2019 AMTA-MA Annual Chapter Meeting & Education

April 6, 2019 : 10:00am - April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm

Join us for education, networking, and our annual chapter meeting!

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Location
Sheraton Hotel
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA

Dates & Times

Saturday, April 6 | 10:00am-5:00pm | In Safe Hands: Clients with Diabetes/Fibromyalgia/Skin Cancer | 6 CEs | $50
*No tables are needed for class. There will be a lunch break mid-way through. Lunch is not provided.

Sunday, April 7 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Ethics for the Social Media Age | 3 CEs | FREE

Annual Chapter Meeting is 12:30pm-3:30pm. Complimentary lunch will follow the Ethics class. You can enjoy your lunch as we begin the meeting.

You'll hear from our Chapter President on important topics such as marijuana regulations and how that impacts your practice. Our hard-working lobbyist, Mark Malloy will discuss updates with massage therapy regulations. We'll swear in the new chapter Board (check out the open Chapter Board positions AND make sure you vote online when the emails come out at the end of March!). The 2019 Dianne Polseno Scholarship winners and Chapter Award winners will be announced and celebrated. Plus, you'll get a free lunch! We know that's why you come and that's OK! This year we just also happen to have an excellent Ethics class, which is mandatory to maintain your National Certification.

In Safe Hands Class Description
Clients with diabetes present special challenges when receiving massage therapy. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for the Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes empowers you to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients. Helping clients with fibromyalgia can be challenging: symptoms are transitory, responses to massage can be unpredictable, progress can be elusive. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for fibromyalgia empowers you to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients. Recognizing signs and symptoms, understanding the etiology, risk factors, prevention strategies, possible complications, treatments and medications for actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and any of the various forms of melanoma empowers practitioners to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Ethics for the Social Media Age Description
Interact with colleagues to discuss crucial issues and challenges for massage practitioners in the age of social media: maintaining boundaries, ensuring confidentiality, and representing our industry accurately and truthfully. Bring your ethical dilemmas for group input!

Class Presenter
Julie Goodwin, LMT, is a longtime bodywork educator, the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists, aBCTMB Approved Provider, and creator of TxPlanner.org. She has presented at past AMTA National Conventions, AMTA Schools Summits, AFMTE Educational Congress, was named the 2016 AFMTE Educator of the Year, and is a 2019 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.  

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Event Contact
Debbie Baker

Contact Email
education@massamta.org