June 2, 2010 — The World Federation of Chiropractic’s (WFC) 11th Biennial Congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It is titled “Redefining Chiropractic Around the World,” and is hosted by the Brazilian Chiropractors’ Association and will be held at the Intercontinental Rio Hotel April 6-9, 2011. Co-hosts are the two Brazilian universities with chiropractic schools, FEEVALE and Anhembi Morumbi, and it is expected that more than half of Brazil’s 700 chiropractic students will attend the Congress.
The opening morning on sports chiropractic features speakers from the Brazilian and U.S. Olympic Committees, Joao Grangeiro, MD, director, medical services and Mike Reed, DC, director, sports performance division, USOC.
World authorities Dr. Scott Haldeman and Dr. Gregory Kawchuk will then review current knowledge on the physiological and biomechanical mechanisms and effects of joint manipulation.
This is followed by a session of clinical grand rounds at which an expert panel and the audience will discuss case examples likely to be seen in chiropractic offices. Then on the first afternoon you can choose between original research presentations, technique workshops, or a philosophy forum featuring Dr. Gerry Clum, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, and Dr. Guy Riekeman.
The full academic program, which includes optional one- or two-day pre-Congress seminars on Activator Methods, ART, McKenzie Methods, Pediatrics and Taping/Kinesiotaping, is at the Congress website www.wfc.org/congress2011. The language for the Congress is English, but with Portuguese translation available.
Source: World Federation of Chiropractic, www.wfc.org