– Medical Problems of Performing Artists

Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course

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Credit Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and Performing Arts Medicine Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the Certificate Course

PAMA is offering a certificate of completion in performing arts medicine for physicians (MD and U.S. trained DO), allied healthcare professionals (athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, licensed massage therapists, manual osteopathic practitioners [including non-US trained osteopaths], acupuncturists, and others as approved), and arts educators. To receive the certificate, participants need to complete an online series of lectures prior to the online exam. Participants need to pass the exam by the course close date in order to receive the certificate of completion.

Course content focuses on risk factors, life-span issues, and the interactive, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems that are unique to performing artists, highlighting specific opportunities and techniques for engagement, education, prevention and treatment in response to various arts-specific health concerns.This content is tailored to the background of course participants and presented as four concurrent streams: physicians/health professionals; music educators; dance educators; vocal educators. Participants are asked to select the most appropriate stream for their background and objectives in completing the course – only one stream can be completed at a time.

Following course completion, health professionals will be able to discuss occupation-specific questions that should be asked during the initial interview with performing artists to identify key injury causes; identify basic physical elements of performance on common instruments; apply key special assessment procedures that are useful when evaluating performing artists; establish goal-oriented and evidence based treatment approaches; assess basic requirements of the occupational environment of the performing artist; implement functional return to performance protocols; and describe preventative approaches to medical problems of performing artists. Arts educators will be able to describe performance-relevant anatomy, physiology and psychological considerations; discuss and demonstrate the key components of a strong performance posture; identify injury risk factors; implement best-practice techniques to facilitate safe and productive rehearsals and performances; and understand the arts educators’ role in health promotion and rehabilitation.

MEMBER COURSE FEES (early bird pricing)

Price for PAMA Members.

All prices are in USD
Physician 195
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 150
Student/Resident 50
Certificate Exam Fee 35
Physician 195
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 150
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Body fitness/care
  • Educators
  • Performers
Student/Resident 50

Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program.

Certificate Exam Fee 35

You must take and pass this exam to receive your certificate for this course. This is an additional purchase for ALL categories.

NON-MEMBER COURSE FEES (early bird pricing)

Price for NON-members

All prices are in USD
Physician 295
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 250
Student/Resident 55
Certificate Exam Fee 35
Physician 295
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 250
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Body fitness/care
  • Educators
  • Performers
Student/Resident 55

Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program.

Certificate Exam Fee 35

You must take and pass this exam to receive your certificate for this course. This is an additional purchase for ALL categories.

Faculty

Bronwen Ackermann, BSPT, MPH, PhD Faculty

Associate Professor, University of Sydney
NSW, Australia



This Course Originally Created
by Bronwen Ackermann, PT, PhD
and Clay Miller, MD, MFA

Eckart Altenmüller, MD Faculty

Physician, Musician, Professor
Rottweil, Germany

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, DMA Faculty

Department Chair of Music, St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota, USA

Isabel Artigues, BSc, MSc Faculty

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, and Specialist in Performing Arts Medicine
Barcelona, Spain; London, UK; New York & Philadelphia, USA

Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, MScOT Faculty

Johns Hopkins University, The Peabody Conservatory & School of Medicine
Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA

Cliffton Chan, PhD - USYD, B.Physio (Hons I) Faculty

Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney
NSW, Australia

Marshall Chasin, MSc, AuD Faculty

Director of Auditory Research, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
Hamilton, ON Canada

Kris Chesky, BMus, MME, PhD Faculty

Professor, University of North Texas College of Music
Denton, Texas, USA

John Chong, MD, FRCPC Faculty

Medical Director, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
Hamilton, ON Canada

William Dawson, MD Faculty

Associate Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery
Northbrook, Illinois, USA

Lauren Elson, MD Faculty

Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Massachusetts, USA

Patrick Gannon, PhD Faculty

Peak Performance Systems
San Francisco, California, USA

Julian Gray

Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute
Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA

Gayanne Grossman, PT, EdM, BFA Faculty

Director of Dance Wellness at Muhlenberg College
Pennsylvania, USA

Christine Guptill, BMus, BSc, MS(OT), PhD Faculty

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lucinda Halstead, MD Faculty

PAMA Board President
Otolaryngologist, MUSC Health
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Melody Hrubes, MD Faculty

Rothman Orthopaedics
New York, New York, USA

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