Events and Meetings

Webinar: Bringing Performance Indoors

Bringing Performance INDOORS: Performing Artists and Arts Organizations Discuss Performance Challenges with COVID-19 Monday, November 2, 2020 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (ET) This webinar is presented free of charge. Are you a Director of a choir, orchestra or theater company?  Has all of the information circulating about COVID 19 confused and frustrated you?  Do you have a clear plan for returning to rehearsals and the stage? Join Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) on Monday November 2, 2020 as we present some of the thought leaders and researchers in the arts field as we share the latest considerations and solutions for getting back to performing in this challenging time. How to Join We are asking anyone interested in attending to complete the sign-up form so that we can ensure enough space for everyone to join. Please click this link to join the webinar:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85445117179 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,,85445117179# or +12532158782,,85445117179# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 854 4511 7179 International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kevLtbKmNE Please note this webinar will be recorded and stored on our website for future viewing. Webinar Outline: Welcome and Introduction – Lucinda Halstead, MD, President PAMA Update on Aerosol Study: Dancers, Singers, Actors – Jelena Srebric, PhD, Acting Associate Dean of Research, University of Maryland Interactive Discussion with Performer – Vocalist TBA; Jelena Srebric, PhD, Acting Associate Dean of Research, University of Maryland; Allen Henderson, DMA, ...

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Agenda and video summaries of March 4-6, 2020 Washington D.C Summit on Health Care Coverage and Access for Musicians

Click the link below for direct links to the Musicians’ Summit videos and for more information. DIRECT LINKS TO MUSICIANS SUMMIT VIDEOS

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PAATS Workshop



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39th Annual PAMA International Symposium

New York, New York, USA June 24 – June 27, 2021 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. Visit the website artsmed.org/symposium Call for Abstracts will be released in September.

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Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course (PAMA Pre-symposium)

In conjunction with ACSM June 18, 2020 (Thursday) New Orleans, Louisiana PAMA is offering a certificate of completion in performing arts medicine for physicians (MD and U.S. trained DO), allied healthcare professionals (athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, licensed massage therapists, manual osteopathic practitioners [including non-US trained osteopaths], acupuncturists, and others as approved), and arts educators. To receive the certificate, healthcare professionals need to complete an online lecture series of 12, 30 minute course content lectures prior to the PAMA symposium. There will be a 6 hour hands on teaching course on Thursday, June 18, 2020 followed by a 1 hour test of understanding. Participants need to pass the test in order to receive the certificate of completion (online lectures are included on the test). This course showcases the music and dance communities through a behavioral and social science perspective while highlighting specific opportunities and techniques for engagement, education, prevention, and treatment in response to various arts-specific health concerns. Collectively, participants will hear introductory and research-based lectures on associated risk factors, life-span issues, and the interactive, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems that are unique to performing artists. The online lectures introduce the epidemiology and etiology of health issues occurring in performing artists. Participants will understand the broad health concerns and risks that performing artists are exposed to from the fields of physical, psychological and auditory health.  Attendees will understand how to apply some basic educational and clinical intervention strategies. The course provides specific training on basic applied ...

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