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2018 Pre-Conference Workshops

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Full and half day pre-conference workshops are planned for Tuesday, November 13, the day before the main Conference proceedings. A fascial anatomy prosection workshop is planned for Saturday-Monday, November 10-12, and a one-day dissection workshop on November 13. A research fundamentals workshop has been added for Tuesday, November 13.

Workshops will be presented in the English language unless otherwise noted below.

You can select any one Tuesday full day presentation or any two half day sessions.
FULL DAY: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 09:00 – 18:00
HALF DAY AM: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 09:00 – 13:00
HALF DAY PM: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 14:00 – 18:00

WORKSHOP FEE: EU 150 for Tuesday half day workshops, EU 250 for a Tuesday full day workshop.

Please click the presenter names to view their bios.



WORKSHOP FEE: EU 35   09:00 – 13:00

Thomas Findley, MD, PhD
Lisa Hodge, PhD

Join Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD for an interactive workshop where you can ask questions about how to develop your literature review and research questions. This is a unique opportunity for clinicians to better understand the research process and how to apply it to clinical practice.

Participants submit questions prior to or during the workshop, and Dr. Findley will walk through the process of how to conduct the research, showing the participants step-by-step on the screen. Email questions to info@fasciacongress.org by November 10. Questions after that date must be submitted at the workshop.

Dr. Lisa Hodge will introduce the fundamentals of research design and discuss how to understand the research that will be presented at this conference.   By the completion of this workshop, participants should be able to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the clinical and basic science posters that will be presented at this conference.  Specific examples of these posters to be presented at FRC Berlin will be used to guide attendees in their poster viewing. Presentation will be recorded video.  Dr. Hodge will join live for questions after the video.


1. How fascial connections affect breathing and movement
Jouko Heiskanen, MD, PT
Tuulia Luomala, PT
Mika Pihlman, PT

2. TMJ Intensive
Peter Schwind, PhD
Heike Jäger, PhD

3. Myofascial Continuities in Assessment and Practice
Tom Myers, LMT, BCSI

This workshop is also available November 12 at Hotel Riu Plaza. Click here for more information and to register.

4. The Trillion Dollar Global Problem: Repetitive Stress Injuries; The Answer: Improving Our Clinical Skills in Fascia Workshop Enrollment Closed
Molly Allison, M.S. OTR/L, CHT, SMS, PBP

5. Scar Tissue Management – Principles, Practice and Protocols
Catherine Ryan, RMT
Nancy Keeny Smith, LMT, MLD



1. Fascial Manipulation
English with both English and German slides
Antonio Stecco, MD, PhD
Matthais Schmidt, MD

2. Eutony – The Gentle Fascia Training Workshop Enrollment Closed
Language: German
Cornelia Sachs
Werner Klingler, MD, PhD

3. Ultrasound-Elastography: Assessment of the Elastic Properties of Fascia and Muscle in Sports- and Pain Medicine
Wolfgang Bauermeister, MD, PhD

4. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Myofascial Decompression Therapy: Research to Clinical Application for Lower Extremity Injuries in Sport Workshop Enrollment Closed
Aric Warren, EdD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, CES
Phillip Vardiman, BS, MS, PhD

5. Fascial Pelvic Floor Training
Divo Mueller, HP

6. The fascial cardiac system and osteopathic treatment
Bordoni Bruno, DO, PhD
Morabito Bruno, DO, BSc OT



1. Fascia in Sport Injury Prevention Workshop Enrollment Closed
Language: German
Christina Halasz, MSc
Tiina Lahtinen-Suopanki

2. Treatment of the visceral fascia of the Carotid Sheath on the neck, improving circulation by treating fascial connections to the head, the thorax and the upper extremity
German with English translator
Andreas Haas, LMT

3. ZeroTonic Approach – Re-Thinking Passive Exercise Workshop Enrollment Closed
Leonid Blyum, MSc

4. Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques for the Shoulder
Robert Libbey, RMT

5. Getting Under our Own Skin: Fascia, Interoception, & Emotional Health
Bo Forbes, PsyD, E-RYT500, C-IAYT

6. Self-Care Application of Connective Tissue Science: How self-treatment of the connective tissue system can address sports-related injuries and improve athletic performance
Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NM

The workshops will be held in the anatomical teaching facilities of the Plastinarium in Guben. The workshops will include the use of a formalin-fixated full body specimen.

Saturday-Monday, November 10-12, 2018, 08:30 – 18:00 (click details below for the course schedule)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 08:30 – 18:00

WORKSHOP FEE: EU 885 (EU 780 FRS Member) for the 3-day workshop, EU 280 (EU 238 FRS Member) for the 1-day workshop.

Learn about FRS membership. FRS members: log into the Fascia Research Society website to confirm that your membership is current. It will need to remain current at the start of the workshop.

Three-day Fascial Anatomy Prosection Workshop, November 10-12
Carla Stecco, MD
Andry Vleeming, PhD

One-day Fascial Anatomy Dissection Workshop, November 13
This course will use the same formalin-fixated body or segments from the three day workshop, but will be led by Plastinarium staff.

Please note that while speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, the Fifth International Fascia Research Congress reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary without any liability to you whatsoever. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible.