29th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

October 24-27, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Montreal, Quebec, Canada– The 29th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held October 24-27, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the vibrant Quartier des spectacles entertainment district of Montreal. This is the first IADMS Annual Conference to be held in Canada, and is expected to be attended by over 400 industry professionals. The agenda will consist of more than 100 lecture presentations and over 50 interactive and movement sessions. This 4-day continuing medical education course is jointly provided by CME Outfitters, and will offer an opportunity for all those involved in the health care, education, administration, and supervision of dancers to convene and discuss the latest advances in the field of dance medicine and science. This year will also include presentations on the topics of using dance for health, as this is a new focus in the IADMS mission. Learn more about the program here.

IADMS strives to promote an international network of communication between dance and medicine. To this end, meeting participation is recruited internationally from both fields. Attendees will be invited to participate in didactic sessions, interactive workshops, movement sessions, round table discussions, networking events, debates, poster presentations, and more. Special Interest Days will be held during the conference, including A Day for Teachers (ADfT) on Friday October 25th and A Day for Medics (ADfM) on Saturday Oct 26th. This year ADfT will be jointly sponsored with Healthy Dancer Canada. The theme Bridging the Gap: From Theory to Practice, will provide an opportunity for dance educators and teachers from the public and private sector to network with and learn from experts in the field of dance medicine and science. A Day for Medics will focus on the dancer’s spine and will host local and international experts in the field of sports science and orthopaedics.

This conference will offer CME credits for physicians and physical therapists, and CEUs for athletic trainers.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this activity clinicians should be able to: 1) recognize the causes and the treatments of musculoskeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention; 2) develop preventative and treatment protocols based on recent research and medical advances to effectively diagnose, manage, and refer orthopaedic pathologies and dance injuries; 3) identify appropriate available resources in the community for dancer-patients.

Follow all conference updates on the IADMS’s website and Facebook page. Make sure to reserve your room now at the DoubleTree by Hilton before rooms fill up: http://group.doubletree.com/iadms29thannualconference

IADMS was formed in 1990 by an international group of dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers. Membership is drawn equally from the medical and dance professions, and has grown from an initial 48 members in 1991 to over 1,400 members at present world-wide, representing 45 countries.

IADMS was formed to foster several related goals in the dance medicine and science field. The purposes and objectives of the organization are summarized in its Mission Statement:
IADMS enhances the health, well-being, training, and performance of dancers by cultivating medical, scientific, and educational excellence.


AUDIENCE: Certified Athletic Trainers, Dance Educators, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Researchers
WEBSITE: www.iadms.org www.iadms.org/2019
CONTACT: International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Program Details/ Abstract Submissions: ProgramChair@iadms.org
General Inquiries: Conference@iadms.org
Technical Difficulties: support@iadms.org








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