PAMA Webinar

Curtains Up: Introduction to Performing Arts Medicine

Join us for the PAMA Young Professionals Webinar "Curtains Up: Introduction to Performing Arts Medicine"

About this Webinar

March 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm EST

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! Join Dr. Jennifer Yang and Dr. Mark Seton as they give an overview and essential insights into this field from a physiatry and theater perspective, respectively. This is a wonderful opportunity for new PAMA members to gain an introduction to the breadth of performing arts medicine!


This recorded webinar is available to PAMA members here: VIEW VIDEO (sign-in required)

If you are a non-member who paid to attend this webinar (or would like to), you may contact Dorry Allen at for access.


Mark Seton, PhD

PhD. in Performance Studies; Grad.Dip in Arts by Research; BA (Theatre Studies and Philosophy)

Dr Mark Seton is a lecturer in Dramatic Art and Screen Production, within Excelsia College’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to conduct a study tour of actor training healthcare practices in the UK. Mark has created an online support service known as the Actors Wellbeing Academy. He is also a founding member of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.


Jennifer Yang, MD MCHealth&M

Jennifer Yang is a physiatrist (Rehabilitation Medicine specialist) who graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1999. She has recently returned from Canberra, Australia where she obtained a Master of Culture, Health and Medicine degree at the Australian National University in 2021, after which she plans to teach and resume clinical work in the Philippines this year. Prior to her 2-year stay in Australia, Dr. Yang was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where her practice included general inpatient rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine. Aside from being certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with subspecialty certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Dr. Yang also holds a Graduate Certificate in the emerging field of Performing Arts Medicine from Shenandoah University and is an active member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. You can read more about Dr. Yang and her academic interests such as the medical humanities, medical anthropology and linguistics in healthcare on her website