Events and Meetings

IADMS 26th Annual Conference

Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2016 Friday, October 21, 2016 – A Day For Teachers Saturday, October 22, 2016 – A Day For Medics Wanchai, Hong Kong The 26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Wanchai, Hong Kong from Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2016. On Friday, October 21, 2016, A Day For Teachers will be held, and on Saturday, October 22, 2016, A Day For Medics will be held, with additional special programs available. 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. A Day for Teachers A Day For Teachers will be run alongside the main conference on Friday October 21st. Aimed primarily at local dance teachers, the programme will consist of a series of presentations on the application of dance science and medicine in the studio. Click here for more information. You may register to attend A Day for Teachers even if you do not attend the IADMS Annual Conference. A Day for Medics A Day for Medics will be run within the main conference on Saturday October 22st. Aimed at the local and mainland medical and paramedical professions, the programme will consist of a series of presentations from an international collection of esteemed dance medicine practitioners. Click here for more information. You may register to attend A Day for Medics ...

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Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Changing Our Future

Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Chapman University in conjunction with the Performing Arts Medicine Association presents the 6th Annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference Medical Issues and Applied Practices September 10th and 11th, 2016 Chapman University Orange, California Partridge Dance Center 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Visit the website and register About the conference Chapman University in conjunction with the Performing Arts Medicine Association presents the 6th Annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference: Changing Our Future. The conference is September 10th and 11th in the Partridge Dance Center at Chapman University. The two-day format includes lectures, workshops, movement sessions, panels and posters for Medical Professionals, Educators and Artists in the field of Music, Theatre and Dance. All information is based upon proven principles and methodologies gathered from current research. This conference aims to support continuing education for teachers and medical health professionals working with performing artists. Educators can enhance their teaching skills supporting safe and effective practices which maximize performance and minimize injury. Medical health professionals through lectures and hands on workshops will advance their understanding and strategies in caring for the unique needs of performing artists. Unique Opportunities at the 2016 Conference: Conference coordinators Robin Kish, MS, MFA and Janice Plastino, PhD are dedicated to providing a program which becomes the bridge between artists, educators and medical professionals in the performing arts. The field of Performing Arts Medicine and Science is growing and the number of medical professionals actively involved with performing artists is increasing. At the same time arts educators and artists ...

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PAMA Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are due November 1, 2016. Click here for details. 35th Annual PAMA Symposium No Gain With Pain:  Preventing and Overcoming Physical and Emotional Pain in Performing Artists June 29 – July 2, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday) Westin Resorts – Snowmass, Colorado Join PAMA and our colleagues in Snowmass, Colorado for the 2017 PAMA Symposium as we come together to address artists and performers health issues. We are accepting abstracts for the 35th annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems 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 Symposium Program Committee. The abstract submission system is designed to make submitting abstracts more uniform. All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2017. Please use the links to the right to navigate through submission requirements, templates, and upload forms. View the 2017 call for abstracts.

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LEAP Together Career and Life Transitions in Dance and Sport – A Groundbreaking Conference

Nov 11-12, 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada The first international conference of its kind in Canada, LEAP Together is a rare opportunity where DANCE and SPORT will connect to exchange knowledge with a diverse group of people passionate about the career and life transitions of professional dancers and elite athletes. LEAPTogether E-Brochure Visit the website

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