About WFC

About WFC

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is an international body consisting of about 90 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).

World Federation of Chiropractic

WFC Assemblies and Biennial Congresses

WFC established Sydney, Australia May, 1988
1st Assembly & Congress Toronto, Canada May, 1991
2nd Assemb & Congressly London, United Kingdom May, 1993
3rd Assembly & Congress Washington DC, USA Jul, 1995
4th Assembly & Congress Tokyo, Japan Jun, 1997
5th Assembly & Congress Auckland, New Zealand May, 1999
6th Assembly & Congress Paris, France May, 2001
7th Assembly & Congress Orlando, USA May, 2003
8th Assembly & Congress Sydney, Australia Jul, 2005
9th Assembly & Congress Vilamoura, Portugal May, 2007
10th Assembly & Congress Montreal, Canada May, 2009
11th Assembly & Congress Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Apr, 2011
12th Assembly & Congress Durban, South Africa Apr, 2013
13th Assembly & Congress Athens, Greece May, 2015
14th Assembly & Congress Washington DC, USA Mar, 2017
15th Assembly & Congress Berlin, Germany Mar, 2019
16th Assembly & Congress Virtual Sep, 2021
17th Assembly & Congress Gold Coast, Australia Oct, 2023
18th Assembly & Congress Copenhagen, Denmark May, 2025

WFC Board of Directors

WFC Board of Directors
African RegionKendrah da Silva DC
South Africa
Asian RegionYi Kai Wong BSc(Hons), MPHMalaysia
Eastern Mediterranean RegionEfstathios Papadopoulos DCCyprus
European RegionJakob Lothe DCNorway
European RegionPernille Pop DCDenmark
Latin American RegionCarlos Ayers DCPeru
North American RegionDale White DCUSA – ACA
North American RegionHolly Tucker DC, MPH Secretary-TreasurerUSA – ACA
North American RegionJohn Maltby DCUSA – ICA
North American RegionRyan Coster DC, MBA
Vice President
North American RegionGlenn Guilderson DCCanada
Pacific RegionAndrew Lawrence DCAustralia
Pacific RegionHayden Thomas DCNew Zealand
WFC OfficeRichard Brown DC, LLM Secretary General
2 St. Clair Avenue West, 18th Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M4V 1L5
Tel: 1 647 255 8030 Fax: 1 888 837 6748
E-mail: info@wfc.org URL: http://www.wfc.org/

WFC Presidents

  1. Gary Auerbach  USA (1989-1992)
  2. Christoph Diem  Switzerland (1992-1995)
  3. John Sweaney  Australia (1995-1998)
  4. Louis Sportelli  USA (1998-2000)
  5. Bruce Vaughan  Hong Kong (2000-2002)
  6. Paul Carry  Canada (2002-2004)
  7. Anthony Metcalfe  UK (2004-2006)
  8. Gerard Clum  USA (2006-2008)
  9. Efstathios Papadopoulos  Cyprus (2008-2010)
  10. J. Michael Flynn  USA (2010-2012)
  11. Dennis Richards Australia (2012-2014)
  12. Greg Stewart Canada (2014-2016)
  13. Espen Johannessen Norway (2016-2018)
  14. Laurie Tassell Australia (2018-2019)
  15. Vivian Kil Netherlands (2019-2021)
  16. Carlos Ayres Peru (2021-2022)
  17. John Maltby USA (2022-2024)
  18. Kendrah da Silva South Africa (2024-)

WFC Council Meetings