PAMA Notes - June 3, 2011

PAMA 29th Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists

July 21 - 24, 2011 
Snowmass, Colorado

Registration for the PAMA Symposium is quick, easy, and guarantees you a spot among your peers from all over the world. Register soon as workshops and reservations fill quickly!

Click here to register for the 2011 PAMA Symposium

View information on lodging

View the 2011 schedule

If you would like to cut lodging costs by sharing a room, please email Mary Fletcher at

Ballet Tickets in Snowmass

Good news: Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet will have performances in Aspen on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23…..just when PAMA has its Annual Symposium.

If we have a group of 20 or more who attend one night, we can get $74 tickets for $44. If our group is 10 or more, the discount is 20% on the $74 or $44 ticket. Seats are being held until June 22, so we need to know by that date if you want to purchase a ticket.

Let us know:
a. Yes, a Friday ticket and will do $74 discount for $44
b. Yes, a Friday ticket and, if only 10 in our group, will take 20% off the ___ $74 ___$44 ticket.
c. No, but I could attend Saturday night if a group attends.

REPLY BY JUNE 23….. by email to Dorry Parker at


 More information on the Aspen-Santa Fe Ballet

Healthy Approaches in the Training of Dancers

Janice Plastino and Robin Kish have teamed up to organize a regional education meeting in California for August 14, 2011. It is presented by Chapman University, in cooperation with PAMA.

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Visit Chapman University website for registration

PAMA Has Presence at ACSM Convention

The American College of Sports Medicine is meeting in Denver, Colorado, this week. Mary Fletcher is promoting PAMA and the national initiative of Athletes and the Arts to attendees at an exhibit booth.   ACSM attendees readily acknowledge and understand the health care issues of artists and enthusiastically express an interest in learning more about performing arts medicine. 

The opportunities for shared research and application of models of care are tremendous. ACSM and PAMA look forward to further cooperation to provide new educational offerings and to enhance the quality of care for athletes and artists alike.


PAMA Notes Correction – From April 2011

A meeting was misidentified in the April PAMA Notes. The correct information is below.

October 5-9, 2011 – The 8th NVDMG course on performing arts medicine for family physicians and occupational physicians in Burg Feistritz, Austria. Visit or for more information
November 4-5, 2011 - Dresden, Germany - German Association for Musicphysiology and Musicmedicine Symposium der DGfMM Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber

New Survey for Specialists who Treat Wind and Brass Musicians with Stress VPI

Stress VPI has been reported as occurring in 39% of a sample of student instrumentalists.

Various treatment approaches have been used however there is currently NO clear agreement on what methods are most appropriate in treating musicians with this condition.

Click here to learn more and to participate in the survey



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August 14, 2011

California PAMA Regional Meeting "Healthy Approaches in the Training of Dancers"
Presented by PAMA and Chapman University

Orange, California

October 5-9, 2011

8th NVDMG course on performing arts medicine for family physicians and occupational physicians
Visit or for more information
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