Stay tuned for updates on Ignite 2023! 


Hosted virtually on November 6, 2021, the inaugural Ignite conference presented SCCA students with a diverse lineup of speakers and panels of practicing chiropractors.


The conference theme, It’s All Connected, highlighted the key components of chiropractic success: clinical excellence, patient experience, cultural agility and a commitment to continued learning.


Missed Ignite? Watch below, and learn more about how to launch a practice during a pandemic, DEI best practices, social media do’s and don’ts, financial management, business lessons and leadership skills from experts in the field.




Session: Opening Remarks

Speakers: Alison Dantas, CCA CEO & Prabhjot Singh, SCCA President

Description:  Conference Welcome & Land Acknowledgement


Session: It’s All Connected – A Chiropractic Entrepreneur’s Journey to Success

Speaker: Dr. Ayla Azad

Description: Your clinical skills, business skills and career in chiropractic are all connected!  Chiropractor, clinic owner and business expert, Dr. Ayla Azad, shares her insights on the importance of integrating these skills to ensure success in practice and the profession. Learn important lessons, avoid pitfalls, and understand how it is all connected!


Panel Discussion: Getting Creative During COVID-19: Practice Opportunities

Moderator: Dr. Crystal Draper

Panelists: Drs. Dan Nighswander, Tasneem Premji, Carissa Dupuis

Description: The word “unprecedented” has never had so much airtime as in the past nearly two years. Yet, the best learning opportunities often arise from the greatest challenges. This panel of new graduates shed light on how they found the silver lining and achieved success during a very tough time for Canada’s chiropractors.


Session: Let’s Get Social: The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media

Speakers: Drs. Carmen Jweda, Mecca Fayad

Description: Make your social media presence shine through by getting a little personal, yet always professional. Hear from two field chiropractors that have made a splash with their online presence, building their brand and followers along the way. This important session provides guidance on what to always keep in mind when you’re posting online.



Session: Budget Much? Financial Management 101

Speaker: Jaanam Desai, CPA, Senior Accountant II at KPMG and owner of Boss Budgets

Description: Having a great accountant is key to success! That is why SCCA Ignite is thrilled to offer you, Jaanam Desai, CPA. Jaanam, breaking down the buzz of “biz”ness and budgeting and the importance of financial management starting as a student, and beyond into the business of chiropractic.


Session: Case Study: Tools to Understanding Complex Chiropractic Cases

Speaker: Dr. Nikita Vizniak

Description: Recognize the importance of a detailed neurologic evaluation in outpatient case pathology identification and its management. The question is, can you be better than an MRI?


Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Working as a Chiropractor in Canada

Moderator: Alison Dantas, CEO of the CCA

Panelists: Drs. Cheria Morgan, Nora Bakaa, Donald Littlewood

Description: DEI, cultural agility, and social responsibility are the foundation for competent healthcare delivery, improved patient outcomes, and engaged healthcare initiatives. Additionally, they are essential to running a successful business with motivated and respected employees. This panel discusses how their personal DEI experiences intersect with their clinical and professional practice.


Closing Remarks: Leadership Start with ‘ME’

Speaker: Alison Dantas, CEO of the CCA

Description: Being intentional and focused on cultivating your leadership presence is critical to your long-term goals for success. Rise above the challenges and strengthen your resilience practice with Alison Dantas, CEO of the CCA and executive coach.

Thank you for watching SCCA’s inaugural Ignite conference! Continue to make the most of your SCCA membership resources and benefits year-round!

Click here to view SCCA Ignite Agenda


Looking for more resources to help you transition into practice?

Visit the SCCA’s Business Resource Centre for timely resource materials to help launch a successful chiropractic career!