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Musicians’ Health and Wellbeing: Research and Policy

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

A one-day public engagement event funded by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

Monday, 13th June 2016 | 9.30 am – 5 pm
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Thanks to researcher and event organiser, Raluca Matei, for sharing this information with us. Please note that places at this free event are limited and booking up quickly. To book a place and for any queries, please contact Raluca Matei (event organiser) raluca.matei@hotmail.com

The physical and psychological demands of the training and practice that musicians must achieve to perform to a high standard on their instruments can produce deleterious effects on health and wellbeing, arising mostly from musculoskeletal, neurological and audiological causes. How could an interdisciplinary approach address such issues? How does research in social sciences inform policy making? To answer these questions, we bring together a group of experts for an interactive discussion.

Speakers include

Public Policy: Dr. Caroline Kenny (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)
Music psychology: Prof. Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College of Music)
Music education: Naomi Norton (Royal Northern College of Music)
Audiology & Psychology: Dr. Piers Dawes (University of Manchester)
Health psychology: Dr. Jenny McSharry (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Sports psychology: Dr. Andy Hill (York St John University)

 

Cambridge Clinics

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Dr Patricia Halliwell, NHS GP and graduate of the UCL MSc in Performing Arts Medicine, holds our Cambridge clinic for all performing arts professionals and students with work-related health concerns. The clinic takes place monthly at West Road Concert Hall. Forthcoming dates are February 26 and March 19.

Please get in touch if you’d like a free appointment for specialist advice.

Associate Medical Director Recruitment

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

We seek an Associate Medical Director (Sessional, Fixed Term) to work 8 sessions/month for 12 months on governance, quality assurance and workforce development. Regular clinic sessions are also involved.

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine is a medical charity providing people working and studying in the performing arts with specialised assessments in London and the regions.

You must be a licensed medical practitioner with management or governance experience and background in General Practice, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rheumatology or Occupational Medicine. Experience in performing arts is desirable but not essential. Training is provided. The position can be based anywhere in UK, although regular travel is necessary.

If you are interested please inquire by email to Deborah Charnock, Chief Executive: deborah@bapam.org.uk

We will then send you an information pack, including a full job description and details of how to apply.

Closing date: 20 February 2015.

Clinics Update, January 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

We’re delighted to welcome three new clinicians to our London team this year.

BAPAM gives free advice to those working or studying in the performing arts to help overcome work-related problems, both physical and psychological. Dr Anne Doherty, Consultant Psychiatrist, loves Opera and is a keen amateur musician. She is looking forward to applying her expertise to the psychological impact of performing and mental health issues affecting performance.

The performing arts can be a physically demanding industry to work in and our physiotherapy assessment service at the London clinic is always very busy. Our new physiotherapist, Sarah Upjohn, has been treating playing related injuries at The Purcell School for Young Musicians since 2008. Her doctoral research at the University of Cambridge involves developing an injury prevention, health promotion and performance wellness programme within the school. She is passionate and knowledgeable about injury prevention in instrumental musicians.

Dr Hara Trouli joins our team of medics, assessing work-related musculoskeletal problems. Hara has a background in orthopaedics, is a graduate of UCL’s Performing Arts Medicine MSc course, and a classically trained pianist. She is the Chair of ISSTIP, The International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance.

What is Performing Arts Medicine and Why is it Essential?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Jennie Morton speaks with the BMJ about the challenges of treating performing artists and musicians, her work with the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, and the crossover project with the american college of sports medicine (athletesandthearts.com).

Jennie Morton is a UCL Honorary Lecturer on the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine, and lectures for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, Dance UK and many performing arts schools and teaching organisations. She also co-runs a dance school in Tring, Hertfordshire, and is a faculty member of The Wells Summer School with Dancers of the Royal Ballet. She still performs as a professional singer with the Manhattan Music.

Creativity, Music and the Brain

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

What is the role of music in UK society? What happens to our brains when we listen to music? Can music help to heal the brain in physical and mental disorders? What does the musician’s brain teach us about neuroplasticity? What can we learn from a composer such as Chopin and from modern composers and musicians? 

Creativity, music and the brain: The power of music over the mind is the Royal Society of Medicine’s AGM and annual dinner, held on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Early bird tickets are now on sale here, where you can also find all the details of this fascinating event.

Medical Committee Recruitment

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

BAPAM Medical Committee 2014 – Recruitment of new members

We are developing a new BAPAM Medical Committee and are looking to recruit 6 to 10 doctors representing a range of specialties and regions across the UK. The Medical Committee is a subcommittee of the BAPAM Board. The Committee will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of BAPAM’s clinical work and advising the Board of Trustees on appropriate policy.

Applicants should be interested in contributing to BAPAM’s clinical leadership and governance and should be committed to the aims of the organisation. Click here to view or download the Terms of Reference for the Committee.

The positions are unpaid but all reasonable expenses will be met.

If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter by e-mail or post to:

Dr Penny Wright, Lead Medical Trustee

BAPAM

34-36 Gray’s Inn Road

London WC1X 8HR

deborah@bapam.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 18 February 2014.

Interviews will take place on dates during March (to be finalised following shortlisting).  Unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

BAPAM talk at Cardiff Medical Society

Monday, October 28th, 2013

On Tuesday 12th November,  BAPAM Chief Executive, Dr Deborah Charnock, will give a presentation to the Cardiff Medical Society, which was established in 1870 to encourage the advancement of medical knowledge and to promote the welfare of the medical profession. Our Cardiff clinicians, Dr Gareth Hayes and Dr Sion Edwards, will also be there.

We aim to raise awareness of the BAPAM clinic in Cardiff (held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) and our health care work with performing artists in the region, and look forward to meeting local doctors, health care practitioners, educators, students and arts professionals. All are welcome, so if you’re interested in any aspect of performers’ health care, well-being, education, training and practice, please do come along to what will be an informative evening and a good opportunity to make new connections.

Venue: Theatre 2, Cardiff University School of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW. Map.

Gathering at 6.30. Light refreshments available. Lecture starting 7pm. The event is free to attend.

Seeking Health Professionals to Work with Performing Artists

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Making Music, the UK’s number one organisation for voluntary music, have just published an article about our search for health professionals to  provide medical advice on performance related injuries or illness to performing artists.

 

Read the full article here

 

A brief summary of what BAPAM offers health professionals:

Specialist clinical experience and professional development

Performing Arts Medicine training and education

Fostering networks of like-minded and committed peers

Supporting research into this fascinating specialism through our Research and Education Bursary Fund and our wealth of experience working in the field since 1984

Membership of the BAPAM Directory of Performing Arts Medicine Practitioners and Specialists

AMABO Scheme – the Association of Medical Advisers to British Orchestras

If you’d like to find out more about working with BAPAM please contact Interim Chief Executive, Deborah Charnock, on 020 7404 5888 or via email.

New Performing Arts Medicine Directory Practitioners

Monday, April 8th, 2013

We’re pleased to welcome these new members of the BAPAM Directory of Performing Arts Medicine Practitioners:

Rachel Brockhurst, Massage Therapist, London E2

Liz Ebelthite, Physiotherapist, Marple, Stockport

Derek Climpson, Essex based Alexander Technique/Acupuncture practitioner

Dr Anita Nathan, GP, Performing Arts Medicine clinics at BAPAM, London

Isabel Artigues Cano, Physiotherapist, London

Janet Wright, Alexander Technique, Cornwall

The BAPAM Directory lists clinical specialists and practitioners in many branches of healthcare who are experienced working with performing artists. We check that everyone listed is qualified, insured and has relevant experience. We are grateful for any feedback you may have about practitioners you have seen. Please email admin@bapam.org.uk if you wish to contact us.