One of the massage profession’s leading research entities has announced its second research conference.

The Massage Therapy Foundation is supports scientific research, education and community service. Its second “Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research” conference will be held May 13-15, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. The acronym “CIM” is for complementary and integrative medicine.

“This three-day conference brings together massage and manual therapy practitioners, educators, CIM researchers, allied health professionals, and others interested in massage research,” notes the foundation’s website. “Current research related to massage and manual therapies will be presented, with a special focus on translational research and public health.”

The foundation is currently accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Registration for the conference will open late 2009.

The foundation’s first conference took place in 2005 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.