Palmer College was well represented at this year’s World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) 12th Biennial Congress in Durban, South Africa, April 11-13. Attending the conference for the College were Bill Meeker, D.C., president of the West Campus; Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and health policy, and Mickey Burt, D.C., executive director of Alumni.
More than 700 chiropractors attended the WFC congress. Dr. Meeker presided over one of the sessions as the moderator, Dr. Goertz presented research posters, and Dr. Burt hosted an Alumni luncheon on Saturday.
"I am very impressed with the work the WFC’s is doing internationally to advance chiropractic," said Dr. Burt. "I am also impressed with the number of Palmer graduates who serve and have served as officers and presidents for the WFC." Dennis Richards, D.C. (Davenport '78), from Australia, is serving as its current president.
Dr. Burt also stated that he came back from the event with a new respect for the amount of work Palmer’s alumni are doing internationally to advance chiropractic around the world.
"Simply put, our alumni are some of the most impressive folks you will ever meet," said Dr. Burt. "It is a real pleasure to be part of such a great profession and institution and to be able to meet so many impressive folks who are part of the Palmer family."
This year, the WFC celebrated its 25th anniversary, and Gary Auerback, D.C., the first WFC president, was in attendance.
Click here to view Dr. Burt's photo gallery, including photos from the congress as well as from a safari and the surrounding area. Where else could you meet with chiropractors from around the world as well as come face-to-face with giraffes, impalas and rhinos?