July 15, 2014 — An agreement has been reached for a joint 2017 conference in Washington, DC, for the World Federation of Chiropractic‘s (WFC) 14th Biennial Congress, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges‘ (ACC) Research Agenda Conference (RAC), and the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
“This premier event will showcase the many clinical, research, and other professional advances made by the chiropractic profession in the United States and around the world,” ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC, said. “Additionally, it will highlight the profession’s unity and strength by bringing together DCs from across the profession and the world.”
The core of the clinical education, research, and professional development sessions will be held March 15-18, 2017. Many associated governance, specialty seminars, and related organization meetings are anticipated to occur in conjunction with the joint conference throughout the week.
“ACC and WFC host the largest annual meetings dedicated to research for educators and practicing DCs,” ACC President Brian McAulay, DC, said. “By bringing these meetings together for the first time with the ACA, we can provide a truly exceptional program — both for the chiropractic community and for those in Washington watching the progress of our profession.”
The agreement follows the selection of Washington, DC, in 2017 through a formal bid process culminated at a recent WFC Council meeting in Puerto Rico. WFC last held a Congress in the U.S. in Orlando in 2003 and will hold its next Congress in Athens, Greece, from May 13-16, 2015.
“The 2017 Congress will offer outstanding continuing education and networking opportunities, in addition to being a celebration of WFC’s return to Washington, DC, for the first time since the profession’s Centennial Celebrations in 1995,” WFC President Greg Stewart, DC from Winnipeg, Canada, said.