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Schedule-at-a-Glance | AMTA 2018 National Convention

August 6-11 | Washington, DC

Browse massage therapy continuing education sessions, social events and other programs designed to take your AMTA 2018 National Convention experience and your massage career to the next level. Attendee badges must be displayed at all times.

Register for the AMTA 2018 National Convention

Monday, August 6

8am-5:30pm Chapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP)
5:30-7pm CVOP Reception

Tuesday, August 7

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

Wednesday, August 8

11am-6pm Registration & Badge Pickup
Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5pm | 8 Credit Hours Fundamentals of Fascial Therapy - Pfannerstill
  Headaches and Migraines - Luchau
8:00-11:45am Chapter Leadership Training
TBA Assembly of Delegates Meeting
7:05pm Foundation Fundraiser: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Thursday, August 9

7am-6:30pm Registration & Badge Pickup

Opening Session: Business Meeting & Awards Presentation
Featuring Bert Jacobs

11am-2pm Exhibit Hall Open
11am Photos with Bert Jacobs in the Exhibit Hall
11:30am-1pm First-Timers Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-3:30pm; repeated 4-6pm | 2 Credit Hours Massage Therapists and Taxes - What You Need to Know - Nwosu
  Your Massage Therapy Website: Your Marketing Machine - Jenkins

Cervicogenic Headaches: Myofascial Techniques - Luchau -


  Blissful Business:  Your Path to Success - Cheers
  In Safe Hands: Working with Clients with Fibromyalgia - Goodwin
  What's Bugging You? How to Deal with Infestation in your Massage Practice - Morien
  1:30-3:30pm only - Research, the NCCIH and You: Increasing Access to Integrative Therapies - Shurleff
  4-6pm only - Massage Policy, Research and Advocacy: How You Can Get Involved - Outlaw, Simpson, Specker
5:30-7:30pm Exhibit Hall Opening Night Reception

Friday, August 10

7am-6pm Registration & Badge Pickup
8:30-10am Student Day Registration
Full Day Education: 8am-5:30pm | 8.5 Credit Hours Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists (Hands-on) - Stang
 8am-5pm | 8 Credit Hours Foundations in Oncology Massage - Newman, Verina - FULL
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit Hours Balance and Postural Stability Training for Massage Therapists - Forman
  Fundamentals of Thai Table Massage - Spivack
  Total Body Renewal - Costello
  Presence: Bringing Mindfulness to Massage - Pierce
  New Massage Research: Staying Current so You can Better Help Your Clients - Bender, Larson, Lipnicki, Massingill 
  Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum & Improve Lessons with Case Studies  - Bontrager, Ribeiro, Salvo
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 Credit Hours Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions - Waslaski - FULL
  A Dimensional Approach to Massage Therapy for Tension Headaches - Dail
  Vital Signs of Well-Being - Markind
  Evaluating the Breast Cancer Survivor - Levine
  Military Veterans and Massage Therapy - Blowers
  Teachers Day: Self-Care Skills - Anderson
5-7pm Exhibit Hall Open

Saturday, August 11

7am-12:30pm Registration & Badge Pickup
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit Hours Balance and Postural Stability Training for Massage Therapists - Forman
  Integrated Massage for Lower Extremity Conditions - Waslaski
  Ethics for Massage Therapists: Boundaries & Dilemmas - Dail
  Effective Soft-Tissue Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fasciosis - Nelson - SESSION IS FULL
  Scalp and Face Protocol - Goodwin
  Lymphatic Drainage: The Ocean Within - Stahl
  Working with Knee and Hip Replacements - Thomas
  Pathology and Massage: Common Diseases and Massage Considerations - Salvo
11am-1:45pm Exhibit Hall Open
Afternoon Education: 2pm | 2 Credit Hours

Closing Session

Military Veterans and Massage Therapy Panel

7pm Dinner Dance
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