Overview - 2013 Oncology Massage Healing Summit

Registration and Fees

The Main Conference fee of $339 includes all Friday and Saturday seminars, Thursday evening reception, breakfasts and lunches. Post-Conference seminars are an additional $169 or $85 (FULL).


Connecting with Spirit, Creativity and Compassion for All

Welcome to the third Oncology Massage Healing Summit presented by Northwestern Health Sciences University in collaboration with the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).

Oncology massage is a growing field with a significant impact on those we serve. At our 2013 Summit, you will be encouraged, empowered and inspired by many wonderful presenters from across the country and the world. You have the opportunity to:

  • Earn 13.5-plus hours of continuing education for just $339
  • Attend optional post-conference for additional 7 CE hours
  • Discover new techniques and discuss best-practice initiatives
  • Find out how to take care of the caregiver
  • Network with your fellow colleagues and other healthcare professionals
  • Learn about "Compassionate Presence" from our keynote speaker, Frank Ostaseski
  • Enjoy our special presentation of Megan Cole's "Now I Must Begin Again"
  • Visit our exhibit hall and poster presentations

Continuing education

The Main Conference provides 13.5 hours of continuing education. Post-Conference seminars for an additional 7 hours are optional. (The 4-hour post-conference seminar is FULL).

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an approved provider #450464-07 through the National Certification Board for Therapuetic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

Keynote Speaker

"Compassionate Presence" - presented by Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski, co-founded the Zen Hospice Project, the first Buddhist hospice in America. He also created the Metta Institute® to provide broad based education on mindful and compassionate end-of-life care.Ostaseski is a dynamic and visionary Buddhist teacher, consultant to several healthcare organizations and has introduced thousands to the practices of contemplative care. Read more about Frank Ostaseski.

Special presentation

"Now I Must Begin Again: A True Story of One Woman's Final Journey" - performed by Megan Cole

Megan Cole, an award-winning actor of stage and screen, performs the diary of Dorothy Pitkin, who spent her last months in a nursing home. A photographer and writer, Pitkin was fiercely independent, funny, fearful and brave. She lived to the end of her days with a fervent love of life. Learn more

Breakout session recordings

Onsite CD/MP3 recordings may be available to purchase of non-technique breakout sessions contingent on presenter approval.


For information on potential scholarship opportunities, send an email to summit.scholarships@s4om.org.


Business casual dress is appropriate during the conference. You may wish to dress in layers for your own comfort.


All seminars and luncheons will be held at Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W. 84th St., Bloomington, MN 55431.

For more information, contact:

Office of Continuing Education

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