ROMA, ITALY October 25-27 2024

The programme overview is preliminary and subject to change.

Friday, October 25th

2.00-2.30 pmRegistration
2.30-3.00 pmOpening Section - John Williams, AIC President
3:00-5:30 pmChiropractic Way/Why Of Life - Dominique Hort
7.15 pmWelcome Reception

Saturday, October 26th

8.30-6.30 pmApplying The Brain-Centric Model In Clinical Practice - Adam Klotzek
(morning section 8.30 am - 1.00 pm; afternoon section 2.00 pm - 6.30 pm)
8.00 pmAnniversary 'Roman Dinner'

Sunday, October 27th

Speakers Biographies (alphabetic order)

Joseph Cannillo BS, MS, DC, PhD BS Biology

Dr Joseph Cannillo BS, MS, DC, PhD BS Biology - Long Island University MS Molecular Genetics - Long Island University PhD Cytopathology / Biochemistry - Cornell University / New York Hospital Doctor of Chiropractic - New York Chiropractic College In Chiropractic practice since 1988, founder of Forza Vitale Italia a Herbal Supplement manufacturing company and Director of Research & Development. Lab Director of Citiva / University of the West Indies Jamaica Cannabis Research and Manufacturing, and mentor at UWI, University of Bari and University of Catania for PhD candidates student research projects. Teach Nutrition and Herbology at Post Graduate Nutrition Masters programs (ABAP) in Puglia.

Dominique Hort, DC, CCN, Naturopath

Dominique Hort, DC, CCN, ND (’89 LACC, ’98 IAACN). In private practice since '93 in Lugano–CH.  Certified in A.K., B.E.S.T., NET, NOT, Network Spinal Analysis and TBM. He integrated these and others techniques (Energetic Bionomics, exercise training, coaching, personal development, detoxification processes, functional neurology in the Hort's Method™  ( He provided his services to world class professional athletes (A.C. Milan, bikers, hockey, swimming), one of Tony Robbins personal body workers, and has a family practice focusing on kids with developmental delay syndromes and patients from babies to the very elderly providing regular  care supporting their life and challenges helping not only their symptoms, but also to better their strategies for living. He serves regularly in humanitarian projects for unfortunate children. Book author, he offers seminars and conferences (ECU ’03, ’08, ’13) to professional and lay people on the subject of detoxification, nutrition, healing and wellness worldwide. Professional coach to DC’s practicing NSA, with the X-CELS program. Co-owner of SOLS ( , ) to create optimal electromagnetic and subtle energy environments in living spaces.


Adam Klotzek, Professor of Neurology Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation Dr. Klotzek graduated from Logan University, receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Having a keen interest in neurology, Dr. Klotzek furthered his educational interests by obtaining specialty designations in Chiropractic and Functional Neurology, as granted by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and The American College of Functional Neurology. He recently received his Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience from the Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation. Dr. Klotzek is an accomplished clinician and educator. His clinical and educational careers have spanned over 35 years, focusing on the constant drive for better patient outcomes through understanding and applying neurology. Currently, Dr. Klotzek is a Professor of Neurology at the Carrick Institute for Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation. His main focuses are on educational content development in neurology and his research on measuring the central neurological effects of spinal manipulation by quantifying eye movements. He hopes his research will provide better insights into spinal manipulation's central effects, thus expanding its therapeutic use beyond pain management.

Jean Pierre Meersseman, DC

Dr Jean-Pierre Meersseman graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1971. He has been practicing Chiropractic in Como since 1972, and has helped over 100,000 people. He collaborated with George Goodheart DC to the coding of Applied Kinesiology and was Major B. de Jarnette's student, the developer of the Sacral Occipital Technique. Over the years he has perfected his knowledge with the greatest interpreters of Chiropractic worldwide, including Ted Morter DC, Clareance Gonstead DC and many more. After a brief stay in France, Jean-Pierre moved to Como where he started a very well-known clinic, Sanrocco chiropratica. In 1990 he founded JPM Chiropratica and devolved much of his practice to sports Chiropractic, following AC Milan and co-founding the project MilanLab, which had the main goal of healing and maintaining health for first class athletes. Founder of the relationship between dental occlusion and posture, Jean-Pierre has been teaching in Europe and around the world for over 40 years.

Academic Programme

Exploring the Role of Mechano Biology and Microtubules in the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, what does the research tell us

Part 1
Principles of Mechanobiology, Cellular Mechanotransduction its role in cellular function and communication. The role of ExtraCellularMatrix, Cytoskeleton, Microtubules in the Vertebral Subluxation Complex “A New Paradigma”

Part 2
The intimate relationship of cellular receptors and communication with the Endocannabinoid System. Neuromodulating Inflammation, Pain and Emotions.

Part 3
How the Chiropractic Adjustment modulates the ExtraCellulaMatrix and Cytoskeleton, altering Endocannabinoid receptors and pathways. Bringing about change in Cytokine levels and Endocannabinoid precursors through Neuromodulation.

Chiropractic Way/Why of Life

There is an immense advantage for practitioners who can help holistically these people in terms of clinical results for their patient, personal satisfaction in practice and referral potential for a booming and successful office.  And, there is a measurable advantage for the same approach when the personal philosophy and the “Why” of the chiropractic profession are aligned in delivering the service and the message to our patients. I will share my experience on what I see this Multi Layer Patient’s approach looks like in my practice and the “Why” it really help the healing process and how all is aligned with what our profession always stood up for, and with the needs of the population seeking chiropractic care or needing the service of our profession in this modern time and age.

Applying The Brain-Centric Model In Clinical Practice

This presentation follows up on the Brain-Centric foundational concepts presented in Webinars #1 and #2. It is designed to be highly interactive, as participants will be asked to perform clinical assessments followed by specific adjustments as demonstrated by the
instructor. Post-adjustment reassessments will also be performed so that participants begin to observe and learn the central effects of their treatments.

Learning Objectives
The Four-Point Hemisphericity Quick Scan:

1. Posture
2. Balance/Sway
3. Gait
4. Respiratio

Top Foundational Brain-Centric Adjustments

  1. Costosternal & Costovertebral Coupled Adjustment
  2. Y-Z Coupled Cervical & Lumbar Adjustments
  3. Costoscalenovertebral Adjustment
  4. Ilioquadratolumborus Adjustment
  5. Muscle Spindle Gain Resets For The Upper & Lower Extremities

Determining Hemispheric Upregulation o Adjustments That Decrease Sensory Input
Differentiating Vestibular Substitution From Adaptation o When Not To Adjust a Subluxation
Determining Otolithic Dysfunction o Y-Axis Cervical Saccular Adjustment o Z & X-Axis Utricular Cervical Adjustments
Putting it All Together: Applying The Brain-Centric Model In Clinical Practice.

Consequences, treatmemens and inter-relationships between ascendent and descendent syndromes:
new researches, possible solutions in the context of the multy layer patient

As long as you isolate an element to study it, you cannot know it, because you separate it from the life of the whole. You will only know that element when you have bound it to all the others and see how life circulates among them. To know the truth of life, you need to learn to link beings and things to a central idea, to situate them in the cosmic edifice so that you can see how they vibrate in harmony and participate in universal life. Thus, every fact you study is placed as an element that contributes to the preservation of the building.* Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

During this lecture we will share our experience in how this interplay between all parts of our human existence play an essential role in health and in healing as well as disease and illness. In our chiropractic profession we have the privilege of having so many wonderful and effective techniques and protocols (often well researched and/or clinically evaluated) to address most of the interplays between the physical, emotional, mental and bionomic aspects of living. We will share our understanding and offer possible solutions on learning how to address the ascendent and descendent causes of dysfunction in the body and how they relate to one another: TJM; cranium, feet, biochemistry, neuro emotional and bionomic (environmental and energetic) dysfunctions, will be among the subjects of our 4 hours together. We will also address how energy and the correct neuro-muscolo-skeletal strategies, when available to us, can change physiology, function and ultimately our best possible connection to life flowing in and around us: these properties guarantee the maximum expressions of joy, health, success and wisdom in daily living.

The expertise of our combined 85+ years of clinical experience with over 100’000 patients served will be shared in our understanding of how we get sick and how we can return to a well state and how chiropractic with its philosophy, art and science can play a key role in both processes in the modern age as it did in the last 130 year

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