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International Fascia Congress to highlight latest in fascia research

By Canadian Chiropractor staff   


The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., Sept. 18 – 20, 2015.

The principal focus of the conference is to bring scientists and clinicians together in the interest of furthering understanding of the unique role of fascia in health. Presentations will include the latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae in all its forms and functions. Pre and post conference workshops will be held on the Sept. 17th and 21st.

The Congress theme this year is, Issues in Fascia Research: a critical examination for the scientist and clinician. What do you want and need to know – and how do you get it?


For the first time, the 2015 Congress will include veterinary aspects of fascia research. This year’s Congress is expected to draw over 1,000 scientists and clinicians.

An important continuing initiative of the FRC is to foster understanding and collaboration among scientists working in fascia research and the various clinical professionals who address fasciae in their work with clients and patients. The FRC provides high quality conference settings where these diverse groups can learn from one another, gain insights that will inform and enrich their respective pursuits, and advance scientific inquiry and applied methods.

For more information on the FRC program, speakers, or venue, visit the FRC website.

The upcoming Congress will include a special one day event on “Fascia, Acupuncture and Oncology” chaired by Helene Langevin of the Osher Institute, Nov. 14, 2015, at Harvard Medical School conference center. This joint conference is a collaboration between the Fascia Research Society, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and the Society for Acupuncture Research.

Registration for the FRC is now open. Until March 31, 2015, with an early registration discount, conference fees are $750. Members of the Fascia Research Society receive a $100 discount on Congress registration. The conference fee includes all presentations and workshops from Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 through 2:30pm, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Workshops are available pre- and post-congress, at an additional fee. 

Authors are invited to submit abstracts that present new research related to fascia. The general categories requested for submitted abstracts are: basic science; clinical mechanistic research; research methodology; new hypotheses; fascial considerations for women, minorities and persons with disability; and other. Submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

The upcoming 2015 FRC is the fourth meeting of the Fascia Research Congress, with previous Congresses held in Boston, Amsterdam and Vancouver. The Fascia Research Congress was created by a multidisciplinary committee of basic science researchers and practicing health-care professionals, whose respective fields share a common focus and interest in the body’s soft connective tissue matrix.

The 2015 Congress is hosted by the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation.

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