The 2013 symposium continues the tradition of bringing together international-level teachers, clinicians and researchers from all disciplines related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems of the professional artist, as well as issues related to enhancing performance.
Join us for the thirty-first annual PAMA Symposium as we focus on maximizing performance. This year features two well renowned experts in the field of sports medicine and exercise with professional performance experience.
Dr. Kristin Wingfield is a primary care sports medicine specialist, board certified through the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and fellowship trained at Stanford University. She currently cares for the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil and for the dancers of the San Francisco Ballet School. She has served as a team physician for numerous national Canadian sports teams. An athlete and professional performer herself, Dr. Wingfield worked as an acrobat in Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystere” for more than 2 years, competed internationally on the Canadian gymnastics team for 5 years, then at a national level in springboard diving.
Dr. Tim Lightfoot is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Exercise Specialist, and a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and was a professor for 20 years. He has published over 50 scientific articles on the genetics of daily physical activity and exercise endurance, as well as the physiological response to high-G exposure and hemorrhage. His research has been featured in numerous prominent general media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and National Public Radio.
Snowmass Village, surrounded by a spectacularly scenic wilderness area, provides a relaxing atmosphere and outstanding views for golfers, hikers, and bikers. A day camp provides activities for children. The Viceroy Snowmass luxury resort will be host to the 31st Annual PAMA Symposium.
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