PAMA Notes - March 13, 2014

Registration for the 32nd Annual PAMA Symposium is Open!

32nd Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists - "Competitions and Creative Collaborations: Identifying and Promoting Healthy Artistry from Studio to Stage"

June 26-29, 2014
Snowmass, Colorado

Join us this year for outstanding presentations from our keynote speakers including:

Hans-Christian Jabusch, MD, Dipl. mus. - "Focal Dystonia in Musicians: Phenomenology, Therapy, and Prevention"

Bronwen Ackermann, BSPT, PhD, MPH - "Music Health Collaborations: Creatively Translating Scientific Evidence into Practice"

Caroline Silby, PhD - "Games Performers Play: The Why, What and When of Mental Fitness Training"

The PAMA symposium is designed to meet the research and practice needs of physicians, therapists, educators, artistic directors, trainers and other health care and performing arts professionals who seek to improve the well-being of performing artists.

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.

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PAMA President and Mondomusica New York

Don't miss John Chong as a guest seminar speaker under the category of health and wellness for musicians at the upcoming Mondomusica New York, April 10-12, 2014. 

Mondomusica New York, the finest American exhibition for violin and string-instrument making, is much more than a trade show. Mondomusica New York is dedicated to sharing the latest issues and trends in the music community at present, targeting performers, string-instrument makers, members of the music industry, as well as music enthusiasts. The development of this year’s seminars and events will include relevant topics concerning the modern day musician, one discussion on the health and wellness of musicians.

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Kudos to PAMA Treasurer!

PAMA Treasurer, Leslie Harrington, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Piano Celebration at MSU Denver. You can read more about this by visiting the Piano Celebration website.

PAMA Workshop in Conjunction with the MTNA Conference in Chicago

"Health and Wellness of the Musician Course: From the Classroom to the Stage"

March 21, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Are you a clinician or music educator who wants to know more about the intricacies of musicians and playing related problems?

The Performing Arts Medicine Education Committee is offering a Health and Wellness half-day multidisciplinary course to further the knowledge and skills of clinicians and music educators working with musicians or music students.

The course will cover the associated risk factors, life-span issues, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems unique to musicians. Participants will hear research-based lectures on the assessment and management of various music specific health issues and further how to engage with the musician and promote education and prevention strategies for these important playing issues.

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Join PAMA Membership to Start your Benefits Today

PAMA is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists educators, and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of the performing artist. Members join from around the world.

Benefits include a subscription to the quarterly peer-reviewed Medical Problems of Performing Artists journal; discount registration fee for the annual symposium, listing in PAMA membership directory (optional) ---very helpful when referring patients, sponsorship of Alice G. Brandfonbrener Award for the best paper by a young investigator, opportunities for networking and involvement in various committees, and access to a comprehensive bibliography of relevant articles, books, and tapes

Membership runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. Members joining later in the year will receive all quarterly issues of the journal for the year and will be included in all member directories until February 1 of the following year. 

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Join other PAMA Members at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine's 23rd Annual Meeting

April 5-9, 2014
Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana

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PAMA Regional Meeting - California

​Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists

Chapman University Department of Dance and the Performing Arts Medicine Association present the 4th annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists. The 2014 keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Gibbs MD, President and Co-founder at San Francisco Free Clinic and supervising physician at San Francisco Ballet. Additional special invited faculty in the areas of Dance, Music and Theatre will be announced on the website.

September 6th & 7th, 2014
At Chapman University - Department of Dance
Partridge Dance Center

Proposal submissions must be made by April 21st, 2014. View call for proposals - Chapman2014

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Interested in Work Disability Prevention?

Learn more by attending the 3rd WDPI Conference on Implementing Work Disability Prevention Knowledge.
September 29th - October 1st, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto, Canada

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See Photos of PAMA Regional Meetings

Check out photos of the Toronto regional meeting

Enjoy these photos of the Cuba regional meeting

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