Dr. David Eisenberg will be the keynote speaker at the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) 10th Biennial Congress in Montreal next year. 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.
Dr. Eisenberg also served on a National Academy of Sciences committee that generated the Institute of Medicine report on the 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 will focus on "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 BJD 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 complete list of scheduled presenters, as well as information regarding featured programs and travel accommodations for attendees, is available at www.wfc.org/congress2009.