8th Annual Educational Conference (2011)

Details

Date: June 24 – 25, 2011

Location: Toledo, OH

Schedule

Friday

8:30-9:00
Jonathan Rudinger, President IAAMB/ACWT
Introduction and Opening

9:00-10:00
Ann Noyce
SARA: Bringing Reiki to Shelter Animals

10:15-11:15
Denise Bean-Raymond,
Equine Massage, Holistic Care

11:30-12:30
Rev. Alicja Aratyn, M. Eng.
Discover Sacred Geometry of the Human Body

12:30-1:30
Lunch/Networking

1:30-2:30
Letha Cupp
Mentors and Mixers: Turning Connections into Success for Your Business!

2:45-3:45
Denise Theobald, LMT,
founder of Canine Massage Chicago
“Clinical Sports Massage” for the Canine Athlete.

4:00-5:00
Jonathan Rudinger, Founder and President of PetMassage™ Training and Research Institute
PetMassage™ WaterWork with Dogs Demonstration

Saturday

9:00-10:00
Carol Schultz
Animal Communication

10:15-11:15
Ken Bain, LMT,
Canine Trigger Point Therapy
Stress Reduction Body Works

11:30-12:30
Jeff Varga
Artichoke (Equine Massage, Getting to the Heart of the Matter)

12:30-1:30
Lunch/Networking

1:30-2:30
Becky Brandenburg, B.A. Ed., ESMT, CMT
Client Communication
Developing the therapist-owner relationship.

2:45-3:45
Susan Beal, DVM
Cranial Sacral Therapy

4:00-5:00
Jonathan Rudinger, President IAAMB/ACWT
Open Forum & Closing

6th Annual IAAMB Conference

Details

  • Date: September 3 – 5, 2009
  • Location: Seattle, Washington

Schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 3

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
We will be meeting at Lake Union for coffee and breakfast from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. where we will be holding the group developmental sessions.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
LUNCH

1:00 PM
We meet at the Red Lion Hotel lobby where we will travel to and tour Wellsprings K-9 Hydrotherapy Center in West Seattle or Seattle Veterinary Specialties in Kirkland.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
We will tour Pegasus Thoroughbred Training and Rehabilitation Center.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
We will return to the Red Lion Hotel or we will travel to Emerald Downs Racetrack where we will have a behind the scenes tour with jockey/trainer Jamie Comber including an infield paddock.

5:30 PM – —
From 5:30 on, you can enjoy the races, or spend your evening networking with fellow members!

Friday, Sept. 4

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Polly Klein – Animal Communication, Reiki

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Debbie Lamonica – Canine Hydrotherapy

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
LUNCH

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ken Bain – Tapping Into The Canine Sports Market

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Dr. E. B. Okrasinski – TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)

Saturday, Sept. 5

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Lola Michelin – Massage Protocols for the Hock in Sporthorses

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Michael Salewski – Performance: Strategies for Animal Athletes, Therapies That Complement Massage; What They Do and When to Suggest Them

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
LUNCH

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Martha Norwalk – Human to Animal Transference

4:00 PM – 5 :30 PM
Jonathan RudingerPetMassage for Kids™  Program

5th Annual IAAMB Educational Conference (2008)

Details

  • Date: September 4 – 6, 2008
  • Location: Toledo, Ohio

Schedule

Thursday, September 4th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Maggie Lump, RVT – Canine CPR

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Susan King, HTACP, CSMT, FMT & Anastasia Rudinger, CMT, CR, CIMI | Law of Attraction

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
George Belev, RMT, HTAP, HTACP – Tuning Forks for Dogs and Horses

Friday September 5th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Bruce Bregenzer – ROM in Small Animal Massage

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Jean Pierre Hourdebaigt, RMT – Fitness Evaluation of the Equine and Canine

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Raquel Wynn, BS, CPT, CSCS, LMT – Stretch Your Dog Healthy

3 :30 – 5:00 PM 
Bryan Carlton Flournoy, B.S., Ph., R.Ph. – Animal Communication

Friday Night Dinner
Opportunities for networking, show and tell and silent auction

Saturday, September 6th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Kathy Veder, CHTP, BS, CEA, CFSP – Healing Touch for Animals® in the Aquatic Realm

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
MaryAnn Field – Working with Stone as Alternative Healing Modality

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM 
Jonathan Rudinger, RN, LMT – PetMassage™ WaterWork

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 
Lola Michelin, LMP, LAMP, NWSAM Director of Education – National Certification Testing

Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board – News – Winter 2008

From the August 8th Board meeting:

Animal Massage Therapists – The Board has received multiple inquiries regarding the ability of animal massage therapists and other allied health professionals to perform therapies on animals and not violate the veterinary practice act. Basically, the use of massage therapy to treat a medical condition of an animal is the practice of veterinary medicine and should be monitored by a veterinarian. In the event of a medical situation, a veterinarian can prescribe such services as a therapist can provide or the therapist can work under the supervision of the veterinarian as long as the veterinarian maintains the medical supervision for the animal.

Jonathan Rudinger, President of IAAMB provided a half hour presentation to the Board on animal massage therapy. He indicated that the association is pursuing legislation to certify or license the practice of animal massage therapy.

Colorado:

Colorado recently passed House Bill 1042 pertaining to Equine Massage. The bill removes equine massage from the veterinary practics lawbut requires that all practitioners must be certified by a school/program accredited by the Colo. Dept. of Eduaction. The law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2010. There is no clause to grandfather practicing therapists and I am unaware of any programs that we previously accredited so it seems that many (all?) therapists practicing in Colorado will have to go back to school. Its unclear how this will work.

Indiana:

Trying to pass law 316 in Indiana to make alternative medicine only for licensed veterinarians! How many DVM’s are going to do that? FEW, very few. We must get this message out to everyone to get this voted down!

4th Annual IAAMB Educational Conference (2007)

Details:

  • Date: June 15 – 16, 2007
  • Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Schedule:

Thursday, June 13 (Pre-Conference)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lola Michelin – Business Practices/Standards of Practice

Wednesday, June 14 (Pre-Conference)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Linda Ehlers, D.C. – Lobbying, Laws, & Legislation

Thursday, June 15

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
REGISTRATION

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Joanne Lang – Biomechanics, Motion & Massage (KEYNOTE)

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
JoMarie Indovina – Qigong: Healing Without Touching

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
LUNCH

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Lola Michelin, NWSAM – Standards of Practice

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Linda Ehlers, D.C., IAAOR – Lobbying, Laws & Legislation

Friday, June 16

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Maryjean Ballner – Dog & Cat Massage for Fun & Profit

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Daniel Beatty, DVM – Animal Chiropractics: The First thing you need to know are the Basics

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Advisory Board Luncheon – Millennium Harvest House (Jonathan, Anastasia, Tomi, Lisa, George, Linda, Debbie, Virginia)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Kate Solisti-Mattelon – Interspecies Communication

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Jonathan Rudinger, Pres. – IAAMB Assoc Brainstorming Session

7:00 PM
Dinner/Mixer

Saturday, June 17

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Jonathan Goldman – Healing with Sound

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Jonathan Rudinger – Dogs Say the Darndest Things

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
LUNCH

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Temple Grandin – Animals in Translation