PAMA International Symposium

July 7 - 10, 2016 (Thursday - Sunday)

Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian

Make it! Not Break it! Creating the Resilient Performing Artist and Athlete

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.

The primary learning objectives are as follows:

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

  • Identifying current determinants of health including socio-economic, gender and racial inequalities in arts and entertainment/sports potentially leading to problems that contribute to injuries and illness in performing artists/athletes of all genres
  • Applying emerging research and treatment options emphasizing concepts of neuroplasticity for hearing health, neuro-musculoskeletal/vocal health and psychological health and identifying specific treatment implications for the performing arts/sports clinician.
  • Incorporating education and information about the potential health risks of human performance in the care of both student and professional performing artists and athletes.
  • Combining content from our partner organizations including ACSM, MTNA, and others in the Athletes and the Arts collaboration.


Abstract Submissions

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the 2016 Symposium in NYC, please review the guidelines available here - Click here for the guidelines. The deadline for 2016 Symposium submissions has been extended to November 30, 2015.

You will be notified of acceptance.

Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen  or Julie Massaro


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:

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. The deadline for submission is November 1.

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