How Can We Help? Resources for Artists during the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

Registration Instructions

When you click the "continue" button below you will be taken to the shopping cart to begin registration for the 2020 PAMA International Symposium.

If you are attending the symposium select the appropriate registration type and click "add to cart". You will be prompted to select your specific registration category.

You may also add the certificate course Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine (occurs June 18, 2020) as well as the exam for the course. You do not need to attend the symposium to enroll in the certificate course. If you wish to take the course exam, you must add the exam to your cart.

Optional registration items:


If you are interested in attending any of the workshops listed below, please add them to your cart to reserve your spot. There is NO additional charge for these workshops.

  1. Friday, June 19, 3:15 - 4:30 pm - Site Visit [Bourbon Street]: Bourbon St.'s Acoustic Battlefield, Kris Chesky, PhD (Space is limited, pre-registration required)
  2. Sunday, June 21, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Site Visit [Preservation Hall]: What Performing Does to the Body, John Chong, MD, FRCPC (Space is limited, pre-registration required)
  3. Friday, June 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Research Committee Workshop, Serap Bastep-Gray, PAMA Research Committee (while space is NOT limited for this workshop, reserving your spot will allow us to plan for a more productive workshop experience)

Committee Meetings:

If you are interested in attending a committee meeting, during the lunch period, you may do so without belonging to that committee—this is a great way to get to know PAMA. You ONLY need to select a committee meeting below if would also like to purchase a LUNCH from the hotel ahead of time at a cost of $25 USD. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.

  • Friday - Membership Committee; Young Professionals Committee
  • Saturday - Education Committee; Pre-conference Course Faculty Debriefing [faculty only]
  • Sunday - Research Committee


Attending a salon allows for a more intimate and in-depth conversation into each topic. There is no additional charge to attend a salon. These occur during the lunch period, options for you to purchase lunch for the salon will be presented to registrants of each salon at the start of the symposium.

Saturday, June 20:

  1. Sport & Performing Arts: A gumbo to blend and simmer, Randy Dick, FACSM; Dr. Greg Stewart; Ashley Shabankareh [Preservation Hall, 12:15 - 1:30 pm]
  2. Advocating for a Healthier Vocal Envirnoment: A call to action, Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, CCC-SLP; Cynthia Hallett, MPH [location TBA, 12:30 - 1:45 pm]
  3. Sustaining a Creative & Healthy Practice in Acting, Mark Seton, PhD [Le Petit Theater, 12:30 - 1:45 pm]
  4. Crafting a Mental Health Bill of Rights for Performers: Preventing self-harm thru self-advocacy, Jennie Morton, BSc, MS HOST; Patrick Gannon, PhD; Susan Raeburn, PhD [location TBA, 12:30 - 1:45 pm]

Sunday, June 21:

  1. Dancer engagement in health: What are we missing? Isabel Artigues, MSc [Home of Bethany Bultman, bring your lunch, 11:30 - 1:00 pm]



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