Athens hosts 2015 WFC/ECU joint conference
By Canadian Chiropractor staffNews
Sept. 24, 2014 – Next year’s joint WFC Congress/ECU Convention promises an array of world-class speakers, according to event organizers.
Held in the ancient Greek city of Athens in the elegant Hilton Hotel from May 13 to 16, The Alpha and Omega of Spinal Healthcare, will be the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 13th Biennial Congress and will incorporate the European Chiropractors’ Union’s Annual Convention. Presentations will include those from policy makers, leading practitioners and those at the cutting edge of research.
“The line-up of speakers we have assembled for our 2015 Congress is
amongst the best ever. I challenge any chiropractor to look at the
academic programme and not find a whole host of subjects that will
fascinate and inspire them,” said WFC president Dr. Greg Stewart.
its title suggests, the focus for the 2015 Joint WFC/ECU event will be
on spinal health care, from the ancient roots of spinal manipulation
right through to futuristic technology, a statement from the WFC said.
opening plenary session features some of the biggest names in spinal
research from around the world. Jan Hartvigsen, Greg Kawchuk, Scott
Haldeman and Christine Goertz will look at the impact of spinal
manipulation on body systems and its utilization for mechanical,
neurological and medical conditions. Fascinating developments in
neuroscience also feature in the first morning’s session with names such
as Ted Carrick and Heidi Haavik applying their knowledge and research
to evidence-based spinal health care.
Day two sees an inspiring
line up of speakers exploring the current opportunities in spinal health
care. Chaired by one of the profession’s leading researchers, Denmark’s
Professor Jan Hartvigsen, a succession of speakers will describe what
they see as the ‘rules of engagement’ and the realities of practice.
figures from the fields of pediatrics, adolescent care, pregnancy and
seniors top the bill for the final day of the Congress. Arguably the
foremost chiropractic pediatrician in the world, Dr. Joyce Miller will
speak alongside Drs. Lisa Hestbaek, Rosemary Oman, Paul Dougherty and
Lisa Killinger as the management of special populations is discussed.
is customary at both WFC and ECU events, the profession’s leading
researchers will be presenting their original work, competing for the
coveted awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the
development of spinal health care by chiropractors and institutions.
year will see a record number of technique workshops and special
interest presentations in a host of exciting and innovative areas. With
Dr. Dan Murphy describing the science of subluxation, to adjusting and
McKenzie workshops, to Lindsey Rowe’s ever-popular radiology sessions,
the opportunities are endless. There is even the chance to get a taste
of animal chiropractic with a special equine adjusting session,” the WFC
Registration is now open for this event. Visit www.wfc.org/congress2015 to register and start planning to visit Greece in 2015.
look forward to welcoming chiropractors from around the world to our
beautiful and historic country. We have ancient history, beautiful
beaches, a vibrant culture and of course the very best that the sun gods
can offer,” said Dr. Vasileios Gkolfinopoulos, president of the
Hellenic Chiropractors’ Association.
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