As said by our youngest new delegate Etienne Zeeman, on return from this year’s AGM, “Congress 2014 held in Malaga, Spain proved to be a truly incredible experience. So many students from so many countries, uniting for one cause; to unite chiropractic globally.”
The UJ Chapter delegation consisted of the following members Luke Schmidt, Athena Plakotaris, Chanelle Scott-Crossley, Kim Branco Castelo, Gillian Johnston, Etienne Zeeman and Lauren Eves.
The AGM allowed us exposure to the experiences from the following speakers: Drs Iben Axén, Adrian Wenban, Amaya Alonso and Louis Corleto to name a few. The speakers left us inspired, energized and enthusiastic to carry the WCCS aims and passion for chiropractic back to our university.
We as a chapter made a bid to host Congress in 2016, however were unsuccessful. Since our return, we have discussed making another bid at next year’s congress as we feel strongly on hosting such an event and how it would positively impact the profession in our country.
We have initiated fundraisers to take place in the next few months, a Beer Pong Tournament held in conjunction with WITS Hockey Club and Old Edwardians taking place on the 19th of July, as well as the Parker’s Comedy Evening taking place on the 12th of August. These are new fundraisers, which we hope will significantly contribute to our efforts in aiding delegates in attending the congress next year, in Atlanta.
We are also in the process of planning our World Spine Day initiative; we look forward to promoting the profession, WCCS and UJ. Our aim is to have displays, free spinal screenings and create awareness of the importance of spinal health.