The Massage Therapy Foundation has extended its abstract submission deadline to November 6. The foundation is requesting abstracts for all oral and poster presentations for the 2010 Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM Research Conference. The conference will focus on and represent scientific research exploring massage therapy in CIM practices.

The following topics for submission are recommended: current massage and manual therapy-related research and topics with a special focus on translational research and public health.

Abstract templates must be completed and returned via e-mail to Alison Pittas, research and grant program manager, at

Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee, and abstracts selected for presentation will be notified by Jan. 15, 2010