PAMA Notes - November 22, 2011

Abstracts Due for PAMA Symposium!

November 30, 2011 is the deadline for submitting an abstract for the 2012 PAMA Symposium. All presentations - live, panel, workshop, and poster - require an abstract to be submitted by November 30, 2011. Please follow requirements for submission on the abstracts page on the PAMA website.  All professionals and students are invited to send an abstract.  This is not restricted to PAMA members.

New Executive Director for PAMA

We are pleased to announce a new member to the PAMA management team, Julie Massaro, CAE, MBA.  Julie has been training with Mary Fletcher since August and will be taking over the role as PAMA’s new Executive Director in December.  Mary and her husband Dwight will be off to new adventures soon. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Mary will stay involved, on a part time basis, all the way through the Symposium next year in Snowmass/Aspen where we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the PAMA symposium, July 26-29, 2012.

Julie is a seasoned association management professional with prior experience in senior positions with the American Water Works Association, Financial Planning Association, and the Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses. While there, Julie championed chapter programs and services, grew memberships and revenues, strengthened advocacy efforts, and created outstanding conferences and events. Julie is a Certified Association Executive, a designation bestowed only to individuals possessing expert-level understanding of association management practices. She holds an MBA in Marketing and a BA from the University of Denver.

Please give Julie a warm welcome as she joins the PAMA community.  Julie can be reached at (303) 808-5643 and

Learn and Celebrate at the 2012 PAMA Symposium

Save the date - the PAMA 30th Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists will be held July 26 - 29, 2012 in Snowmass Colorado. PAMA will be celebrating thirty years of presenting research, education, and clinical practice dedicated to the health and well-being of our performing arts community with a gala celebration!

We will be honoring several people for their dedication to the performing arts medicine community. Attend the gala celebration as we celebrate these extraordinary individuals: Alice Brandfonbrener and Richard Lederman, dedicated leaders of PAMA; Alan Fletcher, President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School; Jacques d' Amboise, one of the great American ballet dancers of the 20th century and leader in the field of arts education; and Cho Liang Lin, celebrated violinist and advocate for music of our time.

Watch for more information on great advertising opportunities available during the gala celebration.

Apply for Symposium Awards

There are two annual awards available to students and young professionals.  Check the PAMA website to learn about these opportunities:

  • Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award
  • Martin Brandfonbrener Scholarship

PAMA members are encouraged to review the guidelines and share this information with eligible young people who seek to make PAM a part of their career.

Membership Opening Soon

Enrollment for 2012 PAMA membership will open on December 1.  Watch your email for your invitation to enroll.  Or contact Dorry Allen, Manager of Member Services for more information.

Upcoming Events

IADMS 22nd Annual Meeting

October 25 - 27, 2012


Call for Presentations:  Deadline March 1, 2012

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