Considering the fact that during the London 2012 Olympic Games osteopaths were included in health services for the first time, the RBrO (Brazilian Register of Osteopaths) met in November 2012 with representatives of the General Osteopathic Council – UK GOsC and established the Brazilian Osteopathic Committee for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Read more
Canadian Federation of Osteopaths
Founded in 2003, the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths (CFO) is the official national association for Osteopaths*. Its membership base consists of established provincial associations. Individual osteopathic practitioners are not members in the CFO, their voice and interests are represented by the respective provincial body.
In turn the CFO is a member of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA), a world wide alliance of national governing bodies and associations that have come together with the common goal of osteopathic unity and high quality osteopathic healthcare.
The OIA advances the philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine and osteopathy worldwide” (www.oialliance.org)
To provide support to the provincial associations.
To promote osteopathy as a distinct and independent complementary healthcare profession.
To support the profession of Osteopathy.
To represent provincial and territorial Osteopathic associations in Canada.
To establish and maintain positive relationships with other associations in countries where osteopathy is practiced.
To be a reliable source for information regarding the practice of manual osteopathy in Canada.
To maintain positive efforts towards national and international unity of the two streams of osteopathy.
*Osteopath: Internationally, the term Osteopath is applied to manual osteopathy, while the medical stream uses Osteopathic Physician.
Open Forum 2018:
Call for Papers – OsEAN Open Forum 2018 “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”
In October 2018 OsEAN is holding the sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference. The topic will be “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”, featuring presentations and workshops. The conference will be held from 18th – 19th October 2018 in France. We would like to invite you to submit a paper, before Sunday, 31st December 2017, for a platform or poster presentation or a short workshop.
The CFO represents Canadian Osteopathy internationally by partnering with the following organizations: The Osteopathic International Alliance
The CFO is an associate member of the European Federation of Osteopaths