PAMA Notes - January 2016

Symposium Registration Now Open
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Join PAMA and our colleagues in New York for this momentous event combining the fields of performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and medical education to address artists and performers health issues. Check the pricing page to learn more about our two early bird discounts. Hurry, the first discount expires on February 15!

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Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen  or Julie Massaro

Pre-Conference Certificate Course
July 5 - 6, 2016 (Tuesday - Wednesday)


Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian

Please note that the PAMA Notes January 2016 issue was sent with the incorrect location for the Pre-conference Certificate Course. The location of this course will be at Weill Cornell Medical Center | New York-Presbyterian. Please take note of this change. Thank you.

Congratulations to Dr. Gannon

Our own Patrick Gannon, PhD was recently published in the International Musician magazine's To Your Health section. You can read his article titled "Don't Call It Stage Fright! New Ideas About Treating Music Performance Anxiety" by clicking this link. 

More Articles Wanted

Are you interested in being published in a magazine? International Musician magazine is accepting submissions for their wellness feature "To Your Health".
International Musician magazine is the official monthly publication of the American Federation of Musicians, serving 80,000 professional musicians in the United States and Canada. The readers of the International Musician are professional musicians working in all genres of music. They run the gamut from classical to country and from polka to punk. They tour and record. They play in clubs and in symphonies.
To Your Health — Wellness Features (600-750 words) — These articles are either nontechnical explainers with treatment and prevention tips for problems that may affect musicians—hearing loss, muscle cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, stage fright, etc, as well as health-related techniques to aid musicians (yoga, stretching, chiropractic care for musicians, correct vocal technique, etc.)  These stories may contain direct quotes from musicians and/or practitioners, and should be written for musicians/consumers/ patients. All musicians interviewed or mentioned must be members in good standing of the AFM.
Send your 600-750 word article to Dorry Allen at You will be notified via email if your article has been accepted.

More information…
International Musician may use any submitted material as it sees fit for print and online versions of International Musician magazine without compensation due to Author; however, International Musician is not under any obligation to use the materials. 

Author represents and warrants to PAMA and International Musician that to the best of his/her knowledge, the concepts, ideas, copy, artwork, electronic files and other materials produced do not infringe on any copyright or personal or proprietary rights of others, and that he/she has the unencumbered right to publish. Author will indemnify PAMA and International Musician from any damage or loss, including attorneys’ fees, rising out of any breach of this warranty.

Artwork (photographs, illustrations, music notation, and video links) must be hi-res and legally available for use. That means the Author (submitter) is wholly responsible for contacting the legal owners of all photographs and seeking permission to use them. All photo credits and captions should be submitted with the artwork.

Bon Voyage to our Cuba Travelers!
Health and Safety in the Arts in Cuba Program

Sponsored by: The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Health in the Arts Program and Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

We wish those traveling to Cuba this week a safe, productive, and exciting trip. The group will be in Havana Cuba from January 24 to January 31 experiencing outstanding members of Cuba’s arts culture, while learning about the health issues faced by these professional artists. We look forward to hearing the great stories and seeing many photos of their journey.

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