At its annual council meeting in Budapest, the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) elected a new executive featuring Dr. J. Michael Flynn as president. The complete WFC executive committee, elected for two-year terms, includes the following:
- President: Dr. Flynn of Houma, La., representing the American Chiropractic Association and the North American Region.
- First Vice President: Dennis Richards, DC, of Tweeds Head, New South Wales, representing the Chiropractic Association of Australia and the Pacific Region.
- Second Vice President: Greg Stewart, DC, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, representing the Canadian Chiropractic Association and the North American Region.
- Secretary-Treasurer: Espen Johannessen, DC, of Lillestrom, Norway, representing the Norwegian Chiropractors' Association and the European Region.
"It is truly an honor and privileged to have been elected president," said Dr. Flynn, a former president of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana and Louisiana State Board of Examiners, "especially given the outstanding presidents who have served before me, most recently my friend and colleague Dr. Stathis Papadopoulos, whose contribution has been immense." With Flynn's election as president, Papadopoulos concludes his service as president and is now serving as past president.
Dr. Flynn has served on the WFC executive committee since 2004, first as secretary-treasurer and then as first vice president prior to being elected president. He is a current board member of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and member of the Parker College of Chiropractic board of trustees.
New York Chiropractic College's (NYCC) Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction has been approved by the New York State Education Department and will commence in January of next year. The primarily online curriculum (a one-week intensive teaching practicum will be held at the NYCC Seneca Falls campus) is designed ideally for "doctors of chiropractic, other advanced health-care degree holders, and biologists with graduate degrees," according to the college.
"The MSHAPI approach is unique," said Dr. Michael Mestan, executive vice president of academic affairs. "It starts with a student already educated in anatomy and physiology course content and builds on that foundation, creating a highly trained instructional specialist for the undergraduate anatomy and physiology lecture room and laboratory."
To learn more, e-mail Kim McCrea, NYCC admissions counselor for graduate programs, at .