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Upcoming Events in Performing Arts Medicine

Event information comes directly from our members and from visitors to this site. If you have information about an event related to performing arts medicine, please use this form to submit it for review.

Date   Location   Event   Contact
 
April 6-8, 2014   New Orleans, LA   NOMAF Performance Medicine Forums
April 6 - Praise the Lord and Pass the Earplugs
April 6 - Prevention of Injury in Arts Athletes
April 8 - Hot 8 Brass Band & John Gros
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  Bethany Bultman
 
April 8, 2014   New Orleans, LA   LSU Health Grand Rounds: Treating and Caring for Musicians
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  Cathi Fontenot MD
 
April 10-12, 2014   New York, NY  

Mondomusica New York Seminar—Health and Wellness for Musicians: An Interview with Dr. John Chong on an Introduction of Performing Arts Medicine and the Importance of Music Health Awareness
Learn More

  Julie Massaro
 
April 16, 2014   Santa Monica, CA  

Grammy MusiCares Healthy Essentials:  “Singers and Athletes Connect!”
Read More
Register

  Veera Asher
 
June 25, 2014   Snowmass, CO   Pre-conference Workshop:
PAMA's Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Course:
From Classroom to Stage
Learn More
  Julie Massaro
 
June 26-29, 2014   Snowmass, CO   PAMA's 32nd Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Learn More
  Julie Massaro
 
Sept 6-7, 2014   Orange, CA  

Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists: Medical Issues and Applied Practices
Presented by Chapman University/PAMA
Click to learn about submitting a proposal (deadline 4/21)
Or, visit the website to learn more

 

Robin Kish

 

 

Performing Arts Medicine News

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Registration for the 32nd Annual PAMA Symposium is Open!

32nd Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists - "Competitions and Creative Collaborations: Identifying and Promoting Healthy Artistry from Studio to Stage"

June 26-29, 2014
Snowmass, Colorado

Join us this year for outstanding presentations from our keynote speakers including:

Hans-Christian Jabusch, MD, Dipl. mus. - "Focal Dystonia in Musicians: Phenomenology, Therapy, and Prevention"

Bronwen Ackermann, BSPT, PhD, MPH - "Music Health Collaborations: Creatively Translating Scientific Evidence into Practice"

Caroline Silby, PhD - "Games Performers Play: The Why, What and When of Mental Fitness Training"

The PAMA symposium is designed to meet the research and practice needs of physicians, therapists, educators, artistic directors, trainers and other health care and performing arts professionals who seek to improve the well-being of performing artists.

Snowmass Village, surrounded by a spectacularly scenic wilderness area, provides a relaxing atmosphere and outstanding views for golfers, hikers, and bikers.  A day camp provides activities for children.

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PAMA President and Mondomusica New York

Don't miss John Chong as a guest seminar speaker under the category of health and wellness for musicians at the upcoming Mondomusica New York, April 10-12, 2014. 

Mondomusica New York, the finest American exhibition for violin and string-instrument making, is much more than a trade show. Mondomusica New York is dedicated to sharing the latest issues and trends in the music community at present, targeting performers, string-instrument makers, members of the music industry, as well as music enthusiasts. The development of this year’s seminars and events will include relevant topics concerning the modern day musician, one discussion on the health and wellness of musicians.


View the press release


Kudos to PAMA Treasurer!

PAMA Treasurer, Leslie Harrington, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Piano Celebration at MSU Denver. You can read more about this by visiting the Piano Celebration website.



PAMA Workshop in Conjunction with the MTNA Conference in Chicago

"Health and Wellness of the Musician Course: From the Classroom to the Stage"

March 21, 2014
Chicago, Illinois


Are you a clinician or music educator who wants to know more about the intricacies of musicians and playing related problems?

The Performing Arts Medicine Education Committee is offering a Health and Wellness half-day multidisciplinary course to further the knowledge and skills of clinicians and music educators working with musicians or music students.

The course will cover the associated risk factors, life-span issues, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems unique to musicians. Participants will hear research-based lectures on the assessment and management of various music specific health issues and further how to engage with the musician and promote education and prevention strategies for these important playing issues.

Learn More

Register Now!


Join PAMA Membership to Start your Benefits Today

PAMA is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists educators, and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of the performing artist. Members join from around the world.

Benefits include a subscription to the quarterly peer-reviewed Medical Problems of Performing Artists journal; discount registration fee for the annual symposium, listing in PAMA membership directory (optional) ---very helpful when referring patients, sponsorship of Alice G. Brandfonbrener Award for the best paper by a young investigator, opportunities for networking and involvement in various committees, and access to a comprehensive bibliography of relevant articles, books, and tapes

Membership runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. Members joining later in the year will receive all quarterly issues of the journal for the year and will be included in all member directories until February 1 of the following year. 

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Join other PAMA Members at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine's 23rd Annual Meeting

April 5-9, 2014
Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana

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PAMA Regional Meeting - California

​Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists

Chapman University Department of Dance and the Performing Arts Medicine Association present the 4th annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists. The 2014 keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Gibbs MD, President and Co-founder at San Francisco Free Clinic and supervising physician at San Francisco Ballet. Additional special invited faculty in the areas of Dance, Music and Theatre will be announced on the website.

September 6th & 7th, 2014
At Chapman University - Department of Dance
Partridge Dance Center

Proposal submissions must be made by April 21st, 2014. View call for proposals - Chapman2014


Visit the website



Interested in Work Disability Prevention?

Learn more by attending the 3rd WDPI Conference on Implementing Work Disability Prevention Knowledge.
September 29th - October 1st, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto, Canada

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See Photos of PAMA Regional Meetings

Check out photos of the Toronto regional meeting

Enjoy these photos of the Cuba regional meeting


Toronto Regional Meeting is Right around the Corner!

Join us for the PAMA Toronto Regional Meeting - "Music...Movement...Mood"

February 8-9, 2014
Toronto, Canada


Join PAMA for the Fourth Annual Toronto Regional Meeting; Music...Movement...Mood - Bringing together health professionals and artists to explore how basic science enhances rehabilitation, prevention, and performance. This meeting is for all professionals who provide care and training for performing artists who wish to gain new insights, knowledge, and skills to improve their practice.  Performers and students will learn how performance skills can be improved. Don't miss this two-day intensive meeting!

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"Free to Play!"  A PAMA Regional Meeting

March 7-9, 2014
Tampa, Florida


In collaboration with USF School of Music and the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. This program is designed to introduce the concept of performing arts medicine and disseminate its diverse implications on performing arts education, injury prevention and rehabilitation, medical education, and healthier arts communities. This program is specifically designed for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, residents, local and regional performing artists, and educators.

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PAMA Workshop in Conjunction with the MTNA Conference in Chicago

"Health and Wellness of the Musician Course: From the Classroom to the Stage"

March 21, 2014
Chicago, Illinois


Are you a clinician or music educator who wants to know more about the intricacies of musicians and playing related problems?

The Performing Arts Medicine Education Committee is offering a Health and Wellness half-day multidisciplinary course to further the knowledge and skills of clinicians and music educators working with musicians or music students.

The course will cover the associated risk factors, life-span issues, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems unique to musicians. Participants will hear research-based lectures on the assessment and management of various music specific health issues and further how to engage with the musician and promote education and prevention strategies for these important playing issues.

Learn More

Register Now!


Join PAMA Membership to Start your Benefits Today

PAMA is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists educators, and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of the performing artist. Members join from around the world.

Benefits include a subscription to the quarterly peer-reviewed Medical Problems of Performing Artists journal; discount registration fee for the annual symposium, listing in PAMA membership directory (optional) ---very helpful when referring patients, sponsorship of Alice G. Brandfonbrener Award for the best paper by a young investigator, opportunities for networking and involvement in various committees, and access to a comprehensive bibliography of relevant articles, books, and tapes

Membership runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. Members joining later in the year will receive all quarterly issues of the journal for the year and will be included in all member directories until February 1 of the following year. 

Learn More

Join Now!


Save the Date! PAMA Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual PAMA Symposium, June 26-29 2014 at the Westin in Snowmass.  This year’s theme “Competitions and Creative Collaborations:  Identifying and Promoting Health Artistry from Studio to Stage” must have struck a good note with many members of our community because we received a record number of abstract submissions this year.  Great news for those attending since those that will be selected for the limited time slots will be of high quality. Make your plans to attend now.  Registration information coming soon.


NASM Meeting

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Pictured: (from left to right) John Chong, MD, FRCPC, PAMA President; William Dawson, MD; Bonnie Robson, MD, FRCPC

PAMA was honored this year to be asked to present a 90 minutes session on health and wellness for performing artists and students/faculty at this year’s national NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) one of the most prestigious credentialing organizations in the US with close to 650 educational institutional members and founded in 1924.  Their national conference draws a large number of participants every year and it was a pleasure to participate and experience the conference for our three person delegation.  



Thank You!

Thank you to Bill Dawson for his contribution of his royalties from his book, "Fit as a Fiddle. The Musician's Guide to Playing Healthy".  Bill has graciously agreed to donate all royalties to help PAMA in its mission.

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Purchase the Book (note: NAfME members will receive a discount when ordering through the publisher's website)



Bon Voyage!

Wishing our Cuba travelers a Bon Voyage!  We can all look forward to hearing a report from the Cuba group, upon their return, about their exciting and enlightening expedition!

PAMA 2014 Symposium - Call for Abstracts (Abstracts are due December 10, 2013)

The 32nd Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists will be held June 26-29, 2014 in Snowmass, Colorado, at the Westin Snowmass Resort & Hotel.  We are now accepting abstracts, and particularly encourage the submission of research-based abstracts.  Proposals for workshops are also welcome.

This year's theme is "Competitions and Creative Collaborations: Identifying and Promoting Healthy Artistry from Studio to Stage" and the primary learning objectives are as follows:

After participating in this Symposium, attendees will be able to improve the care of performers and advance the work of performing arts medicine as a field by:

  • Identifying current practices in arts and entertainment leading to biomechanical problems that contribute to injuries in performing artists.
  • Applying emerging research and treatment options for common musculoskeletal and neurological problems and identifying specific treatment implications for the performing arts clinician.
  • Incorporating wellness education and information about the potential physical/psychological risks of performance, particularly those risks related to participation in competitions, in the care of both student and professional performers.

Abstracts should directly address one or more of these learning objectives and be submitted to PAMA for review by the Symposium Program Committee. PAMA has an abstract submission system designed to make submitting abstracts easier and more uniform. First review the guidelines (click to view guidelines). Then click the button "Submit Your Abstract" at the bottom of the guidelines page to open the abstract submission form. Please fill out the form completely and attach your abstract document before clicking the submit button. 

Ensure your submission follows the abstract guidelines. To view the guidelines, click here.  All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2014.

Abstracts are due December 10, 2013.

Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen  services@artsmed.org  or Julie Massaro executive@artsmed.org.

 

Apply for Symposium Awards

There are two annual awards available to students and young professionals interested in pursuing their studies and career in performing arts medicine. Check the PAMA website to learn about these opportunities:

  • Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award
  • Martin Brandfonbrener Scholarship

PAMA members are encouraged to review the guidelines and share this information with eligible young people who seek to make PAM a part of their careers.


 

Advertise to the Performing Arts Medicine Community

PAMA has several opportunities available for you and/or your business to advertise directly to the performing arts community. The PAMA symposium is a great way to get your message to a targeted audience. You may purchase advertising space in the syllabus book or purchase an exhibit table. Get your message out to a concentrated target audience of symposium attendees that include medical professionals, clinicians, researchers, artists, educators, and administrators. The deadline for advertisements is June 21, 2013.

Pricing:

  • Business Card Ad - $75
  • Quarter Page Ad - $150
  • Half Page Ad - $250
  • Exhibit Table - $350

For more information, to receive the advertising style guide, or to purchase or reserve your advertising space for the 2013 symposium, please contact Dorry Allen at services@artsmed.org.


2013 PAMA Symposium - "Maximizing Performance: Artistry, Implementation and Empowerment"
July 20 - 23, 2013 (Saturday - Tuesday)

Register now ( Register here ) for the 2013 PAMA symposium and receive the early bird discount. This year will focus on maximizing performance and feature two well renowned experts in the field of sports medicine and exercise with professional performance experience.

This years planning committee is pleased to announce that we have been approved for 21.5 CME credits for the full conference and including the pre-conference workshop.  

Two new exciting features for this year's Symposium - 

Pre-Conference Workshop
Friday, July 19, 2013
The Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine - a course designed to give participants a solid base of understanding about how to evaluate health issues among performing artists of all kinds.  This course is  a full day experience and will provide 6.5 CME credits.  For more information see the  PAMA website pre-conference workshop page. You will be able to register for this workshop when you register for the symposium.

PAMA Salons
Sunday, July 21, 6:30-9:00 pm
Be sure to sign up and participate in our salon offerings this year. Sunday evening we will conduct 4 different salons focused on 4 topics of interest and hosted by experts in that area.  These salons will take place in a local area restaurant - a separate registration fee is required and includes dinner and great networking, information exchange and conversation.  Choose which one you would like to participate in when you register for the symposium. Click here to read more about the PAMA salons.

Don't miss out, register for the symposium now!  Register here


Join or Renew Your PAMA Membership Now 

Membership in PAMA provides you with many benefits such as a subscription to the peer-reviewed journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists, listing in our database for referrals or resources, discounted fee at the Annual Symposium, and plenty of networking opportunities throughout the year.  PAMA membership runs on a calendar year, so enroll now to receive the most from your benefits.  

Click here to enroll as a PAMA member today.


 Feature - Get To Know Your PAMA Board Members

As a new ongoing series, we will be taking a bit of space in each upcoming PAMA Notes to introduce you to one or more of our Board members so that you can know them better and feel free to reach out to them for help or to express your thoughts on taking PAMA into the future.

Our President:

“Introducing” President John Chong, MD, BASc, MSc

From his roots in Oakville Ontario Canada, piano lessons began at age 3 and helped him advance to study at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto with Clifford Poole on scholarship. After an injury to his right hand from over practicing the Wanderer Fantasy when he was 14, he went on to study electronic music and composition with Samuel Dolin. He performed at Massey Hall and completed the ARCT in Piano Performance at age 17. His prize winning composition Continuum was performed by the Toronto Symphony the same year. With the intention of a career in electronic music he went on to graduate in electrical engineering at the University of Toronto while working as a summer student at the National Research Council at the Electronic Music Laboratory with Hugh LeCaine in Ottawa.

His interests shifted to study in the fields of medicine, clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, occupational health, public health and preventive medicine, acupuncture, and psychotherapy at McMaster University. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences tenured in 1990. As the Medical Director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, he has treated musicians with repetitive strain injuries, motor control problems, anxiety, depression, neuropathic pain, nerve entrapments, and stress-related disorders since 1986.

His current clinical and research interest is regulation of the autonomic nervous system using neuro-biofeedback techniques for the prevention of repetitive strain injuries, focal dystonia, chronic pain, and depression. He teaches Performance Awareness at the Glenn Gould School Performance and Artist Diploma Programs at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. He is the medical consultant for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and has received the Governor General Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Summer Music Festival, he has introduced injury prevention concepts to the gifted participants of the Academy. He has been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa, Wilfred Laurier, and Santiago Chile. He is a Research Associate of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory at the University of Toronto. He was a founding member and now is the President of the Performing Arts Medicine Association leading the transformation “PAMAForte! – Rewriting the future of PAMA”.

Feel free to contact John regarding PAMA, the future or any ideas you have with regards to advancing performing arts medicine.

Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
565 Sanatorium Road, Suite 201
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L9C 7N4
Office: (905)-574-5444 Fax: (905)-574-1119
E-mail: john.chong@sympatico.ca


Join or Renew Your PAMA Membership Now 

Membership in PAMA provides you with many benefits such as a subscription to the peer-reviewed journal Medical Problems of Performing Artists, listing in our database for referrals or resources, discounted fee at the Annual Symposium, and plenty of networking opportunities throughout the year.  PAMA membership runs on a calendar year, so enroll now to receive the most from your benefits.  

Click here to enroll as a PAMA member today. 


Don't Miss the Next PAMA Regional Meeting

Join us for the 2013 Toronto Regional Meeting "When the Artists' Body Says No". View the brochure to see the lineup of incredible speakers for this meeting.  Register now, don't miss out!

View the brochure

Register for this meeting

PAMA Regional Meetings are a great way to connect with other PAM professionals in your area.  Watch PAMA Notes for notice of future regional meeting events. 


2013 PAMA Symposium Announcement

"Maximizing Performance"

July 20-23, 2013

Snowmass Colorado - Viceroy Resort & Hotel

We are so pleased to announce  that our Lederman Lecture for the 2013 PAMA Symposium will be delivered by Dr. Isabelle Peretz,  a prominent cognitive neuropsychologist and a professor of Psychology at the University of Montreal. Born and educated in Brussels, Belgium, she earned her Ph.D. in experimental psychology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles under José Morais in 1984. Shortly thereafter she took on a faculty position at Université de Montréal where she has remained ever since. Dr. Peretz’s focuses on the musical potential of ordinary people, its neural correlates, its heritability and its specificity relative to language. She has published over 150 scientific papers on a variety of topics, from perception, memory, and emotions to performance (for her publications see www.brams.umontreal.ca/plab). She is renowned for her work on congenital and acquired musical disorders (amusia) and on the biological foundations of music processing in general. Dr. Peretz’s research has received continued support from the Canadian Natural Science and Engineering Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research since 1986.

In 2004, The Université de Montréal bestowed upon her an endowed Casavant chair in neurocognition of music and in 2007, and a Canada Research Chair in neurocognition of music. In 2005, Dr. Peretz became the founding co-director of the international laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound research (BRAMS), a unique multi-university consortium that is jointly affiliated to McGill University and Université de Montréal (http://www.brams.org/), with state-of-the art facilities dedicated to the cognitive neuroscience of music. In 2009, she was awarded Prix Justine & Yves Sergent, as well as Prix ACFAS Jacques Rousseau. Dr. Peretz is the founding Editor-in-chief of the new open-access Frontiers of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Psychological Association.  We are thrilled to have Dr. Peretz as our Richard Lederman Distinguished Lecturer this year and hope you all will come hear her present her work and discoveries in Snowmass/Aspen this summer. 


Feature - Get To Know Your PAMA Board Members

As a new ongoing series, we will be taking a bit of space in each upcoming PAMA Notes to introduce you to one or more of our Board members so that you can know them better and feel free to reach out to them for help or to express your thoughts on taking PAMA into the future.

Our President Elect:

Nancy Kadel, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Group Health Physicians in Seattle Washington.   Dr. Kadel has a special interest in Dance Medicine, and Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.  She is the Clinical Director of the Seattle Dance Medicine Free Clinic, Co-Chair of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dance/USA, the service organization for professional dance in the United States.  She is this year’s President-Elect of PAMA, and a board member of IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine and Science).  Dr. Kadel was previously an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Washington. 

Her research interests include foot and ankle biomechanics, dance injuries and their prevention, and injury rehabilitation.  She has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications on dance injuries, foot and ankle and biomechanics.  She has lectured internationally on her research as well as on Dance medicine topics.

Dr. Kadel is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and of the American Foot and Ankle Society.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and her medical degree from the University of Washington.  After completing two years in general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, she completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency program.  Dr. Kadel completed a chief residency at Beth Israel Hospital, and a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at the New England Baptist Hospital.

Nancy Kadel was a former modern dancer before medical school, and she has taught ballet and modern dance classes for years and will take on the role of President of PAMA at the end of Dr Chong’s term in 2014 at that year’s Annual Symposium.


The PAMAForte! Tour of President John Chong 

Toward the end of 2012, our new President John Chong spent some of his time and his resources to visit some of the other top PAM organizations in the world to represent PAMA and the North American PAM practitioners.  Here is his report out on his travels.

First stop "Musicians Health 2012 - Keeping the show on the road" was Ireland's first International Conference of Performing Arts Medicine held Saturday October 13th, 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway, Ireland. The organizing committee lead by Ronan Kavanagh and team Juliet Bressan, Pat Harold and Sean Smyth created an exciting multifaceted program very well attended and received by registrants of many health care disciplines. The complete program can be seen on Vimeo website and includes the full spectrum of health problems that musicians face while performing from the perspective of maintaining the ability to perform safely and optimally. And as only the Irish can do there was a great feast and followed by fabulous participant performances accompanied by Guinness and good cheer. And we can't wait for the next PAMI conference. All must come!

Next stop on the other and underside of the planet was the Australian Society for Performing Arts Health Care Conference "Holistic Healthcare for Performing Artists" held the 1st and 2nd of December 2012 at the University of Sydney. The conference chair David Peterson along with ASPAH President Bronwen Ackermann, Mark Seton and the energetic next generation Clifton Chan, Samantha Warhurst, Alison Evans and Kaja Quinn organized a lively program of submitted abstracts from the excellent research that has been ongoing in the Land Down Under. It was warm and sunny to illuminate the bright young researchers presenting their hard work which will lay the foundation for evidence-based best practices in Performing Arts Medicine of the future. ASPAH hosted us for a scrumptious dinner accompanied by the best Australian vintages available.  Following on day two, the “round the world panel” by internet was a first and sets a precedent for future international meetings.

Now that the holiday season is over PAMAForte! goes into high gear in 2013. Starting in Havana Cuba and then Toronto Canada rich and varied programs will not only introduce those interested in the health and wellness of performing artists but also will build long lasting collegial relationships in this emerging and growing field. So what are you waiting for? Register, book your travel and accommodation, and contribute to the future of PAMA. More awesome possibilities will happen in 2013 especially at the 31st Annual Symposium in Snowmass July 20-23. See you all there! 


PAMA Staff Welcomes Twins!

Dorry and David Allen announce the birth of their twins. Gabriel and Maya were born on November 20, 2012.  The happy and healthy family are catching up on work and looking forward to more sleep-filled nights.


PAMA Symposium - Call for Abstracts

The 31st Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists will be held July 20-23, 2013 in Snowmass Colorado at the Viceroy Resort & Hotel.

Abstracts may be submitted to PAMA for review by the Symposium Program Committee. PAMA has created a new abstract submission system to make submitting abstracts easier and more uniform. You must first review the guidelines (click to view guidelines), you will then click the button "Submit Your Abstract" at the bottom of the guidelines page to open the abstract submission form. Please complete the form completely and attach your abstract document before clicking the submit button. 

Ensure your submission follows the abstract guidelines. To view the guidelines click here.  All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2013.

Abstracts are due December 10, 2012.

Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen services@artsmed.org or Julie Massaro executive@artsmed.org

 


Apply for Symposium Awards

There are two annual awards available to students and young professionals.  Check the PAMA website to learn about these opportunities:

  • Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award
  • Martin Brandfonbrener Scholarship

PAMA members are encouraged to review the guidelines and share this information with eligible young people who seek to make PAM a part of their career.

 


2013 Symposium Keynotes Named

Book your calendars now – you will not want to miss this next year’s Symposium in Snowmass, CO.  The conference focus or theme will be “Maximizing Performance” and will feature two well renowned experts in the field of sports medicine and exercise with professional performance experience.

Dr. Kristin Wingfield is a primary care sports medicine specialist, board certified through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and fellowship trained at Stanford University. She currently practices at Post Street Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in San Francisco and Corte Madera, California.

Dr. Wingfield is a team physician for the Peanut Butter Twenty Twelve Women’s Professional Cycling Team and Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. She also cares for the dancers of the San Francisco Ballet School and the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil on tour in San Francisco. She has traveled extensively as a team physician with the Canadian Alpine Ski team, Canadian Women’s Basketball team and served a team physician for the Canadian team to the 2003 World Aquatic Championships. At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, she worked in the medical clinic in Whistler, BC, providing care to all competing athletes.

An athlete and professional performer herself, Dr Wingfield competed internationally on the Canadian gymnastics team for 5 years, then at a national level in springboard diving. She worked as an acrobat in Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystere” full time for 2 years and then part time throughout medical school and residency training. She stopped performing when she began practicing sports medicine in 2004.

We are also proud to welcome Timothy Lightfoot, Ph.D., FACSM, Director, Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance, Dept. of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University.

Dr. Lightfoot received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Northeast Louisiana University and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee. He then completed a research consultantship with NASA at Kennedy Space Center in the Biomedical Laboratory and then a three year National Institute of Health postdoctoral research fellowship in the Division of Physiology at Johns Hopkins University. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University for 6 years, and a Professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte for 14 years, 11years of which he was Chair of the department. Dr. Lightfoot has published over 50 scientific, peer-reviewed articles on the genetics of daily physical activity and exercise endurance, as well as the physiological response to high-G exposure and hemorrhage and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on the genetics of physical activity. His lab also has an unique interest in the physiological responses of motorsports athletes to the race environment. His research has been featured in numerous general media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Time.com, National Public Radio, the Rush Limbaugh show, CNN, the NBC Today Show, MSNBC, Charlotte Talks radio show, Revista Epoca (a Brazilian weekly magazine), and on Australian National Radio.

Dr. Lightfoot is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Exercise Specialist, a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a past President of the Southeast Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the American College of Sports Medicine. He has been named Teacher of the Year twice at two different universities, was awarded the Henry Montoye Research Scholar Award by the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine in 2010 and named 2010 Alumnus of the Year of the University of Louisiana Monroe in Kinesiology

PAMA is excited to have both speakers join us in Snowmass next July and hope you will be there too!

Don’t forget – Abstract submissions are due December 10th. 


Join Us in Havana, Cuba

PAMA joins the University of Illinois at Chicago to present aunique experience for professionals in the arts, healthcare,education, or related fields who are interested in exploring the arts,health, and safety of artists in Cuba. 

Dates for Health and Safety in the Arts in Cuba are January 27 – February 3, 2013.  Program directors are David Hinkamp, MD, MPH, UIC, and Marc Brodsky, MD, PAMA.

For details and photos visit the Cuba Program page on the PAMA website.


Athletes and the Arts website - New Blog

Check out the new blog added to the Athletes and the Arts website at www.athletesandthearts.com.  Titled Monday Morning Musings and update bi-weekly, the blog offers the best thinking out there regarding the connection between athletes and performers.  See what is new this week!


WIKI

The international committee of PAMA is pleased to announce a new resource available to all PAMA members and the entire PAM community around the world.  The PAM Wiki is located at www.mdw.ac.at/I113/A3/PAM-WIKI/  and we invite you to log in (using your last name and the default password: 12345x) and change your password in the admin section. Have a look around while you're there and feel free to contribute or create any new pages you think might be necessary.  This WIKI is designed to be a resource for the PAM community and we hope it continues to grow organically going forward to serve that purpose – think Wikipedia for the PAM community.

Thank you to Patrice Berque for putting this together and to the international liaison committee for their work.


List of Committees

PAMA has many diverse and active committees for you all to get involved – please contact us if you would like to participate on any of these committees:

Development

 

 

 

 

CHAIR development

Jackson

Christophe


songcaduceus@gmail.com

co-chair

Riley

Kathleen

PhD

kriley@yahoo.com

Education

 

 

 

 

CHAIR education 

Miller

Clay

MD

cmiller@sportsmednorth.com

Co-CHAIR education

Palac

Judy

DMA

palac@msu.edu

Membership

 

 

 

 

CHAIR membership

Kish

Robin

MS, MFA

kishclan@sbcglobal.net; kish@chapman.edu

Music Wellness

 

 

 

 

CHAIR music wellness

Ananda-Owens

Kathryn

DMA

aok@stolaf.com

Regional Meetings

 

 

 

 

CHAIR regional meetings

Campbell

Regina

PhD

regina@performingartspt.com

co chair/member

Robson

Bonnie E.

MD

bonnie.robson@xplornet.com

LIAISONS

 

 

 

 

International, Chair

Ackermann

Bronwen

PhD

Bronwen.Ackermann@sydney.edu.au

Co-Chair International

Rikert

Dale


dalerikert@gmail.com


Healthy Dancer Canada

Applications for our Healthy Dancer Canada Executive and Committees are now being accepted.  Please spread the word and we look forward to receiving your application by November 16, 2012.

For more information see the attached Call for Applications or visit our website at www.healthydancercanada.org under "Get Involved." 


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