Toronto Schedule

PAMA Canadian Regional Meeting - Fake It Until You Can't Make It
February 11-12, 2017

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada



(The schedule is subject to change. Attendees will receive updated schedule announcements as they are made)

Friday Feb 10, 2017

Main hotel Intercontinental Yorkville

Social Event - DJ Set by LOL TOLHURST, Co-Founder of THE CURE - Nocturne (550 Queen St W). Tickets $10 advance purchase / $15 at the door

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Saturday Feb 11, 2017

Walter Hall

9:00-9:15 - Welcome - Planning Committee and Prof Michael Thaut, Director MaHRC

9:15-9:30 - Call to Action Canada 150thJohn Chong, MD, FRCPC, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada

9:30-9:45 - My Dirty Little SecretNancy Kadel, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, IPP PAMA

9:45-10:00 - The Authentic Performer - Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MS Psychology

10:00-10:30 - Coffee and networking break

10:30-10:45 - Who’s Choking Me?Stephen Sitarski, Concertmaster Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

10:45-11:00 - Up Close and PersonalBryan Epperson, Principal Cellist, Canadian Opera Orchestra

11:00-11:15 - Prince or Pauper? Fentanyl and other Opioids for Chronic PainAbhimanyu Sud, MD, CCFP

11:15-11:30 - Fallen Through the CracksKim Pare, Parent and Advocate for Mental Health

11:30-11:45 - Lights, Action, Burnout: Strategies for Preventing Exhaustion in Performing ArtistsLynda Mainwaring, PhD (Psychology), University of Toronto

11:45-12:30  - Canada's Ballet Jörgen The Stresses of Touring - Hannah Mae Cruddas, Company Member, Ballet Jörgen Canada

12:30-14:00 - Lunch on your own

Following sessions will be moderated by Denise Donlon

14:00-14:15 - Look for the Silver LiningPhil Dwyer, Jazz Saxophonist, Order of Canada

14:15-14:30 - Blackouts, Breakups, and Escaping the ’80s AliveLol Tolhurst, of The Cure

14:30-14:45 - Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of PerfectionDeirdre Kelly

14:45-15:00 - The Inescapable Urge to CreateTom Wilson, Veteran of the Canadian Music Scene

15:00-15:15 - Heal ThyselfSteven Page, formerly of the Barenaked Ladies and Mental Health Advocate

15:15-15:30 - Building a Stable Artists’ Middle Class: Good for artists, good for CanadaAndrew Cash

15:30-15:45 - Coffee and networking break

15:45-17:30 - Panel Discussion – Fake It Until You Can’t Make It - Denise Donlon, moderator; Panalists: Phil Dwyer, Lol Tolhurst, Deirdre Kelly; Tom Wilson, Steven Page, Andrew Cash

Sat Night on the Town!

Sunday Feb 12, 2017

Workshops in Walter Hall Room 130 (60-70) Room 216 (45) Room 330 (75-100)

9:00-9:45 Workshops:

An Embodied Cognition and Mindfulness Workshop for the Practice and Performance of Music and Dance - Gayanne Grossman

Benefits and Costs of DanceSport in Canada - David Outevsky

Functional Turnout for Dancers: Assessment and Improvement - Sebastien Hamel and Andrea Downie

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback - Creating and Maintaining Artistic Resilience - Kathleen Riley

10:00-10:45 Workshops:

First Response in the Dance Studio - Carolina Rotondo

Healthy Dancer Canada - The Role of Dance Educators in Dancer Health & Wellness - Andrea Downie, Nicole Hamilton, and Hannah Etlin-Stein

Quantitative Performance Measurement Technology - John Chong and Linnea Thacker

3 Powerful Mind-Body tools for Overcoming Performance Jitters - Larissa Popov

11:00-11:45 Workshops:

Breathing and Alignment - Melanie Tapson

Surveying Health Education Needs - Netta Kornberg

Movement as  Medicine - Margot McKinnon

Insights from the National Instuitite of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) discussing dancers' healthcare provisions in the UK - Stephanie De’Ath

12:00-13:00 - Wrap Up – Call to Action the next 150 years – Moderator Christine Guptill, University of Alberta

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