Events and Meetings

2017 Performing Arts Health Symposium

2017 Performing Arts Health Symposium Unisa Music Foundation October 2-3, 2017 Pretoria, South Africa The Unisa Music Foundation will host the first South African Performing Arts Health Symposium on the Unisa main campus in Pretoria. The symposium will include research presentations and panel discussions on performing arts health. Panel and round table discussions will focus on medical problems affecting performing artists (primarily musicians and dancers) in South Africa. Part of the symposium will be dedicated to the establishment of the South African Performing Arts Health Association. Keynote speakers include Prof Kris Chesky (USA) a pioneer of the field of Performing Arts Health and current Director of the Texas Centre for Performing Arts Health and Prof Karendra Devroop (SA) one of South Africa’s leading researchers in the field of Performing Arts Health and current Director of the Unisa Music Directorate. Learn More

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IADMS 27th Annual Conference

October 12 – 15, 2017 Houston, Texas The 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Houston, Texas, USA from Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017. Special Interest Days will be held during the conference, including A Day for Teachers (ADFT) on Friday, October 13, and A Day for Medics (ADFM) on Saturday, Oct 14. This year’s conference will take place at the JW Marriott Houston, situated in the Galleria-Uptown neighborhood of Houston. Over the four-day conference, attendees will be invited to participate in didactic sessions, interactive workshops, movement sessions, round table discussions, networking events, debates, poster presentations, and more. The JW Marriott is offering special discount rates to conference attendees. Book your reservation early – these IADMS discount rates end September 19, 2017. Target Audience This four-day conference is directed to those involved with the health care, education, administration, and supervision of dancers, including physicians, physical therapists, allied health professionals, alternative health care practitioners, psychologists, arts administrators, artistic directors, choreographers, educators, scientists, movement specialists, and dancers. Visit the conference website

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Call for Abstracts > PAMA 2018 International Symposium

36th Annual PAMA International Symposium Glamor and Grit: Building An Entourage for Health Chapman University Orange, California, USA Saturday, June 30 – Tuesday, July 3, 2018   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. We encourage the submission of research-based abstracts. Educational abstracts as well as proposals for workshops will also be accepted. Abstracts submitted to PAMA will be reviewed by the Research Committee. All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. Learn more Abstract submissions are due by October 15, 2017. There will be no extensions granted. The abstract submission system will close automatically at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on October 15, 2017.

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Call for Abstracts > The German Association for Dance Medicine (tamed)

14th Congress of Dance Medicine: June 1st − 3rd, 2018 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst The 14th Congress of Dance Medicine offers the possibility for scientific and practical exchange on two general topics: promoting health through dance and promoting health for dancers, dance teachers, dance creators and ballroom dancers. Abstract Deadline – October 15, 2017 Click here for more information

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Call for Abstracts > International Conference on Performing Arts Medicine (ICPAM2018)

November 1, 2017 The scientific committee of the ICPAM2018 now welcomes abstracts for oral presentations as well as poster presentations for the International Conference on Performing Arts Medicine 2018 in The Hague The Netherlands. The goal of ICPAM2018 is to share state of the art medical scientific knowledge on the topics of dance, music, voice, hearing and mind. The first day of ICPAM2018 is devoted to Musicians’ Medicine and the third day to Dance Medicine. On the ‘overlapping’ middle day, presentations with a more general character, appealing to a broader audience from both fields will be scheduled. The scientific committee invites presenters from all fields that connect to the theme: State of the Art in Performing Arts Medicine, including, but not limited to, clinical medicine, medical research, education, policy aspects and international relations in performing arts medicine. The conference aims to be a meeting point for this passionate group of researchers and clinicians, that share a common interest in this specific field. Learn More

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Call for Abstracts > USF-PAMA Regional Conference

January 12, 2018 You are invited to submit an abstract on topics t hat include a broad spectrum of research and practice relating to Performing Arts Medicine including various topics associated with the lifecycle of the performing artist. Participants selected by the program committee will have the opportunity to present and share their research to contribute to the conference objectives. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on January 12, 2018 Click for more information on the call for abstracts

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Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Pedagogy Wellness Day

“Empowering Musicians:  Leading a Healthy and Fulfilling Life” March 17, 2018 Orlando, Florida MTNA has been a powerful advocate for musicians’ health for over thirty years, and will continue this effort with its fifth consecutive Pedagogy Saturday wellness track. This year’s track focuses on the important correlations between mind and body in maintaining our wellbeing. As in previous years, MTNA continues in its pursuit of bringing together musicians and medical professionals who passionately seek to empower musicians to achieve their potential.  Today’s sessions will explore strategies to help individuals increase their physical and psychological awareness, to overcome and learn from obstacles, thriving in the process, and to discover the tools to remain healthy and active throughout their lifetime.  We are especially pleased to include this year’s MTNA keynote speaker, Dr. Eckart Altenmüller, world-renowned neurologist and performing arts medicine physician from Hannover, Germany. We are happy to include this equally devoted flutist and performer in our program. Everyone is invited to join us for these sessions that have the potential to positively impact you and your students in every aspect of your lives.  Take advantage of the presence of all these experts and the indispensable information they will offer that crosses all disciplines and skill levels. Don’t miss out on this life enhancing day! View the Schedule  

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International Conference on Performing Arts Medicine (ICPAM2018)

State of the Art in Performing Arts Medicine March 29-31, 2018 The Hague, The Netherlands The goal of ICPAM2018 is to share state of the art medical scientific knowledge on the topics of dance, music, voice, hearing and mind. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Medical Centre for Dancers and Musicians (MCDM), the Hague Medical Centre and the Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (NVDMG) will organize an “International Conference on Performing Arts Medicine 2018.” Learn More Call for Abstracts Collaborators

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