Welcome message from the WFC President
We are at an exciting time in chiropractic’s history. Through the visionary foresight of our past leaders, the groundwork has been laid for a profession that now has unparalleled opportunities to be leaders in spine care.
The WFC advocates all chiropractors around the world to ‘Be EPIC’ – evidence-based, patient-centred, interprofessional and collaborative. We are delighted to bring you a Congress that will encompass these elements, which are undoubtedly the guiding principles for health care professionals in today’s world.
Our Congress will be the largest scientific meeting for the profession globally, but for practising chiropractors we are delighted to bring you an exciting and inspiring programme of thought leadership, stimulating debate, fresh ideas and practical workshops. Add to this a vibrant social programme within one of the world’s greatest capital cities and we have an event that you cannot afford to miss.
I look forward to meeting you all in Berlin and welcoming you to what will be a celebration of chiropractic’s global opportunities in spine care.
Laurie Tassell, WFC President
Welcome message from the ECU President
I had the honour of being the president of the Greek chiropractic association when the joint ECU/WFC Congress came to Athens. It gives me a special thrill now, therefore, to welcome you to EPIC 2019 in Berlin.
I have set a path for the ECU to embrace evidence-based care, to adapt as the expectations of care develop, and to invest in the bedrock of the profession – research. It is not by accident that the ECU now invests over 25 per cent of its income in research, including support for the most promising young MSK researchers, the CARL Fellows.
EPIC 2019 will relate leading-edge thinking and skills to the collaborative inter-professional approach that is key to the future for our wonderful profession.
But it will not be the leaders of the ECU or the WFC alone who will secure the future. It is clinicians who are prepared to invest bravely in their own and the profession’s development.
We have pleasure in offering a wonderful congress for your enjoyment and enrichment.
Welcome to Berlin!
Vasileios Gkolfinopoulos, ECU President