Join Thought Leaders - Learn the Latest Research at IMTRC 2019!


IMTRC 2019

Register now for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC), May 9-10, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia. Held every three years, the Massage Therapy Foundation brings together thought leaders in the profession to discuss the latest research.

IMTRC is a unique opportunity to learn about current innovations in massage therapy, connect with colleagues and researchers, so that you can apply the latest science when working with your clients. Come be inspired. 

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of IMTRC 2019. As the Presenting Sponsor, AMTA invites you to come be engaged in moving the massage therapy profession forward! 

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Hear from Leading Researchers in the Profession 

Pain Management and Massage Therapy, Advocating for the Patient Perspective
Hunter Groninger, MD, Georgetown University

Hunter Groninger, MD serves as Director of the Section of Palliative Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Groninger is also a Master Facilitator with the Education for Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Program at Northwestern University. His research interests include palliative care delivery in cardiovascular medicine, symptom management strategies including massage therapy, word choice in complex communication, and the medical humanities. 

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Massage Therapy, the NIH Perspective
Robert D. Kerns, PhD, Yale University

Robert D. Kerns, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychology at Yale University, and he is currently the Program Director at the National Institutes of Health-Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Pain Management Collaboratory.

Arthritis and Massage Therapy
Nicole Nelson, MSH, LMT, University of South Florida 

Nicole Nelson, MSH, LMT is an adjunct instructor in the department of Exercise Science at the University of North Florida (UNF). She has been a massage therapist and personal trainer for close to 25 years. Her research focuses on complementary medicine and exercise science. 

Preview the program schedule and the full speaker list » 

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