Saturday, 13 August 2022

We’ve planned a super-charged, high-energy day filled with a powerful combination of knowledge sharing, ideas and practical takeaways.


Registration opens

8.30 – 8.45am

Setting the scene – Opening celebration

8.45 – 9.00am

Mystery Speaker – To be announced…

A special guest to entertain and inspire us.

9.00 – 9.30am

Murray Warner

We don’t know how lucky we are

Murray shares his high energy, straight talking insights on the highs and lows of practice, parenting and life and entertains us with some unique but practical take homes.

Murray is an NZCC graduate who is practising in Mona Vale NSW. He and his family have been living in the Northern Beaches and serving his community for the past 20 years.

9.30 – 10.00am

Louise Blair

From Blah to Brilliant – Reconnecting with yourself to shine for others


Chiropractor, mother, wife, friend, wannabe athlete, serial volunteer, overcommitted, says yes to everything AND still standing & shining!

10.00 – 10.30am

Morning Tea

10.30am – 11.40am

Alumni Journeys

Roz Griffith, Mehdi Azini and Matt Wheatcroft

A high energy, passion filled session with some of our world’s best and brightest homegrown alumni sharing their creative ideas and their truly inspirational stories of the impact they are having in their communities.

11.40am – 12.00pm

Simon Kelly

The Greater Give

12.00 – 1.30pm


Career Fair

Connect with our soon-to-be grads who are looking for an associate position.

Find out more…

1.30 – 2.05pm

Damian Kristof

An innate lifestyle – Part of the chiropractic adjustment

Far from the prescription of supplements but in line with the delivery of the adjustment is the acknowledgement that Nature Cures. That in every living thing exists an Intelligence that creates and organizes the smallest particles of matter, into being and doing. It is constant, in all things. Its expression is contingent upon the understanding of what is important in the discussion of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Nutritionist, Naturopath and Chiropractor, Dr Damian Kristof is a highly sought after presenter and speaker in the Wellness industry. With over 20 years of experience, Damian’s in-depth knowledge of the body, nervous system food functions and responses coupled with his friendly and dynamic presenting style, has him in high demand. Focusing on food as key to unlocking optimal health and wellness, Damian presents in-depth facts and concepts that have never before been readily available to the public – offering all audiences from industry experts to the general public highly valuable content as he engages, educates and inspires audiences across the globe.

2.05 – 2.35pm

Grant Schofield

How can we be the best we can be?

Grant will talk about how we can be the best we can be by looking at the pillars of health through a cross-discipline lens. In other words, in this talk Grant will explore the ‘Science of Human Potential’.

Grant Schofield is Professor of Public Health at AUT, and director of the University’s Human Potential Centre. Grant’s career has focused on preventing the diseases of modern times, and seeing what it takes to help people live a long, healthy and happy life. He lives and breathes the motto “be the best you can be”, and sees this as a game-changer for the health system – capable of transforming the current deficit (sickness) model, to one in which we aspire to be well. He is redefining public health as the science of human potential; the study of what it takes to have a great life.

2.35 – 3.05pm

David Cahill

Connecting your past, present and future practice

David will be discussing how some key events in your chiropractic past can inform how you choose to manifest chiropractic right now. He will look to bring the deeply personal to the practical, giving you opportunity for a powerful insight into your potential success in practice.

David glimpsed ‘that something’ in chiropractic when he was in a Gonstead tutorial with Dr Dean Lines back in 1988, and has been on a wonderful journey of discovery ever since. He loved practicing in Northern Ireland and locuming in many parts of Australia before establishing his practice in Melbourne, where he has been settled for 24 years. He has been fortunate during that time to serve as President of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and Convenor of the Dynamic Growth Congress, and he is currently the President of the Australian Chiropractors Association. He considers himself blessed to be a student of chiropractic.

3.05 – 3.25pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30 – 4.00pm

Sheridan Brady-Kay

Some days are Diamonds – some days are Stone

Sheri explores human connection and the 4 C’s that transform setbacks into springboards and bounce us all into a brighter future and a more brilliant life.

Dr Sheridan Kay was born to be a Chiropractor. She personifies the message of “get well, stay well and live well”. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious, and knowledge vast. Originally from Australia, Sheridan graduated from Life University in Atlanta, USA in 1996. She comes from a large family of Chiropractors and has ‘walked her talk’ her entire life. Her late father, Dr Alan Brady, 2 brothers, 5 uncles and husband Dr David Kay are all Chiropractors. Sheridan is the 16th Chiropractor in her extended family and has been involved in the Chiropractic profession for over 3 decades predominantly as one of only a few certified Thompson Terminal point technique instructors in the Southern Hemisphere. If you could describe Sheridan in 3 words it would be passionate, energetic & inspiring. With 26 years of clinical experience and Chiropractic stories that could fill a book, Sheridan is one of the most respected Chiropractors in New Zealand.

4.00 – 4.20pm

Tim Jack

Living the locum dream

Tim shares his experience and insights both as a locum travelling the world and hiring locums over his 10 year career.

4.20 – 4.50pm

Brian Kelly

If it is to be, it’s up to me

We are exactly where we are as a profession through the dedication and commitment of those who have gone before us. I would like to acknowledge some of the contributions of those people and look to the future. In a post covid world where can we position chiropractic? Is it on the bus, at the front of the bus… or on a different bus? I will explore the possibilities for our future.

Dr Kelly is entering his 4th decade in chiropractic, and loving it! He has practiced in Australia and NZ and has run 2 chiropractic colleges, one in the USA and the NZCC which he led for 8 years, which resulted in full government funding, accreditation, the establishment of the research department, and the move to the new campus. He has inspired many people to choose a career in chiropractic and currently practices in Auckland and coaches chiropractors through his company C1 for Success.

4.50 – 5.00pm

Kelly Holt

Casting a bright future together

Lyceum Ball

Saturday 13 August, 7.30pm

It wouldn’t be Lyceum without a party, and this year’s Bubbles & Bowties Ball will offer plenty of opportunities to deepen connections, share in delicious food and wine, and dance the night away.

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