Pre-conference Certificate Course: Essentials in Performing Arts Medicine

Two-day Pre-conference Certificate Course

In conjunction with ACSM

June 28 – 29, 2018

Chapman University, Orange, California

Specialized training in prevention and management of health issues in performing artists

pama courseThe Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine is a two-day multidisciplinary enrichment course offered by the PAMA Education Committee. Designed to match the professional interests and career goals of health professionals, educators and performers, this course provides specific education and techniques for prevention, assessment, and care of performing arts-specific health concerns.

Collectively on day one, participants will hear introductory and research-informed lectures on health problems that are unique to performing artists including associated health risk factors, issues across the life-span, and the interactive, cultural, and contextual characteristics of health problems that are unique to performing artists. On day two, participants will attend either the health professional or the performing arts stream for more detailed and targeted education and practical sessions related to providing and promoting optimal health for performing artists.

Target Audience

The target audience includes healthcare professionals, performing artists and performing arts educators, and others interested in learning the essential information needed to provide initial assessment, treatment, referrals and general educational recommendations for the performing artist. (Includes: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, other healthcare professionals, arts educators, and performing artists.)

Certificate Exam

At the completion of the pre-conference course, all participants will have the option of taking an exam tailored to their area of specialization (medicine, allied health, voice, dance, instrumental music). If a passing grade is attained, they will be given a certificate of completion. Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your practice skills.

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