Addition to WFC 10th Biennial Congress Program

January 26, 2009
Jan. 16, Toronto - The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) announces a late addition to the program for its 10th Biennial Congress to be held in Montreal from April 30 - May 2.APHA Executive Director, Dr. Georges Benjamin, will be added to the Saturday program.

Dr. Benjamin has been APHA Executive Director since December 2002, and came to that position from a post as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health. He is an internist who graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and started his medical career as Chief, Acute Illness Clinic, Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He subsequently moved to Washington DC and served as Chief of Emergency Medicine

at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has been most supportive of the development and work of the chiropractic division at the APHA.

 Dr. Benjamin has been a late addition to the Saturday program which now includes:

¨       Heiner Biedermann, MD of Belgium on the relation between function vertebral pathology and morphological development in infants, and Jeanne Ohm, DC on chiropractic care during pregnancy. Biederman and Ohm also present a workshop on assessment and management of infants.

¨       Brian Gleberzon and Amy Freedman, MD of Canada on quality of life for seniors – respectively diet, fall prevention and wellness; and collaborative care for musculoskeletal disorders.

¨       David Eisenberg, MD on integrated chiropractic and medical care at a Harvard teaching hospital.

¨       Christian Genest Boudreau, DC of Chiropratique sans Frontiers and Sister Brigette Yengo, DC MD of the Congo on chiropractic outreach to the world.

• An optional headache/neck pain grand rounds discussing clinical cases and led by Canadian chiropractic experts.

• Optional workshops by Mark Charrette, DC (lower extremity techniques), Reed Phillips, DC and Ron Rupert, DC (FCER’s DC Consult online clinical practice resource) and David Marcarian, MA (the current validity and role of static and dynamic EMG and digital ROM).

• A Congress closing address from Gerard Clum, DC Where We Have Come From and the Road Ahead.


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