ICA -  International Chiropractors Association

The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is the world's oldest International chiropractic professional organization representing nearly 8,000 practitioners, students, chiropractic assistants, educators and lay persons world-wide dedicated to the growth and development of the chiropractic profession based on its fundamental science, principles and philosophy. The lCA has members in 51 nations worldwide.

The lCA has a long and distinguished history. It was established in 1926 but always remaining true to the principles and philosophy on which it was founded, working to expand the understanding and acceptance of chiropractic science in every nation, offering the highest quality health care to people of all ages through a separate, distinct and drugless health care profession.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC in the United States, the lCA works to enhance and strengthen the clinical excellence of chiropractic practitioners through research, advanced educational programs, publication of scientific and clinical practice papers and through the promotion of the highest ethical and clinical practice standards for the profession.

The ICA has ten major chiropractic colleges formally affiliated with the organization. Representatives of those educational institutions participate in the scientific research programs of the ICA and provide educational programs for post-graduate doctors of chiropractic learning in specialty areas such as pediatrics, sports and fitness and prevention and wellness. The lCA also holds regular internal conferences on the science and practice of chiropractic and has conducted such major meetings in many world capitals including Lisbon, Portugal, Rome, Italy, Madrid, Spain, Athens, Greece, and in 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Among the lCA's goals and objectives are:

  1. Foster the professional and technical development of the Doctor of Chiropractic through programs of continuing education, research, political, and social development.
  2. Encourage the highest professional, technical, and ethical standards for the doctor of chiropractic while safeguarding the professional welfare of its members.
  3. Champion the principle that every citizen in the world has the right to freedom of choice in health care and be able to choose unhampered the doctor and the healing art of his/her choice.
  4. Work harmoniously with other healthcare organizations and governments in a global humanitarian effort to foster chiropractic and spinal hygiene in the fields of family health (including children, women, and the elderly), and occupational health.


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