Education Sessions

AMTA 2019 Schools Summit Education Sessions

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The AMTA 2019 Schools Summit, February 21-22 in Charlotte, North Carolina, features high-quality educational programming designed to strengthen your massage therapy school, your career, and your students. 

*Attendees can earn up to 7.5 CE credits. 


Highlights from the Science of Learning

Whitney Lowe, BA, LMT | Thursday, February 21, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Hear evidence-based best practices in education and how to apply them to massage therapy training and continuing education.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

Whitney Lowe, BA, LMT directs the Academy of Clinical Massage; his philosophy of education encourages both innovation and outcome-based therapeutic solutions. He was awarded the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education’s Educator of the Year Award in 2015.


Interdisciplinary Competencies for Massage Therapists in Health Care

Robin Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS and Brent Jackson, BA, LMT | Thursday, February 21, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Learn why an interprofessional approach to health care is needed for all of our graduates, especially in light of the opioid epidemic.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERs:

Robin Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS is the director of the massage therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland. She is also a current Board of Trustee member of the Massage Therapy Foundation.





Brent Jackson, BA, LMT
is the academic program manager for massage therapy at Central Carolina Technical College and curriculum specialist for health sciences programs. He is an award recipient for the 2016 SC Technical Education Association Teacher of the Year and is also a current Board of Trustee member of the Massage Therapy Foundation
.


AMTA’s 2019 Massage Profession Research Report 

Cynthia Ribeiro, LMT and Winona Bontrager, LPN, LMT | Friday, February 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Discuss highlights from AMTA’s 2019 Massage Profession Research Report, and how those trends are impacting your own school, in this interactive session.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Cynthia Ribeiro, LMT is the advanced program developer and an instructor at the National Holistic Institute (NHI). She founded the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, and was an honorary professor at the University of California-Irvine Medical School. She is an AMTA past president.


Winona Bontrager, LPN, LMT 
founded the Lancaster School of Massage in Pennsylvania in 1991. She is a past president of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), serving on that board for over 15 years.


Grassroots Marketing: How to Fill a Classroom with Word-of-Mouth Referrals

Jodi Scholes, LMT | Friday, February 22, 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Explore how to create high-quality leads for your school, including the most effective methods to mobilize your existing network and create new referral partners.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Jodi Scholes, LMT built the online learning center called MBLEx Academy to assist students, graduates and teachers in preparing for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam. She coaches advancing entrepreneurs who own massage clinics.


Teaching Ethics in the 21st Century

Julie Goodwin, LMT | Friday, February 22, 11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Learn how to empower your students for real-world scenarios encountered in the 21st-century massage profession.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Julie Goodwin, LMT has been a massage therapy educator for more than 20 years. She was named the 2016 AFMTE Educator of the Year and is a 2019 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.


Teaching Pain Management Panel 

Whitney Lowe, BA, LMT, Hunter Groninger, MD, and W. Clay Jackson, MD | Friday, February 22, 1:30-3 p.m.

Pain science is evolving and research is demonstrating the effectiveness of massage therapy for a myriad of pain conditions. Teaching students to talk to their clients about pain and to collaborate with other health care providers is essential. This informative and interdisciplinary session covers the role massage therapy plays in an integrated approach to care.

About the panel:

Whitney Lowe, BA, LMT directs the Academy of Clinical Massage; his philosophy of education encourages both innovation and outcome-based therapeutic solutions. He was awarded the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education’s Educator of the Year Award in 2015.





Hunter Groninger, MD
 serves as Director of the Section of Palliative Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Groninger is also a Master Facilitator with the Education for Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Program at Northwestern University.



W. Clay Jackson, MD
 is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, where he maintains a private practice in family medicine and directs the palliative medicine program at the West Cancer Center. He serves as the President of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.


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Chris B., AMTA member since 2012

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