PAMA Notes - October 11, 2012

PAMA Symposium - Call for Abstracts

The 31st Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists will be held July 20-23, 2013 in Snowmass Colorado at the Viceroy Resort & Hotel.

Abstracts may be submitted to PAMA for review by the Symposium Program Committee. PAMA has created a new abstract submission system to make submitting abstracts easier and more uniform. You must first review the guidelines (click to view guidelines), you will then click the button "Submit Your Abstract" at the bottom of the guidelines page to open the abstract submission form. Please complete the form completely and attach your abstract document before clicking the submit button. 

Ensure your submission follows the abstract guidelines. To view the guidelines click here.  All professionals and students are encouraged to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2013.

Abstracts are due December 10, 2012.

Questions may be directed to Dorry Allen or Julie Massaro


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.


Get Involved in PAMA

Help us shape the future of PAMA by becoming involved in one of the active committees.  Whether your interests lie in recruiting new members to PAMA or advancing the performing arts medicine educational offerings, PAMA has a committee that will allow you to give back to the association and the profession.

Please contact Julie Massaro, PAMA Executive Director for more information about any of these committees and how to be involved.

A few of the committees looking for additional help:
 Education - Clay Miller, Chair
 Membership - Robin Kish, Chair
 Development - Christophe Jackson, Chair
 International Liaison Committee - Bronwen Ackerman, Chair

Please contact Julie Massaro to learn more at


A New Program in Havana, Cuba

PAMA joins the University of Illinois at Chicago to present a unique experience for professionals in the arts, healthcare, education, or related fields who are interested in exploring the arts, health, and safety of artists in Cuba. 

Dates for Health and Safety in the Arts in Cuba are January 27 – February 3, 2013Program directors are David Hinkamp, MD, MPH, UIC, and Marc Brodsky, MD, PAMA.

For details and photos visit the Cuba Program page on the PAMA website.


Correction to PAMA Notes
The original article regarding "PAMA Member Awarded Governor General's Diamond Jubilee Medal" was published 
in the August edition. Correction:  John Chong, Marshall Chasin, Barbara Smith, and Christine Guptill each received 
individual Governor General's Diamond Jubilee Medals for their contributions to the injury prevention program. 
Barbara Smith's medal was also nominated for all her contributions as executive director of the National Youth 
Orchestra of Canada. 


PAMA Member Announces Free Materials

PAMA member Richard Norris announces that he has made all arts medicine content on his website available as free instant downloads! This includes his book, "The Musicians Survival Manual", two exercise videos, and several slide lectures. The website also features a free download of his newly created CD "Sem Voce", BossaNova guitar which includes lyrics and translation.

Click here to visit the website


Upcoming Events 


NUMI Conference
November 1-2, 2012
Namsos, Norway
The first PAM-conference in Scandinavia. Sponsored by Gjensidige-Stiftelsen.
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Move Well, Play Well
November 9-11, 2012
New York City, NY

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Paul Rolland Workshop
January 3-6, 2013
Fortismere School, London

Paul Rolland's revolutionary movement pedagogy for violin and viola is being offered in London in January 3-6,2013.  Faculty include Lynne Denig and Claudio Forcada.

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