The Global Fascial Distortion Model Network 

International Events

FDM World Congress

Stephen Typaldos D.O. initiated the first FDM World Congress in 2001 in Maine as well as the second conference in Anchorage/Alaska in 2005. After his death in 2006 the international FDM associations decided to continue these meetings regularly.

In the following years five International FDM Congresses were organized:

  • 2007 Hawaii (USA)
  • 2009 Osaka (JP)
  • 2011 Vienna (AUT)
  • 2014 Texas (USA)
  • 2017 Cologne (GER) (GER)2011


The last congress took place in September 2017 in Cologne (Germany). It was organized for the second time in Europe by the EFDMA. You can find some impressions on or the EFDMA Website.


8. FDM World Congress 2020 in Japan

The next FDM World Congress  will be hosted by the FDM Asian Association (FAA) and was planned from November 1st to 3rd, 2020 in Osaka, Japan.

Unfortunately it had to be cancelled and postponed due to the current Covid-19 Situation in the world, a new date will follow.

The theme of this Congress is “Rediscovering FDM for the future”.  For details & registration click here: 8th FDM World Congress 





FDM Scientific Conference 

The FDM Scientific Conference should offer the opportunity to present studies and discuss the Fascial Distortion Model  from a scientific perspective and exchange with experts and colleagues.

From July 14th to 16th 2016 the 1st FDM Scientific Conference was held in Fairbanks / Alaska and was organized by the American FDM Association (AFDMA).

The 2. FDM Scientific Conference was held in Vienna (Austria) on March 30th, 2019, as part of the FDM Symposium 2019, organized by the European FDM Association (EFDMA).


International Meeting

After each FDM World Congress the FDMGO members get together at the International Meeting for exchange in the sense of the goals of the FDMGO. For example to discuss about the standard of FDM Training, Promoting the FDM International Certificate, the next events (FDM World Congress, FDM Scientific Conference) and similar topics.