EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2019

Education Conference 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 OF 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.

 


 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Your Full Conference Registration will include: two keynote presentations, three education sessions, tradeshow access, and meals (breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break). 

Join us in the morning for our keynote presentations from Dr. Dacher Keltner, Compassion Researcher and Author of Born to be Good, and Dr. Melanie Noel, Pediatric Pain Scientist.

In the afternoon, customize your learning experience by choosing from session streams that focus on the three aspects of this model: biological, psychological and social factors. You can attend all sessions in one stream or choose sessions from any stream.

Learn more about our featured keynote presenters

Read the Session Information

Review the Schedule



 

REGISTRATION

 Full Conference Registration Fees
   Member Non-Member 
 Early Bird*  $280.00  $320.00
 Late/On-Site  $320.00  $360.00

Early Bird Rates – Registrations must be received in the RMTAO Office by 5:00pm on May 3, 2019 in order to qualify. All registrations received after this date/time will be processed at the Late/On-Site Rate.

Register online or fill out the registration form below.

 Download RMTAO 2019 Conference Registration Form (PDF)

 


 

BOOK YOUR STAY

The RMTAO Education Conference will take place on June 1, 2019. It will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
801 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON
M9W 1J5
sheratontorontoairport.com

How to Book

Book Online or call the Reservations Center at 1-866-932-7058 with the group name RMTAO - Education Conference or the group code RM1217 to access the group discount on your accommodations.

Please note this room block rate is only available until 5:00pm on May 1, 2019. There is a limited number of rooms at this discounted rate, so make sure you book early to ensure you have access to this rate!

 


 

RULES AND REGULATIONS 

All prices are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to 13% HST. Your registration includes all educational activities and all meals including breakfast, lunch and two breaks. Tickets for the Awards Ceremony Dinner are not included in the Conference registration fee and must be purchased separately. Registrations are not confirmed without payment. Payments must be made in Canadian Dollars. To receive the Early Bird Registration discount, payment must be received by the registration deadline of 5:00pm on May 3, 2019. Photocopies of cheques cannot be accepted as payment. Cheque payments should be made payable to the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Credit Card payments will appear on your statement with RMTAO as the merchant. HST# 86286 4899 RT 0001.

Early Bird Rates: Registrations must be received in the RMTAO Office by 5:00pm on May 3, 2019 in order to qualify. All registrations received after this date/time will be processed at the Late/On-Site Rate.

Cancellations: All cancellations, amendments and substitutions must be made in writing to the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario. Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted. A cancellation fee of $50.00 plus tax will apply to any cancelled registration. No refund will be given to any registration cancelled after May 22, 2019. However, you may substitute a replacement delegate free of charge.