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WFC celebrates chiropractic in the 21st century


January 6, 2009
By Maria DiDanieli

Jan. 6, Toronto, ON – Early Bird Draw! You qualify for a $1000 draw prize if you register fo the WFC 10th Biennial Conference (hosted by the CCA) before January 31!  CE credits (where applicable) have been applied for all provinces and include Quebec annual radiology credits. For details, including registration and accomodation, go to www.wfc.org/congress2009

And don’t miss the January 15, 2009 deadline for submissions to
the WFC and FCER’s International Conference on Chiropractic Research.
 Click here to download the "Call for Papers"
. 

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Chiropractic Association, Celebrating
Chiropractic in the 21st Century
is the theme of the event,
which boasts an outstanding program that’s sure to offer something for
everyone.

The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. David Eisenberg. 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.
 

Among the subjects to be explored is the philosophy of
chiropractic and health care. One session has three leading authorities
speaking on whether the biopsychosocial model should be the philosophical model
for all health care: 

·        
Serge Robert, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Human
Sciences University of Quebec at Montreal, who has lectured and published
prolifically on the philosophy of science and health since the 1980s, 

·        
Guy Riekeman, DC, President, Life University, Marietta,
Georgia, one of the chiropractic profession’s most dynamic and popular
lecturers, 

·        
Alan Breen, DC, PhD, Professor of
Musculoskeletal Health Care, Anglo-European
College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, England. Dr. Breen gave an
enthusiastically received philosophy lecture at the Paris Congress in 2001

 Speakers at the event also include Dr. Gerard Clum,
President, Life College of Chiropractic West and Past President of the World
Federation of Chiropractic, who will discuss “Where We Have Come From and the
Road Ahead.”  

Highlights of the Congress social program include an opening
reception, a Thursday night Quebec
cultural dinner and show and the Saturday night gala banquet and dance.