Events and Meetings

Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists

Chapman University in conjunction with the Performing Arts Medicine Association presents the 5th Annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference Medical Issues and Applied Practices September 12th and 13th, 2015 Chapman University Orange, California Partridge Dance Center 8:30am – 4:00pm   About the conference Thanks to a grant from Chapman University and support from the College of Performing Arts, the 5th annual conference is scheduled for September 12th and 13th in the Partridge Dance Center.  The two-day format includes lectures, workshops 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 and is presented by performing arts medicine experts and educators. Arts educators will enhance their teaching skills and develop safe and effective teaching practices.  Medical professionals will be introduced to current research and strategies in caring for the needs of performing artists. Conference coordinators Robin Kish and Janice Plastino are dedicated to providing a program which becomes the bridge between the artists, educators and medical professionals in the performing arts.  Please consider submitting an abstract for presentation or attending the 2015 conference.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Kish at kish@chapman.edu. Click here for more details and to register

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IADMS “Colloquium on Clinical Care of Dancers”

Registration is now open for the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS)’s “Colloquium on Clinical Care of Dancers.” This one-day, pre-conference continuing education event is for anyone interested in clinical care of dancers and will be held on October 8, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Expert dance medicine and science speakers will present multidisciplinary information on models for providing medical care to dancers, case studies, and up-to-date “hot topic” information from the fields of physical therapy, medicine, athletic training, and sports psychology. Current recommendations for dance wellness screens, including research applicability, will also be featured. The Colloquium is CME approved for physicians and BOC approved for ATs. It has been submitted for Pennsylvania PT CEU approval and has been approved for 5.5 Ohio PT CEUs; documentation is available to PTs in other U.S. states who wish to submit for CEU approval. Please see the following link for further information and the Colloquium schedule: http://www.iadms.org/?page=2015Colloquium Questions may be directed to me at jeff.russell@ohio.edu, or to our Colloquium Co-Chairs, Lindsay Harmon-Matthews, PT, DPT, OCS at LHarmon.Matthews@gmail.com or Kathleen Davenport, MD at kathleendavenportmd@gmail.com. Download Colloquium 2015 Flyer

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IADMS 25th Annual Meeting

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015 Special Interest Groups Day: Thursday, October 8, 2015 The 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA from October 9 – 11, 2015. On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day will be held, with special programs available. Attend the IADMS Annual Meeting and SIG Day and you will: (1) gain insights into the causes and treatments of musculoskeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention; (2) enhance your understanding of recent research and its application to the training and treatment of dancers; (3) enhance your knowledge regarding the psychological and nutritional issues that affect dancers; (4) be inspired to move in new ways and to incorporate new techniques into your teaching after participating in a variety of movement sessions; and (5) increase your ability to communicate effectively with other dance professionals, be they dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, or health care professionals. Join your colleagues for this unique multi-disciplinary event! Target Audience This three-day meeting (with an optional fourth day – see below) 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. Continuing Medical Education Objectives The purpose of this meeting is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in the care of dancers. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills ...

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The Second Piano Pedagogy

“Touch and Tone in Mindful Pianists” University of South Florida School of Music in collaboration with PAMA and The Music Gallery October 16 & 17, 2015 University of South Florida School of Music Barness Recital Hall Visit the webpage Download the Brochure   The proficient pianist produces good tone, develops sound techniques that prevent injury, and maintains longevity as performer by using the body efficiently. The Symposium focuses on awareness of the mind-body connection in learning, teaching and playing the piano. Internationally celebrated pianist-pedagogues with expertise on pianists’ psychophysiological mechanics will conduct a two-day Piano Pedagogy Symposium at the University of South Florida, School of Music, Barness Recital Hall. The Symposium is open to college piano faculty, college pianists, private piano teachers, and advanced pre-college piano students. Visit the webpage Download the Brochure Or contact us:  slee@usf.edu or jchodilpiano@gmail.com

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Osteopathic Contributions to Performing Arts Medicine

Oct 17-21, 2015 Orlando, Florida Osteopathic Contributions to Performing Arts Medicine American Academy of Osteopathy Visit the website Contact: Sherrie Warner  

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Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century

Nov 5-7, 2015 Montréal, Québec, Canada Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology International Symposium www.ltm21aem21.wix.com/colloque2015 Schulich School of Music, McGill University, and Department of Music, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Creating and Maintaining Wellness for Performing Artists – PAMA Regional Meeting

Creating and Maintaining Wellness for Performing Artists A PAMA Regional Meeting November 20 – 21, 2015 Cleveland Clinic Lerner Institute Cleveland, Ohio Register Now! Who Should Attend? All professionals who provide/ are interested in care and training for performing artists will gain new insights, knowledge and skills to improve their practice. Performers and students will learn how performance skills can be improved. Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Michael Roizen “The Wellness Imperative” Chief Wellness Officer Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Guest Artist: Jim Brickman Award winning songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music Learning Objectives: Be able to apply emerging research and treatment options emphasizing concepts of neuroplasticity for hearing health, neuro-musculoskeletal/vocal health and psychological health and identifying specific treatment implications for the performing arts clinician. Be able to incorporate education and information about the potential health risks of human performance in the care of both student and professional performing artists. Registration and Fees $90 (USD) Professionals, Performers, Educators $10 (USD) Students with Valid ID Registration will open the last week of August. Lodging On Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus The InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center Cleveland This is directly across the street from Lerner College where the conference will take place. Connected to Cleveland Clinic’s campus via walkway, the Intercontinental Hotel and Conference Center offers luxurious non-smoking guest rooms and suites. Location: 9801 Carnegie Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: 216.707.4100 Reservations Only: 877.707.8999 Tudor Arms Hotel 10660 Carnegie Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: 216.455.1260 For questions about this meeting: Contact Kathleen Riley, PhD, MM RileyK2@ccf.org

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Health and Safety in the Arts Program

Health and Safety in the Arts in Cuba Program Havana, Cuba January 24 – January 31, 2016 Sponsored by: The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Health in the Arts Program and Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to visit Cuba and have personal experiences with outstanding members of Cuba’s arts culture, while learning about the health issues faced by these professional artists. Participants will engage backstage with the Cuban National Ballet, National Symphony, Buena Vista Social Club, and other treasured members of the Cuban arts world. This is a very special trip. For the first time in over 50 years, we are able to visit Cuba on a “people to people” license which allows all those who are interested in learning about health and safety (H&S) issues in the arts to join us. This means that interested spouses and family can join us this year. PAMA and UIC staff will be present to guide the experiences. They will ensure that participants at all levels are able learn about health issues related to work in the arts and participate in hands-on workshops with artists. Past attendees have included international experts in the treatment and prevention of occupational disorders in the arts. Many have returned repeatedly and are willing to share their impressions with prospective participants. Space is limited so sign up now to save your place!  The program in Cuba includes plans for: • Behind-the-scenes access to performance spaces, studios and teaching facilities. • Meetings and discussions with Cuban artists and arts leaders about H&S issues. • Discussions ...

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