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Dynamic Chiropractic Canada – November 1, 2008, Vol. 01, Issue 02
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Eisenberg to Keynote 2009 WFC Congress

Celebrating Chiropractic in the 21st Century

By Editorial Staff

Dr. David Eisenberg will be the keynote speaker at the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) 10th Biennial Congress in Montreal next spring.

Dr. Eisenberg, director of the Osher Research Center at Harvard Medical School and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is perhaps best known in chiropractic circles as co-author of several studies in the 1990s on public utilization of complementary and alternative medicine.  He also served on a National Academy of Sciences committee that generated the Institute of Medicine report on use of CAM services in the U.S. Most recently, he was an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federation of State Medical Boards regarding CAM research, education and policy. At the WFC Congress, Dr. Eisenberg's presentation is "A Model of Integrative Care Involving Chiropractic and Allopathic Doctors at a Harvard Teaching Hospital."

The April 30 - May 2, 2009 congress is titled "Celebrating Chiropractic in the 21st Century," and includes tracks on integrated care, technique, philosophy and original research. Scheduled presenters include Dr. Scott Haldeman, discussing neck pain management in light of recent findings by the 2000-2010 Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders; Dr. Andrew Dunn, covering chiropractic practice within the military and VA health care systems; Dr. Gilles LaMarche, highlighting the role of philosophy in chiropractic practice; and Dr. Francis Fontaine, discussing practical aspects of patient referral between medical and chiropractic practices.

The 2009 event also features an introduction to new and established techniques, presented by the founders/ leaders in each technique system. Each speaker will provide a short morning overview (approximately 15 minutes) of their respective technique system, including history, methods, role and supporting research, followed by a 90-minute demonstration workshop in the afternoon. Chiropractors scheduled to present technique overviews and demonstrations include the following:

David Byfield (diversified)
Fred Carrick (chiropractic neurology)
Chris Colloca (instrument adjusting)
Thomas Hyde (Graston)
Michael Leahy (active release)
Scott Walker (neuroemotional technique)

The complete list of presenters, as well as information regarding featured programs and travel accommodations for attendees, is available at the WFC Web site: www.wfc.org/congress2009.

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