Massage & Bodywork

July/August 2012

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In Memoriam: Dianne Polseno Dianne Polseno, 60, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Polseno made significant contributions to the massage field in many ways, including through her role as campus president of Cortiva Institute, Boston campus, a position she held until mid- April. She was educated as a massage therapist at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, Massachusetts, and as a nurse. She graciously shared her intellect and skills as an educator, leader, mentor, and volunteer. Starting in autumn 2011, she continued to inspire friends and colleagues as she battled cancer and shared her thoughts on www.caringbridge.org. Call for Abstracts for 2013 Massage Therapy Foundation Research Conference The 2013 International Massage Therapy Research Conference, presented by the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF), is accepting abstracts for presentations through September 15. Abstracts should pertain to one or more of the conference's three themes: presenting findings on how massage therapy works through physiological, psychological, and neurological mechanisms; exploring the research potential of community outreach programs; and evaluating the current status of massage research with respect to the massage therapy research agenda. This third research conference will take place April 25–27, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts. More details are available at www.massagetherapyfoundation.org. Celebrate ABMP's 25th anniversary and you may win a refund on your membership. ABMP.com. 19

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