Holly Tucker, DC, MPH, CHES, FASA, a chiropractor dedicated to making an impact in the health care system, was recently appointed to the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Council.
Dr. Tucker traveled to Berlin, Germany, in March for the biennial Congress meeting, where she spent eight days with other council members attending meetings under the WFC’s “EPIC” theme (evidence-based, people-centered, interprofessional and collaborative).
“Every discussion was so compelling. There are 13 Council members, from all over the globe, which allowed each conversation to have a unique perspective,” Dr. Tucker said. “Chiropractic care is so diverse across different parts of the world, so hearing positions and opinions on a variety of situations served as a great learning experience.”
In addition, the council members discussed the role of WFC in advancing the profession forward, while supporting and empowering chiropractors around the world. The Council worked behind the scenes by drafting new bylaws, strategic plan implementation and listened to special programs and presenters.
After the Council meeting, representatives from every country joined them to attend the General Assembly. WFC members gave reports about the current state of chiropractic care in their region. Congress, the educational portion, in conjunction with the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) Convention, consisted of continuing education keynote speeches, breakout sessions and research presentations.
“This year, the WFC focused the event much more on research-based presentations,” Dr. Tucker explained. “This event is becoming the premier place to present chiropractic research, and a place for greater collaboration to translate this knowledge into practice. I think this will involve the clinical community on a much greater level than ever before.”
Dr. Tucker is very passionate about engaging with other members of the chiropractic community. She is involved in almost a dozen different organizations and being an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is what led her to this prestigious WFC appointment.
She plans to further educate ACA and Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) members about the WFC by developing informational content and utilizing speaking opportunities.
“I want to get students more involved by showing them all they can do and how they can use their knowledge to really make a difference in the world of the chiropractic profession after they graduate,” said Dr. Tucker.