Overview - 2018 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, plus yoga Friday and Saturday mornings at the hotel.

Post-Conference seminars are an additional $150. Printed notes must be ordered in advance and are $50.


Be Inspired!

Welcome to the fifth 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 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 6 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 6 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

Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and an associate professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The center serves patients of all ages: infants, children, adults with cancer, neurological disorders asthma and COPD, heart disease and children and teens with developmental delays or emotional handicaps. Loewy oversees the Department of Music Therapy in the Mount Sinai Hospitals, which started at Beth Israel in 1994. She has conducted research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma, oncology and NICU music therapy. Her areas of specialty are assessment, hermeneutic research, trauma and supervision.

Jerrilyn Cambron, LMT, DC, PhD is the dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance Education at the National University of Health Sciences. She is also the senior associate editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies and the immediate past-president of the Massage Therapy Foundation.  She has spent 25 years doing clinical research. She enjoys discussing the importance and impact of research at all levels of health care.

Breakout Session Seating

All breakout sessions are first come, first served. Plan accordingly and arrive early to secure your seat. No refunds will be granted based on a lack of seats available for your preferred session.


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.

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Bloomington Hotel, 3900 American Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437, (952) 893-9500.  When calling, please mention Northwestern Health Sciences University to receive a discounted rate (call before March 30, 2018).  Free shuttle service to/from the airport and our campus is provided by the hotel.

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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