Research Opportunities | AMTA 2019 National Convention

AMTA 2019 National Convention

Massage Research Poster Session

AMTA is proud to collaborate with the Massage Therapy Foundation on the 22nd annual poster session at the AMTA 2019 National Convention.

The poster sessions are a showcase of research about massage, education, and community service projects. This event creates a forum for informal discussion of research, and provides attendees with the opportunity to learn how individual therapists have impacted their communities and advanced the profession.


Research Education

MTF Research Panel: Cancer and Massage

Developed in partnership with the Massage Therapy Foundation. 

Friday, 1:30-5:30pm

Danielle Gentile, PhD is a Health Services Researcher in the Department of Supportive Oncology at Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. Her focus is on patient-centered research within the field of integrative oncology. She is particularly interested in the impact of integrative techniques, such as massage, on cancer patients’ pain.

Erika Larson, LMT is the lead massage therapist in a collaborative research partnership between Emory University and the Atlanta School of Massage. She has a special interest in better understanding how massage therapists can successfully engage in formal research.

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. His research is focused on psychopharmacology, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and depression.

Staying up to date on the latest massage therapy research is essential to providing your clients with the best care possible, especially when battling cancer. Learn how massage can help cancer patients reduce their symptoms, including pain and fatigue. Explore the latest research on cancer and massage with this panel of experts.

"I chose AMTA because they are committed to advancing the profession."

Jackie R., AMTA member since 2011

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