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To Pama

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.

- PAMA

Performing Arts Medicine Association

Members of PAMA are professionals in fields that include research, education, and clinical practice. Many have written books and articles to inform and educate other professionals and performers.

The Performing Arts Medicine Association was incorporated in 1988 by a group of physicians who had been involved individually with the medical care of musicians and dancers. The seeds for this organization were sown in 1983 at the first Symposium on the Medical Problems of Musicians in Aspen, Colorado. Further impetus toward formalizing their shared interest in this nascent medical specialty came with the founding of a scientific journal, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, in 1986. Both the symposium and journal began under the leadership of Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener of Chicago, who was the journal’s first editor-in-chief and who would become PAMA’s Founding President.

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OUR MISSION

The Performing Arts Medicine Association is committed to:

Promoting the highest quality of care to all performing artists and bringing to that care an appreciation of the special needs of performing artists.

Developing educational programs designed to enhance the understanding and prevention of medical problems related to the performing arts.

Promoting communication among all those involved in the health care and well being of performing artists.

Fostering research into the etiology, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical problems of performing artists.

Become a member

PAMA is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists, educators, students and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of performing artists.

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Network with world class professionals in PAM to make you successful.

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Get Involved in dedicated committees moving the profession forward.

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Subscribe to the quarterly peer-reviewed Medical Problems of Performing Artists (online access)

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Enjoy discounted registration fees for the Annual International Symposium

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Listing in PAMA membership referral directory to help performers find a provider

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Access to comprehensive resources including webinars, articles, and publications

EVERY MEMBERSHIP 
INCLUDES:

Bullet Icon Educational Opportunities

Network with colleagues at the annual Symposium and throughout the year via the members only search directory.

Bullet Icon Annual Business Meeting

PAMA members are invited to the business meeting held in conjunction with the annual education meeting.

Bullet Icon Optional Automatic Membership Renewal

You can put your PAMA membership on cruise control by selecting automatic membership renewal with recurring billing. This is a great way to ensure your membership does not lapse. We will email you the month prior to your automatic renewal to let you know when the renewal will occur. You can cancel automatic renewal at anytime.

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2022

PAMA SYMPOSIUM 2022

The PAMA Annual International Symposium is the only event where you can get the latest research and practices meeting the needs of physicians, therapists, athletic trainers, educators, artistic directors, and other health care and performing arts professionals who seek to improve the well-being of performing artists. Plan to join us LIVE in Chicago for our 40th Anniversary!

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