Schedule-at-a-Glance | AMTA 2019 National Convention

AMTA 2019 National Convention

AMTA 2019 National Convention

October 24-26 | Indianapolis, IN

Browse massage therapy continuing education sessions, social events and other programs designed to take your AMTA 2019 National Convention experience and your massage career to the next level. Attendee badges must be displayed at all times.

Monday, October 21

8am-5:30pmChapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP)
5:30-7pmCVOP Reception

Tuesday, October 22

TBABoard of Directors Meeting
8am-noonChapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP)
4:30-8:30pmChapter Presidents Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 23

11am-5pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5pm | 8 Credit HoursStructural Dynamics of the Lower Leg and Foot - Teachworth
 Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5:30pm | 8.5 Credit HoursTechniques for Sports Massage Therapists - Combe
8:30am-12:00pmChapter Leadership Training
1pmAssembly of Delegates Meeting
6:30-9:30pmMTF Monster Mash

Thursday, October 24

7am-6:30pmRegistration & Badge Pickup

Opening Session: Business Meeting & Awards Presentation Featuring Robyn Benincasa

11am-2pmExhibit Hall Open
11:15am–12:15pmPhoto op with Robyn Benincasa
11:30am-1pmFirst-Timers Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-3:30pm; repeated 4-6pm | 2 Credit HoursWork Smarter, Not Harder: What I do Instead of Deep Tissue Massage  - Van Antwerp BOTH SESSIONS FULL
 Stretching for Self-Care - Adkins 1:30-3:30 SESSION FULL

Talking to Your Clients About Skin Cancer - Friedrichs

 Applying Kinesiology & Biomechanics in Massage Therapy  - Lowe BOTH SESSIONS FULL

Business Head, Healing Heart - Bowers

 Anxiety Disorders and Massage - Larson, Rapaport BOTH SESSIONS FULL
 The Art of Client Retention: Turning New and Repeat Customers into Lifetime Clients - Brown
5:30-7:30pmExhibit Hall Opening Night Reception

Friday, October 25

7am-6pmRegistration & Badge Pickup

General Session Featuring Melissa Stockwell

8:30-10amStudent Day Registration
Full Day Education: 10am-5:30pm | 6 Credit HoursThai Massage Techniques - Burynski SESSION FULL
 Massage Strategies for Shoulder Pain - Mally SESSION FULL
 Therapeutic Strategies for Surgeries, Scars, and Burns - Whitridge
 Shiatsu for Migraines - Bellmore
Morning Education: 10am-Noon | 2 Credit HoursMassage Liability: Learn How to Protect Yourself - Fox
 Fundamentals of Ethical Decision Making - Fitch
 Stretching for Self-Care - Adkins SESSION FULL
 Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum - Bontrager, Ribeiro
10am-4pmStudent Day
11:30am-3pmExhibit Hall Open
Noon-1:30pmTeachers Day: Teachers Networking Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-5:30pm | 4 Credit HoursMyofascial Release for Plantar Fasciitis - Adkins SESSION FULL
 MTF Research Panel: Cancer and Massage - Gentile, Larson, Rapaport
 Dynamics of the Thoracic Spine and Massage - Teachworth SESSION FULL
 Teachers Day: The Changing Landscape: Creating a Student-Centered Experience -  Hannant
 Massage and the Ribcage - Russell
5-7pmExhibit Hall Open

Saturday, October 26

7am-12:30pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit HoursBusiness Ethics for Massage Therapists - Bowers
 Introduction to Massage with Veterans - Miller
 From Burned Out to Shining Bright - Brown
 Massage and the Ribcage - Russell
 Massage Therapy in Collaborative & Integrative Care - Bellmore
 Essentials of Orthopedic Assessment - Lowe SESSION FULL
 Lymphatic Massage Techniques for the Face, Head and Neck - McGill
 Low Back Pain: Providing Relief after Abdominal Surgery - Mattek
 Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy - Schmidt SESSION FULL


Exhibit Hall Open

11:45am–12:45 pm

Photo op with Dan Pink

Afternoon Education: 2pm | 2 Credit Hours

Closing Session Featuring Daniel Pink 

7pmDinner Dance

"I am very glad to be aligned with a professional organization that gives so much to its members."

Satu F., AMTA member since 2003