The 2023 symposium abstract system is now closed.
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) NEW – updated August 14, 2022
Download the Abstract Worksheets (.zip)
Prior to submitting an abstract, determine your submission type:
The RESEARCH abstract submission is designed for works that are primarily hypothesis driven and involve data collection, intervention, and an analysis or synthesis of data based on your hypothesis. This research can be in any of the scientific disciplines including but not limited to basic research, applied research, clinical research, and descriptive science research. Studies using robust qualitative inquiring methods are also appropriate for this type of submission.
The EDUCATIONAL abstract submission is designed for projects that focus on teaching or informing the audience of a problem or concept related to an artistic discipline. Also, works that are case studies or case series should be submitted using this educational submission format.
The WORKSHOP abstract submission is designed for projects that focus on teaching or informing the audience of a problem or concept related to an artistic discipline in an interactive manner. Workshops are meant to be an interactive lecture with live demonstration or audience participation. Authors are to strive toward 50% interactivity for the time allotted.
The PANEL abstract submission is designed for either research or educational based projects. A panel will consist of one panel chair and three panelists. All four of these individuals (panel chair, panelist 1, 2, and 3) MUST be different people and be identified on the abstract submission at the time you submit your abstract to be considered. The panel abstract submission type requires an overall panel abstract (350 words max) with educational objectives PLUS individual panelists and panel chair abstracts (250 word max each). Individual abstracts will include information on which overall objective the panelist is covering. The submitting author is responsible for entering ALL abstract submission information including the overall abstract AND the individual panelists abstracts at the time of submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.