Meeting of the Minds


Gonstead Meeting of the Minds-XXI
"Intervertebral Disc: Neuro-Mechanical Updates Applied to the Gonstead Principles”

October 19-20, 2024 (Saturday-Sunday)

Seminar takes place at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, IA

Great Speaker Line-Up!
Parker Adams, D.C.
Andrea Cecchi, D.C.
Anthony Del Angel, M.S., D.C.
Joseph Donahoe, DC
Richard A. Elbert, D.C.
David A. Fowler, DC
David R. Geary, D.C.
Joshua Lawlor, D.C.
Lon L. Meyer, DC
David J. Rowe, D.C.

(Doctors: On this page you will find specific information about the meeting, the current topic, speakers and meeting schedule. You can also register here and see hotel and airport suggestions.)

This annual event is sponsored by the GCSS and takes place each fall on various chiropractic college campuses. The purpose of the Meeting of the Minds is to create a forum for a serious discussion about specific aspects of the Gonstead System. Each year the meeting has a different topic with guest presenters, speakers, panels, and research updates. The formal meeting convenes Saturday through Sunday, with several doctor/student activities scheduled on Friday afternoon and evening.

CE Credits
Up to 12 hours of CE are available in select states with your attendance at MOM for re-licensing. (Verify your state’s eligibility with GCSS)

The following states have been approved:  US: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wyoming. This list will be updated as states are approved.

Who Can Attend
The Meeting of the Minds is an opportunity to learn from many of the Gonstead system’s most accomplished doctors and other experts. Because it is a participatory event, MoM is open to GCSS Fellows, Diplomates, Diplomate-candidates, and Gonstead chiropractors who have been in practice at least 20 years. However, if you have between 10 and 19 years in practice and are not yet a Gonstead Diplomate you may attend Meeting of the Minds ONE time. Attendance at future meetings requires a Diplomate Application.  Membership with the GCSS is not a pre-requisite. For more information, contact GCSS.

Register now for this great weekend or by E-mailing, or by telephone. Domestic callers use the toll free 888-556-4277. International callers should call 831-476-1873.

Gonstead College of Fellows Annual Conference
The Fellows will meet on Friday, October 20 between 1 pm and 5 pm. For questions or comments regarding the College of Fellows please email Dr. Charles Martin at

Friday Night Free Student-Masters Workshop (NO FRIDAY NIGHT WORKSHOP IN 2024-Student Finals and NBCE Exams)
The traditional and popular GCSS workshop begins at 5:00 pm on Friday. Doctors will share their years of expertise with students—the next generation—and local chiropractors honing their skills. Everyone is invited to attend this complementary workshop and Pizza Party that follows.

Diplomate Program
There will be No Diplomate testing at MOM. Testing will take place during the Gonstead Extravaganza weekend.  Pre-arrangements for testing are required. Learn more about the GCSS Diplomate Program by visiting the Diplomate page on this website. For questions and more information about the program, contact Dr. David Waller, Diplomate Committee Chair at View the Diplomate Application Packet.

If you would like to make suggestions for future conferences or make comments regarding Meeting of the Minds, please contact Committee Chair Dr. David Geary at


$325 without CEU’s/$400 with CEU’s (registration before October 1)

$375 without CEU’s/$450 with CEU’s (registration after October 1)

Easy ways to register:

  1. Pay with credit card by calling or emailing Michele at 888-556-4277 or
  2. Register here with PayPal.

For registration questions or assistance please call 888-556-4277 or E-mail

MLI - Quad Cities International Airport-Moline, IL

Hotel suggestions: No special rates have been contracted

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection
200 East 3rd Street, Davenport, Iowa, USA, 52801
1 563-322-5000

DoubleTree by Hilton Davenport
111 E 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801

Country Inn & Suites By Radisson, Davenport
140 East 55th Street, Davenport, IA 52806