Foundation News - Spring 2015

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Will you join us at this summer’s Massage Therapy Foundation fundraiser ”Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in conjunction with the AMTA National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA? Grab your delegation and your favorite baseball cap. Support the Foundation and come on down to PNC Park to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:05 p.m. The park is only a short walk from the convention center so we hope to see you there! We also would like to say a special thank you to our host sponsor Scrip/Massage Warehouse!

You can purchase your tickets here. A portion of your ticket price is a donation to the Massage Therapy Foundation. Please note that due to the nature of this event, all ticket sales are final.

Date: Wednesday, August 19th
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $36

2015 Case Report Contests

Case reports play an important role in scientific and professional literature. Develop your research skills and share your professional expertise by writing a case report. Our Practitioner and Student contest deadlines have been announced. Not sure where to start? Check out the free “How to Write a Case Report” webinar series here.

The Massage Therapy Foundation offers two case report contests:
• Practitioner Case Report Contest- Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 1, 2015.
• Student Case Report Contest- Deadline to apply is Monday, June 1, 2015.

For more information on how to enter the contests, click here.

Save the Date for the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is proud to host the 2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) which will take place May 12-15, 2016, at the Renaissance ® Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington.
This is the fourth research conference hosted by the Massage Therapy Foundation, bringing together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage research. Learn more about our previous conferences here. We will be announcing more details in the coming months, including a call for presenters, and ways to sponsor this important event. Stay tuned for updates.

Thank You to all who supported Team MTF – Running for Research

The Massage Therapy Foundation would like to send a special THANK YOU to all those who help to support Team MTF-Running for Research on their journey to the 2015 Boston Marathon. We would also like to thank our three runners: John Combe, Nathan Nordstrom, and Angie Parris-Raney. We sincerely appreciate all of you in helping to support our mission to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.

"AMTA has been a tremendous resource over the years."

Jenn S., AMTA member since 1994