32nd Annual Symposium
In conjunction with
the Aspen Music Festival
Medical Problems of Performing Artists
June 26-29, 2014
Thursday - Sunday
"Competitions and Creative Collaborations: Identifying and Promoting Healthy Artistry from Studio to Stage"
Westin Snowmass Resort & Hotel, Snowmass, Colorado
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 neurologic 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 email@example.com or Julie Massaro firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
Click to view/download the 2013 symposium brochure.