PAMA Notes - October 22, 2011

Join Us for a Big Celebration

Performing Arts Medicine: Past, Present and Future

July 26-29, 2012

The Viceroy Snowmass

The first PAMA Symposium was in 1983, and 2012 will mark 30 years of PAMA providing education and networking for performing arts medicine professionals from around the world.  

Symposium Co-Chairs for 2012 are Robin Kish, MS, MFA and Kathleen Riley, PhD, MM.  They welcome ideas on how to make our 30th anniversary historic and memorable.  Send your thoughts to: and

The Viceroy Snowmass is our new venue, and attendees will find this world class property most accommodating and enjoyable.  Special lodging rates for PAMA begin at $139 for a studio plus a resort fee of $15.  Attendees can cut costs by sharing a room or condo.  Check out The Viceroy by visiting their website.


Deadline Approaching for Abstract Submissions

November 30, 2011 is the deadline for submitting an abstract for the 2012 Symposium. 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.


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.

PAMA Featured in South America

PAMA's President-Elect John Chong will present lectures, discussions and workshops October 25-27 at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile.  PAMA is pleased to cooperate with this regional educational project during which Chong, Medical Director of the Musicians' Clinics of Canada will address Occupational Health Problems of Musicians.  It is organized by PAMA member Juan Pablo Délano at the Universidad Mayor.  

For details, e-mail and click here to view the event poster.

Toronto Regional Meeting

Following the success of this year's program, PAMA and The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory will hold another performing arts medicine Regional Meeting February 4-5, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.    

Save the date and watch future PAMA Notes for more information.

The Big Switch

Mary Fletcher and Dwight Deal will make their final bow next July at the 30th Symposium when they will finish their 17th year of support for PAMA.  A new executive director was selected at the Snowmass Board Meeting and has been working with Mary part time to become oriented to the work of PAMA. 

December 1 begins the switch when Julie Massaro becomes PAMA's Executive Director, and Mary will continue on a limited basis as a consultant until July, 2012.

Watch for the November PAMA Notes for a full introduction to Julie.  You will find her an innovative marketing professional and association executive with extensive experience in business and non-profit organizations.

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