September 23 – 26, 2009; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL, U.S.A.
Several of the continuing education (CE) options offered at the 2009 American Massage Therapy Association National Convention represented the Research Track sponsored by the Massage Therapy Foundation. Included among these CE options were these sessions (presenters indicated parenthetically): Learning Through Clinical Research (Douglas Nelson and James Ivaska); Research Rocks (Angela Palmier and Chris Alvarado); Teaching Research Literacy (Pete Whitridge); Case Report Contests: Transforming an Interesting Case into an Informative Publication (Karen Boulanger); Trust This, Doubt That: Evaluating the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Published Research (Karen Boulanger and Glenn M. Hymel); and Current Research on Cancer and Massage Therapy Foundation Case Report Winner Presentations (Leila Kozak, Jennifer Rosen, Marlaine C. Smith, Amy Axt Hanson, and Erika Larson).
For follow-up information regarding any of the foregoing sessions, please contact: email@example.com.
October 27 – 30, 2009; Amsterdam, Netherlands
Recent basic and applied research and reviews in soft connective tissue sciences at all levels: molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, compartment, and limb or trunk and whole body ... and in all disciplines: molecular biology, cytology, histology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, neurology, and surgery, among others. The conference included free oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed research, and special panels and presentations that addressed the research interests of clinical practitioners in acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, neuromuscular therapies, osteopathy, physiatry, physical therapy, sports medicine, structural bodywork, and surgery. Clinical practice techniques demonstrated at both podium and small-group sessions aimed to bring manual therapy clinicians and scientists together to enhance common research interests and communication. Post-congress workshops were held on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. These workshops provided a forum for clinical practitioners to present their methodologies and research questions so as to cross-educate other clinicians and to stimulate new areas of inquiry by research scientists. The 2009 Fascia Congress was co-sponsored by the Massage Therapy Foundation. The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is serving as one of two post-congress publishing venues for selected presentations [the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies is the other].
For full event details, please visit http://www.fascia congress.org/2009 .
Key speakers/personnel are acknowledged at http:// www.fasciacongress.org/2009/speakers.php .
Selected articles made available as pre-congress resources are available at h ttp://www.fascia congress.org/2009/articles.htm .
Oral and poster presentation abstracts are available at http://www.fasciacongress.org/2009/abstracts.htm , and an extensive glossary of terms pertinent to the congress can be found at h ttp://www.fasciacongress.org/ 2009/glossary.htm .
November 3 – 6, 2009; Vienna, Austria
For detailed information about the recently ended 9th Annual Integrated Care Conference—titled “Lost in Transition: Meeting the Challenge Through Integrated Care”—please visit http://www.integrated care.eu/inic09vienna/index.html .
December 8, 2009; Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.
For details, please visit http://nccam.nih.gov/news/ events/#10thanniversary .
May 13 – 15, 2010; Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
The Massage Therapy Foundation is pleased to present the second Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research conference (see the “Save the Date” conference reminder at http://www.massagetherapy foundation.org/pdf/STD_2010.pdf ). This three-day conference brings together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage research. Current research and manual therapy-related research will be presented, with a special focus on translational research and public health. The International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB) will serve as one of two post-conference publishing venues for selected presentations [the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies is the other].
Online registration opened October 30, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.massage therapyfoundation.org/researchconference2010.html .
May 19 – 21, 2010; Tromsø, Norway
For detailed information, please visit http:// www.iccmr2010.com or contact Vinjar Fønnebø at Vinjar.Fønnebø@fagmed.uit.no.
NCCAM has added four new Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine to its research centers program. The new centers will add to knowledge about CAM approaches and their potential in treating and preventing diseases and conditions that are common among Americans. Visit http:// nccam.nih.gov/news/2008/102008.htm .
Approximately 38% of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children aged 17 years and under, use some form of CAM, according to the 2007 National Health Interview survey released in December 2008. This survey marks the first time questions were included on children’s use of CAM. Visit http://nccam.nih.gov/news/camstats.htm .
This table lists research and training grants funded for both new and ongoing research by NCCAM during fiscal year 2007. The list includes grant number, project title, principal investigator, institution, and state. Visit http://nccam.nih.gov/research/extramural/awards/2008 .
The year 2009 marks 10 years since NCCAM was established by Congress. The agency will be celebrating 10 years of rigorous research with a series of events and materials. Visit http://nccam.nih.gov/news/2009/ anniversary.htm .
Program number: 88339 Sponsor: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine/NIH/DHHS Synopsis: The sponsors offer support for basic or pre-clinical research on CAM areas of special interest with an aim to understand the mechanisms of action of a CAM modality. This program will use the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism. Contact: Carol Pontzer, PhD E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Program URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/ pa-files/PA-09-010.html Tel: 301-435-6286 Fax: 301-480-3621 Deadline note: Applications in response to this announcement may be submitted to http://Grants.gov on or after January 5, 2009. The deadlines for receipt of standard R01 applications under this announcement are February 5, June 5, and October 5 annually. The deadlines for receipt of AIDS-related applications are January 7, May 7, and September 7 annually. This program will expire on January 8, 2012. Electronic application submission is required for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. The new Adobe versions of the application forms are not yet available. Please check back in December to download the application package.
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Please visit News from the Foundation for announcements inclusive of these major topics: Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge update; Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research Conference, May 13 – 15, 2010, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.; various other conference announcements; Teaching Research Literacy: An In-Service for Massage Therapy Educators; and NCCAM’s 10th Anniversary Research Symposium.
The Massage Therapy Foundation invites participation in its 2010 Student Case Report Contest. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2010. For additional information, please see these resources:
The Massage Therapy Foundation invites participation in its 2010 Research Grants Program. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2010. For additional information, please see the 2010 Research Grant Guidelines and 2010 Research Grant Application.
Executive Editor’s Note: Colleagues are strongly encouraged to share information pertinent to this News/ Announcements section of the IJTMB. Please forward possible entries to the IJTMB’s Executive Editor at the following email address: email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK—VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4, DECEMBER 2009