Agenda - 2018 Oncology Massage Healing Summit

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Day 1: Friday, April 27, 2018

6:00 am–7:00 am - Bloomington Hilton

  • Essential Motion-Awakening Your Vibrant Body; Stacey Schultz, MS, MPH (limited to 30 people)

7:30 am–8:30 am - Foyer

  • Registration/Check in; Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibitors

8:30 am–9:00 am - Auditorium

  • Welcome and Conference Overview; MK Brennan, President S40M, MS, RN, LMBT

9:00 am–10:30 am - Auditorium

  • Keynote Speaker: Music Therapy in Oncological Care: Fostering a “Holding Environment”; Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC 

10:30 am–11:00 am – Foyer

  • Break – Visit Exhibitors; Cafeteria: Poster Sessions

11:00 am–12:30 pm - Breakout Session (Choose One):

  • Get Your Grant On: Tips for Creating Fundable Proposals; Martha Brown Menard, PhD, LMT
  • Widening the Circle - The Joyous and Challenging World of Cultivating an Oncology Massage Program; Marcia Lee Middleton, LMT, BS, CQIA
  • Pain and Scars; Nancy Keeney Smith, LMT, MLD
  • When the Healing is through the Body: Understanding and Supporting Medical PTSD; Isabel Adkins, BA, CMT, CMLD (REPEATED Sat., April 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Essential Oils – Providing Emotional and Spiritual Support for Common Cancer Symptoms; Jodi Baglien, CA, CST

12:30 pm–2:00 pm – Lunch in Cafeteria

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm - Breakout Sessions (Choose One):

  • Radiation Therapy; Kathy Bjerke, LMT (REPEATED Sat., April 28, 3:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.) 
  • Benefits of MLD for Oncology Patients: Lymphedema and Beyond; (instructor TBD) (REPEATED Sat., April 28, 10:30 a.m. – Noon) 
  • Music Therapy in Oncological Care: Fostering a “Holding Environment” – A Deeper Conversation; Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC 
  • Joining Forces: Integrative Medicine and Beaumont Health System’s Employee Health Plan; Karen Armstrong, LMT, BCTMB 
  • The Emotional Impact of Massaging Clients (1.5 Ethics hours); Jan McIlwraith, BBA, DipHsc, CLT, REP-S40M, Massage & Myotherapy Australia, and Palliative Care Victoria (REPEATED Sat., April 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

 3:30 pm–4:00 pm – Foyer

  • Break – Visit Exhibitors; Cafeteria: Poster Sessions

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

  • When Client Moves into Palliative Care; Gillian Jackson, RMT 
  • Massage Therapy and Cancer Pain: A Research Update; Ruth Werner, BCTMB 
  • What Is in YOUR Massage Products? Dianna Dapkins, CMT 
  • Radical Bolstering: Taking the Work Out of Laying Down; Nanci Newton, LMT and Erika R. Slocum, LMT (REPEATED Sat., April 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 
  • Singing Our Way Through: Healing Through Music; Alastair Moock, Singer/Songwriter (REPEATED Sat, April 28, 10:30 a.m. – Noon) 

Day 2: Saturday, April 28, 2018

6:00 am–7:00 am - Bloomington Hilton Hotel

  • Essential Motion-Awakening Your Vibrant Body; Stacey Schultz, MS, MPH (limited to 30 people)

7:30 am–8:30 am - Foyer

  • Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibitors

8:30 am–10:00 am - Auditorium

  • Keynote:  Oncology Massage Research: A Call to Action; Jerrilyn Cambron, DC

10:00 am–10:30 am - Foyer: Break – Visit Exhibitors; Cafeteria: Poster Sessions

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

  • Benefits of MLD for Oncology Patients: Lymphedema and Beyond; (instructor TBD) 
  • Singing Our Way Through: Healing Through Music; Alastair Moock, Singer/Songwriter 
  • Infusion Center Massage in the Cancer Center Setting; Johnnette du Rand and the Greet the Day Staff 
  • Massage Therapy – A Proactive Approach to Radiation-Induced Fibrosis; Catherine Ryan, RMT 
  • Contraindications, Adjustments and Intake, Oh My!; Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT (REPEATED Sat., 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

12:00 pm–1:30 pm – Lunch in Cafeteria

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

  • Energy Medicine and the Oncology Client; Carolyn Tague, MA, CMT 
  • Did I Already Massage This Leg? Lauren Cates, LMT, S4OM and Lucille A. Eddy LMT, S4OM 
  • Writing Case Reports in an Oncology Practice; Jerrilyn Cambron, DC 
  • Supporting the Transition from Curative Treatment to End-of-Life Care; Cindy Spence, LMT, MPH and Susan Gee, LMT

  • Expanding the Tribe of Oncology Massage: The Dutch Experience; Estelle Smits - Director/Educator Institute Massage bij Kanker The Netherlands

3:00 pm–3:30 pm - Foyer: Break – Visit Exhibitors; Cafeteria: Poster Sessions

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

  • Radiation Therapy; Kathy Bjerke, LMT

  • When the Healing is through the Body: Understanding and Supporting Medical PTSD; Isabel Adkins, BA, CMT, CMLD

  • Contraindications, Adjustments and Intake, Oh My!; Gayle MacDonald, MS, LMT

  • The Emotional Impact of Massaging Clients (1.5 Ethics hours); Jan McIlwraith, BBA, DipHsc, CLT, REP-S40M, Massage & Myotherapy Australia, and Palliative Care Victoria

  • Radical Bolstering: Taking the Work Out of Laying Down; Nanci Newton, LMT and Erika R. Slocum, LMT

5:15–5:45 pm – Auditorium

  • Blessing of the Hands; MK Brennan, President S40M, MS, RN, LMBT

Optional Post Conferences (Choose One):

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8 am – 3 pm.  Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 (box lunches are included).

  • Scar Management; Nancy Keeney Smith, LMT, MLD and Catherine Ryan, RMT (limited to 40 people)

  • Put Science to Work for You: Using Research to Support Your Practice; Ruth Werner, BCTMB (6 Research Hours)

  • Get Your Grant On: Tips for Creating Fundable Proposals – Expanded; Martha Menard, PhD, LMT

  • Ethics (6 Ethics Hours); Lauren Cates, LMT, S4OM and Lucille A. Eddy, LMT, S4OM
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