Dr. Eisenberg confirmed for WFC Congress
By Maria DiDanieli
Aug. 1, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – The World Federation of Chiropractic and
Canadian Chiropractic Association are pleased to announce that Dr.
David Eisenberg of Harvard University is confirmed as a keynote
speaker for the WFC’s 10th
Biennial Congress in Montreal, April 30 to May 2, 2009.
Aug. 1, 2008 – Dr. Eisenberg, the Harvard graduate and
internist who is internationally famous for his scientific articles
concerning the growth and integration of complementary and
alternative medicine in health care, will speak on A
Model of Integrative Care Involving Chiropractic and Allopathic
Doctors at a Harvard Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Eisenberg currently serves as Director of
the Osher Research Center at Harvard Medical School and Director of
the Program in Integrative Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s
Hospital. In 1979, under the auspices of the National Academy of
Sciences, he served as the first US medical exchange student to the
People’s Republic of China. In 1993 he was the medical advisor to
the PBS series Healing and the Mind with
More recently, Dr. Eisenberg served as an
advisor to the US National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug
Administration and Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to
complementary, alternative and integrative medicine research,
education and policy. From 2003 to 2005 Dr. Eisenberg served on a
National Academy of Sciences Committee responsible for the Institute
of Medicine Report titled The Use of
Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public.
The WFC Congress is titled Celebrating
Chiropractic in the 21st
Century and one theme relates to
integrated care. Other speakers on this theme include:
Scott Haldeman, DC MD PhD on the BJD Neck
Pain Task Force and its new model of management of neck pain.
Andrew Dunn, DC MSc on chiropractic practice in
the military and veterans’ health care systems in the USA.
Amy Freedman, MD and Brian Gleberzon, DC
on seniors’ quality of life.
Francis Fontaine, DC MD on practical aspects of
inter-referral of patients in medical and chiropractic practice.
Robert Armitage, DC and Jack Taunton, MD on
integration of chiropractic in the sports medicine team at the
The Congress also features tracks on technique,
philosophy and original research. For more information, please visit www.wfc.org.