Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Back to School: Gearing up with Research & Evidence

Research Literacy and Evidence Informed Practice: Implications for Massage Therapists

This webinar took place: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. The archived Webinar can be viewed below. Presentation Slides can be downloaded here

Webinar Details: 
In this first webinar in the series, we heard from multiple massage therapy leaders and organizations on the importance of research and evidence to the massage profession, as well as the greater integrative health care community. 

Participants will be able to: 

  • Understand of the relevance of EIP in patient/client care
  • Discuss the requirements for research literacy and EIP in the context of the massage profession
  • Describe the importance of EIP and research literacy in integrative health care 


  • Pete Whitridge, BA, LMT, President, Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE)
  • Kate Zulaski, BA, CMT, Executive Director, Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
  • Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD, LMT, President, Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF)
  • Leena Guptha, DO, MBA, BCTMB, Chair, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Deb Hill, MS, PERL Project Manger, Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH)

This was the first Webinar in a five part series offered in conjunction with AFMTECOMTAMTF and NCBTMBInformation on the full series can be found here

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