EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION

January 2016:  Dr. Papadopolous reported that a new second degree Master’s in Chiropractic program has been initiated at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, and is considering the use of IBCE examinations at graduation.

The next EMMECF meeting will be held concurrent with the WFC Council meeting in Dubai, UAE on May 11-14th.

He recommended strongly that IBCE have at least one representative at major international chiropractic meetings to work with local advisors and meet with interested parties.

August 10, 2015:  Memorandum signed between the ECU and the Tbilisi State Medical University

Tbilisi State University

March 15, 2015:  Reported by Dr. Papadopoulos     There has been recent legislation in Turkey regarding chiropractic. Unfortunately, the legislation includes chiropractors in a category with many fringe healthcare workers, and is not considered to be good for the profession.  The Turkish Chiropractic Association is working to improve this legislation.

The Eastern Mediterranean Middle East Chiropractic Federation is beginning work on a history of the profession in the Mediterranean region, and are currently soliciting and selecting historical photographs for a book to be published.