Conference Overview and Mission
The First International Fascia Research Congress was held October 4-5, 2007 at The
Conference Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston. It was the
first international conference dedicated to fascia in all its
forms and functions.
This conference was intended to be a catalyst. The emphasis and centerpiece was the presentation of the latest and best scientific fascia research for clinical professionals in whose specialties the human fasciae are central in both theory and practice. Many of the scientists attending had little experience with clinical practice and clinicians were often unfamiliar with each other's work. At this landmark event professionals from the separate domains of basic research and clinical practice had an unprecedented opportunity to learn from one another and gain insights to inform and enrich their respective areas of work and lead to new areas of scientific inquiry and improvements in applied methods.
The sold-out conference was attended by 650 persons from 28 countries, including 340 massage therapists and other bodyworkers, 100 physicians, 60 PhD scientists and graduate students, 50 physical therapists, 40 chiropractors, 35 acupuncturists, and 20 athletic and sports trainers. Of the 100 presentations at the conference 2/3 were by investigative teams which included BOTH physicians or scientists AND clinical practitioners. The conference was recorded and DVD replays have been presented at 35 locations worldwide.