OMTA Annual Meeting and CE Courses

  • 19 Oct 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 1800 Lakewood Court (Clubhouse), Eugene, OR


Registration is closed
OMTA's annual meeting will consist of the following classes:

10:00 Registration/Check in
10:30 OMTA EC Meeting, nominations, and mock event planning activity - learn some great insights about massage event planning 
12:00 (Working Lunch) 
12:30 Overview and discussion about NEW OREGON LAW affecting LMTs.  Melissa Parkerton, Director of Early Discussion and Resolution will provide attendees with understanding of the law and rules and provide guidance for LMTs 
2:30 OBMT board member, Kathy Calise, will update LMTs about upcoming changes and events in the massage community and with the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. 
4:00 Closing Circle

Light snacks will be provided; please bring a sack lunch.

6 CEs
$10.00 for OMTA members
$15.00 for nonmembers

What if something goes wrong? Moving forward after healthcare injury.

Early Discussion and Resolution (EDR) in Oregon offers patients (or their representatives) and their healthcare facilities or providers a process for having an open, caring, and confidential conversation if serious physical injury or death occurs during healthcare. The goal of this conversation is for everyone involved to come to a shared understanding of what happened and what should happen next to come to resolution for everyone involved. Massage therapists are connected to Early Discussion and Resolution in three key ways:
1. EDR was created by a law that specifically names many different kinds of healthcare providers including massage therapists, so you need to be prepared to use the process if needed.
2. Massage therapists can develop strong, valued relationships with their clients and may serve as confidants or advisors when something goes wrong in another healthcare setting.
3. You are all occasionally patients or love people who are or will be patients; you may have your own need for this process.

This session will promote a solid understanding of the law and administrative rules that guide Early Discussion and Resolution, provide guidance for discussing events with patients, and address the need for peer support within the massage therapy community. Participants will be given resources to access when they want or need to know more.

Melissa Parkerton is Director for Early Discussion and Resolution. Prior to assuming this role, she directed the Commission’s Quality Improvement Collaboratives. She has worked extensively in the areas of clinical improvement and health research, managing the UCLA/RAND TCAB Phase III Evaluation and working with the MacColl Institute at Group Health Cooperative on the development and implementation of the Chronic Care Model and diabetes improvement programs. In addition to her work on the administrative and research sides of healthcare, she has also worked as a Massage Therapist in private practice and a Child and Family Therapist in community mental health. Melissa holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA in Applied Behavioral Science from LIOS/Bastyr University.

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