Education Conference 2019

Excellence in Practice
Biopsychosocial Model of Pain
June 1, 2019


Hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre on June 1, 2019, the theme for the RMTAO Education Conference: Excellence in Practice is the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain. The Conference will feature two compelling keynote speakers and a variety of concurrent education sessions. Each participant will be able to customize their learning experience to suit their own needs, choosing from session streams that focus on the three aspects of this model: biological, psychological and social factors.


Defining the Theme: Biopsychosocial Model for Pain

The biopsychosocial model for pain is a multidirectional interaction between physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs. How an individual experiences pain is influenced by more than just tissue damage or other factors. The intensity or duration of the pain that an individual experiences is also related to psychological issues such as mood (e.g. depression or anxiety), perceived quality of life, and other emotions. Individual pain perception is also related to social factors, such as the way individuals in the country or culture in which you live deal with pain. Understanding the dynamic interactions between these biological, psychological and social factors will help therapists to better understand the experience of pain.


Call for Presenters

The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) invites individuals to share their knowledge and experience at our upcoming RMTAO 2019 Education Conference. This Call for Presenters is your guide to determining how you can contribute to information sharing and knowledge transfer with members of the massage therapy community. Proposals may be submitted to present relevant materials in your area of expertise for any of the three workshop streams identified in this Call for Presenters. The submission deadline is August 10, 2018.


 Download the 2019 RMTAO Conference Call for Presenters