Dr. Sportelli succeeds Dr. John Sweaney of Sydney, Australia as WFC president. Dr. Sportelli represents the ACA on the WFC Council.
The WFC, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, represents national chiropractic associations in over 70 countries. The WFC has as an official relationship with the World Health Organization as a nongovernmental organization representing the chiropractic profession.
Other newly elected officers of the WFC are Dr. Bruce Vaughan of Hong Kong (1st vice president); Dr. Paul Carey of Stratford, Ontario (2nd vice president); and Dr. Anthony Metcalfe of London (secretary-treasurer).
Among Dr. Sportelli's duties with the WFC will be to attend the WHO's annual assembly in Geneva, and presiding over the WFC's 5th Biennial World Chiropractic Congress in Auckland next May.