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Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A British Association for Performing Arts Medicine Training Event: 

Saturday 18th May 2013
Main University Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT 

 

Hand problems in musicians with an emphasis on percussionists
Practical percussion demonstration
Ergonomics
Assessment & treatment advice
Dystonia update
Alcohol and the performing arts

Click here for the full programme.

£80 – Full Day
£50 – Students

To book your place or for more information please return this registration form by post or email the Office and Clinics Manager, Clare Hicks, via clare@bapam.org.uk

BAPAM Training Days provide in-depth explorations of key areas of Performing Arts Medicine and unique insights into aspects of performers’ health and wellbeing. We present performers’ perspectives as well as the expertise of experienced medical practitioners.

Our events are also a great opportunity for all those interested in and engaged with Performing Arts Medicine to meet and network.

For those of you who are GPs, BAPAM training days should qualify for CPD credits under the RCGP CPD credits scheme (please check this with them directly).

PAMA First International Performing Arts Medicine Conference Survey

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Are YOU interested in ICPAM16, the 1st. International Conference on Performing Arts Medicine 2016?

The International Liaison Committee of PAMA are asking all Performing Arts Medicine practitioners and those involved or interested in the specialism to fill in their survey at www.pam-wiki.org. For the first time in 2016, and maybe followed in 2020 and 2024, there is the possibility of a WORLD conference outside Aspen, Colorado (USA) and this survey is your chance to contribute to its planning.

The International Liaison Committee of PAMA aims to:

Foster communication between Performing Arts Medicine communities internationally

Facilitate the process of health promotion within the performing arts community
Provide information on international PAM resources for performing artists and health professionals

Encourage international collaboration on PAM research and educational initiatives

Musicians Health Day

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Honorary Lecturers for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine, Jennie Morton and Ian MacDonald, have organised this practical day for educators and health professionals involved in the care of musicians, to be held at UCL on 15th December 2012 (please note: this is an independent training event and is not organised by BAPAM).

Musicians Health Day 2012

Saturday 15th December 2012

10:00am – 5.00pm

University College London

Wilkins Haldane Room, Gower Street, London. WC1E 6BT

The day will include:

A comprehensive overview of orchestral instruments

Common injuries in musicians

Practical assessment of the instrumental musician

Instrument ergonomics and adaptations

Healthy practise advice

7 hours CPD

Course Fee: £95 (Students £75)

Course Tutors:

Jennie Morton BSc (Hons) Osteopathy

UCL Honorary Lecturer for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine

Osteopath & Lecturer for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Ian MacDonald MSc (Vocal Pathology); Dip RCM; ARCM; ALCM

UCL Course Tutor and Honorary Lecturer for MSc in Performing Arts Medicine

Voice Pathologist and Rehabilitation Specialist for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Guest Lecturer Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music in Health Promotion & Professional Development

For further info or to request a booking form, please email jennie@jenniemorton.co.uk

Performing Arts Medicine Videos: PAMI Conference

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Here is a great archive of all the talks from the recent Performing Arts Medicine Conference in Galway, organised by PAMI. The first such event to be held in Ireland, the day featured BAPAM clinicians, Dr Mike Shipley and Dr Juliet Bressan; Osteopath and Performing Arts Medicine MSc lecturer, Jennie Morton; Vocal health adviser and PAM MSc Director, Ian MacDonald  and many more leading Performing Arts Medicine experts. A fantastic resource for all those interested in this fascinating medical specialism.

Hitting the Right Medical Notes – An article about the PAMI Conference by June Shannon for the Irish Times.

You can see all of the videos here

PAMA Symposium 2012 Report – International Research and the Future of Performing Arts Medicine

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Ian MacDonald (Development Director for the BAPAM/UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc) reports from the 2012 Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium, Aspen, Colorado, July 26-29 2012:

Arriving in Aspen for the first time the eye is struck by the immense scale of the mountains and the lush greens of the tree canopies upon them. The small but beautiful town nestles amongst this splendour providing the perfect example of wilderness chic. Further up the winding highway is the tiny ski village of Snowmass, built in the 1960s as a way of accessing the incredible skiing potential of Burnt Mountain, Elk Ridge, Brush Creek and other such evocative excursions. The grandeur of the The Viceroy Hotel, the home of the PAMA conference for the past few years, sits in a prominent position at the heart of this well planned town.

This year PAMA reached the grand old age of 30 and its focus was on ‘International Research’ and ‘The Future of Performing Arts Medicine’, two subjects at the core of recent  BAPAM initiatives. Therefore, our new Diploma/MSc and our inter-collegiate research planning meant we had something good and relevant to share. As it turned out I was the last person of the conference to speak…….it goes without saying that all that had come before was a hard act to follow, but the presentation was favourably received and an invitation made to return next year to continue the conversation about R&D of Performing Arts Medicine.

There were representations from all over the map with Australia, America and Canada representing the majority of speakers. However, our own Dr Juliet Bressan from Dublin and Patrice Berque from Glasgow gave inspiring presentations on dystonia and the developments in both clinical practice and rehabilitation research. The highlight was the appearance of the founder of PAMA, Dr Alice Brandfonbrenner (pictured). She gave an inspiring and thought-provoking talk about the State of the Performing Arts Medicine Nation, receiving a standing ovation. She elicited questions such as, “What have we become?”; “Where are we going?”; “How do we develop scientifically without losing the artistry?”; “What are all these measurements of performers for?”…

Chatter in the coffee breaks was fast and furious and extremely stimulating. There was also some incredible musicianship and hospitality organised by Dr Kathleen Riley and her executive team – including violinist Cho-Liang Lin (pictured) performing astonishing Kreisler upon a multi-million dollar 1715 “Titian” Stradivarius and a remote (live but not in the room we were in) performance by Frederick Chiu of Prokofiev’s fiendish Toccata in D minor opus 11. There were also performances from many of the presenting practitioners, including a masterful rendition of “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park” by your very own Jennie Morton and Ian MacDonald.

The huge passion from all, in attempting to understand the difficult paradigms that face research into such areas as hearing loss (Dr Kris Chesky and Dr Amyn M. Alain University of North Texas) and dystonia was consistent, as was the concern that we don’t lose the artist amongst the statistics and the data (Regina Campbell, Boston). There seemed to be agreement that although there is still much to measure and access, in actual fact many research protocols are well established and providing very useful and helpful information (Prof. Dr. Christoff Zalpour, Osnabruech, Germany). This was coupled with a sense from the younger members of the conference that International Projects (Dr Christine Guptill, Ontario, Canada) needed to be expanded to include them,  because future direction and opportunities within the field were not totally clear. So more to do here. Interesting presentations about psychology and mindfulness (Gail Berenson, Ohio University; Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Minneapolis) also figured prominently sparking off keen debate.

So to the future……

The future we all hope lies in our cooperation. The Australian team (ASPAH) were very proactive this year and the we were inspired by drive of one of the world’s champions of PAM, Dr Bronwen Ackermann, setting up (in the last few weeks) the International Liaison Committee (the ILC of PAMA) to facilitate this needed global cooperation and shared thinking on a number of the current burning issues.  Hopes for an International PAM Conference once every 4 years and increased presence using social media are also high on this initial agenda.

All eyes are on us here in London as we proceed with year two of the Performing Arts Medicine MSc and all fingers are busy emailing across the time-lines to secure the development and education of the next generation of experts within the field. Watch this space.

BVA Study Day – How the Breath Inspires

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Experts including Alan Watson (The Biology of Musical Performance), Jeannette Nelson (Head of Voice, National Theatre) and Ed Blake (specialist physiotherapist) investigate the physiology of breathing. How does the mechanism of breathing relate to speech and singing?

How the Breath Inspires – the next British Voice Association Study Day, on Sunday 23rd September 2012, covers anatomy, physiology and function, and practical applications for voice, both spoken and sung. Workshop sessions explore links between breathing and voice.

Full programme and booking form here.

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) is a multidisciplinary organisation of  healthcare providers and performing artists dedicated to improving the health of performing artists in Australia.

The annual conference aims to bring together artists, healthcare providers and teachers to disseminate current research and share ideas.

The focus in 2012 is on Holistic Healthcare for Performing Artists.

The conference takes place on 1st and 2nd December 2012 at the University of Sydney. Check the ASPAH 2012 conference website for further information.

News for Performing Arts Medicine practitioners/post-graduate students: the deadline for abstract submissions has now been extended to Friday 17th August 2012.

Back by Popular Demand – An Introduction to Treating the Performing Artist

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Jennie Morton,osteopath and lecturer & module leader for the UCL/BAPAM Performing Arts Medicine MSc, is repeating her one-day course, An Introduction To Treating The Performing Artist, on Sunday July 1st at the British School of Osteopathy in London.

AN INTRODUCTION TO TREATING THE PERFORMING ARTIST
a one-day CPD course for musculoskeletal practitioners

Sunday July 1st 2012

10.00am – 5.00pm

at

THE BRITISH SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY – Berthon Room

275, Borough High Street. London. SE1 1JE

Common injuries in Dancers, Instrumental Musicians, Vocalists & Actors

Assessment, treatment & management approaches for performers

The postural, ergonomic & technique issues faced by performing artists

The environmental challenges for performing artists

7 Hours CPD

Course Fee £85 (Students £70)

Course Tutor:

Jennie Morton BSc (Hons) Osteopathy

UCL Honorary Lecturer & Module Leader for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine, UCL Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

Osteopath & Lecturer for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Speaker for Dance UK: Healthier Dancer Programme

For further info or to request a booking form, please email jennie@jenniemorton.co.uk

Ireland’s first International Conference of Performing Arts Medicine

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Performing Arts Medicine Ireland present:

Musicians Health 2012 – Keeping the Show on the Road
Presentations on the identification and treatment of important health problems in musicians

Saturday October 13th 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

Speakers include:

Consultant Rheumatologist to BAPAM, Dr Mike Shipley
Clinical Specialist in Hand Therapy, Katherine Butler
Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Neuroscience, Dr Alan Watson
Consultant Speech & Language Therapist, Ms Christella Antoni
Dr Alice Brandfonbrener, MD, a founder of PAMA
Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist, Dr Fiona Molloy
Lecturer and Field Leader in Exercise Physiology, Dr Marcus Smith
Consultant Hand Surgeon, Mr Ian Winspur

Please visit musicianshealth2012.com for full information and registration details.

Physician €120.00

Non Physician / Allied Health Professional €90.00

Student / Resident €60.00

Performing Arts Medicine Ireland is a new organisation founded by Dr Juliet Bressan, Director of the Dublin Performing Arts Medical Centre and founder of the Musicians’ Dystonia Clinic at St Vincent’s (as well as BAPAM’s Dublin doctor), Dr Ronan Kavanagh, a Rheumatologist who runs The Musicians Clinic in The Galway Clinic, Dr Pat Harold, a Family Doctor and Writer from the West of Ireland and Dr Sean Smyth, Ennis based GP, All-Ireland champion on both fiddle and whistle and member of Lúnasa.

BAPAM Newsletter April 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Our April 2012 Newsletter is now available to download in pdf format here:

BAPAM Newsletter April 2012