Oncology Massage Healing Summit

April 24-26, 2020
At the 2020 Oncology Massage Healing Summit, you will be inspired by many wonderful presenters from around the world while learning new techniques and networking with colleagues.


Agenda / TopicsSpeakers
Friday: April 24th 

6:00 – 7:00 AM – Bloomington Hilton
Essential Motion – Awakening Your Vibrant Body – Stacey Schultz, MS, MPH

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Foyer
Registration/Check in/Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 – Auditorium
Welcome, Conference Overview, Keynote Speaker Introduction – Erika Clinton

9:00 – 10:30 Auditorium
Massage as a Means of Comfort, Hope and Healing at the End of Life – Irene Smith

10:30 – 11:00 – Foyer – Snack Break

11:00 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • Pediatric Massage- Tina Allen
  • Oncology Massage Postsurgical Considerations – Fascial-Connective Tissue – Cathy Ryan
  • Medication and Massage – Diane Stewart and Kerry Jordan
  • Cancer and Aromatherapy – Pam Conrad
  • How Can My Client Stories Inform Massage For Cancer Practice, Education, And Research? – Nikki Munk

12:30 – 2:00 – Cafeteria – LUNCH

2:00 – 3:30 Breakout Session (Choose One)

  • Cadaver Lab -David Farrar
  • Notes from the Field – Panel
  • Oncopharmacology (Introduction level session) – Ruth Werner
  • Five Essential Acupressure Points – Cynthia Miller
  • A Combination of Unification: Scars and Lymphatics – Nancy Keeney Smith

3:30 – 4:00 – Foyer / Cafeteria -Snack Break

4:00 – 5:30 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • Cadaver Lab -David Farrar
  • Pain Science: Key Concepts for Evidence-Informed Practice – Jason Erickson
  • Oncology Massage Postsurgical Considerations – Fascial-Connective Tissue – Cathy Ryan
  • Creating and Executing a Marketing Plan- Allissa Haines
  • Under Pressure? Working Deeply Without Deep Pressure – Nanci Newton and Cindy Gillan

Saturday, April 25th

6:00 – 7:00 AM – Bloomington Hilton
Essential Motion – Awakening Your Vibrant Body – Stacey Schultz, MS, MPH

7:30 – 8:00 AM – Foyer
Registration/Check in/Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 Auditorium
Keynote Presentation – Stuart Pimsler Dance Company -Integrating the Arts into the Healing Environment

10:00 – 10:30 Foyer / Cafeteria – Snack Break

10:30 – 12:00 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • Pain Science: Key Concepts for Evidence-Informed Practice – Jason Erickson
  • The Evolution of Breast Cancer Surgery – Natasha Reuth
  • Caring for the Caregiver – Stuart Pimsler Dance Company
  • Oral Lymphatics – Michelle Burns

12:00 – 1:30 Cafeteria – Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • Pediatric Massage – Tina Allen
  • Letting Go Into Love – Irene Smith
  • A Combination of Unification: Scars and Lymphatics – Nancy Keeney Smith
  • Hospital Based Competencies – Dale Healey, Carolyn Tague and MK Brennen

3:00 – 3:30 Foyer / Cafeteria – Snack Break

3:30 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions (Choose One)

  • Unpacking Current Massage-Related Cancer Research To Support Evidence Informed Practice – Ruth Werner and Nikki Munk
  • Five Essential Acupressure Points – Cynthia Miller
  • Gayle MacDonald – Preparing for the S4OM Certification
  • Unconscious Bias – Kerry Jordan
  • Oncology Sports Massage:  No Pain & All Gain – Nanci Newton and Cindy Gillan

5:15 – 5:45 Conference Closing Ceremony

Optional – Sunday, April 26th

8:00 – 3:00 – Touch Awareness and Everflowing Techniques for Working with Dying Patients – Irene Smith

8:00 – 3:00 – Intro to Dermoneuromodulation – hands on – Jason Erickson

8:00 – 3:00 – Essential Steps to Building a Sustainable Massage Practice – Allissa Haines

8:00 – 1:00 – Ethics in Oncology Massage and Hospice Care – Gillan and Newton

Schedule is subject to change without notice

  • Stacey Schultz, MS, MPH
  • Erika Clinton
  • Irene Smith
  • Tina Allen
  • Cathy Ryan
  • Diana Stewart and Kerry Jordan
  • Nikki Munk
  • David Farrar
  • Ruth Werner
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Nancy Keeney Smith
  • Jason Erickson
  • Allissa Haines
  • Nanci Newton and Cindy Gillan
  • Stuart Pimsler Dance Company
  • Natasha Reuth
  • Michelle Burns
  • Dale Healey, Carolyn Tague and MK Brennen
  • Gayle MacDonald
  • Kerry Jordan