- The speakers -- many of the most prominent international names in chiropractic practice and research.
- The social program -- the highlight is a gala performance of Phantom of the Opera.
- The setting -- the famous Royal York Hotel in one of North America's most visited cities, Toronto, in the spring.
This is the first Congress of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), which was established in 1988 to unite chiropractors throughout the world. Its members are national associations in every country where chiropractic has become established, including both the ACA and the ICA in the United States.
This means that another feature of the program -- which you are encouraged to attend -- is an assembly at which chiropractors from around the world give updates on the development of chiropractic in their countries -- a unique opportunity for you to hear, first hand, how the chiropractic profession is developing worldwide.
The program is so all-encompassing, that speakers such as Scott Haldeman, D.C., Ph.D., M.D., F.R.C.P. from the United States, Akio Sato, M.D., Ph.D. from Japan; Bjorn Rydevik, M.D., Ph.D. from Sweden (the world's foremost researcher on spinal nerve root compression) are each flying in from around the world -- and you don't have to take notes as there is a complete written handout, and audio tapes of each session will be available.
A research highlight of the Congress, of interest to all chiropractors, will be presentation of the first trial comparing the chiropractic adjustment against medical mobilization techniques for neck pain and restriction of movement -- a Canadian team of chiropractic and medical researchers has shown that the chiropractic patients experienced better results. Attend the Congress for full details of this important ground-breaking research that can help you make more people aware of the unequalled value of chiropractic care.
Alan Breen, D.C., the chief chiropractic researcher for the successful British trial of chiropractic (Meade et al), will also be there giving background information and answering questions.
The World Chiropractic Congress, as you will see from the program, also includes a meeting of the American Back Society (ABS). This is without a doubt the best spinal care meeting anywhere, ever. Join the world family of chiropractors and see where chiropractic has arrived in 1991.
NOTE: Your personal copy of the program for the 1991 World Chiropractic Congress in Toronto this May has been inserted into this issue of Dynamic Chiropractic (our apologies, only United States and Canadian Chiropractors). Just a quick glance will show you just how important this event is and why you can't afford to miss it.