38th Annual PAMA International Symposium Cancelled

The PAMA Board of Directors and the Annual Symposium Planning Committee have cancelled this year’s 2020 Annual PAMA International Symposium scheduled for June 19-22 in New Orleans.  

The health and well-being of our members, attendees, staff and all connected families are most important and why we feel we have to cancel this year’s Symposium. At this time, we do not know if or when it will be rescheduled due to the uncertainty of the future of this pandemic. We will keep you posted.

Our sincerest thanks to the planning committee for putting together such a strong program this year, and thank you to all of the presenters and speakers ready and willing to come to present at this year’s Symposium. We hope we can come back to you in the future and invite you to present your work again.  

If you have already registered for this year’s Symposium in New Orleans, you can get a complete refund. You can also choose to keep your registration fee on file for the next scheduled Symposium if you choose. Just let us know if you would like to be refunded by emailing Dorry Allen at

Some good news in all of this - we will still offer our pre-conference “Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course” to be delivered entirely online. The full course will be available June 18th and you will be able to test online. Please click here to register.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment that this has caused everyone.  And we hope you all understand and will bear with us as we work through this difficult time.  We wish you all the best. Stay healthy, stay active and please let us know if we can help you in any way during this time. We are a strong PAMA community-focused on the health of the performing arts community which is suffering tremendously right now. Please contact us if we can help!

Thank you on behalf of the PAMA Board of Directors,

Julie Massaro
Executive Director 

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