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WFC Research Committee - Call for Applications. October 30, 2020


October 30, 2020

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TORONTO – The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is committed to supporting research that investigates the methods, mechanisms and outcomes of chiropractic care for the benefit of patients, and the translation of research outcomes into clinical practice.

We are currently seeking applications for membership of our Research Committee.

About the WFC

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental corporation that represents the chiropractic profession worldwide. Its members are national associations of chiropractors in over 90 countries across 7 world regions. The WFC is a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization and holds memberships of the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance and the Global Rehabilitation Alliance. The mission of the WFC is to advance awareness, utilization and integration of chiropractic internationally.

As part of its strategy, the WFC promotes evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative chiropractic practice. Its principles include firm commitments to support science and research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

The WFC maintains a Research Committee (RC) which has three principal roles:

• To advise the WFC Board and WFC members in matters of science and research;
• To support the WFC in its dissemination of authoritative, science-based information for the benefit of end users; and
• To act as peer reviewers and advisers for the scientific track of the WFC biennial congress.

The Chair of the Research Committee is Professor Christine Goertz DC, PhD. Dr Scott Haldeman DC, MD PhD serves as Emeritus Chair.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference of the Research Committee can be found at www.wfc.org/research_committee.

Call for applications

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The WFC is currently inviting applications for membership of the RC. Expressions of interest are sought from distinguished researchers, early career researchers and clinician researchers to populate the committee. Applicants need not be chiropractors but are expected to have a broad understanding of chiropractic.

The following general competencies are sought: 

Knowledge of chiropractic research, preferably through active participation.
Commitment to the vision and mission of the WFC, the needs of its Board and of the wider profession.
Prepared to act in accordance with the principles and values of the WFC.
Willingness to work with others to achieve results.
Evidence of a consistent delivery of high-quality work.
Commitment to exploring opportunities to improve approaches and results.
Commitment to, and understanding of, people-centered care.

Distinguished researchers 

PhD or equivalent preferred
Scientist of international, high professional standing
Strong track record of mentorship and contribution to research relevant to chiropractic  

Early career researchers 

PhD or PhD candidate
Track record of publications with evidence of collaboration
Ongoing program of work relevant to chiropractic  

Clinician researchers 

Affiliated with university-level research department
Track record in practice-based research activity
Remains in clinical practice  

The WFC operates an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policy and a Conflict of Interest policy, both of which apply to all appointments to WFC offices.

All applications should include a covering letter of application and curriculum vitae. The deadline for applications is November 20, 2020

All applications should be sent to the WFC Secretary-General, Dr Richard Brown, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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