New research committee membership underscores WFC’s #BeEPIC Commitment
By Press Release
World Federation of Chiropractic announces expanded committee as part of drive to strengthen global advocacy for evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative chiropractic care.
By Press Release
The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has expanded its Research Committee as part of its mission to advance awareness, utilization and integration of chiropractic internationally.
The WFC Research Committee, under the leadership of its chair, Professor Christine Goertz, exists to advise the Board on matters of science and research and provide expertise in peer review and abstract selection at the WFC Biennial Congresses, the world’s largest chiropractic scientific meetings.
Following a call for applications to the Research Committee, issued in October 2020, the WFC Board convened a sub-committee to rigorously evaluate and recommend candidates, which were then ratified by the Board in January.
Speaking after the appointments were confirmed, Professor Goertz commented, “I am very excited to see the outstanding group of scientists appointed to the WFC Research Committee. I look forward to working with this diverse and talented team to aid the WFC in its efforts to stay current on the latest research and communicate the value of evidence-based chiropractic care to clinicians and patients across the globe.”
In 2018, the WFC launched its #BeEPIC campaign, which urges chiropractors and chiropractic organizations to promote and utilize evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative approaches to chiropractic practice.
The new Research Committee reflects the WFC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The newly-populated committee is widely representative of geographic regions, culture and ethnicity, research background and specialty interests.
WFC President Carlos Ayres remarked, “A commitment to science and research is the hallmark of any respected health profession. As we work to advance the profession globally, input from our scientific community is critical in informing our strategy. We welcome the new members of the Research Committee and thank Professor Goertz for her leadership as Chair.”