– 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

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.

Symposium fees and registration will be available soon. 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 in the summer of 2022 at the home facility of one of our founders, Dr. Alice G. Brandfonbrener.

Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission system is now closed. We thank those who submitted an abstract. Notifications will be sent in December.

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)


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 AGB Award submission system is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted a paper. Determinations will be sent out in December of 2021.

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

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. Determinations will be sent in December of 2021. Thank you!

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.

Invited Speakers (to be announced)

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