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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.

Online registration is closed. Register on-site at the convention starting August 8.

Monday, August 6

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

Tuesday, August 7

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

Wednesday, August 8

11am-6pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5pm | 8 Credit HoursFundamentals of Fascial Therapy - Pfannerstill - FULL
 Headaches and Migraines: Myofascial Techniques - Luchau
8:00-11:45amChapter Leadership Training
TBAAssembly of Delegates Meeting
7:05pmFoundation Fundraiser: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Thursday, August 9

7am-6:30pmRegistration & Badge Pickup

Opening Session: Business Meeting & Awards Presentation
Featuring Bert Jacobs

11am-2pmExhibit Hall Open
11amPhotos with Bert Jacobs in the Exhibit Hall
11:30am-1pmFirst-Timers Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-3:30pm; repeated 4-6pm | 2 Credit HoursMassage 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
5:30-7:30pmExhibit Hall Opening Night Reception

Friday, August 10

7am-6pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
8:30-10amStudent Day Registration
Full Day Education: 8am-5:30pm | 8.5 Credit HoursTechniques for Sports Massage Therapists (Hands-on) - Stang - FULL
 8am-5pm | 8 Credit HoursFoundations in Oncology Massage - Newman, Verina - FULL
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit HoursBalance and Postural Stability Training for Massage Therapists - Forman
 Fundamentals of Thai Table Massage - Spivack - FULL
 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-4pmStudent Day
11:30am-3pmExhibit Hall Open
Noon-1:30pmTeachers Day: Teachers Networking Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-5:30pm | 4 Credit HoursOrthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions - Waslaski - FULL
 A Dimensional Approach to Massage Therapy for Tension Headaches - Dail - FULL
 Vital Signs of Well-Being - Markind
 Evaluating the Breast Cancer Survivor - Levine
 Military Veterans and Massage Therapy - Blowers
 Teachers Day: Self-Care Skills - Anderson
5-7pmExhibit Hall Open

Saturday, August 11

7am-12:30pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
Morning Education: 8am-Noon | 4 Credit HoursBalance 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  - FULL
 Scalp and Face Protocol - Goodwin
 Lymphatic Drainage: The Ocean Within - Stahl - FULL
 Working with Knee and Hip Replacements - Thomas
 Pathology and Massage: Common Diseases and Massage Considerations - Salvo
11am-1:45pmExhibit Hall Open
Afternoon Education: 2pm | 2 Credit Hours

Closing Session

Military Veterans and Massage Therapy

7pmDinner Dance

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Satu F., AMTA member since 2003

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