PAMA Notes - September 8, 2011

Abstract Submission for 2012 PAMA Symposium

Abstracts for the 2012 Annual PAMA Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists are due November 30, 2011.


PAMA Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Hold on to your hats and mark your calendars for the big event next year…July 26 - 29, 2012.  International attendees should try to arrive a day ahead to get acclimated (and enjoy Aspen). 

PAMA will hold its 30th Symposium at the Viceroy Snowmass, a new first-class resort that will pamper attendees and give us excellent facilities for meetings and functions. There will be options for recreation that include a jeep ride to the top of the mountain for a BBQ dinner, horseback riding on mountain trails, and hiking or biking on trails right off the Viceroy property.  Check out the Viceroy with this visual tour.

A 30th Gala Dinner will celebrate the history and highlights of PAMA since its first meeting in 1982 chaired by Alice G. Brandfonbrener, MD. PAMA members will be asked to contribute memories and stories for the Gala program. 

The Aspen Music Festival and School is our annual partner in the Symposium, and attendees will again have passes to Festival concerts.  The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company will have its summer season in Aspen.  Their program will be announced in early spring.  

Chairs for the 2012 Symposium are Robin Kish, MFA, MS and Kathleen Riley, PhD, MM.  Committee members are Bethany Bultman, MA and Jennifer Deckert, MFA.

Congratulations to Symposium Committee

The 2011 Annual Symposium in Snowmass, Colorado was a huge success.  Thanks and kudos to Co-chairs John Chong, MD and Margaret Wilson, PhD, MS.

More than 100 attendees traveled from eight countries to Colorado for the annual meeting.  Evaluations rated this program as "high quality" and "very exciting". 

PAMA Staffers Wed

The Manager of PAMA Member Services, Dorry Parker and the PAMA Webmaster, David Allen were married in Golden, Colorado this past April. The happy couple were seen at the 2011 PAMA Symposium working and enjoying time with the PAMA attendees. Watch for emails regarding membership and other announcements under Dorry’s new name…Dorry Allen.

E-Book Easy and Affordable

Richard Norris, MD, a founding member of PAMA and former director of the National Arts Medicine Center, has just released a second edition of his 1991 book: "The Musicians Survival Manual". Originally published by the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), the second edition is published as an e-book, allowing for the liberal use of hyperlinks, instant download, availability on multiple platforms (Kindle, Nook, smart phones, iPad, etc) and minimal environmental impact (no shipping or physical book). The book is suitable for both musicians and those who treat and care for them.  For details go to the musicians survival manual website


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March 16-18, 2012

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Osnabrück, Germany
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