State Convention

2019 Annual Conference March 30-31, 2019 

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Saturday Classes – Lunch – Annual Meeting

Pharmacology for Massage Therapists – CEs Pending approval 3 possiblewith Dr. Carrie Hempel – Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Pain management is a multi-billion dollar industry and is making rapid changes.  What was used yesterday to manage a patient’s pain may not be used today. The reality of the opioid crisis is real and many physicians and patients are trying different medications to alleviate pain. Massage therapists need to know what methods physicians and patients are using, how it effects the body, and how it will affect the massage we provide.

Over the course of her career Dr. Hempel has seen the consistent struggle of patients dealing with chronic, progressive, debilitating illness, and witnessed the challenges and limitations of the current pharmaceutical options for pain and symptom management. Her passion for this population has grown, along with her desire to advocate for patients to have access to non-opioid, holistic options to enhance quality of life and optimize function.

AMTA – Maryland Chapter Annual Meeting12:00pm – 1:30pm with lunch
All of our Maryland members are invited to participate in our Annual Meeting over lunch (free.) Meet the board and the newly elected Board Members and Delegates. Hear about our plans for the rest of 2019, and into 2020. If you are curious about education and legislation, want to connect with other therapists, and have a good lunch, join us for the annual meeting. We hope you attend the whole weekend as well!

Current Topics in Ethics – 3 CEs  This class meets the MD requirement for 3 CE hours in Ethicswith Amelia Mitchell – Saturday 2pm – 5pm

Thankfully, we work in an industry that is moving and evolving. There are many things showing up in our practices that didn’t exist when we were in school. We will look at the ethics of incorporating a variety of topicals such as Hemp based CBD oil into one’s practice. New data and studies are available that sometimes contradict what we were taught, let’s talk about what we know, how we can ethically communicate with our clients, and where that scope of practice line falls in different circumstances. As with all of Amelia’s ethics classes there will be plenty of time to consider the gray areas, share opinions, and expand our knowledge and point of view.

Sunday Classes

Sunday classes have been canceled.  If you previously registered for these classes we are in the process of issuing those refunds. Please be patient as we all know there is processing time involved.

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