PAMA Notes - March 2016

Only 12 Days Left! Last Early Registration Discount ENDS April 1st
PAMA International Symposium

July 7 - 10, 2016 (Thursday - Sunday)
Weill Cornell Medical Center  |  New York-Presbyterian

Last Chance to Save Using the Early Bird Registration
Join PAMA and our colleagues in New York for this momentous event combining the fields of performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and medical education to address artists and performers health issues. Check the pricing page to learn more about the last early bird discount. The schedule is posted and we are excited to see this stellar program packed full of new information, opportunities to connect, and entertainment. Hurry, the last early bird discount expires on April 1 at midnight (MT)!

Symposium Features:

Stellar Cast of Invited Faculty
Robust Presentations from Abstract Authors
Mobility Demonstration
Marching Band Demonstration
Back stage experience of the Radio City Athletic Training Program
Entertainment and Special Appearances
Experience the Arts in New York

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Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen  or Julie Massaro

Price Increases Soon! Save Now on the PAMA Pre-Conference Certificate Course

Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine

July 5 - 6, 2016 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
Weill Cornell Medical Center  |  New York-Presbyterian

Extend your learning – attend our 2-day pre-conference certificate course geared toward the practicing professional. MDs and DOs may elect to sit for the test for a small additional fee. This course is geared toward  medical professionals as well as educators. Visit our website for course objectives and faculty.

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Exhibit, Advertise, Sponsor - Opportunities Available Now!

The PAMA platform is an amazing opportunity to get your message, product, or organization in front of hundreds in the performing arts medicine community. The symposium provides a unique setting to reach physicians, allied health professionals, performing artists, educators, administrators, and students alike. Hurry, spots are filling up!

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Watch your emails for information about our new mentor program to help guide people through the symposium. We are excited about this new program.

Poland Retrospective II Piano Pedagogy Symposium a Great Success!

On March 4th, the Frederyk Chopin University of Music and the National Art Teacher Association (CENSA) in collaboration with the University of South Florida and PAMA hosted the first music medicine conference in Poland. This conference was a replication of the second USF/PAMA Piano Pedagogy Symposium which was held in 2015.

With 188 participants (over 130 of those are music teachers) the concert hall was packed with enthusiasm. Students and teachers came to Warsaw from all over Poland to learn more about prevention and musician's health. Most attendees were hearing about these topics for the first time in their lives. They were fascinated with the topics and were excited to learn about things like wellness equipment. This was a highly successful event which served to extend the reach of performing arts medicine. 

Congratulations to Isia Smieszchalska, who, together with Sang-Hie idealized this conference. The speech and subsequent workshops by Carina Joly were very well received. 

Enjoy the Benefits of PAMA Membership – Join or Renew Today

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting symposium in NYC this July. If you have not already renewed your membership, or are new to the organization, we encourage you to take advantage of the discounted membership rate for the conference by signing up. PAMA only exists because of the dedication and commitment of its members, and we want you all to be a part of this exciting time as PAMA grows its presence in the fields of medicine, education, and the performing arts. Not only will you receive the quarterly Medical Problems of Performing Artists journal, but you will also be entitled to discounted rates at all the growing regional events around the world. Your contribution via your membership dues will help PAMA to ensure that performing artists worldwide have the care and support they need. So join our exciting international team and let your voice be heard in the quest to place Performing Arts Medicine firmly on the world map. 
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Articles Wanted

Are you interested in being published in a magazine? International Musician magazine is accepting submissions for their wellness feature "To Your Health".

International Musician magazine is the official monthly publication of the American Federation of Musicians, serving 80,000 professional musicians in the United States and Canada. The readers of the International Musician are professional musicians working in all genres of music. They run the gamut from classical to country and from polka to punk. They tour and record. They play in clubs and in symphonies.
To Your Health — Wellness Features (600-750 words) — These articles are either nontechnical explainers with treatment and prevention tips for problems that may affect musicians—hearing loss, muscle cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, stage fright, etc, as well as health-related techniques to aid musicians (yoga, stretching, chiropractic care for musicians, correct vocal technique, etc.)  These stories may contain direct quotes from musicians and/or practitioners, and should be written for musicians/consumers/ patients. All musicians interviewed or mentioned must be members in good standing of the AFM.
PAMA Members - send your 600-750 word article to Dorry Allen at You will be notified via email if your article has been accepted. Please note that the Research Committee will only review submissions received from currently active PAMA members in good standing with the organization.

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International Musician may use any submitted material as it sees fit for print and online versions of International Musician magazine without compensation due to Author; however, International Musician is not under any obligation to use the materials. 

Author represents and warrants to PAMA and International Musician that to the best of his/her knowledge, the concepts, ideas, copy, artwork, electronic files and other materials produced do not infringe on any copyright or personal or proprietary rights of others, and that he/she has the unencumbered right to publish. Author will indemnify PAMA and International Musician from any damage or loss, including attorneys’ fees, rising out of any breach of this warranty.

Artwork (photographs, illustrations, music notation, and video links) must be hi-res and legally available for use. That means the Author (submitter) is wholly responsible for contacting the legal owners of all photographs and seeking permission to use them. All photo credits and captions should be submitted with the artwork.

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