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Ontario’s “Drummond Report” describes inefficiencies in the system
Feb. 15, Toronto, Ont. – The Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services has released its report titled “Public Service for Ontarians: a Path to Sustainability and Excellence.” Prepared by economist Don Drummond, the report contains 362 recommendations to increase efficiency in various sectors, with a ‘substantial portion’ of these centered on health care.

AMTA Releases Annual Research on Profession
Feb. 17, Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) fifth annual summary research on the state of the massage therapy profession indicates the massage therapy marketplace is showing signs of improvement. A detailed report focused on the meaning of the research for massage therapy schools and their students was released and discussed today at the AMTA 2012 Massage Schools Summit in Chicago.

TMJ Mastery goes to British Columbia
Feb 16. London, Ont. – The TMJ Mastery: Principles, Applications and Disc Displacements workshop is scheduled to be held twice in British Columbia in spring 2012. The first course session will be from April 14-16 in Victoria and the second from April 20-22 in Vancouver.

MTF Unveils New Website

Feb. 13, Evanston, IL – The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) unveiled its new website today, its first major upgrade in almost a decade. You can view the updated website at http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org.

MTF presents International Massage Therapy Research Conference
Feb 6, Evanston, IL – The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announces its International Massage Therapy Research Conference to be held from April 25-27, 2013 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Centre in Boston, Mass. 

Third International Fascia Research Congress
Feb 1, Vancouver, BC – RMTs are reminded that it’s not too late to register for the Third International Fascia Research Congress to be held in Vancouver from March 28-30, 2012.  

E-scheduling software grants for health professionals
Jan. 22, Saskatoon, Sask – Regulated health professionals in Canada using e-scheduling software may qualify for up to $110,000 in financial and other benefits as part of the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge.

2012 Changes for RMTs in Veterans Affairs Canada
Jan 21, Charlottetown, PEI – Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) would like to advise RMTs of a change in the benefit for Massage Therapy under Program of Choice (POC) 12 — Related Health Services (Massage Therapists).

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