2011 WFC Biennial Congress to be held in Rio
By Maria DiDanieli
May 31, Toronto, ON – April 2011 will provide DCs with an opportunity to
experience a World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Biennial Congress in one of
the world’s most exciting cities and countries – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A spectacular academic, as well as social, program is now
confirmed for the WFC’s 11th Biennial Congress, titled Redefining Chiropractic Around the World.
The event will be hosted by the Brazilian Chiropractors’ Association and will
be held at the Intercontinental
April 6-9, 2011. Co-hosts will be the two Brazilian universities
with chiropractic schools, FEEVALE and Anhembi Morumbi. It is expected that
over half of Brazil’s
700 chiropractic students will attend the Congress.
The opening day will begin with a focus on sports
chiropractic featuring speakers from the Brazilian and US Olympic Committees, Joao Grangeiro, MD, Director, Medical Services and
Mike Reed, DC, Director, Sports Performance Division, USOC. World authorities
Dr. Scott Haldeman and Dr. Gregory Kawchuk will then review current knowledge
on the physiological and biomechanical mechanisms and effects of joint
This will be followed by a session of clinical Grand
Rounds at which an expert panel and the audience will discuss case examples likely
to be seen in chiropractic offices. Also to be held on the opening day, in the
afternoon, is a choice between original research presentations, technique
workshops, or a philosophy
forum featuring Dr. Gerry Clum,
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini and Dr. Guy
The full academic program, which includes optional one or two-day
pre-Congress seminars on Activator Methods, ART, McKenzie Methods, Pediatrics
and Taping/Kinesiotaping, can be accessed at the WFC 11th Biennial Congress
The language for the Congress is English, but with Portuguese translation
Rio de Janeiro is the home of Carnival, the
Bossa Nova and the world’s largest football stadium. Many consider it the
world’s most beautiful city, nestled between forests, mountains and its famous
beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema.
Experience the music, samba and passion of Brazil
at the Brazil Show and the Gala Banquet and Dance. Experience Brazil’s famous barbequed meats
served from the sword at the Friday night visit to the Oasis Churrascaria.
Make your plans to attend now! For all information, including registration details, please visit
See you in Rio!
The full acade
The full acade