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February 16, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Canada funds $4.4M research initiative to combat Rx drug abuse
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MTC Business forum tackles interprofessional collaboration

The 2016 Massage Therapy Canada Business Forum, to be held June 5th in Mississauga, Ont., will focus on the role of RMTs in patient-centred care through interprofessional collaboration. This year forum features an excellent line up of speakers all presenting under the theme of multidisciplinary health care. Check out this year’s agenda. >> Read full article

No signs of CTE on NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's brain: study

The Krembil Neuroscience Centre's Canadian Concussion Centre announces that the analysis of the brain of former NHL player Todd Ewen did not show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a neurodegenerative brain disorder that has been linked to multiple concussions. >> Read full article

RMTBC biennial conference focuses on interdisciplinary care

The Registered Massage Therapists Association of B.C. will be hosting its biennial conference on April 16 to 18 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, B.C. The conference titled, Manual Therapy: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Science and Practice, will explore and address the science of manual therapy using "safe and effective manipulative and movement therapies with sound science underpinning theoretical constructs," according to the RMTBC. >> Read full article

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Canada funds $4.4M research initiative to combat Rx drug abuse

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott today announced more than $4 million in funding for research aimed at improving the health of people who abuse prescription drugs.

More and more Canadians are putting their health at risk by intentionally taking medication, such as opioids, in a way that hasn't been recommended by a doctor. The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is investing $4.4 million to support four large regional teams comprised of researchers, service providers and decision makers to tackle this public health issue, a statement from the CIHR said. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Manual Therapy Conference

April 16-18, 2016
Location: Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC >> More Info

2016 International Massage Therapy Research Conference

May 12, 2016
Location: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Wash. >> More Info

2016 NHPC National Conference

June 9-12, 2016
Location: The Westin Calgary, Calgary. >> More Info