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World Federation of Chiropractic

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World Federation of Chiropractic
John Maltby

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) (French: La Fédération Mondiale de Chiropratique (FMC); Spanish: La Federación Mundial de Quiropráctica (FMQ)) is an international consulting body representing chiropractic to the international health care community.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


In September 1987, at a World Chiropractic Summit convened by the European Chiropractors' Union[7] in London, England, there was agreement that a President's Committee be formed to inquire into, and report upon, the formation of a world federation representing national chiropractic associations. The President's Committee reported, and the World Federation of Chiropractic was established in Sydney, Australia on October 2, 1988[8] at a World Chiropractic Congress[9] organized by the Chiropractors' Association of Australia. It was initially conceived by Gary Auerbach[10] of Tucson, Arizona, in consultation with David Chapman-Smith, a barrister practicing in Toronto, Canada.

The offices of the WFC are under the direction of Richard Brown, who has served as Secretary-General of the WFC since 2015.[11][12]


The WFC is a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization.[13] It achieved full formal relations status in 1997, after strong support from the World Federation of Neurology,[14] World Federation of Public Health Associations,[14] and the International Council of Nurses.[14] The WFC is also an Associate Member of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).[15]


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  2. ^ ^Chapman-Smith, David; Cleveland, Carl (2005). "International Status, Standards, And Education Of The Chiropractic Profession". in Haldeman, Scott. Principles and practice of Chiropractic. McGraw-Hill. p. 111. ISBN 0-07-137534-1
  3. ^ "World Federation of Chiropractic – The Who, What, Why, Where and How". ChiroWeb.com. July 24, 2000. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
  4. ^ Haldeman, S (2005). Principles and Practice of Chiropractic (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 112. ISBN 9780071375344.
  5. ^ Taylor, R: "Family medicine: principles and practice", Springer, 2003, Page 1104 [ISBN 0387954007, ISBN 978-0-387-95400-4]
  6. ^ Rekel, D: Complementary medicine in clinical practice: integrative practice in ..., Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005 [ISBN 0763730653, ISBN 978-0-7637-3065-9]
  7. ^ "The European Chiropractors' Union". www.chiropractic-ecu.org. Archived from the original on May 15, 2007.
  8. ^ "The First Congress of the World Federation of Chiropractic... Be a Part of It". March 1991.
  9. ^ "Country Report". www.jac-chiro.org. Archived from the original on March 14, 2004.
  10. ^ "Gary Auerbach: Platinum Photography Resume".
  11. ^ "The World Federation of Chiropractic".
  12. ^ "The World Federation of Chiropractic".
  13. ^ [1] [Pg. 6]
  14. ^ a b c "WHO Establishes Official Relations with the Chiropractic Profession". Dynamic Chiropractic. 15 (4). February 10, 1997.
  15. ^ "Membership • Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences".

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