– Medical Problems of Performing Artists

42nd Annual PAMA International Symposium

Make plans to join us in beautiful London, United Kingdom, July 18-21, 2024.

Come Together:  Putting research into practice for performing arts medicine across our international community.

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About the Symposium

Countdown to Symposium!

Location: The symposium will be held at University College London, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom.

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 in London.

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Schedule

The schedule is out! Take a look at our fantastic lineup of presentations…

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Remember, the schedule is subject to change.

Schedule At A Glance

Thursday

7.00 – Registration

8.00 – Welcome

8.30 – Keynote Speaker

9.30 – Mental Health Plenary; Voice Plenary; Workshops

11.30 – AGB Young Investigator Award Presentation

12.00 – Panel Presentation; Keynote Speaker

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 – Field Visits

TBA – BAPAM Anniversary Party

Friday

7.00 – Registration

8.00 – Guest Artist

9.00 – Music Plenary; Dance Plenary; Workshops

10.45 – Poster Parade; Music Plenary; Dance Plenary; Workshops

12.15 – Lunch

13.15 – Music Plenary; Dance Plenary; Workshops; Poster Parade

15.00 – Lederman Lecture

16.00 – Panel Presentations

17.15 – Participants Recital

18.30 – Welcome Reception

Saturday

7.00 – Registration

8.00 – Keynote Speaker

9.00 – Music Plenary; Dance Plenary; Workshops

10.45 – Poster Parade; Music Plenary; General Plenary; Workshops

12.00 – Lunch

13.00 – Music Plenary; Voice/Theater Plenary; Workshops; Poster Parade

15.00 – Panel Presentations

16.00 – PAMA Annual General Meeting

17.00 – Young Professionals Reception

Sunday

8.30 – Awards

9.00 – Music Plenary; General/Acting Plenary; Circus Plenary; Workshops

11.00 – Panel Presentations

12.00 – Closing Statements; PAMA 2025

12.15 – Symposium Adjourn

Symposium Speakers

Julia Clearman, Psy.D., M.A., B.M. AGB Young Investigator Award Winner 2024

Sutter Medical Foundation
We are very excited to hear this award winning paper - Sustained Musical Engagement through Increased Mental Health Literacy and Reduced Cognitive Load in Musicians on Thursday morning.
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Dr Mark Edwards Lederman Lecturer

Professor of Neurology and Interface Disorders
Kings College London
Make plans to watch Dr. Edwards present Movement Disorders in Musicians as our Lederman Lecturer on Friday afternoon.
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Dame Evelyn Glennie Guest Artist Speaker

Solo percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie is a double GRAMMY winner...
Join us Friday morning for an enlightening conversation with guest artist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Dr Finola Ryan.
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Evelyn Glennie Teach the World to Listen
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Philip Selway Guest Artist Speaker

Drummer, Singer-Songwriter
Radiohead
Catch Philip on Friday afternoon for a panel on The Psychological Impact of Fame, chaired by Susan Raeburn, PhD; with Tamsin Embleton, MA, and David Giles, PhD.
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Sharon Watson, MBE DL Dance Keynote Speaker

CEO & Principal
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Don't miss Sharon's engaging keynote address first thing on Thursday morning.
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Professor Aaron Williamon Music Keynote Speaker

Head of Centre for Performance Science
Doctoral Supervisor
Royal College of Music London
Make plan to watch this keynote presentation first thing on Sunday morning.
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PAMA MEMBERS - Symposium Fee [In-Person]

For current PAMA Members, In-person Attendance:

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Must be current PAMA Member
PAMA Member Physician $615
PAMA Member Non-physician $510
PAMA Member Student (reduced rate) $300
PAMA Member Physician $615

PAMA Member Non-physician $510

PAMA Member Student (reduced rate) $300

NON-members - Symposium Fee [In-Person]

For those who are NOT currently members, in-person attendance:

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Non-member Physician $850
Non-member Non-physician $675
Non-member Student (reduced rate) $400
Non-member Physician $850

Non-member Non-physician $675

Non-member Student (reduced rate) $400

PAMA MEMBERS - Symposium Fee [Virtual]

VIRTUAL

For current PAMA Members:

We will be offering a virtual ticket. Note that not all sessions will be available on the virtual platform including workshops, posters, and receptions. All prices listed in US Dollars.

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Must be current PAMA Member
PAMA Member Physician $565
PAMA Member Non-physician $460
PAMA Member Student (reduced rate) $250
PAMA Member Physician $565
PAMA Member Non-physician $460
PAMA Member Student (reduced rate) $250

NON-members - Symposium Fee [Virtual]

VIRTUAL

For those not currently a member:

We will be offering a virtual ticket. Note that not all sessions will be available on the virtual platform including workshops, posters, and receptions. All prices listed in US Dollars.

Register Now

Non-member Physician $800
Non-member Non-physician $625
Non-member Student (reduced rate) $350
Non-member Physician $800
Non-member Non-physician $625
Non-member Student (reduced rate) $350

Discounts and Single Day Pass

Symposium Presenters will receive a speaker discount. This code will be emailed to you directly prior to registering for the symposium.

Retired PAMA Members – For those who are authorized retired PAMA members, please contact us for your registration code. Your fee will be the same as the student member pricing.

Volume Discount for In-person Attendees Only (you must contact us to receive your personalized discount code):

3 attendees = 5% off

4 attendees = 10% off

5 attendees = 15% off

6 or more attendees = 20% off

ACSM Members will receive a $35 discount. Please contact us with your ACSM member information to receive your code.

Single Day Admission: (Contact us at services@artsmed.org for the Single Day admission code)

Single Day

In-Person ONLY

Physician Non-Physician Student
MEMBER $246 $204 $120
NON-member $340 $270 $160
There is NO Early Bird discount for the single day option.

 

Contact us at services@artsmed.org

Accommodations

There are several very nice places to stay near the UCL campus. Beyond the list below, there are many B&Bs and small hotels. Remember to ask about air conditioning if this is important to you.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London – Click for More Information or to Book a Room

New Cavendish Apartments – Click for More Information or to Book a Room

Hilton London Euston – Click for More Information or to Book a Room

Zedwell Hotels – Click for More Information or to Book a Room

 

 

Also check this list of UCL Summer Residences

Abstract Submissions

The abstract submission 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)

Worksheets:

Download the Research Worksheet (.pdf)

Download the Education Worksheet (.pdf)

Download the Workshop Worksheet (.pdf)

Download the Panel Worksheet (.pdf)

 

Prior to submitting an abstract, determine your submission type:

Research

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.

Education

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.

Workshop

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.

Panel

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) PLUS individual panelists and panel chair abstracts (250 word max each). 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.

Questions:

PAMA Research Committee Chair at artsmedresearch@gmail.com

Dorry Allen at services@artsmed.org

Watch this video from The PAMAthon to learn more about submitting a successful abstract:

 

Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award Submissions and Guidelines

The AGB Award submission system is now closed.

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.

DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR STUDY AS AN ABSTRACT IN ADDITION TO THE AGB AWARD SUBMISSION.

  Download the AGB Submission Guidelines

NOTE: When you click the link below you will be required to log in. If you are a member, please use your member log-in. If you are not a member simply create a user login to begin your submission. For help contact support at info@artsmed.org.

For more information or questions, contact: Julie Massaro executive@artsmed.org

Martin Brandfonbrener Scholarship

Applications for the 2024 scholarship award are now closed.

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.
Accommodations

More information on accommodations will be coming soon. If you are looking for accommodations in the area:

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bond Street Hotel, London

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