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Browse education sessions, social events and other programs designed to take your AMTA National Convention experience and your career to the next level.

Monday, October 24

TBA Board of Directors Meeting - Executive Session
7am-5pm Chapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP)

Tuesday, October 25

TBA Board of Directors Meeting
8am-noon Chapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP)
4:30-8:30pm Chapter Presidents Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 26

11am-6pm Registration & Badge Pickup
Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5pm | 8 Credit Hours Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy—Pfannerstill
  Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques for the Posterior, Lateral & Anterior Neck—Utting (FULL)
8:30am-Noon Chapter Leadership Training
1-5pm House of Delegates Meeting
7-9pm Massage Therapy Foundation Monster Mash

Thursday, October 27

7am-6:30pm Registration & Badge Pickup

Opening Session: Business Meeting & Awards Presentation
Featuring Keynote Speaker Robin Roberts

11am-2pm Exhibit Hall Open
11am Photos with Robin Roberts in the Exhibit Hall
11:30am-1pm First-Timers Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-3:30pm; repeated 4-6pm | 2 Credit Hours Talking to Your Clients About Skin Cancer—Friedrichs
  The Impact of Massage Therapy on the Performance of Professional Para-athletesKennedy, McDonough
  Navigating the Massage Therapy Reimbursement MazePorambo
  Totally Allowable ExpensesBowman
  A Massage Therapist's Guide to Malpractice—Flynn, Pierce
  Hospital-Based Massage Therapy—Brennan (FULL)
  Current Research: Massage Therapy & Pain (Research Track)—Boyd, Cambron
5:30-7:30pm Exhibit Hall Opening Night Reception

Friday, October 28

7am-6pm Registration & Badge Pickup
8:30-10am Student Day Registration
All Day Education: 8am-5pm | 8 Credit Hours Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists—Griffith (FULL)
  Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists—Jurch (FULL)
  Sciatic Pain: Advanced Myofascial Techniques—Luchau (FULL)
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit Hours Postural Stability Training for Massage Therapists—Forman (FULL)
  Corrective Bodywork: Lower Body—Costello (FULL)
  Ethics for Massage Therapists: How We View + Choose Our Actions—Hurd
  Massage Techniques in Hospice + Palliative Care—Cheers (FULL)
  Pharmacology for Treatment Planning—Goodwin
  Resesarch Panel (Research Track)
8-9:30am | 1.5 Credit Hours Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum—Bontrager, Ribeiro
9:30am-Noon | 2.5 Credit Hours Teachers Day: Instructional Design—O'Hara, Ribeiro
10am-4pm Student Day
11:30am-3pm Exhibit Hall Open
Noon-1:30pm Teachers Day: Teachers Networking Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-5:30pm | 4 CE Hours Shiatsu for Migraines—Bellmore (FULL)
  The Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Mechanics—Russell (FULL)
  Developing Sustainable Therapeutic Relationships with Clients—Tague
  Teachers Day: Palpation—Distinguishing Tissue Textures—Kelly (FULL)
  The Mystery of Pain—Nelson (FULL)
  Marketing Massage: Gain the Edge—Salvo
  Pharmacology for Treatment Planning (Repeat)—Goodwin
5-7pm Exhibit Hall Open
5:30-6:30pm Teachers Day: Teachers Networking Reception
8-10pm Wisconsin Chapter Spooktacular Costume Party (FULL)

Saturday, October 29

7am-12:30pm Registration & Badge Pickup
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit Hours The Ribcage & Diaphragm—Russell (FULL)
  Ethics for Massage Therapists: How We View & Choose Our Actions (Repeat)—Hurd
  Dimensional Massage Therapy for the Leg, Ankle and Foot—Dail (FULL)
  Forearm Massage: Save Your Hands & Your Career—Auth (FULL)
  Massage & Pathology: Top 10 Diseases—Salvo (FULL)
  Massage Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders—Goldstein (FULL)
  Financial Tips for Massage Business Pros—PNC Bank
  The Mystery of Pain—Nelson (Repeat)
10:45am-1:45pm Exhibit Hall Open
10:45am Meet Olympic athletes in the Exhibit Hall
1pm Passport to Prizes Drawing in Exhibit Hall
Afternoon Education: 2-4pm | 2 Credit Hours

Closing Session
Bringing Home the Gold: Olympians + Massage Therapy
Dr. Brent Bauer of the Mayo Clinic, Bonnie Blair, Alicia Dana, Kerri Strug and Abby Wambach

7pm-Midnight Dinner Dance
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