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Beyond the Cortex | Science meets passion

Dr. Heidi Haavik (DC) speaking at the Chiropractic Congress 2018

Many thanks to all speakers, participants and organizers who contributed to the success of the 7th German Chiropractic Congress. It was a fantastic event with international chiropractic experts like Dr. Heidi Haavik (DC), Dr. Arjan Kuipers (DC) and many more.

We will shortly be providing information material on the various lectures. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to our office (


When: 22nd & 23rd September 2018


Where: Lindner Hotel City Plaza Köln
Magnusstraße 20

50672 Köln

Promoter: DAGC


At the German Chiropractic Congress 2018 we could once again welcome renowned chiropractic experts as speakers:

International speakers

Dr. Heidi Haavik, DC


Chiropraktik Kongress DAGC Heidi Haavik

Dr. Heidi Haavik (DC) holds a PhD from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and the University of Auckland. In Auckland, she earned a PhD in neurophysiology.

She is author of the bestseller “The Reality Check: A quest to Understand Chiropractic from the inside out’ (@heidihaavik. com). This book describes in easy-to-understand language what happens when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in the spine. She is also the director of “Haavik Research Ltd” – the company’s mission is to provide access to the science of chiropractic (

Dr. Haavik (DC) also received numerous research awards and has published a number of articles in chiropractic and neurophysiological journals. She has presented her work to both chiropractic and neuroscientific audiences in Australia, Africa, North America and Europe.

Dr. Arjan Kuipers, DC


Arjan Kuipers is a chiropractor (A. E. C. C. 1992) and specialist in chiropractic (A. C. N. B. 1997). In his work, he specializes in neurological developmental disorders and postural corrections of the brain.

As a practitioner, Arjan Kuipers is known for his sensitive and demanding way of solving problems. For example, he supports doctors and parents in the successful implementation of their training and treatment programmes for children with learning and behavioural disorders.

The experienced speaker Arjan Kuipers has already given lectures all over Europe – both to parents and professionals such as chiropractors, geneticists and psychiatrists. He has also written several books: Help My Child Has ADHD/Autism, The 10 Best Out – of the Box Solutions For Changing Learning and Behavioral Problems.

Speakers from Germany

Carsten Brinkpeter, MSc in Chiropractic (non-medical practitioner)


Referent Carsten Brinkpeter auf dem Chiropraktik Kongress der DAGC

In 1991 Carsten Brinkpeter founded his own practice in Recklinghausen. He was trained at the “Bremen Chiropractic Seminars” with Markus Harbort and Bernd Bush, DC. In 2014 Carsten Brinkpeter joined the Chiropractic Studies – a cooperation between the University of Krems and the Chiropractic Campus – and graduated in 2017 with the title Master of Science in Chiropractic.

In the meantime, he works purely vitalistically in “Open Adjustment” and his passion for chiropractic is reflected in his enthusiasm for continuing education – such as MLS with Arno Burnier (DC), FUCA with Keisuke Fujibuchi, OCL/Mastery/Chiro with Aaron Morris (DC) and Patrick McMahon (DC) as well as Business Master with Marc Hudson (DC).

Jörg Depenthal, MSc in Chiropractic (non-medical practitioner)


Chiropraktik Kongress DAGC Jörg DepenthalSince 1988 Jörg Depenthal has been practicing as a non-medical practitioner with a focus on chiropractic in his own practice in Osnabrück. In 2015, together with Monika Fliße, he founded the Healing Center for American Chiropractic and Integral Chiropractic Depenthal®. As a developer of the Integral Chiropractic Depenthal® (ICD), he teaches the technique at the Chiropractic Campus in Hamburg. He is also head of research and development at Herkenho? Naturprodukte GmbH & Co. KG. His first book for chiropractors and interested people will be published in January 2018 under the title:”Neustart Gehirn”.

Cyrus Marco Djahanbaz, MSc in Chiropractic (non-medical practitioner)


Referent des Chiropraktik Kongresses: Cyrus Marco DjahanbazSince 1992 Cyrus Marco Djahanbaz has been practicing in his family chiropractic practice in Wedel near Hamburg. Marco Djahanbaz was part of the first training group of the AIC Hamburg (American Chiropractic Institute). In 2017 he graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Chiropractic, an offer of the Chiropractic Campus and the Danube University Krems, with a Master of Science in Chiropractic (MSc). Since 2007, Marco Djahanbaz is a co-founder of the Chiropractic Campus training centre and has been training in chiropractic alongside Jaan-Peer Landmann and Thomas Grossmann. As head of training and director of the Master of Science in Chiropractic, he will be happy to answer any questions concerning the Master’s programme.

“The intensive engagement with the history and philosophy of Chiropractic means for me again and again a pause and I am rewarded to get more and more an understanding of why in my daily work.”

Kai Haselmeyer, MSc in Chiropractic (non-medical practitioner)


Chiropraktiker Kai Haselmeyer

Kai Haselmeyer graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Chiropractic with a Master of Science degree in Chiropractic. In addition, he trained as an osteopath and was certified by the World Council of Spinology.

In addition to his work as scientific director of the Chiropractic Campus in Hamburg, he is also responsible for NEUROBALANCE GmbH and heads the 4Life Chiropractic Center in Göttingen. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Chiropractic Practice (CCP) USA.

With his many years of experience as a scientist and lecturer in the field of chiropractic, he also works as a trainer. He also offers behavioural and communication training. His textbook “Advanced Technique of Modern Chiropractic” was published in December 2012.

Anika Leititis-Jung, Yoga-Teacher


Anika Leititis is the founder of Kianayoga with studios in Siegen, Bruchsal and Karlsruhe. She has been practicing yoga since she was 14 and developed her concept of Kianayoga in 2006.

Internationally, she teaches workshops and leads training courses in yoga and relaxation. She also imparts her profound knowledge of yoga philosophy, orientations and anatomy as a trained radio playwright and actress.

More about Anika and the Kianayoga she developed can be found on her YouTube channel:

Jürgen Schmid, MSc in Chiropractic (non-medical practitioner)


Referent beim Chiropraktik Kongress der DAGC

Jürgen Schmid came to chiropractic via physiotherapy in 2006. After training in Hamburg, Bremen and Berlin, he studied at the Chiropraktik Campus, gaining a Master of Science in Chiropractic in 2017.

Jürgen Schmid has been running his own vitalistic-oriented practice in Freiburg im Breisgau since 2013. His most influential encounters in the field of vitalistic chiropractic include working with Steve Hoffmann DC (MC2 Technique), Arno Burnier DC (MLS), Keisuke Fujibucci DC (FUCA), Aaron Morris DC and Patrick McMahon DC (Syntropy Chiropractic Training) and regular participation in the Chiro Europe Congresses.

Dr. rer. nat. Reinhard Wähler, graduate chemist


  • Head of Research and Development at TISSO Naturprodukte GmbH
  • Several years of research activities at universities in Germany and the USA, as well as in the biotechnology industry




Dorothea Weber, business coach


Dorothea Weber studied educational science, psychology, sociology and European ethnology with a diploma in education in Marburg/Lahn. In addition, she has been trained as a systemic organizational consultant and coach (SG certified) and has many years of experience in conducting training coaching and accompanying people in positions of responsibility as well as teams in the profit and non-profit sector. It goes without saying that Dorothea Weber takes part in continuous further training and regular supervision. It also works with highly qualified coaches and trainers in the network.


Here you will find an overview of the workshops and lectures of the Chiropractic Congress 2018.

Saturday, 22.09., 9.00–19.00 h

Saturday´s programme

Note: CAs are cordially invited to participate in each programme.

09.00–09.30 h: Opening
09.30–11.00 h: TIC meets Science – Kai Haselmeyer, MSc
11.00–11.30 h: Coffee break
13.00–14.30 h: Lunch break | 13.00–13.45 h: Yoga with Anika Leititis-Jung
16.00–16.30 h: Coffee break
18.00–19.00 h: Happy hour

Sunday, 23.09., 9.00–15.30 h

Sunday´s programme

Note: CAs are cordially invited to participate in each programme.

09.00–09.30 h: Welcoming speech
09.30–11.00 h: Dr. Heidi Haavik, DC
11.00–11.30 h: Coffee break
11.30–13.30 h: Dr. Heidi Haavik, DC
13.30–14.15 h: Lunch break
14.15–15.30 h: Questions, discussion, conclusion

Further information about our programme can be found on the German website.