NUCCA Conferences

2024 Spring Conference



2024 Spring Conference 
April 25-27, 2024

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Registration will open soon! 

2024 Fall Conference

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Thank you everyone who attended the recent Fall 2023 Conference!

2024 Fall Conference
November 7-9, 2024

Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Regional Workshops

Practical Adjusting Skills & Cases Workshop

Join us in the Seattle Area for our annual Regional Workshop put on by Dr. Craig Lapenski and Dr. Kurt Sherwood.

We’ll spend one full day working on practical adjusting development as well as working through cases.  Attendees should expect to hone their adjusting skills as well as develop a greater expertise in biomechanics, headpiece placement, and nuances in reducing the Atlas Subluxation Complex.

Space is limited to maximize benefit to 16 attendees.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Lunch will be provided.

Dinner, fellowship and a ping pong tournament to follow workshop.

10305 196th St Ct E, Suite F
Graham,  WA 98338


The Gregory Standard 2.0

This workshop has reached the registration limit. If you are interested, please email to be added to a wait list. 

We’re excited to announce a NUCCA Regional Workshop with Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Jr. The course aims to help you achieve exponential growth in the NUCCA technique, becoming more proficient in your natural self-expression. It is not just about acquiring more knowledge, but about experiencing a breakthrough in your approach to reducing the ASC and taking effective actions within that new realm.

The intention of this three-day course:

  • To have a breakthrough in your ability to more effectively correct the atlas subluxation complex.
  • To develop an effective triceps pull, and a more thorough understanding of the mechanics of the subluxation while developing yourself on a path of mastery in the NUCCA work. 
  • Sports psychologist and athletes agree that performance is approximately 90% mental. This course will address the physical, psychological and ontological components designed to create a foundation of ongoing development as an outcome of one’s natural self-expression. 
  • To create a natural pathway to optimal performance toward the doctor’s own development, discovery and understanding of the ASC, its complexity and correction.

Thursday, February 1 – Saturday, February 3, 2024

Agenda (subject to change):

  • Thursday, February 1: 9:00am – 9:00pm. Breaks will be offered for lunch and dinner.
  • Friday, February 2: 9:00am -5:00pm. Lunch at the hotel will be provided. Dinner at Buffalo Chip Saloon in Cave Creek, AZ along with dancing and the rodeo with bull riding (please note that it is not recommended to ride the bulls.)
  • Saturday, February 3: 10:00am -9:00pm. Breaks will be offered for lunch and dinner.
  • Sunday, February 4 (optional): Golfing is available for an additional cost at Desert Mountain Club. Coordinate with Dr. Dickholtz if you are interested.
  • Please note meals will be provided for lunch and dinner breaks.


Hampton Inn Carefree (Located 40 minutes from Phoenix International Airport PHX)
2 Easy Street
Carefree, AZ 85377a

Hampton Inn Carefree
2 Easy Street
Carefree, AZ 85377

More information to come for booking under the room block. Please note that this is a winter destination and rooms may not be available at the hotel for late registrations.

Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, Jr., NUCCA Board Certified
Dr. Daiki Ishiyama, NUCCA Board Certified (assisting)

Registration for this workshop has closed. 

  • Attendees should be doctors engaged in NUCCA Certification (Level I, Level II, or Level III)
  • Attendees should bring one set of pre-and post x-rays of a challenging case or that you have some concerns or questions about.
  • Anticipate extended hours demanding the doctor’s complete engagement. This is not a passive lecture-style class; active participation is essential, and it deviates from the conventional approach of repeating familiar conference steps.
  • Registration is limited to the first 16 registrants – sign up early!

Settleback Sessions – from NUCCA’s Collegiality Committee

The NUCCA Difference! Ever wonder what’s so different about the NUCCA procedure?

Come and join us on January 10th, at 6:00pm PST / 8:00pm CST, as we usher in the New Year with NUCCA and our inaugural Settleback session of the year!

Join us for an informative hour, featuring a Q&A session, where we will delve into the fundamentals of NUCCA. The presentation will cover:

  1. The basic biomechanics of the UC spine.
  2. The fundamental patterns of UC misalignment.
  3. The crucial role of images in the process.
  4. The logical reasoning behind the application of all three aspects. 

We extend a warm invitation to students, newly practicing doctors, and those seeking to refresh their foundational understanding of the NUCCA procedure. Don’t miss out—register now!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024



Student Certification in NUCCA – The best way to graduate and hit the ground running!

Come and join us on February 14th, at 6:00pm PST / 8:00pm CST.

Imagine literally shaving years off of the NUCCA adjusting learning curve! Imagine having the sharpest skills to bring practice, whether your own or as an associate! The Student Certification is your shortcut to success! 

We extend a warm invitation to students, newly practicing doctors, and those seeking to refresh their foundational understanding of NUCCA. Don’t miss out—register now!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024



The Importance of Imaging Prior To Adjusting With The NUCCA Technique – To see is to know. Not to see is to guess.

Come and join us on March 13th, at 6:00pm PST / 8:00pm CST.

This informative session will take the student and doctor alike into the what/why/wherefore of the 3 images required to complete the NUCCA procedure. We will introduce participants to the latest concepts in imaging and analysis for a complete understanding of the student component of the Atlas Subluxation Complex (ASC).

Students will NOT want to miss this cornerstone of the NUCCA procedure! 

We extend a warm invitation to students, newly practicing doctors, and those seeking to refresh their foundational understanding of NUCCA. Don’t miss out—register now!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024



If you have ideas for a Settleback Session, feel free to submit them through the link below. We look forward to bringing you a great line-up in 2024.

NUCCA Regional Workshops

If you are interested in holding a NUCCA Regional Workshop near you, please click the button below to fill out the online request form. If you have any questions, please reach out to the NUCCA Office at 952-564-3056 or email

Please note: Workshops should take place during the summer or winter months to not interfere with conference attendance. (Summer: June, July, August / Winter: December, January, February)

In consultation with the Education Committee, Dr. Glen Cripe, Dr. Tym Flory, and Dr. Jeff Scholten met regularly in 2018 to conceptualize an enhancement to the methods by which NUCCA doctors are trained.

Regular conference attendance is still crucial, however, the development of kinesthetic, clinical, and research excellence requires the availability of more frequent mentorship opportunities. To this end, we will begin to test the desire of our membership for NUCCA Approved Regional Workshops over the next few years. The first beta version of these workshops occurred in February 2019 in Newport Beach, facilitated by Dr. Glen Cripe. More workshops will be offered regionally in the Winter of 2020. Tentative plans exist for Atlanta, Seattle, LA, Orange County and San Francisco.

If you are a NUCCA Credentialed Instructor, a Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (NUCCA), or have special post graduate expertise and have an interest in understanding more about how you can get involved and provide NUCCA Approved Regional Workshops, please contact Dr. Jeff Scholten, Dr. Tym Flory or NUCCA.