14 February 2023

Connecting through Events 2023

Cue the pens and diaries, it’s the start of a brand-new year and a fresh set of events for 2023 to unite the membership and the profession. It’s going to be an enormous year with the ACA officially hosting the 17th World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Biennial Congress in October! The congress will be held on the Gold Coast between 11-14 October and is going to be one of the biggest years to date with a myriad of events and we’re thrilled to be providing our members with countless opportunities to grow, connect, discover, and feel supported in the journey of ongoing learning.

We’re also confident that our 2023 events will deliver valuable networking opportunities, as well as opportunities to develop CPD and meet all of your CPD checkpoints for the year! For more information on how to develop a CPD learning plan, visit members.chiro.org.au/cpd

With so many in-person events planned across the country, we encourage all members to utilise these as golden opportunities to reconnect with colleagues old and new.

Chair of the CPD Committee, Dr Billy Chow says 2023 is going to be ACA’s best year yet with so much to look forward to in the pipeline for our members. “At the beginning of each year, I always get excited about all the ACA CPD opportunities for members to participate in. 2023 offers our members even more excitement and opportunity to learn and network, with the 17th WFC Biennial Congress happening on our own doorstep.

The ACA has collaborated with the WFC to host the international conference which will attract delegates from around the world. We’ve worked closely with Dr Richard Brown, Secretary-General of the WFC to create an engaging program full of amazing speakers from Australia and across the globe. The CPD Committee continues their commitment to develop and organise CPD events that cater to the broad and diverse interests of the ACA membership.

WFC Biennial Congress 2023

Undeniably the biggest event for 2023, the ACA will be hosting the 17th World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Congress, which will be held on 11-14 October 2023 on the Gold Coast. It is estimated that the congress will attract more than 1,000 delegates from Australia and around the world. This major international event will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. We look forward to seeing all our members take advantage of the event being held here in our own backyard! The Gold Coast is one of the most visited and recognised cities in the Asia Pacific region for business events and vacations. The region is well suited for major events, having hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and with South East Queensland confirmed to host the 2032 Olympics.

This is a great opportunity for the ACA and Australian chiropractic, and we are honoured to be hosting such a prestigious event. The ACA extends its gratitude to sponsors Tourism Australia and the QLD government. All members are invited to submit research abstracts for consideration for the event. There are over US$25,000 in prizes available for the best papers and best posters. The abstract submission deadline is 1 June 2023. So, make sure to get those abstracts spick and span!

For more information visit wfccongress2023.org.au. Registration opens this Friday 24 February.

Connecting Kids Symposium

ACA and AICE Paediatrics are excited to announce the 2023 Connecting Kids Symposium (CKS) which will be held on 24-25 June 2023 in Perth. “This is the first time the CKS will be held outside of the east coast of Australia. We are excited to be providing an event to our West Australian chiropractors and entice those from the east to travel and connect with colleagues. We will have some wonderful speakers from both here in Australia and overseas.” says chair of AICE Paediatrics, Helen Alevaki.

With a great speaker line-up, along with connecting in person with colleagues, save the date for the Connecting Kids Symposium, 24-25 June 2023 at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, WA.

SpineWeek 2023

After being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, SpineWeek will return this year between 1-5 May in Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre. If you haven’t already heard, SpineWeek is an international interdisciplinary conference on spinal health that brings together clinicians and scientists from related health professions and societies from around the globe. It’s a week-long affair that is attended by more than 20 international spine societies! We invite all allied health clinicians to be part of the chiropractic and allied health stream.

For more information on programs and to register, visit spineweek.org

Sports Chiropractic Symposium

Once again, the Sports Chiropractic Symposium will return for sports fanatics far and wide! AICE Sports and Exercise in partnership with FICS, have confirmed this year’s 2023 Sports Chiropractic Symposium will be held 5-6 August in Adelaide at the Grand Chancellor Hotel.

The ICSC certification stream in 2023 will be the upper extremity module hands-on seminar over two days. The theory section will be completed via a live online forum a month prior to the delivery of the in-person sessions.

The in-person sessions will comprise of learning materials, active and interactive, which involve students’ hands-on skills. For those that have completed the ICSC certification, the masterclass stream offers the chance to catch up with colleagues whilst learning some new skills.

For more information and to register, visit chiro.org.au/symposium


This year, we will also have a variety of topical seminars across the country. These events are a great way to build your CPD, as well as connect and network with colleagues. ACA looks forward to hosting these seminars as a way to unite the membership through shared learning experiences.

For more information on seminars coming your way, visit chiro.org.au/events


Stay tuned as we also have an assortment of webinars coming your way for 2023! Suiting a variety of interests and specialties, our webinars are designed to help members stay up to date on the latest trends and advancements in the profession – as well as provide valuable resources and tools that can be used the very next day! We look forward to providing our members with the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and with so many topics on the drawing board for 2023 – there is bound to be something to pique your curiosity.