WFC launches free online one-stop-shop for chiropractic research
By Canadian Chiropractor staffFeatures Research
The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has launched an online, free service for the chiropractic profession and the public it serves.
WFC’s Suggested Reading List online tool is a collection of research overviews on various topics relevant to chiropractic, designed for use by chiropractors, patients and advocates of the profession, the WFC said.
“That is the vision for this WFC project,” says WFC president Dr. Greg Stewart, from Winnipeg. “The project is being led by Dr. Greg Kawchuk of the University of Alberta, chair of the WFC Research Council, who has brought together expert curators from within the Research Council and abroad. We owe them a great debt for the expertise and hard work that has produced this exciting new service.”
The initial version of the Suggested Reading List can be found on the WFC website, with 10 key papers curated in each of 21 subject areas. These subject areas include cost- effectiveness of care, biomechanical and neurophysiological mechanisms of action, safety, pediatrics, wellness and many others. Each listed paper includes the published abstract and link to the original publication when available. Importantly, the site is searchable and visitors can leave suggestions for new topics and papers.
“This is just the beginning of this project,” explained Kawchuk. “We are already working on round two which will add new topic areas such as nutrition and public health.”
This project has been possible because of generous sponsorship from NCMIC and Standard Process, two of the WFC’s long-standing and most supportive partners.
The WFC, whose members are 90 national associations of chiropractors worldwide including both the American Chiropractic Association and International Chiropractors Association in the U.S., is a non-government organization in official relations with the World Health Organization since 1997. Its next major Congress is in Athens, Greece May 13 to 16, 2015.
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