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12th Annual SOT Research and Clinical Conference

October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019


Friday October 25, 2019

3:00pm: Certification Exams

Saturday October 26, 2019

8:30am – 9:00am: Sign in and Registration Desk is Open

Conference Hall

9:00am – 9:10am:
Charles Blum, DC – Introduction and Update of SOT Research

9:10am – 10:00am:
Thomas Bloink, DC – Assessment and Treatment of TMJ and Eye Related Disorders

10:10am – 12:50pm:
Marc Pick, DC – SOT and Cranial Investigation into Advanced Neurological Adjunctive Techniques

1:00pm – 2:00pm – LUNCH


2:00pm – 2:50pm:
Harvey Getzoff, DC – SOT Indicator System – Expanded and Cervical Case Management

3:00pm –3:50pm:
Robert Cooperstein, DC – Research on Forward Head Posture (30 minutes)
Kathy Cantwell, DC – Using the evidence to further interdisciplinary TMJ relationships (20 minutes)


2:00pm – 3:50pm:
Richard Robertshaw, DC – Differentiation, Assessment and Adjustment of the Temporomandibular Complex

3:50pm – 4:10pm: SOT Research Conference Poster Session

4:10pm – 6:00pm:
Jason Scoppa, DC – Dental Chiropractic Co-treatment – The Root Cause of TMD: The Tongue



4:10pm – 6:00pm:
Jacque Roberts, DC – Nasal Molding and Craniofacial Ridge Techniques for Airway Compromise

Sunday October 27, 2019

9:00am – 10:50am:
Jeffrey Mersky, DC – Airway Compromise and Decreased Oxygenation Therapeutic Strategies

9:00am – 10:50am:
Adam Del Torto, DC – Nasal Airway Compromise and Its Affect on Forward Head Posture and TMD

10:50am – 11:10am: SOT Research Conference Poster Session

11:10am – 1:00pm:
Charles Blum, DC – Affecting Ascending Forward Head Posture

11:10am – 1:00pm:
David Shirazi, DDS – Interdisciplinary TMJ Relationships Between Dentists and Chiropractors

The hotel will have discounts for early booking.  Due to high conference attendance reserving a room at the hotel ahead of time is recommended.
For questions about the conference please call Dr Blum 310-392-9795 or email at drcblum@aol.com.


Indoor Rock Climbing (Saturday After Conference)

Planet Granite Sunnyvale

815 Stewart Drive Sunnyvale California 94085 (408) 991-9090 https://planetgranite.com/sv Open Saturday from 8am to 8pm

$28 to climb at gym $7 for shoes and harness

We will be meeting with some experienced rock climbers through the Palmer West Rock Climbing Club as well as Dr. Gary Mitchell who will be there to assist. We will have limited time since the conference ends at 6:00pm so it is recommended considering meeting at the gym at 6:45pm and making sure to go online in advance to fill out a climbing waiver to increase your climbing time since the gym closes at 8:00pm.


Misson Peak Climb (Sunday After Conference)

Enjoy the spectacular views of the South bay as you climb up to Mission Peak. Although steep, the views of the Bay Area are very rewarding. On a clear day hikers can see the skylines of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. This is a strenuous trail with a constant uphill climb until you reach the summit.  You will need to wear athletic shoe wear or comfortable hiking boots, bring water, and a flashlight for the return journey downhill.

The East Bay Park District guideline says it takes up to 3-4 hours to reach the summit . For some people that may be optimistic. It is a STEEP hike. Mission Peak rises 2,517 feet above sea level, and the longest trail to get to the top from Ohlone College, is a little over 3 and a half miles.  Coming down is a much quicker event.  This is a hike to remember and significantly challenging.

Fit hikers should have not problem with this 6 mile hike, and beginners in reasonable shape may find the ascent tough, but manageable, with proper pacing and plenty of water. Hikes at Mission Peaks are best taken on cool days and October 27, 2019 should be fine, if it isn’t raining.    https://ebparks.org/parks/mission/

Student (1st/2nd Year) SOTO-USA Member Discount if Registering By August 1, 2019 = $300
Student (1st/2nd Year) SOTO-USA Member After August 1, 2019 = $350
Student (1st/2nd Year) SOTO-USA Non-Member = $550

Student - 1st/2nd Year Doctor

Doctor SOTO-USA Member Discount if Registering By August 1, 2019 = $400
Doctor SOTO-USA Member After August 1, 2019 = $450
Doctor SOTO-USA Non-Member = $650

Doctor (3 years and longer in practice)

Please note that due to the significant early bird discount your registration will be non-refundable.


October 26, 2019
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Hilton Garden Inn – San Jose / Milpitas
30 Ranch Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035 United States
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