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Online Research Literacy Course

Increase your research literacy through the Massage Therapy Foundation's online course Basics of Research Literacy. Through this 6-hour NCBTMB approved course, you will learn how to incorporate the principles of research literacy into your practice and teaching. Learn more and register.

Call for Abstracts – 2013 Research Conference

We are now seeking abstract submissions for the 2013 International Massage Therapy Research Conference – Presented by the Massage Therapy Foundation, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 25-27, 2013. You are invited to take this opportunity to share your experience, knowledge, and research at this international conference that will bring together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage therapy research. For the full submission guidelines and to learn more about the conference visit the MTF website.

Community Service Grants

The deadline to apply for a 2012 MTF Community Service Grant is quickly approaching on April 1, 2012! These grants are awarded to individuals working with to provide massage therapy to underserved populations. Read the full guidelines and apply.

New Website

The MTF has launched a new website! The new site features an integrated blog, resource sections, and an event calendar. Take a look now: www.massagetherapyfoundation.org

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