About WFC

About WFC

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is an international body consisting of 85 national associations and has an official relationship with World Health Organization (WHO) as an NGO. WFC promotes high standards of chiropractic education, research and practice in the international community and provide advice on appropriate legislation for chiropractic in member countries. Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) is a Japanese national member of the WFC since 1999. WFC is also an associate member of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) that was established by WHO and UNESCO.

Affiliated organizations: WHO (World Health Organization), CIOMS (Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences), IBCE (International Board of Chiropractic Examiners), FICS (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic), ACC (Association of Chiropractic Colleges), FCLB (Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards), CCEI (Councils on Chiropractic Education International) and WCCS (World Congress of Chiropractic Students).

WFC Assemblies and Biennial Congresses

WFC establishedSydney, AustraliaMay, 1988
1st Assembly & CongressToronto, CanadaMay, 1991
2nd Assemb & CongresslyLondon, United KingdomMay, 1993
3rd Assembly & CongressWashington DC, USAJuly, 1995
4th Assembly & CongressTokyo, JapanJune, 1997
5th Assembly & CongressAuckland, New ZealandMay, 1999
6th Assembly & CongressParis, FranceMay, 2001
7th Assembly & CongressOrlando, USAMay, 2003
8th Assembly & CongressSydney, AustraliaJuly, 2005
9th Assembly & CongressVilamoura, PortugalMay, 2007
10th Assembly & CongressMontreal, CanadaMay, 2009
11th Assembly & CongressRio de Janeiro, BrazilApril, 2011
12th Assembly & CongressDurban, South AfricaApril, 2013
13th Assembly & CongressAthens, GreeceMay, 2015
14th Assembly & CongressWashington DC, USAMarch, 2017
15th Assembly & CongressBerlin, GermanyMarch, 2019
16th Assembly & CongressVirtualSeptember, 2021

WFC Board of Directors

WFC Board of Directors 2019-2021
African Region Kendrah da Silva DC
Vice President
South Africa
Asian Region Kei Takeyachi DC
Secretary Treasurer
Eastern Mediterranean Region Efstathios Papadopoulos DC Cyprus
European Region Vivian Kil DC Netherlands
European Region Gian Joerger DC Switzerland
Latin American Region Carlos Ayers DC
North American Region Michele Maiers DC, PhD USA – ACA
North American Region Holly Tucker DC USA – ACA
North American Region John Maltby DC USA – ICA
North American Region Ryan Coster DC, MBA Canada
North American Region Glenn Guilderson DC Canada
Pacific Region Andrew Lawrence DC Australia
Pacific Region Corrian Poelsma DC New Zealand
WFC Office Richard Brown DC, LLM Secretary General 160 Eglinton Avenue East Suite # 601 Toronto Ontario Canada M4P 3B5 Tel: 1 416 484 9978 Fax: 1 416 484 9665 E-mail: info@wfc.org URL: http://www.wfc.org/

WFC Presidents

Gary Auerbach  USA (1989-1992)
Christoph Diem  Switzerland (1992-1995)
John Sweaney  Australia (1995-1998)
Louis Sportelli  USA (1998-2000)
Bruce Vaughan  Hong Kong (2000-2002)
Paul Carry  Canada (2002-2004)
Anthony Metcalfe  UK (2004-2006)
Gerard Clum  USA (2006-2008)
Efstathios Papadopoulos  Cyprus (2008-2010)
 J. Michael Flynn  USA (2010-2012)
Dennis Richards Australia (2012-2014)
Greg Stewart Canada (2014-2016)
Espen Johannessen Norway (2016-2018)
Laurie Tassell Australia (2018-2019)
Vivian Kil Netherlands (2019-2021)
Carlos Ayres Peru (2021-)

WFC Council Meetings