PAMA Notes - October 14, 2014

Deadline Fast Approaching for Abstracts!

Countdown to Curtain: Maximizing Artistry and Injury Prevention Onstage and Behind the Scenes

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2015 PAMA symposium is approaching quickly! All abstracts must be submitted by November 1, 2014.  Abstracts will not be accepted after this date.

PAMA is accepting abstracts for the 33rd annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists, and particularly encourage the submission of research-based abstracts.  Proposals for workshops and educational abstracts are also welcome.

All professionals and students are invited to submit an abstract. Submissions are not restricted to PAMA members. You will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2015. Questions may be directed to: Dorry Allen at

The guidelines for abstract submissions have changed!  You may review the new guidelines and download templates/samples by clicking this link.

​Meet New People and Make a Difference in the Arts Medicine Community

PAMA is comprised of various committees, each committee is an integral part of our operation and outreach to the arts medicine community.  Joining a committee is easy!  Contact Julie Massaro for more information - email Take a look at the wide variety of committee opportunities by visiting our committees page.

Last Chance for Membership

PAMA membership for 2014 will close on October 20th.  If you have not yet become a member for 2014 and would like to join, click here to register or click here to learn more.


Upcoming Events

The First Piano Pedagogy Symposium: Free to Play

October 17-18, 2014

Presented by University of South Florida School of Music in collaboration with the Performing Arts Medicine Association and The Music Gallery

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​Caring for Artists and Arts that Heal

The Second Annual USF-PAMA Conference

February 27 - March 1, 2015

Tampa, Florida

The second USF-PAMA Conference focuses on performing arts medicine and expands its scope to embrace the influence of arts in society as healing agents and means to open the minds and hearts.

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Questions, contact Sang-Hie Lee

Tuning the Athlete and Performing Artist for Optimal Health and Performance

March 7-8, 2015

Royal Conservatory of Music

Toronto, Ontario Canada

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PAMA Sponsored Sessions in Conjunction with the Music Teachers National Association - National Conference

Save the Date! March 20, 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada

Rio Hotel

More information will be posted on the PAMA website as it becomes available.

PAMA Regional Meeting

Save the Date! November 20 - 21, 2015


Cleveland Clinic Lerner Institute

Cleveland, Ohio

More information will be posted on the PAMA website as it becomes available.

Health and Safety in the Arts Program

With its strong arts traditions and focus on healthcare, Cuba offers special insights into health issues in the arts.

Save the Date! January 24 - 31, 2016 (subject to change)

Havana, Cuba

More information will be posted on the PAMA website as it becomes available.

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