Overview - 2016 Oncology Massage Healing Summit

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Registration and Fees

The Main Conference fee of $350 includes all Friday and Saturday educational sessions, conference materials, exhibit hall admission, poster presentations, Thursday's welcome reception, continental breakfasts and catered lunches.

Post-Conference seminars are an additional $150.


Be Inspired!

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

Oncology massage is a fast growing specialty dedicated to support the safe delivery of massage to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. At our 2016 Summit, you will be encouraged, empowered and inspired by many wonderful presenters from across the country and the world. Join us at the Summit to expand your knowledge and network with one another.

You have the opportunity to:
  • Earn 12.5-plus hours of continuing education for just $350
  • Attend optional post-conference for additional 5 CE hours
  • Discover new techniques and discuss best-practice initiatives
  • Choose the breakout sessions of most interest to you
  • Network with your fellow colleagues and other healthcare professionals
  • Visit our exhibit hall and poster presentations

Continuing education

The Main Conference provides 12.5 hours of continuing education. Post-Conference seminars for an additional 5 hours are optional.

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

Keynote Speakers

"The Sensory Kaleidoscope in Oncology Care" - presented by Rhiannon Lewis, FIFPA

Rhiannon Lewis is an experienced aromatherapist, educator, and author with a passion for making a difference in cancer care and palliative care. She is the director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants and teaches classes in aromatherapy throughout the world. Read more about Rhiannon Lewis, FIFPA.

"Palliative Care: Opening the Edges of Your Profession" - presented by Jack Blackburn, LMP, RC, MTS-SD

Jack Blackburn is a Seattle-based massage therapist, certified Trager practitioner, Reiki Master, spiritual counselor and continuing education workshop leader. Learn more about Jack Blackburn, LMP, RC, MTS-SD.


For information on potential scholarship opportunities, please contact Julie Streeter at julie@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

Northwestern Health Sciences University reserves the right to make changes to the conference sessions and/or speakers when conditions prevail beyond its control. Information distributed or contained in the presentations is the sole responsibility of each presenter and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Northwestern or S4OM.

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