March 18, 2014 — The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has announced Dr. Mehmet Oz will be the keynote speaker at the AMTA National Convention this September in Denver.
Dr. Oz will address attendees at the opening session of the convention Thursday, Sept. 18 and then participate in a special book-signing session in the exhibit hall. The focus of his talk will be massage therapy and health and wellness.
By Mari-Len De
This is a unique opportunity for massage therapists to both hear and see
the most well-known and trusted physician in the U.S., the AMTA said. A
strong advocate of the benefits of massage therapy, Dr. Oz is a
two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and is
vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University. He directs
the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New
York Presbyterian Hospital.
His research interests include heart
replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary
medicine and health-care policy. He has authored more than 400 original
publications, book chapters and medical books, has received several
patents, and performs more than 100 heart surgeries per year.
will be a tremendously exciting way to kick off the 2014 National
Convention," said AMTA president Nancy Porambo. "Dr. Oz has incredible
influence on how people look at their health, and we are honoured he has
chosen to speak at the AMTA National Convention. He is sure to provide
inspiration to us all, and I invite all massage therapists to join us in
The AMTA National Convention will take place Sept. 17
to 20 in Denver. The convention provides opportunities for attendees to
engage in the highest quality education in the profession, to connect
with other massage therapists, and take advantage of vast resources in
the exhibit hall. Continuing education sessions fill up early and AMTA
encourages massage therapists to register early to ensure they have the
widest choice for their preferred education sessions.
will have access to more than 35 courses of continuing education,
including special programming options for teachers, researchers and
students. All classes are submitted in advance for continuing education
approval by those states that require it. More than 18 CE credits are
available to attendees.
Full convention information and registration is available at: www.amtamassage.org/2014convention.