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International Fascia Congress features “latest and best” in fascia research

The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., Sept. 18 – 20, 2015.

The principal focus of the conference is to bring scientists and clinicians together in the interest of furthering understanding of the unique role of fascia in health. Presentations will include the latest and best scientific research on human and animal fasciae in all its forms and functions. Pre and post conference workshops will be held on the Sept. 17th and 21st.

February 9, 2015  By Massage Therapy Canada staff

The Congress theme this year is, Issues in Fascia Research: a critical
examination for the scientist and clinician. What do you want and need
to know – and how do you get it?

For the first time, the 2015
Congress will include veterinary aspects of fascia research. This year’s
Congress is expected to draw over 1,000 scientists and clinicians.

important continuing initiative of the FRC is to foster understanding
and collaboration among scientists working in fascia research and the
various clinical professionals who address fasciae in their work with
clients and patients. The FRC provides high quality conference settings
where these diverse groups can learn from one another, gain insights
that will inform and enrich their respective pursuits, and advance
scientific inquiry and applied methods.

For more information on the FRC program, speakers, or venue, visit the FRC website.


upcoming Congress will include a special one day event on "Fascia,
Acupuncture and Oncology"
chaired by Helene Langevin of the Osher
Institute, Nov. 14, 2015, at Harvard Medical School conference center.
This joint conference is a collaboration between the Fascia Research
Society, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and the Society for
Acupuncture Research.

Registration for the FRC is now open. Until March 31, 2015,
with an early registration discount, conference fees are $750. Members
of the Fascia Research Society receive a $100 discount on Congress
registration. The conference fee includes all presentations and
workshops from Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 through 2:30pm, Sunday, Sept. 20,
2015. Workshops are available pre- and post-congress, at an additional

are invited to submit abstracts that present new research related to
The general categories requested for submitted abstracts are:
basic science; clinical mechanistic research; research methodology; new
hypotheses; fascial considerations for women, minorities and persons
with disability; and other. Submissions will be accepted until March 15,

upcoming 2015 FRC is the fourth meeting of the Fascia Research
Congress, with previous Congresses held in Boston, Amsterdam and
Vancouver. The Fascia Research Congress was created by a
multidisciplinary committee of basic science researchers and practicing
health-care professionals, whose respective fields share a common focus
and interest in the body’s soft connective tissue matrix.

The 2015 Congress is hosted by the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation.

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