PAMA Webinar Event

The PAMAthon

About this Event

September 9, 2023 - 24-hours spanning the globe

Join us on September 9th for a 24hr virtual global gathering of the Performing Arts Medicine community! This is a free event. The PAMAthon will kick off at 9am BST in the UK, which is 1am PDT, 4am ET, 4pm AWST, 6pm AEST..

The goal is to connect all those involved with performing arts medicine around the world, and ensure they have an opportunity to participate at some point during their weekend hours.

Over 20 countries and 20 different performing arts organizations will be represented!

The PAMAthon will consist of a mixture of panels, presentations, keynotes and networking opportunities. There will be opportunities based upon performing arts discipline and professional specialty, as well as sessions aimed at all participants.

Highlights include the following:

A welcome by BAPAM and the UCL Performing Arts Medicine Program to kick off the countdown for PAMA London 2024

A keynote by the authors of ‘The Health and Wellbeing of Professional Musicians and Music Creators in the EU’, a report by the European Commission

A presentation by the ‘Musicians’ Health Literacy Consortium’, discussing the process through which they are doing international, collaborative research within PAM

A presentation by PAMA’s Research Chair, Matt McCrary, on how to optimize your success with abstract submissions for PAMA London 2024

International discussions between leaders of Performing Arts Medicine organizations

Multiple networking sessions

Please do tell your friends and colleagues about this opportunity too as this event is open to members and non-members to maximize the opportunity for collaborations within the field.


Schedule of Presentations

The schedules included here are adjusted for many major time zones. View the one nearest to you!


Click the image below to download a poster about the PAMAthon to share with your community!


Video Recordings

Participant’s Performance to welcome you to the PAMAthon

Welcome to PAMAthon

Welcome and Introduction – Dr Kat Cottrell, PAMA Education Chair

Come to London 2024! An introduction from the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and University
College London (UCL) – Dr Hara Trouli (PAMA board member); Claire Cordeaux; Dr Finola Ryan

Video coming soon

Keeping Performers Well

The Health and Wellbeing of Professional Musicians and Music Creators in the EU – Reviewing the report by the
European Commission – Lode Vermeersch PhD, Dries Van Herreweghe

Translating Best Practice into Reality in Performing Arts Education and Beyond – Aaron Williamon, PhD; Claire Pearson; Liliana Araújo, PhD

Leaders in Performing Arts Medicine

Shining a Spotlight on International Collaboration in Performing Arts Medicine – Led by Dr. Jason Hu  (PAMA’s President); Claire Cordeaux; Melanie Fuller; Dr Mandy Zhang; Bridget Rennie-Salonen, PhD

The Musicians’ Health Literacy Consortium: A Case Study of International Research Collaboration – Led by Suzanne Wijisman; featuring Bronwen Ackermann PhD; Jane Ginsborg PhD; Christine Guptill PhD; Bridget Rennie-Salonen PhD; and Peter Visentin

From Performers to Performing Arts Medicine Specialists

From Performer to Practitioner: A PAMA Member’s Story – Gioele Rudari

A Performing Arts Medicine University Fair – Highlighted institutions include the following: PAMA Essentials Course; University College London; Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance; Royal College of Music; Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine; University of South Florida; Columbia University; Texas Center for Performing Arts Health; University of North Texas

PAMA London 2024: Tips on Abstract Submission – Matt McCrary, PhD (PAMA Research Chair)

Collaboration in Performing Arts Medicine: Different Disciplines

Athletes in the Arts – Randy Dick

Caring for Actors in Performance: An International Conversation – Alan Powell; Pat O’Toole; Elisa Lewis; Mariel Pastor; Tom Stroud;  Sara Lovett – PhD; Kate Glasheen

Dancing Together: International Organizations Supporting Optimal Health and Performance of Dancers – Dr Melody Hrubes (PAMA President Elect); Dr Nancy Kadel; Erin Sanchez; Dr Anja Hauschild; Louis Laverge-Côté; Andrea Downie

Music To Our Ears: Performing Arts Medicine Organizations Supporting Musicians – Dr John Chong (PAMA Treasurer); Dr Jochen Blum; Dr Carl Firle; Dr Nina Kruse; Pauliina Valtasaari, PhD; Dr Miikka Peltomaa; Eeva Hyytiäinen; Matthias Bertsch, PhD; Wolfgang Böhler

Interactive Opportunities

Funding Care in Performing Arts Medicine – Claire Cordeaux

International Connections

Keep on Singing: Organizations involved in Vocal Care for Performing Artists – Dr Lucinda Halstead (PAMA Past President); Dr Robert Sataloff; Dr Michael Benninger; Dr Eugenia Chávez Calderón; Geraldine McElearney; Dr Jonathan Fishman

An Introduction to the PAMA Ambassador Program – Dr Julia Clearman

‘PAMALA’: Performing Arts Medicine in Latin America – Dr Dave Hinkamp; Dr Michelle Garcia Ruiz; Dr Kevin De Jesus

Meet PAMA’s Membership Chair – Chandler Thompson (PAMA Membership Chair)

PAMA Movie Night, One Note at a Time – New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC); Bethany Bultman
PAMA wants to recognize the very generous contribution by Renee Edwards, the director of One Note at a Time, who gave special
permission for PAMA to screen this important documentary at the inaugural PAMAthon.

Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Anguish: Keeping the Educational Space Safe for Performing Arts Students – Lea Pearson

Members Around the World

Performing Arts Medicine in Australia – hosted by Sarah Morris; Bronwen Ackermann, PhD; Mark Seton, PhD; Cliffton Chan, PhD

Performing Arts Medicine in Asia – hosted by Pooja Verma; Hang Jin Kim; Dr Jennifer Yang; Dr Frances Carlos; Dr Ria Panis; Dr Issa Abelita; Dr Mandy Zhang; Dr June Sheren; Dr Filomar Tario; Dr Vivien Koh; Vinod Kumar

Spotlight on International Members – Dr Iulia-Magdalena Toma; Grete Ege; Clorinda Panebianco; Tamlyn Harker; Dr Arun Castro

IMMM: A Worldclass Performing Arts Medicine Research Team – Dr Eckart Altenmüller

Shining a Spotlight on Musicians’ Clinics Around the World – Dr Thanos Bibas; Dr Eleftheria Iliadou; Dr Ana Zão; Dr Miikka Peltomaa; Dr June Sheren; Dr Kat Cottrell

Closing Remarks and Countdown to PAMA London 2024!

Thank you for joining us! – Closing remarks – Dr Kat Cottrell; Claire Cordeaux