Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

The Perils of Percussion Playing | Alcohol and the Performing Arts

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).

Association of British Orchestras Conference Report

Friday, February 1st, 2013

How best do we support musicians to deal with the stresses and potential health problems associated with their working lives?

BAPAM Interim Chief Executive, Deborah Charnock, and AMABO Doctor and Honorary Physician to BAPAM, Dr Jonathan White, joined a panel discussion on performer healthcare at the 2013 ABO conference, held 23-25 January in Leeds.

The session, Wellbeing – Buzzword or Reality, was chaired by David Sulkin, Chief Executive of the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Fellow panelists included Alex Gascoine, musician from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Simon Webb, Director of Orchestral Management at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

The well-attended discussion involved lively comment from performers, managers and educators. There was an abundance of positive feedback about BAPAM’s essential provision of specialist and confidential advice and guidance about performance-related health problems. Major well-being issues mentioned by delegates were stress, mental health, and addiction problems, particularly alcohol (see this issue of Alcoholis – The Bulletin of the Medical Council on Alcohol, and Dr Jenny Lisle’s article, Alcohol and the Performing Arts).

Discussions included the responsibility of managers to create open and supportive working environments, as well as the role of peers as advocates for performer health. Such issues should also be seen in the broader context of public health policy.

Alcohol and the Performing Arts

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Here’s a link to the December 2009 issue of Alcoholis – The Bulletin of the Medical Council on Alcohol, which contains an article by Dr Jenny Lisle, ‘Alcohol and the Performing Arts’, focussing mainly on alcohol use among orchestral musicians.

Alcoholis December 2009 Issue (PDF)

The Medical Council on Alcohol is a small national charity committed to improving the medical understanding of alcohol-related problems.