– Medical Problems of Performing Artists

PAMA SYMPOSIUM 2022

Join us for the 40th Annual PAMA International Symposium

Live Event Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Chicago Illinois.

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
355 E Erie St, Chicago, Illinois

and

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North St. Clair Street, Chicago, Illinois

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About the Symposium

Thursday, June 23 - Sunday, June 26, 2022

The PAMA symposium is designed to meet the research and practice 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.

The PAMA symposium fosters an environment full of education, networking, and growth all to support the health and well being of the performing artist. We hope you will join us this June at the home facility of one of our founders, Dr. Alice G. Brandfonbrener.

You will be asked to log in to register. Either use your member login or create a new login.

Schedule

Download Current Symposium Schedule (as of May 16) Subject to Change

Schedule Overview

Thursday, June 23, 2022

7:00 am – Registration

8:00 am – Opening Session

9:15 – Noon – Lederman Lecturer; Plenary Sessions

1:15 – 5:00 pm – Panel Discussions; Workshops

5:00 pm – Adjourn

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Salons (optional registration)

Friday, June 24, 2022

8:00 am – Tribute to Alice G. Brandfonbrener

8:30 – Noon – Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award Presentation; Weapons Safety Keynote; Plenary Sessions

1:00 – 5:00 pm – Panel Discussions; Workshops; Methods Keynote

5:00 pm – Adjourn

Saturday, June 25, 2022

8:00 – 11:45 am – Plenary Sessions; Panel Discussions; Workshops

1:00 – 3:15 pm – Panel Discussions; Plenary Sessions

3:45 pm – PAMA Annual General Meeting; Poster Winners Announced

5:00 pm – Adjourn

Sunday, June 26, 2022

8:00 – 10:45 am – Plenary Sessions; Workshops

10:45 am – Symposium Closing Remarks

11:15 am – Symposium Adjourn

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PAMA MEMBER Registration Fees

All fees are in US Dollars. Click here to register.

PAMA Members
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $595.00
Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $449.00
Students and Residents $160.00
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $595.00

Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $449.00

Students and Residents $160.00

*Student/Resident must be enrolled full-time in an accredited program and provide proof of credit hours during registration.

Non-member Registration Fees

All fees are in US Dollars. Click here to register.

Non-member
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $650.00
Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $525.00
Students and Residents $175.00
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $650.00

Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $525.00

Students and Residents $175.00

*Student/Resident must be enrolled full-time in an accredited program and provide proof of credit hours during registration.

Registration Information


Multiple Registrant Discounts:

To receive your multiple registrant discount code, please email Dorry Allen BEFORE you begin your registrations.

  • > Three registrants from the same organization – 5% discount on each registrant
  • > Four registrants from the same organization – 10% discount on each registrant
  • > Five registrants from the same organization – 15% discount on each registrant
  • > Six registrants from the same organization – 20% discount on each registrant

Other Discounts

ACSM Members (who are not PAMA members) receive a $35 discount off the non-member fee above (excludes student fees). Please email Dorry Allen for verification and to receive your discount code.

We have special pricing for full-time professional performing artists. Artist’s main source of income must be derived from performing. Contact us at services@artsmed.org to learn more.

One-day Registration

We are now offering one-day registrations at a cost of $295/single day or $395/two days. If you would like to register for one or two days, please contact us at services@artsmed.org to receive a registration code.


Cancellations:

Cancellation: Registration fee, less a $50 processing fee, is refunded if notice of cancellation is received by June 1. No refunds made after June 1. Contact Dorry Allen with any questions.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc) for those attending this live event. Please contact Dorry Allen at services@artsmed.org or Julie Massaro prior to the live event at (303) 808-5643.


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Lodging

Hyatt Centric Chicago Exterior of BuildingPAMA is thrilled to offer our attendees a great discounted rate at the symposium hotel, the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile.

You will be able to stay where the symposium takes place in downtown Chicago. The ease of simply taking an elevator ride down to the conference area of the Hyatt is a great way to further enjoy your time in Chicago.

To book your room for our negotiated rate of $219/night, simply use the booking link below:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIMM/G-PAMA

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interior hotel room with bedHyatt Centric Mag Mile Facility Guide

Help us meet our required room block by staying at the symposium hotel!

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North St. Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Room Rate $219

The Hyatt Centric is one block from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab—an easy walk between buildings. We hope you will stay with us at the Hyatt for the convenience, the networking, and the excitement of it all. See you in Chicago! 

Use this link to get the PAMA discount rate!!

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHIMM/G-PAMA

Invited Speakers

Nancy Nies Byl, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA Lederman Lecturer

Dr. Nancy Byl is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. After completing her MPH in 1968, she joined the UCSF faculty in the Division of Ambulatory and Community Medicine. She was the Director of Rehabilitation at Pacific Medical Center and Children's Hospital and then completed her PhD in 1985. She joined the faculty in the Curriculum of Physical Therapy in l985. She had the opportunity to create a joint MPT with San Francisco State University and then created the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in the School of Medicine in l990. She served as Chair until 2008. In that time, approval was received to offer a DPTSc degree from UCSF/SFSU, to initiate the post professional DPT degree and then the entry level DPT as a joint UCSF/ SFSU degree. The post professional DPT also included CSUFresno. Dr. Byl has received numerous awards including becoming a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and received the Lucy Blair Service Award. From the California Chapter of the APTA, she has also received the Charles Magistro Award for Outstanding Service, the Royce B. Noland Award of Merit, and the Outstanding Research Presentation Award. She has served on the Board of Directors of the CPTA for multiple terms and currently is President of the Physical Therapy Fund which supports research for young physical therapy investigators. Dr. Byl currently provides specialty lectures in the academic program, provides patient care in the UCSF PT Health and Wellness Center and is involved in multiple clinical research studies involving rehabilitation technology and exercise programs for patients post stroke and post Parkinson’s Disease.

Bruce Iglauer Guest Speaker

Bruce Iglauer is the president and founder of Alligator Records, the largest contemporary blues label in the world. Iglauer founded the Chicago-based label in 1971, at the age of 23. Alligator’s catalog contains over 350 CDs, over 120 produced by Iglauer. 26 of the albums he’s produced have been nominated for Grammy Awards. Alligator releases have won dozens of Blues Music Awards, the highest award the blues world presents. Bruce has managed the careers of Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Albert Collins, Son Seals and others. He has also toured extensively with Alligator artists. (He wants his headstone to read “The Blues’ Best Roadie”). In addition, he is a founder of the Chicago Blues Festival. Iglauer is also the co-author of “Bitten By The Blues,” published in 2018 by University of Chicago Press. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2002, Chicago Magazine awarded Iglauer its “Chicagoan Of The Year” Award. He has sat on the boards of The Blues Foundation, The Blues Music Association, The American Association of Independent Music and the National Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers.

Toronzo Cannon Guest Speaker

Toronzo Cannon’s music was described by the Chicago Tribune as “deep, contemporary Chicago blues…razor-sharp guitar and compelling, forceful singing.” Over the last decade, Toronzo has emerged as an international ambassador for Chicago Blues. He’s played major festivals and clubs across the U.S.A. and also made multiple trips to Europe and headlined festivals in Japan, squeezing in gigs and tours while (for 25 years, up until two years ago) working a day job as a Chicago bus driver. He delivers up-to-the-minute, original Windy City blues that honor the city’s blues traditional but also delve into non-traditional subjects like health insurance, hypocritical politicians, urban violence, male midlife crisis, and evil divorce lawyers. His passionate (and sometimes humor-filled) vocals are matched by his searing guitar playing.

Born in 1968, Toronzo grew up on the South Side, in the shadow of the notorious Robert Taylor Homes. He didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 22, and began as a reggae player, but soon found his way into the ultra-competitive Chicago blues scene. He worked as a sideman for years before forming his own band and earning his way from tiny bar gigs to the stage of Buddy Guy’s famed Legends club and multiple appearances at the Chicago Blues Festival. He’s been nominated for ten Blues Music Awards, the Grammy of the blues world.

Toronzo has cut five career albums, the last two for Chicago’s famed Alligator Records. His most recent, The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp was released just before the pandemic. He’s writing now for another album and expects to be in the studio in the next few months.

J. Matt McCrary, PhD Methods Keynote

J. Matt McCrary, PhD is a multidisciplinary researcher with diverse expertise in music physiology (PhD University of Sydney; Postdoc IMMM Hannover), exercise science (BS Michigan; Postdoc UNSW Sydney), clinical research (Postdoc UNSW Sydney; Intern Duke), and music performance (BFA Michigan – jazz drums & percussion). His current research at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine in Hannover, Germany (IMMM Hannover) aims to better understand the physiologic effects of playing and listening to music to: 1) inform healthier and more productive practice planning in high-level musicians; and 2) determine how playing and listening to music can be used to reduce non-communicable disease risk (e.g. cancer; heart disease) in the general population. His research has been recognized and supported by Fulbright (US/ Australia) and Humboldt (US/Germany) Fellowships and grants and awards from performing arts medicine, neuroscience, cancer, biomedical science, and music performance organizations in Australia, Germany, the UK and the US. In addition to his work at IMMM Hannover, Dr. McCrary presently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Young Professionals Committee of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW Sydney.

Flynn Smith Weapons Safety Keynote

Flynn Smith has been working in the film industry since 2006. Originally based in Saint Louis, he has lived and worked in various locations across the United States including Wilmington NC, New Orleans, and currently, Chicago. Most notably he has been The Assistant Property Master for the NBC television show Chicago PD since 2016, working closely with actors and stunt performers in the use of firearms on set.

Participant Performance

We are thrilled to bring back the PAMA Participant Performance! This highly anticipated event is a fantastic way to showcase the many talents of our attendees and presenters.

If you have a performing arts talent and you would like to perform during the Participant Performance on Saturday evening, please send your information to Deanna McBroom at mcbroomd@yahoo.com

Abstract Submissions

The PAMA symposium is designed to meet the research and practice 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.

All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. For information about what type of abstract you should submit, please download and read the guidelines below.

Authors are responsible for submitting abstracts that follow the published guidelines. Please download and read the guidelines before submitting your abstract.

Download the PAMA Abstract Guidelines (.pdf – includes blinding instructions)

Download the Abstract Worksheets (.zip)

Download the Presenter Guidelines (.pdf)


Questions:

PAMA Research Committee Chair at artsmedresearch@gmail.com

Dorry Allen at services@artsmed.org

Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award Submissions and Guidelines

The Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award, (AGB Award), is given to an investigator in recognition of recently completed original research.  The recipient is either still enrolled or is a recent graduate of an educational, training or residency program.  The research and paper is usually the result of one of the first significant studies made by the author.  The research and paper is not previously published to be considered for this award.

A $300 honorarium is awarded to the recipient of the AGB Award.  In addition, a stipend is provided for travel expenses to the Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists to present the paper.

At the Symposium, the time allotment for presentation is 25 minutes for the lecture and an additional 5 minutes for questions.  The President of PAMA will introduce the award winner and present the award.

For more information or questions, contact:

Julie Massaro executive@artsmed.org

Martin Brandfonbrener Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of the late Dr. Martin Brandfonbrener of Chicago, Illinois.

Criteria for selection:

  • Candidates will be Medical or Osteopathic students in their third or fourth year.
  • Preference will be given to students who have studied one of the performing arts.

The award includes:

  • Tuition waiver for the Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
  • Stipend of $250 toward expenses for travel to the Symposium.

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