Schedule-at-a-Glance | AMTA 2020 National Convention

AMTA 2020 National Convention

August 27-29 | Phoenix, AZ

Browse massage therapy continuing education sessions, social events and other programs designed to take your AMTA 2020 National Convention experience and your massage career to the next level. Attendee badges must be displayed at all times.

Monday, August 24

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

Tuesday, August 25

TBABoard of Directors Meeting
8am-12pmChapter Volunteer Orientation Program (CVOP)
4:30-8:30pmChapter Presidents Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 26

11am-5pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5pm | 8 Credit HoursMassage Therapy for Neck, Shoulder, and Upper Extremity Pain - Forman
Pre-Convention Workshops: 8am-5:30pm | 8.5 Credit HoursTechniques for Sports Massage Therapists - Fritz
8:30am-12pmChapter Leadership Training
1pmAssembly of Delegates Meeting

Thursday, August 27

7am-6:30pmRegistration & Badge Pickup

Opening Session: Business Meeting & Awards Presentation Featuring Michael Phelps

11am-2pmExhibit Hall Open
11amPhoto op with Michael Phelps
11:30amFirst-Timers Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-3:30pm; repeated 4-6pm | 2 Credit HoursHydrotherapy: Clinical and Spa Applications – Salvo
 Incorporating Myofascial Release – Houle

Massage Liability: Learn How to Protect Yourself – Fox

 Navigating Change with Ease and Grace – Mitchell

Orthopedic Procedures and Post-Surgical Precautions for the Hip and Knee – Gavzy

 Self-Care Fitness Principles for Massage Therapists - Franklin
5:30-7:30pmExhibit Hall Opening Night Reception

Friday, August 28

7am-6pmRegistration & Badge Pickup

General Session Featuring W. Mitchell

8:30-10amStudent Day Registration
Full Day Education: 10am-5:30pm | 6 Credit HoursApproaching the Lower Body From All Angles – Lobenstine
Morning Education: 10am-Noon | 2 Credit HoursStrategic Marketing for Massage Therapists – Hayek
 Teachers Day: Educators Knowledge Forum - Bontrager, Ribeiro, Wallace
 Working with Common Skin Conditions: What Every Massage Practitioner Should Know – Morien
10am-4pmStudent Day
11:30am-3pmExhibit Hall Open
Noon-1:30pmTeachers Day: Teachers Networking Luncheon
Afternoon Education: 1:30-5:30pm | 4 Credit HoursCorrective Bodywork – Costello
 Research Panel: New Massage Therapy Research - Building Toward Innovation In Care For Your Clients
 Save Your Hands & Your Massage Career – Hammonds
 Working with Text Neck - A Digital Age Epidemic - Crow
 Teachers Day: Student Clinic – Making the Most of It – Goodwin
5-7pmExhibit Hall Open
7-10pmMassage Therapy Foundation 30th Anniversary Fundraiser and Donor Celebration 

Saturday, August 29

7am-12:30pmRegistration & Badge Pickup
Morning Education: 8am-12pm | 4 Credit HoursMassage and Pathology: Top 10 Diseases – Salvo
 Stone Soup Ethics: Ethics Made Fun! – Farrar
 Lymphatic Drainage for Headaches – Kelly
 The Hand and Foot Protocol – Goodwin
 Dimensional Massage Therapy for the Shoulder – Dail
 Rocking: The Most Useful Technique You Never Do – Lobenstine
 Effective Soft-Tissue Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fasciosis – Nelson 
 Headaches - Assessment and Treatment – Mihaylov


Exhibit Hall Open


Photo op with Mick Ebeling

Afternoon Education: 2pm-4pm | 2 Credit Hours

Closing Session Featuring Mick Ebeling

7pmDinner Dance

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Satu F., AMTA member since 2003