Dynamic Chiropractic Canada – November 1, 2010, Vol. 03, Issue 06

WFC 11th Biennial Congress: "Redefining Chiropractic"

By Editorial Staff

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will play host to the World Federation of Chiropractic's 11th Biennial Congress next April. The congress, with a theme of "Redefining Chiropractic Around the World," will be held April 6-9, 2011 at the Intercontinental Rio Hotel. The event will feature some of the leading authorities on chiropractic and spine care, including Drs. Scott Haldeman (speaking on nonsurgical management of the cervical spine), Donald Murphy (chiropractic management of cervical radiculopathy), John Downes (cervical adjusting), Mike Leahy (active release), Arlan Fuhr (instrument adjusting), and Michael Schneider (low-tech rehabilitation protocols). Also speaking at the four-day event will be orthopedic surgeon Tarcisio de Barros, MD, PhD, from the University of Sao Paulo, lecturing on clinical indications for surgical management.

The 2011 congress also features a special session on chronic pain, with scheduled lectures by Drs. Schneider (best exercises for the upper and lower extremities), Eduardo Bracher (best exercises for spinal problems), Lindsay Rowe (imaging and red flags), and Linda Carroll (psychosocial aspects and recommendations for practice).

The academic program provides up to 20 hours of continuing education, with CE credits applied for in Canada, the United States and Europe.

The Brazilian Chiropractic Association, FEEVALE University and the University Anhembi Morumbi are the official hosts of the congress. For additional information, including comprehensive program details, visit www.wfc.org/congress2011.

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