This conference, formerly known as the “Highlighting Massage Therapy in Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research Conference,” will take place April 25-27, 2013, in historic Boston, Massachusetts at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. A total of 19 CE credits are provided for attending the full 3 day conference.
View the full program and schedule
Here is a brief rundown of the conference agenda:
Day 1: How does massage work? Potential mechanisms
Day 1 will present research findings that help explain how massage therapy works through physiological, psychological, and neurological mechanisms and discuss what other research is needed to prove the efficacy of massage.
Keynote presenter: Jeanette Ezzo, LMT, MPH, PhD
Day 2: Massage in the Community; Informing Public Health
Day 2 will emphasize the potential for community outreach programs to provide research data through evaluation, and discuss program implementation strategies.
Keynote presenter: Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, NCB, LMHC, RPE
Day 3: Next Steps in Massage Therapy Research
Day 3 will explore the current status of massage research in preparation for updating and advancing the Massage Therapy Research Agenda.
Keynote presenter: Janet R. Kahn, PhD, LMT
Registrations will be taken anytime through the morning of Saturday, April 27th. On-site registrations are welcome. We hope to see you in Boston!
*These options are available for an additional fee as they are not included in the Full Conference or One Day Pass
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Cancellation and Substitution
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing by April 19, 2013. Refunds will be processed less a $100 processing and handling fee. No refunds will be made after April 19, 2013, or for no-shows. Refunds will be issued 4-6 weeks after the conference International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) is not responsible for any charges or cancellation fees assessed by airlines or hotels Please note, after April 19, 2013, there are no cancellation refunds. Substitutions are allowed and must be submitted in writing by April 19, 2013.
Registration Contact Information
2013 IMTRC Registration
Direct line: + 1 404-477-5812
Toll free: 888-943-2968
Fax +1 404-240-0998
A special conference rate of $199 per night is being offered at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA. To reserve your room online at this rate click here or contact the Seaport Hotel at 1-877-SEAPORT and ask for the International Massage Therapy Research Conference room block. To receive the $199 rate you MUST book with the Seaport prior to April 10th, 2013.
If you need assistance finding a roommate, or would like to ride-share, utilize our SpaceShare site! Click here to set up an account.
This is the third Research Conference hosted by the Massage Therapy Foundation, bringing together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage research. Learn more about our previous Massage Therapy Research Conferences which took place in 2010 and 2005.