Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Residence Inn - Frederick 
5230 Westview Dr,
Frederick, MD 21073

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Sabrina Lopez 
AMTA Maryland 

AMTA Maryland Annual Conference 

Please join us for our Annual Conference. This year we are hosting 8.5 hours of Sports Massage in addition to the 7 required hours for Maryland. Our Annual meeting will be held during lunch on Sunday.


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:30am - 9:00am - check in

9:00am - 6:00pm - Techniques for Sports Massage Therapist Workshop

Sunday, April 22, 2018

8:30am - 9:00am - Check in

9:00am - 12:00pm - HIV/ Communicable Diseases

12:00- 1:00 - Annaul Membership Meeting - Lunch Provided

1:00 - 5:00pm - Ethics and Cultural Diversity



The Sunday classes are sold out. We have limited space available in the Saturday class. 



Course Descriptions

Sports Massage: 8.5 hours

Techniques for Sports Massage Therapists Workshop

Receive hands-on instruction—including a shoulder injury case study—and tips to help you succeed in this specialty. With a focus on utilizing critical thinking in client assessment, this workshop will help you learn techniques, contraindications, session planning and other valuable information to take your sports massage career to the next level.

Attendees will need to wear comfortable clothes and bring a massage table.

This class is part of the NCBTMB Specialty Sports Certificate.


Instructor: Steve Jurch

Steve Jurch has worked in the clinical or sports environment for 20 years. He has 17 years of teaching experience, including directing a massage therapy program and teaching continuing education both nationally and internationally. He has a master’s degree in sports medicine and authored a clinical massage textbook.


Ethics: 3 hours and Cultural Diversity: 1 hour Combined. Ethical Awareness in the Small World; Sansitivity Training for Massage Therapist

Your reputation and practice depends on more than your hands on skills. Your conscious and compassionate communication can make a difference with each session, each person – every day. Learning how to get along and work within our increasingly diverse community isn’t just good marketing it is great customer service and ethical treatment of Massage Clients and other Massage Therapists in our community. This class enables the participants to recognize cultural diversity issues, as well understand the ethical ramifications of their active and passive communication.

Instructor: Xerlan Deery

Xerlan graduated from Body Mind College, San Diego in 1987. In 1992 she was among the first group of Therapists in the US to become Nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. She owned and administrated Massage Therapy Institute of Oklahoma from 1992 until 2004. She initiated and created a sports massage program with Oklahoma State University, which developed into working
relationships with several NCAA athletic programs and local high school athletic programs. She has been active with working with Hospital Based Massage, and has worked with several hospitals, including a long relationship with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, working with the Oncology Rehabilitation Department. In 2008 she created and practiced in Tulsa’s premier multidisciplinary clinic, R Complimentary Therapies; practicing with several massage therapists, a doctor of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Movement Therapists, and Yoga instructors. She currently invests much of her time teaching and assisting classes, via her company, Anatriptic Alchemy. She enjoys working with the Cancer Center at Paoli Hospital in the Oncology department’s infusion center, radiation oncology, and with both pre and post-surgical inpatients. Xerlan is an approved provider with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and as a Preferred Provider, Recognized Education Provider, and Regional Champion with the Society for Oncology Massage. Xerlan is a preferred provider with Unite for Her, a breast cancer resource group. She is also on her local borough’s Zoning Hearing Board, and is active with and supports several private non-profit organizations. She currently maintains a private practice in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

HIV/ Communicable Disease: 3 hours

The Massage Therapy field is continuously changing and adapting as new and updated research is being published.  This course will provide today's practicing Massage Therapist with the most relevant information regarding the communicable diseases that may encounter, transmission, and most importantly, prevention.  We will also discuss the importance of infection control procedures in the various practice settings.

Instructor: Lee Gorschboth

Lee Gorschboth has been a practicing nurse since 1999 in critical care, emergency, and vascular access departments.  She has been a practicing massage therapist since 2013 and has worked at Massage Heights and had a private practice.  She received her Master's in Healthcare Administration in 2017 and is now the full-time Clinical Coordinator at the Community College of Baltimore County's Massage Therapy Program in Maryland.  She has combined her extensive knowledge of the healthcare field and her education in massage therapy to provide her students with unique and engaging clinical opportunities in various healthcare settings such as in-patient hospice and out-patient oncology.