PAMA Notes - October 2015

Call for Research and Education Abstracts
Deadline: November 1, 2015 (11:59 pm MST)

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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.

Present your work at our 34th annual symposium by submitting an abstract for consideration. An author can be the first or presenting author on only one abstract. An author can be a secondary author on an unlimited number of abstracts.
Abstract submission guidelines are available here - Click here for the guidelines
The deadline for 2016 Symposium submissions is November 1, 2015. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2016.

Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen  or Julie Massaro

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Apply for the Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award
Deadline: November 1, 2015 (11:59 pm MST)

Jump start your career! Apply for the prestigious AGB Award.

Candidates must be currently enrolled or recent graduate of an accredited educational, training, or residency program (such as, but not limited to MD, PhD, MA, MS, DO, PT, OT, etc., and the training program is approved by the PAMA Board of Directors).  Confirmation of attendance in/or graduation from the program director may be requested.  The candidate should be the primary author of the work.

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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 (600-850 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 600-850 word article to Dorry Allen at You will be notified via email if your article has been accepted.

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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.

PAM Conference

October 17-21
Orlando Florida
A three day PAM conference is being held by the AOA (American Osteopathic Association) at their annual national conference in Orlando, FL October 17-21. 

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Creating and Maintaining Wellness for Performing Artists: A PAMA Regional Meeting

November 20 - 21, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Lerner Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

Join us in Cleveland! If you are a professional who provides care or training for performing artists or are a student interested in learning about maintaining wellness for performing artists, this meeting is for you. Gain new insights, knowledge and skills to improve your practice. Performers and students will learn how performance skills can be improved.
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Piano Pedagogy Symposium

October 16-17, 2015
Tampa Florida
The Second USF-PAMA-The Music Gallery “Free to Play” Piano Pedagogy Symposium “Touch and Tone in Mindful Pianists” will be held next week at the University of South Florida. The proficient pianist produces good tone, develops sound techniques that prevent injury, and maintains longevity as performer by using the body efficiently.

The Symposium focuses on awareness of the mind-body connection in learning, teaching and playing the piano. Internationally celebrated pianist-pedagogues with expertise on pianists' psychophysiological mechanics will conduct a two-day Piano Pedagogy Symposium at the University of South Florida, School of Music, Barness Recital Hall.
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Join Us in Cuba
Health and Safety in the Arts in Cuba Program

January 24 - January 31, 2016

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

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to visit Cuba and have personal experiences with outstanding members of Cuba’s arts culture, while learning about the health issues faced by these professional artists. Participants will engage backstage with the Cuban National Ballet, National Symphony, Buena Vista Social Club, and other treasured members of the Cuban arts world.  

This is a very special trip. For the first time in over 50 years, we are able to visit Cuba on a “people to people” license which allows all those who are interested in learning about health and safety (H&S) issues in the arts to join us. This means that interested spouses and family can join us this year.

PAMA and UIC staff will be present to guide the experiences. They will ensure that participants at all levels are able learn about health issues related to work in the arts and participate in hands-on workshops with artists.  

Space is limited so sign up now to save your place! 

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Free Webinar Series

There are a series of 9 free webinars in which contributors (from the UK, USA, and around Australia) to the University of Sydney Press publication About Performance: The Lives of Actors, report on their research into actors’ lives, their wellbeing and the impact of their creative work upon their lives, their health, and their relationships.
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