PAMA Notes - April 28, 2011

PAMA Symposium

July 21-24, 2011

Snowmass, Colorado

The schedule and registration details are available at


Successful Regional Meetings

PAMA is encouraging and providing guidance for smaller regional meetings by leaders in the Performing Arts Medicine field in geographic centers of the U.S. and other countries. The programs allow PAM professionals to access educational opportunities at centers in their home regions. Networking of participants strengthens the resources and referral base for providers and performers. 

Two recent meetings were held in New York with the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and in Toronto with the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory. 

Future meetings will be announced in the PAMA Notes, as available.


The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)

Kris Chesky has been invited to present at the NORA Symposium: Achieving Impact Through Research and Partnerships, July 12-13, 2011, in Cincinnati, OH. His paper, “Towards Knowledge, Competency, and Accountability in the Music Profession", has been selected because it identifies one of the critical issues in workplace safety and health. 

The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Unveiled in 1996, NORA has become a research framework for NIOSH and the nation. Following the meeting, partners work together to develop goals and objectives for addressing these needs. 

For details:


Dance Medicine Scene in Germany

A brief report from Richard Gilmore is available for download by clicking this link - Dance Medicine - Germany


Founder of German Dance Medicine: an obituary

On December 19, 2010, at the age of 96, the founder of German Dance Medicine, Dr. med. Josef Huwyler died in his home town of Zurich, Switzerland. Click for details.


Performance Enhancement Technology

If you missed the web-streamed demonstration in New Orleans by Kathleen Riley and John Chong showing a technology that analyzes a pianist's movement during performance using two-camera HD videography with surface electromyography (sEMG) and MIDI data, you may access it by clicking this link.


Performing Arts Medicine and Sports Medicine Share Science


PAMA has increased its role in the collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine and the initiative, Athletes and the Arts. Members of ACSM receive a special registration rate for PAMA educational programs, including the annual Symposium.   

PAMA has contributed to the guidelines and educational materials available on the coalition website




May 31 - June 4, 2011

American College of Sports Medicine

Annual Meeting & World Congress on Exercise is Medicine

Denver, Colorado


June 17 - 22, 2011
Andover Educators Fifth Biennial Conference
John J. Cali School of Music
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ


October 13-16, 2011
21st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)
Washington, DC 
October 21-23, 2011
5th National ASPAH Conference and AGM
The University of Sydney
Call for Papers: deadline June 17, send to Samantha Warhurst, 
Career Development Awards available
Details at

November 4-5, 2011
Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium der DGfMM
Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber
Dresden, Germany


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