July 7 - 10, 2016 (Thursday - Sunday)
Weill Cornell Medical Center
1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Make it! Not Break it! Creating the Resilient Performing Artist and Athlete
Join PAMA and our colleagues in New York for this momentous event combining the fields of performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and medical education to address artists and performers health issues.
The primary learning objectives are as follows:
After participating in this Symposium, attendees will be able to improve the care of performing artists/athletes and advance the work of performing arts/sports medicine as a field by:
- Explain current determinants of health including socio-economic, gender and racial inequalities in arts and entertainment/sports potentially leading to problems that contribute to injuries and illness in performing artists/athletes of all genres.
- Apply emerging research and treatment options emphasizing concepts of neuroplasticity for hearing health, neuro-musculoskeletal/vocal health and psychological health.
- Identify specific treatment implications for the performing arts/sports clinician.
- Incorporate education and information about the potential health risks of human performance in the care of both student and professional performing artists and athletes.
- Organize and integrate content from our partner organizations including ACSM, MTNA, and others in the Athletes and the Arts collaboration.
- Provide assessment tools for physicians, educators and health professionals to accurately evaluate the issues affecting the health of the performing artist.
The PAMA symposium is designed to meet the research and practice needs of physicians, therapists, athletic trainers, educators, artistic directors, and other health care and performing arts professionals who seek to improve the well-being of performing artists.