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WFC Athens Congress – A Huge Success! June 2015

June 2015

The 13th Biennial Congress of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) was held jointly with the 2015 Annual Convention of the European Chiropractors Union (ECU) at the Athens Hilton Hotel in Greece from May 10-16. It was hosted by the Hellenic Chiropractors’ Association, attracted over 900 delegates from 50 countries, and was the largest chiropractic conference ever held in Europe.

The meeting brought the chiropractic profession home to its Greek roots – the language that gave DD Palmer the word chiropractic, and the country that championed spinal manipulation and natural healthcare in the classical era.

“This was my first WFC Congress,” said Dr Anthony Hamm, President of the American Chiropractic Association, “and everything about it was outstanding, highly motivating, and beyond my expectations. This included the quality of the academic and social programs, the exposure to colleagues from throughout the world, and the overall optimism and enthusiasm for chiropractic and its future.”

The Congress began with a 2-day WFC Assembly which featured country reports from all world regions and a keynote John A. Sweaney Lecture from Dr Vivian Kil, an impressive young leader from the Netherlands who endorsed and expanded upon the vision of primary spine care excellence given earlier this year by Dr Scott Haldeman in his McAndrews Lecture in the USA.

The four well-received speakers for the discussion forum, this year on the role of traditional chiropractic language in practice today, were Dr Philip McMaster, President, New Zealand College of  Chiropractic, Dr Mark Gurden of the UK, Dr Amy Bowzaylo of Bahrain and Dr Carol Mwendwa of Kenya.  Dr Mwendwa challenged the profession and the WFC to produce agreed definitions of core chiropractic terms such as adjustment and subluxation.

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Dr Vivian Kil delivers the John A Sweaney Lecture             Forum speakers (from right) Dr Carol Mwendwa, Dr Phil McMaster,
                                                                                                                         Dr Mark Gurden and Dr Amy Bowzaylo

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WFC Publishes New Online Reading List

Monday January 26, 2015

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is pleased to announce the debut of an important, online, free service for the chiropractic profession and the public it serves - a Suggested Reading List of key research papers.

When you want an overview of research on a chiropractic topic, for yourself, for patients or to advocate for the profession, wouldn’t it be nice to have access to relevant papers collected in one location?  

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WFC/ACC Education Conference. Miami, Florida, October 29 - November 1, 2014

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Top Policy Advisers at WFC ACC Conference

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ACC President Dr Brian McAulay
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Delegates at a high-powered conference held in Miami October 29 – November 1 on the opportunities for chiropractic in changing healthcare systems in the USA and internationally, heard that chiropractic was well-positioned for substantial growth.

This would depend, delegates were told by experts, upon whether doctors of chiropractic could deliver superior patient results and satisfaction at a competitive cost in the prevention and management of common neuromusculoskeletal disorders.  Increasingly, health systems are requiring and rewarding delivery of value, rather than paying attention to the professional designation of the provider.  This provides new opportunity for chiropractors.

The theme of the conference, held by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) and jointly hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and International Chiropractors’ Association (ICA), was Chiropractic Education for a Changing Healthcare Environment.

 

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WFC Talking Points on AHA Scientific Statement on CMT and Cervical Artery Dissection. August 2014

August 2014

A Scientific Statement titled Cervical Artery Dissections and Association with Cervical Manipulative Therapy for neurologists and other health professionals, written by Biller, Sacco et al. on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, was published online in the AHA’s journal Stroke on August 7 and may be found here.  There are a number of concerns with the statement, including the overall concern that it focuses on cervical manipulative therapy (CMT) when this is only one of many trivial movements/activities that have been associated with cervical artery dissection (CD).  

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El Dr. Richard Brown como próximo Secretario General del WFC

11 de junio de 2014

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La Federación Mundial de  Quiropráctica (WFC) se complace en anunciar el reciente nombramiento del Dr. Richard Brown procedente de Stroud, Gloucestershire (Reino Unido) como nuevo Secretario General a partir del 1 de julio de 2015. Éste sucederá al Sr. David Chapman-Smith, que se retira de su puesto en dicha fecha, manteniendo el mismo hasta junio de 2016.

El Dr. Brown, que se trasladará a Toronto para asumir su puesto como Secretario General, se graduó en 1990 del Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC), además de haber recibido una maestría en Derecho por la Universidad de Cardiff. De 2009 a 2013 sirvió como Presidente de la Asociación Británica de Quiropráctica (BCA) y actualmente ejerce como Secretario General de la Unión Europea de Quiropráctica (ECU). Tiene una amplia experiencia académica como docente en la AECC y en la Universidad de Glamorgan, además de ejercer como miembro del Consejo de Gobernadores de la AECC de 2006 a 2011 y como Secretario General de la Academia Europea de Quiropráctica.
 
El Dr. Brown lleva 24 años en práctica, y desde 1999 ejerce como propietario de una amplia clínica multidisciplinaria en Stroud. Ha servido como quiropráctico al equipo médico del Policlínico para los juegos Olímpicos de Londres en 2012. Tiene amplia experiencia como testigo experto en normativa de conducta profesional y negligencia clínica litigada, sirviéndose así de sus dos titulaciones.
 
El Dr. Brown, ya aceptado como uno de los jóvenes líderes de la profesión, en los últimos años se ha convertido en una figura reconocida internacionalmente e invitada como docente por diversos países y regiones del mundo.

“Estamos realmente emocionados de poder contar con una figura como la del Dr. Brown, que con sus excepcionales aptitudes, su carácter y su capacidad de liderazgo llevará adelante la WFC durante la próxima década”, afirma el Presidente de la WFC, el Dr. Greg Stewart (Canadá). “A pesar de que el proceso de elección nos llevó a cinco candidatos con gran talento, la decisión de su elección fue unánime tanto para el Comité de Selección como para el consejo del WFC”.

David Chapman-Smith, el actual Secretario General de la WFC, ofrece su completo apoyo y aprobación: “En Richard veo una persona con las cualidades exactas que necesita el WFC en estos momentos y que esperaba que tuviese mi sucesor. Es un hombre de amplio talento, con un verdadero espíritu servicial, grandes habilidades comunicativas y un vasto entendimiento de la profesión a nivel internacional y de la dirección que tanto la profesión como el WFC debe tomar en un futuro”.

El Dr. Brown está casado y tiene dos hijas adultas. Es un gran aficionado al fútbol y como prueba de ello presta sus servicios a dos equipos profesionales de la Liga Inglesa. Disfruta de la escritura y del motociclismo. Ya preparándose para su traslado a Canadá, ha vendido su consulta y tiene pensado ofrecer servicios quiroprácticos voluntarios a una comunidad desatendida a través del World Spine Care durante la primera mitad de 2015.

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Dr Greg Stewart Elected WFC President

June 10, 2014

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The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is pleased to announce that Dr Gregory B Stewart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was elected President for a 2-year term at the WFC Executive Council Meeting held last month in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He succeeds Dr Dennis Richards of Australia, now Past President.

Dr Stewart, who received a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Manitoba (1982), graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic (cum laude) from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto in 1986. He has been in fulltime private practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba since that time, and has served on many provincial and national chiropractic committees since 1990. These include committees on the identity of the profession, government relations, ethics, communications, interprofessional collaboration, chiropractic legislation, third party and government service negotiations, clinical practice guidelines and research.

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