Europe's leading manual-medicine authority on the treatment of infants, Dr. Heiner Biederman, and Dr. Jeanne Ohm, a leading American pediatric chiropractor, are two of many distinguished speakers scheduled to present at the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Congress in Montreal next month. Dr. Biederman, back by popular demand after his 2003 lecture in Orlando, will discuss both research and practice in his lecture, "How Functional Pathology of the Vertebral Spine Influences Morphological Development in Infants," while Dr. Ohm is scheduled to lecture on "Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy: Translating Research and Clinical Experience Into Best Practices." They will also conduct two 90-minute workshops on the assessment and treatment of infants.
In Germany, Dr. Biederman formerly practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon, but since 1991 has specialized in manual medicine and conservative orthopaedics, mainly with children and adolescents. He is widely published and much in demand as an international lecturer in the fields of manual medicine, pediatrics and radiology. Dr. Ohm, who is a popular speaker because of the substance and style of her presentations, is well-known to the profession as a leader of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and a postgraduate instructor for many chiropractic colleges. A mother of six, Dr. Ohm's professional mission is to give DCs with the skills and motivation to provide optimum care for pregnant mothers and children.
The Montreal Congress (April 30 - May 2, 2009) has an outstanding academic and social program with many lectures and workshops on philosophy, technique and other clinical subjects. In addition to pediatric care, integrated care, sports chiropractic and other topics will be discussed by prominent experts in health care:
David Eisenberg, MD, from Harvard University, on integration of chiropractic care into a Harvard teaching hospital;
Andrew Dunn, DC, MSc, from the Buffalo VA Health Center, on chiropractic practice in the U.S. military and veterans' health care systems;
Jack Taunton, MD, and Robert Armitage, DC, on chiropractic in the sports medicine team for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 (Dr. Taunton is chief medical officer and Dr. Armitage is head of chiropractic services); and
Francis Fontaine, DC, MD, on practical aspects of inter-referral of patients in medical and chiropractic practice.
Other VIP speakers include Dr. Scott Haldeman, discussing the BJD Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders' new model for the management of patients with neck pain and headache; and Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, discussing the APHA and the important role of chiropractic in public health.
Lectures and workshops on technique come from many leading presenters including Drs. Mark Charrette (lower extremity techniques), Fred Carrick (neurology), Michael Leahy (ART), Thomas Hyde (Graston), David Byfield (Diversified for older patients), Scott Walker (NET) and Robert Goodman (NUCCA). Philosophy speakers include University of Montreal philosophy professor Serge Robert, PhD, and WFC Past President Dr. Gerry Clum, whose Congress closing address is, "Where We Have Come From and the Road Ahead."
"Another feature of WFC Congresses," according to WFC Secretary-General David Chapman-Smith, "is that you get to meet DCs from over 40 countries around the world - after these congresses, many first-time participants say this is the most exciting and affirming chiropractic meeting they have ever attended."
For complete event details including program schedule, registration, accommodations, CE credits, etc., go to www.wfc.org/congress2009. Join more than 1,000 DCs in Montreal, one of the world's most exciting and alive cities!