Dr. Bertelsman is a co-founder of ChiroUp.

Dr. Mike Powell

Dr. Mike Powell has been teaching other doctors for over 20 how to have a greater impact on their patients by applying functional neurology.  He is on the faculty of the Carrick Institute, past president of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic, and current district director for the Iowa Chiropractic Society. Dr. Powell lectures to chiropractic physicians educators, brain injury specialists, rehab providers and support groups.

Ben Schwarm

Ben Schwarm brings a wealth of experience in government relations, advocacy and member service from a successful career at previous member-driven organizations. He has worked with state legislators, members of Congress and governors to bring positive results and find common sense solutions to legislative problems. Ben is a graduate of Illinois State University where he concentrated on Mass Communications and Public Relations.

Dr. Jennifer Pedley

After several years of running a successful practice in Rochester, NY, Dr. Pedley moved on to a radiology residency at National University of Health Sciences and then to a visiting radiology fellowship at Duke University. She currently runs a radiology consulting practice for MR imaging centers in Redlands, CA. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and is the past President of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology.

Dr. Morgan Mullican

Dr. Mullican is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport with research honors. While waiting for his Texas license, he was on staff at Palmer College where he taught in the radiology department. He began his practice in Dallas and within a few years, started two multiple disciplinary clinics. He earned his diplomat in clinical nutrition from the American Chiropractic Board of Nutrition and his certified clinical nutrition degree from the University of New York.

Marc Abla

Marc Abla, CAE has been with the Illinois Chiropractic Society for 20 years and has extensive knowledge surrounding many compliance and legal-related issues surrounding the chiropractic profession. He is a Certified Association Executive and a graduate of the Certified Leadership Series through the Illinois Society of Association Executives. Additionally, he is a member of the Illinois Society of Association Executives, the American Society of Association Executives, serves on the Board of Directors for the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations, and is currently the Immediate-Past Chairman of the Leadership Committee for the Chiropractic Future Strategic Plan.

Convention Sponsors and Trade show Exhibitors

sponsors for the 2023 ICS Fall Chicagoland Convention & Expo


We were founded in 1946 by chiropractors who were unhappy with lackluster insurance options. We’ve retained that spirit, expanding to the naturopath profession and always doing the right thing for our doctors — even when it means paving the way.

Break through Coaching

Training programs for every chiropractic practice team member, with Audio Visual Modules and self-administered online tests that engage and facilitate learning.

Foot Levelers

Foot Levelers has been serving healthcare professionals and their patients for over 6 decades with products designed to help reduce pain in the feet, legs, hips, back and neck, so you can enjoy a fuller and happier life at work, home or play.

Foundation for Chiro practic Progress

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Educates the Public about the Benefits of Chiropractic Care.


ChiroUp is an online, evidence-based chiropractic software to elevate the way you practice.

KMC University

KMC University provides Chiropractors with tools and solutions to improve and maintain the reimbursement and compliance performance of their practice.

Don’t Miss This!

Advancing your patients and your practice

This is a great opportunity for you to step away from the rigors of the practice, network with other chiropractic physicians from Illinois, and gain information to help you better outcomes for both your patients and your practice. 

Choose the learning environment that best meets your needs – Live and In-Person or Live Virtual Simulcast (filmed broadcast of one track of the In-Person Event.

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