Education - Education Conference The Continuing Education Program is designed to help massage therapists increase their knowledge base to continuously improve for both their own personal success and that of the client.


Conference Schedule
 8:00 - 9:00  Registration and Breakfast
 (Continental Breakfast Included)

 9:00 - 10:15 Keynote Presentation: Stress and Pathways to Resistance
Dr. Dacher Keltner
Compassion Researcher and Author of Born to Be Good

Dacher Keltner is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, and serves as the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, as well as power, social class, and inequality. Read more...

 10:30 - 11:45 Keynote Presentation: Memory for Pain in Childhood
Dr. Melanie Noel

Pediatric Pain Scientist

Melanie Noel is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary and a Full Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education. She directs the Alberta Children’s Pain Research Lab within the Vi Riddell Pain & Rehabilitation Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Read more...

 12:00 - 13:30  Lunch
 (Hot Lunch Included)

 13:30 - 14:30  Education Sessions (Select one session from any stream  Biological, Psychological, Social)
Evidence-Based Osteoarthritis Treatment Guidelines for RMTs
Presented by: Eric Purves, BSc, RMT
Awareness and Introduction to Treatment Protocols for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Presented by: Kim Dunlop, RMT and Lori Eisler, RMT, DOMP
Impact and Comprehension of Differential Pain Reporting in Developing Countries
Presented by: Erin Hobson, RMT

 14:45 - 15:45  Education Sessions (Select one session from any stream)
Adjustment of Assessment and Treatment Plan for Clients Taking Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Medications
Presented by: Natalie Fouks, RMT
Responding Professionally to Clients Living with Chronic Pain or Mental Illness  - SOLD OUT!
Presented by: Pamela Fitch, M.Ad.Ed., RMT
Pain Care Through an Ethical Lens
Presented by: Monica Noy, RMT, BSc (Ost)

 16:00 - 17:00  Education Sessions (Select one session from any stream)
Neural Mobilization: Clinical Pearls and Current Research - SOLD OUT!
Presented by: Richard Lebert, RMT
Listen to Their Story: Recognizing Psychological Barriers and Their Impacts on Pain and Dysfunction
Presented by: Eric Purves, BSc, RMT
Using Evidence-Informed Practice to Support Clients Living with Complex Conditions
Presented by: Pamela Fitch, M.Ad.Ed., RMT

 18:00 - Late

 RMTAO Awards Dinner & Casino Night
 We're bringing Sin City to the 6ix
 Try your luck at some casino games and go all in for some great prizes to be won.
 (Separate Registration Required)