The AMTA 2017 Schools Summit is February 23-24 in historic Boston, Massachusetts. Massage therapy educators and school owners, earn up to 10 credit hours and access cutting edge information to help your school and your career thrive. Get to know our education speakers »

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AMTA 2017 Schools Summit Program-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, February 22

5-6:30pm Welcome Reception, sponsored by Massage Warehouse Performance Health

Thursday, February 23 | 5 Credit Hours

 All events are in the Marina Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

8:30am Registration Opens (Marina Ballroom Foyer)
8:30-10am Network & Explore Exhibits (Marina Ballroom & Foyer)
Welcome & Opening Session
Massage Therapy for Pain Management: Applications for the Classroom - Jerrilyn Cambron

Kick off the AMTA 2017 Schools Summit with breaking research on massage therapy for pain conducted by the Samueli Institute and commissioned by the Massage Therapy Foundation, with support from the American Massage Therapy Association. Based on the evidence, massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. Hear the quantifiable results of the research project and learn direct applications for every massage therapy classroom.

Noon-1:45pm Networking Lunch & Explore Exhibits (Marina Ballroom & Foyer)
The First Five Days: Creating a Culture of Academic Success - Susan Salvo

Get tips on creating your classroom environment and establishing the rules of engagement that promote academic success. In addition, learn optimal teaching strategies that can motivate all students to achieve graduation and licensure, as well as a lengthy and prosperous career.

3:30-4pm Break: Network & Explore Exhibits (Marina Ballroom & Foyer)
The First Five Days: Creating a Culture of Academic Success - Susan Salvo (Continued)
6pm Opening Night Reception (Sauiety Restaurant)

Friday, February 24 | 5 Credit Hours

 All events are in the Marina Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

7:45-8:15am Coffee & Explore Exhibits (Marina Ballroom & Foyer)
8:30-9:30am AMTA's 2017 Massage Profession Research Report
9:30-9:45am Coffee Break & Explore Exhibits
Developing Core Supervision Competencies in Entry Level Education - Tara MacManaway

Learn standards to develop competencies for clinical supervision and the importance of regular conversations about professional issues. Find out how to easily incorporate case consultation, case presentation, information literacy skills, ethical awareness, mental health competencies and referral skills into basic massage education. (Webster Room)

From Teaching to Learning: Competency-based Assessments - Angie Myer

In competency-based education, quality assessment is the key to student learning. Learn a pragmatic, simplified approach using the COMTA Competencies and ELAP Outcomes to support your school’s curriculum. Explore the power of competencies, verbs and effective evaluation to create a nationally-endorsed curriculum.

11:45am-12:45pm Networking Lunch & Explore Exhibits (Marina Ballroom & Foyer)
Career Success for Students - Brent Jackson

Prepare your students for life after graduation. Explore ways to prepare your students for long term professional success. Learn the skills that will give students the best results in managing their careers. .

3pm Closing Remarks & Goodbyes
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