Foundation News


2013 Call for Abstracts for AMTA National Convention Poster Session

Research posters are an excellent way to visually present research findings at scientific events or professional settings.  The MTF poster sessions are a showcase of research done by community service and research grant recipients as well as other massage therapy researchers in the field.  Please submit your abstract by July1, 2013.  The convention is September 25-28th in Fort Worth, Texas.

Take a look at what others have submitted.


Kathy Borsuk Visits Massage Therapy Students to Spread the Word About MTF

Team MTF “Running for Research” member Kathy Borsuk showed off her race shirt that she wore while running the Boston Marathon during a visit with massage therapy students at the Cortiva Institute in Hoboken, NJ.  Kathy was kind of enough to give the students some worthy knowledge about all of the resources MTF provides.  A big thanks to Kathy and Many others who helped raise over $50,000 for the Foundation.


IJTMB Announces New Editor-in-Chief and Practice Section Editor

After five years with the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB) as practice section editor, the MTF is pleased to announce that Karen Boulanger, PhD, CMT has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief.  We would also like to welcome Niki Munk, PhD, LMT in her new role as practice section editor.
View the full press release. 
More information about IJTMB.


Register for the Basics of Research Literacy

Learn more about the basics of research literacy in an 8-hour NCBTMB-approved online course.  When taking this course, you will gain knowledge on the following topics:
• Understand basic research vocabulary and concepts
• Know how to use various databases to quickly find the information you’re looking for
• Discern the difference between advertisements, trade magazines, and academic journals
• Evaluate published research for its validity
• Apply findings to your work to build your practice and improve outcomes

Register now.

As the sustaining benefactor for the foundation, AMTA’s financial support helps the foundation carry out its mission and reinforces AMTA’s goal for evidence-informed massage practice.

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