17th WFC Biennial Congress 2023
Date: 11 Oct 2023 - 14 Oct 2023
Where: Gold Coast


This year’s 17th World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Biennial Congress, hosted in association with the Australian Chiropractors Association will be held 11-14 October, 2023 at Australia’s spectacular resort of the Gold Coast.

With a theme of ‘Let’s Start With The Patient’, the WFC’s showpiece event will have something for everyone. As with all WFC Congresses, the event will feature inspiring global keynote speakers, compelling panel discussions, ground breaking science and exciting deep-dive workshops.

With an unrivalled climate, the sun-kissed Gold Coast will play host to chiropractors from around the world, who will gather to share in an energising and unforgettable celebration of chiropractic.

As WFC Congress attendees have come to expect, we will also be offering an exciting social program. Our Aussie-themed (very) casual social dinner will be held at Gold Coast’s Sea World resort on Thursday 12 October, whilst our Gala dinner on Saturday 14 October will be a little more formal. Tickets for both social events can be purchased during the registration process.

With Australia being a dream destination for many, the 17th WFC Biennial Congress represents the ultimate opportunity to experience a truly international event.

Book your place now and start preparing for the chiropractic event of a lifetime.


Early bird pricing ends Monday 31 August 2023 at 11:00pm AEST.

Welcome Reception will be held Wednesday 11 October 2023 and is included in the Congress registration price. Extra tickets are available is required.

Sea World Dinner Ticket (casual) will be held Thursday 12 October 2023.

Gala Dinner at Gold Coast Convention Centre will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023.

All prices listed below are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST.

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Registration - Regions excluding Africa & Latin America
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First year graduates
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Full-time chiropractic students
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Association Staff (non chiropractors)
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Welcome Reception (extra ticket)
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Sea World Dinner Ticket (casual)
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Gala Dinner Convention Centre
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Online registration for this event closes Monday 9 October 2023 at 11:00pm AEDT.

Any tickets purchased on the day at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will be $1,595.00.

Call for Papers


The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) cordially invites you to submit your research abstracts for consideration at the 17th WFCBiennial Congress, to be held 11-14 October 2023 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.


New abstracts may be submitted to one of the following categories: Clinical/Basic Science; Education; Public Health/Health Services/Epidemiology; Clinical Case Study/Series.

Submit New Abstracts here.

Maximum word count is 250

  • No references, figures, or tables – only text;
  • English language;
  • Full paper not published prior to 1 June 2023 (but may have been presented at another conference);
  • Ethics approval for the work was obtained or was exempted (proof of this must be provided to the WFC upon request), or ethics review not needed (eg, systematic reviews).

Previously published papers, will be considered separately in the following research categories: Clinical/Basic Science, Education, Public Health/Health Services/Epidemiology, Case Study/Series.

  • Previously published paper submit here;
  • Paper published between 1 June 2021 to 1 June 2023;
  • Maximum of 2 paper submissions per author/co-author.

Submission requirements. The presenter of either a new abstract or previously published paper must be an author and must be registered by the due date and provide WFC all required information and permissions.

  • Any submitted abstract or paper that is suspected of involving scientific misconduct or ethics issues will be addressed using the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and may be subject to immediate rejection;
  • Any submitted presentation that does not meet the submission criteria will be removed from the program;
  • For both new abstracts and previously published papers, only two (2) presentations may be made by any one (1) person. An author can be listed on any number of accepted abstracts as coauthor, but any author may present no more than two (2) abstracts.

Judging and selection

  • New abstracts will be selected through a rigorous peer review process and will be judged on methodology, significance, relevance, and overall importance of the research;
  • Previously published papers will be selected by the Congress Planning Committee;
  • There are a limited number of time slots for previously published papers, thus not all will be accepted for presentations;
  • All WFC decisions regarding selections are final.


  • Abstract submissions due date: 1 June 2023
  • Authors notified of acceptance by: 1 August 2023
  • Presenting author must be registered by:  15 August 2023
  • Presenting author presentation materials submitted to WFC by: 15 September 2023
  • Presenting author available at the event: 11-14 October 2023


  • Over US$25,000 in prizes available for best papers and best posters;
  • Paper award competition will be held for new abstracts that have been selected for presentation;
  • Poster award competition will be held during the congress.

To download the 17th WFC Congress Call for Abstracts, click here.

Welcome to Australia

Looking for travel inspiration? Discover Australia’s sparkling beaches, friendly wildlife and natural wonders. There’s never been a better time to travel to Australia, so come and say g’day.

Social Functions

  • Welcome Reception: Wednesday 11 October 2023
  • Casual Dinner: Thursday 12 October 2023
  • Gala Dinner: Saturday 14 October 2023

Welcome Reception – Wednesday 11 October 2023

Make sure you come along to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday 11 October 2023 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is included in the Congress registration price. Meet up with your colleagues and register early! Drinks and canapes will be served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Extra tickets are available if required.

Casual Dinner – Thursday 12 October 2023

Australians are a pretty relaxed bunch. We like our sunshine and our no-hassle way of life and catching up with friends for dinner in a relaxed setting is a way of life. You don’t need to dress up, it’s the one social event in Australia where you are expected to wear flip flops, shorts and T-Shirts. For women, any informal summer dress or comfortable outfit is considered appropriate. So, shirts, ties and fancy hairdos are left at the door.

The setting for this fabulous get together will be the SeaWorld resort. With plenty of tasty food to sample, you can try freshly cracked sand crabs, king prawns or some local rock oysters. Perhaps Aussie beef or reef fish is your choice. The night would not be complete without some Aussie beers and wines to refresh your palate after partaking in some side show games.

Don’t be concerned about drinking and driving, we have organised buses to pick you up and deliver you safely home at the end of the night.

Why not join us on Thursday 12 October 2023 for a great night. You can purchase tickets for the casual dinner when you register for the WFC2023 Congress.

Gala Dinner – Saturday 14 October 2023

Make sure you register for the Gala Dinner to be held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre after the conclusion of the WFC2023 Congress. If the weather is warm, it is certainly acceptable to forgo the jacket.  For women, after-five attire would be appropriate. Flat shoes are a comfortable and practical choice for dancing the night away to a local Aussie band.

The dinner will feature a three-course meal prepared by award-winning chefs, and attendees can expect five-star food and beverages.  Tickets can be purchased when registering for the Congress.

After the dinner, attendees can take a slow walk home to catch a glimpse of the nocturnal wildlife at Broadbeach or enjoy a nightcap with colleagues and friends.


Accommodation Link is the only official hotel provider for the 17th WFC Biennial Congress 2023, taking place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

We’ve negotiated accommodation discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Queensland cost affordable. Through the travel experts at Accommodation Link, rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

Book early for best selection and price.

Accommodation Portal

Delegate Information

WFC2023 Airport Transfers

Delegates for the WFC can receive a 5% discount off airport transfers by booking with Con-X-ion.

Con-X-ion are leaders in the field of transportation specialising in door to door airport terminal transfers.  To make a booking, click here.

Go Card – your ticket to travel

Go Card is Translink’s electronic ticket to fast, easy and convenient travel in South East Queensland.

You are able to use go card on all Translink bus, train (including Airtrain), ferry and tram services in greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast regions. Go Card can be purchased at Brisbane Airport, Coolangatta Airport, local post office and convenience stores, over 600 in total.

For further information, and to get your go card, click here.


Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus

The Gold Coast offers an unrivalled blend of world class conferencing and down-to-earth hospitality. From the sun-kissed location to internationally acclaimed hotels, modern venues and creative spaces, Australia’s beachside city is the perfect destination to inspire fresh
ideas and connections to last a lifetime.

With over 1,000 delegates from around the world expected to attend this fantastic location and add in extensive sponsorship opportunities and a large trade display, with all meal breaks being held in the exhibition hall, 17th WFC Congress will enable your organisation to showcase
your products and services to chiropractors worldwide.

Don’t miss out on being involved with the 17th WFC Congress in this unequalled opportunity for your organisation.

Book now to secure your place at 17th WFC Congress.

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