By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

New York raised and Miami, Florida practicing chiropractor, Dr. Joe Accurso spoke last night at the Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS) clubhouse in Newport Beach, California.

The event was attended by about 100 chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and students from around the Southern California area of Orange County and LA County.

chiropractors Joe Accurso and Don Trepany

Here’s a photo from last night of Dr. Joe Accurso with Culver City practicing chiropractor, Don Trepany (he is my local chiropractor).

I had not seen Joe since around 2002 so it was great having him in the SoCal area. Many thanks to DCS for bringing him out.

Dr. Joe spoke about a number of topics (I believe the whole event was videotaped) related to the philosophy and art of chiropractic. He talked about Ayn Rand and The Fountainhead (great book) and made comparisons of practicing principled chiropractic to those of practicing principled architecture and structural design.

Joe also talked at length about the role chiropractic plays in the prevention of cancer. Not the sort of thing you’ll hear at a typical chiropractic event, but something you will most certainly hear being discussed amongst DCS chiropractors, and similar groups. It was refreshing listening to his thoughts on bodily functions and the role symptoms play in health, sickness, conditions, and disease.

While Bill DeMoss gets much of the credit for putting on these events (as he should), we can’t forget about the DCS wrecking crew. These women work hard to make sure things happen. Packing more than a hundred chiropractors (mix in pizza and beverages) into someone’s office for a presentation can be daunting task. They do it every month.

DCS Chicks

Thanks to DCS for putting on these monthly events. September features Dr. Fred Schofield, which promises to be an off-the-wall event. Also, it’s not too early to get registered for the DCS California Jam 2009 – Orange County California. 3000 are expected in attendance, 12 hours of relicensing will be offered, and the late night festivities feature a rock ‘n roll (undisclosed act) performance that will shake the OC and beyond.