For Immediate Release
International Consortium on Manual Therapies Announces Conference Dates and Location for Inaugural Conference
(Kirksville, MO) The International Consortium on Manual Therapies (ICMT) is excited to announce its inaugural conference May 4th – June 3rd, 2022.
The ICMT inaugural conference focuses on critical topics fundamental to building a productive culture for collaboration to advance the science and practice of manual therapies. Teams of ICMT members have worked for several years on these topics and will be presenting the unprecedented product of their collaborative work at the conference. The inaugural conference will be interactive; in most conferences, participants just watch and listen to lectures, but at ICMT, participants actively engage in the entire program. Attendees will be working with respected colleagues and peers from across the many manual therapy disciplines to collaboratively discuss the latest insights into manual therapies and help shape future collaboration and research.
The conference has the following goals:
- establish clarity in communicating about the manual techniques being performed within each profession,
- compare proposed mechanisms that clinicians use within each profession as a framework to describe why their form of technique works, and
- compare those proposed mechanisms to the current scientific evidence related to mechanisms of action for manual therapies.
Researchers in manual therapies will join together in May of 2022, for the inaugural International Consortium on Manual Therapies (ICMT) Conference. The ICMT is an organization of assembled international leaders dedicated to advancing the quality of patient and client care provided by practitioners of manual therapy through scientific collaboration. The ICMT working groups draw from the basic sciences, chiropractic, massage therapy, osteopathic, physical therapy and structural integration professions bringing modern clinician viewpoints together with scientific research foundations. The ICMT Conference 2022, hosted by the A.T. Still Research Institute, a division of A.T. Still University, is a conference held globally via an interactive web platform. The Conference program will actively engage attendees to help shape the future of collaboration and research in manual therapies.
(2022.01.10 – corrected venue location and dates for the conference.)