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CCA NAMES TWO NEW DIRECTORS FOR WFC BOARD. April 14, 2021

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CCA NAMES TWO NEW DIRECTORS FOR WFC BOARD

Toronto, April 14, 2021. The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has named two new directors to sit on the Board of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC).

The CCA is the largest national association member of the WFC, declaring some 7300 member chiropractors.

Dr Ryan CosterDr Ryan Coster, of Moncton, New Brunswick, serves as the President of the New Brunswick Chiropractors' Association. A graduate of Macquarie University, Australia, Dr Coster received the Student of the Year Award and was a recipient of the Chiropractic Association of Australia's Academic Excellence Award. Dr Coster also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mid-Sweden University, Östersund, where he majored in organizational management.

Dr Coster is a strong advocate of evidence-based practice and has previously served on the Board of Chiropractic Australia. He has a particular interest in sports chiropractic and was previously a voting member of Sports Medicine Australia.

Glenn Guilderson

Dr Glenn Guilderson, of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, is a 2001 graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), prior to which he completed his undergraduate Bachelors degree in biology at Dalhousie University.

He is the clinic director of a multidisciplinary center that integrates chiropractic, osteopathy, psychology, acupuncture and massage therapy. While at CMCC, Dr Guilderson served as president of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS).

He currently serves as Secretary of the Council of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors on the Board of the CCA. In his home town he is an active member of his business community.

 The WFC Board of Directors is made up of 13 representatives, nominated or elected from each of the WFC's seven world regions.

 

2021 WORLD SPINE DAY THEME ANNOUNCED. April 12, 2021

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Toronto, April 12, 2021. The World Federation of Chiropractic has today announced BACK2BACK as the theme of the 2021 World Spine Day.

The theme reflects the need to reset and refocus on spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease.With an estimated 540 million people in the world suffering with low back pain at any one time, it remains the leading cause of years lived with disability.

This World Spine Day, the WFC is calling for action to focus on the global burden of spinal disorders and get BACK2BACK, highlighting the challenges of living with low back pain and a need for society to prioritize a condition that is more prevalent than cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimers Disease combined.

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The campaign calls for greater global commitment to tackling spinal pain and disability by governments, communities and public health bodies.

World Spine Day also recognizes the lack of access to quality spine care and rehabilitation in under-served communities, which results in chronicity and permanent deformity.

BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading their spines and adopting healthy habits such as weight loss and smoking cessation.

The WFC has coordinated World Spine Day since 2008. Thought to be the largest global public health event dedicated to promoting spinal health and well being, World Spine Day is observed by health professions and public organizations concerned with spine care throughout the world.

BACK2BACK will focus attention on spinal pain and disability at home, in the workplace, in schools and in our communities.

As is now customary, the WFC will be running its annual World Spine Day competition, inviting WFC Member associations, educational institutions and private clinics to take part.

WFC Secretary-General, Dr Richard Brown, said, "As evidence-based, people-centered health professionals, chiropractors are increasingly being expected to contribute to their communities by engaging in public health initiatives. "World Spine Day provides a perfect opportunity to demonstrate expertise in spinal disorders and proactively participate in their communities.

"We call on all chiropractors and chiropractic students worldwide to get involved in World Spine Day 2021's BACK2BACK campaign".

The World Spine Day organizing team are producing materials to support local initiatives around the world. To find out more, go to www.worldspineday.org.

   

WFC Global Scholarship in association with Parker University. April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

WFC Global Scholarship in association with Parker University

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is calling for applications for a full academic scholarship being offered in association with Parker University for one of a range of online Masters programs.

Parker University currently offers Masters programs in business administration, public health, functional nutrition, strength and human performance, and clinical neuroscience.

The successful applicant will be a chiropractor who demonstrates academic, leadership and ambassadorial potential within the profession. They will demonstrate a strong track record of academic excellence and an attitude of service to the chiropractic profession.

For more information, please visit www.wfc.org/scholarship 

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WFC CO-SIGNS WORLD HEALTH DAY CALL FOR GREATER ACCESS TO REHABILITATION WORLDWIDE. April 7, 2021

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WFC CO-SIGNS WORLD HEALTH DAY CALL FOR GREATER ACCESS TO REHABILITATION WORLDWIDE

Toronto, April 7, 2021. On World Health Day, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has co-signed an open lett er calling for greater equity in access to rehabilitation worldwide.

The letter, signed by 11 global organizations, is part of the World Health Day theme of building a fairer, healthier world.

The signatories are all members of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance, an organization committed to advocating for the availability of quality, coordinated and affordable rehabilitation through system strengthening according to population needs.

The letter points out that it is estimated that throughout the world some 2.4 billion people need rehabilitation and that the number is expected to keep growing.

However, this enormous need remains largely unmet in many countries. The WFC, with its co-signatories, calls for greater and better access to rehabilitation services and assistive technologies is crucial to build a fairer, healthier world.

The statement can be read at: wfc.org/WorldHealthDayRehab

About World Health Day

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO).

Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

This World Health Day, WHO is calling for action to eliminate health inequities, as part of a year-long global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world. The campaign highlights WHO's constitutional principle that "the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition."

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WFC ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL CONGRESS 2021. February 18, 2021

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WFC ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL CONGRESS 2021

Toronto, February 18, 2021. The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has announced it will be holding its 2021 Biennial Congress September 23-25 as a virtual event.

As the chiropractic profession's premier chiropractic scientific and academic meeting, the WFC is used to hosting delegates from across its 7 world regions at its biennial event. This year, it hopes to attract a record number of participants as it moves to a virtual platform, providing access to thousands of chiropractors who will be able to enjoy outstanding plenary speakers, stimulating debates, inspiring workshops and groundbreaking research presentations from the comfort of their home or office.

Announcing an exciting partnership with Parker Seminars, the WFC Congress will utilize state-of-the-art studio, i-poster sessions and virtual presentation facilities to create a unique user experience.

Secretary-General Dr Richard Brown said, "The opportunity to host a virtual congress means that we can reach our entire global community of chiropractors. We want this event to be for the many, not for the few and we're committed to making the Congress accessible for chiropractors at all stages of their careers, including chiropractic students."

The theme of the Congress is Chiropractic For A New Normal, and will feature professional innovation and latest research as well as implementation strategies and knowledge synthesis. In keeping with its commitment to its #BeEPIC campaign, the 2021 Congress will champion the values of evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative chiropractic practice.

The virtual Congress will continue its tradition of showcasing chiropractic research from around the world, with platform and poster research presentations competing for a share of prize monies in a range of categories.

The call for abstracts will be announced in March. In the meantime, mark your calendars, save the dates and stay tuned for further information!

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WFC LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP. February 10, 2021

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WFC LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP

WFC app final webToronto, February 10, 2021. The World Federation of Chiropractic is excited to announce the launch of a new Mobile App.

Searchable both on the Apple App Store and on Google Play, the WFC Chiropractic App is designed to keep users up to date with news, information, resources and latest evidence from the world of chiropractic.

With the WFC Chiropractic mobile app, users can have information delivered direct to their mobile devices, with iPhone, iPad and Android compatibility.

Studies have shown that users spend 86% of time on mobile apps compared to just 14% on mobile websites. Faster than traditional web browsing, mobile apps can access information in seconds and are highly popular with users.

The WFC Mobile App allows users to personalize channels to specify their preferences and deliver information customized to their region. The WFC Mobile App also allows for instant notifications of latest news from around the world. Resources, including international guidelines and important research papers are instantly accessible and easy-to-read summaries of latest research are contained in the evidence section.

WFC Secretary-General, Richard Brown, said, "We're excited to launch this new experience of the WFC, chiropractors and the public, which we hope will raise awareness of our work and promote ease of communication to our global community. With our brand new, free-to-access mobile app, users can literally have access to our resources in their pockets."

The WFC is encouraging all chiropractors and chiropractic students to download the app and provide feedback as a means of continuous development and updating.

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