– Medical Problems of Performing Artists

PAMA VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM 2022

Now for EVERYONE! The 40th Annual PAMA Virtual Symposium

Did you miss the live event in Chicago? Have you ever wanted to attend a symposium but were unable to?

We are happy to bring you this virtual event! Enjoy the recorded sessions from the live symposium. Discuss the topics with speakers, live event attendees, as well as other virtual attendees. Network, learn, earn credits!

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About the Symposium

Join us for this virtual event complete with recordings from our live event in Chicago. Network with speakers and other virtual and live attendees!

40th Annual PAMA Virtual Symposium Presentations

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 virtually as we explore topics vital the performing arts community.

You will be asked to log in to register. Either use your member login or non-members can create a new login. You will have access to the virtual symposium until January 31, 2023.

PAMA MEMBER Registration Fees

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

PAMA Members
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $450.00
Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $350.00
Students and Residents $120.00
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $450.00

Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $350.00

Students and Residents $120.00

*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 $495.00
Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $395.00
Students and Residents $135.00
Physicians (MD, DO), Chiropractors, and Dentists $495.00

Non-physicians (Allied healthcare and Performing Arts) $395.00

Students and Residents $135.00

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

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Virtual Symposium

Click below to register. You will be asked to log in. Either use your member login or, non-members can create a new login. You will have access to the virtual symposium until January 31, 2023. Join us today!

 

For paid attendees of the LIVE symposium in Chicago…

This event was recorded and is available to attendees until January 31, 2023. Please use your login and password to the PAMA conference app to view the recordings. Simply use the agenda to move around between sessions. If you need assistance, please contact Dorry Allen at services@artsmed.org.

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 at UCSF. 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. She is currently the 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.

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 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.

Erwin Helfer Guest Speaker

A Chicago boogie woogie innovator and master, has been forging his own piano music legacy. Erwin has been playing and performing for over forty years. The sounds and personalities of past boogie woogie and blues pianists have nurtured Erwin's musical growth. For many years, Erwin accompanied Mama Yancey, the wife of Chicago blues piano patriarch Jimmy "Papa" Yancey, and later recorded one album with her. He was also mentored and influenced by Cripple Clarence Lofton, Speckled Red, and Sunnyland Slim. Erwin has the chops, the feel, and the drive of the masters but he also pushes the "classic" blues piano music forward in a totally new direction. He performs regularly at Chicago clubs and annually at the Chicago Blues Festival garnering rave reviews from publications such as The Reader and Chicago Magazine.

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. 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.

J. Matt McCrary, PhD Methods Keynote

J. Matt McCrary, PhD is a multidisciplinary researcher with diverse expertise in music physiology, exercise science, clinical research, and music performance. His current research at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine in Hannover, Germany 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.

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.

2023 Abstract Submissions

Join us in 2023 in New York, New York! The abstract submission system will open in mid-August. The deadline to submit abstracts is October 15, 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.

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

Apply for one of the most prestigious awards in our community and receive your award in 2023 in New York, New York! The award submission system will open in mid-August. The deadline to submit your research is October 15, 2022.

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. Applications will be accepted beginning in mid-August, 2022.

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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