Posts Tagged ‘Occupational Health’

Healthy Performance – Training and Health Care for Successful Acting Careers

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We’ve contributed an article to Drama UK, the standards and advocacy organisation for drama schools in the UK. You can read the article here: Healthy Performance – Training and Health Care for Successful Acting Careers

Let us know what you think – do you agree ‘occupational health’ should be a core component of actors’ (and all performers’) training?

BAPAM Journal Relaunch

Monday, June 24th, 2013

After nearly eight years, we are happy to announce the re-introduction of The Journal of The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, covering a broad spectrum of topics related to clinical research, education and healthy practice within performing arts medicine.

The new Journal is a free online publication. You can download it in pdf format here: The BAPAM Journal Issue 1 June 2013. We recommend right-clicking and saving the file to your computer.

We encourage our readers to assist us by contributing articles, letters and email responses. Our contact details and further information can be found on the contents page of the Journal. We know that there are many of you working in, studying or fascinated by this specialism, and we hope to open a new channel of communication.

Occupational Voice Symposium 2013

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Voice at Work – Optimization & Management

The third Occupational Voice Symposium takes place on 23rd & 24th April 2013 at University College London. National and international speakers will present on topics including:

Remote Monitoring and Tracking of Vocal Load
Ambulatory Monitoring of Voice: Past and Future
Long Term Voice Use Based on the VoxLog Database
The app – OperaVOX™

Challenges and Treatment Outcomes of Occupational Voice Disorders
EU Legislation Update and Current Challenges
Laryngeal Manual Therapy
Workshop in the Resonance Tube Method in Voice Therapy

Telehealth and Behavioural Interventions for Vocal Health
The Cleveland Clinic Approach
Self-Managing Occupational Dysphonia
How to Change Behavior
Solution Focused Approach to Voice Therapy

Etiology, Impact and Intervention in Occupational Voice Disorders
Medicolegal Evaluation of Physical Impairment Due to Occupational Dysphonia
Genetic and Environmental Effects in Dysphonia
Semi-Occlusion Exercises

Please note, this event is not organised by BAPAM

Further information and registration please visit the OVS website here: http://bit.ly/103bYZk 

BAPAM Newsletter December 2012

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Our December 2012 newsletter is now available in pdf format here: BAPAM Newsletter December 2012

Our mission, giving free medical advice to performers, promoting healthy performing arts practice and education and fostering excellence among specialist Performing Arts Medicine health practitioners, has certainly kept us busy. This newsletter covers:

  1. Student Advocate Scheme – Health promotion in universities
  2. MSc / Diploma in Performing Arts Medicine update – Performing Arts Medicine at UCL
  3. Musical Athletes, PAMA and PAMI – Events in 2012
  4. Personnel changes at BAPAM
  5. Funding update
  6. Performer involvement
  7. Fundraising

Read the full newsletter here.

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

Musical Athletes First Notes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

We had a fantastic time last weekend at the Cheltenham Music Festival where BAPAM, along with the Cheltenham Festivals Laboratory, were responsible for four Musical Athletes sessions.

Our Medical Director, Dr Penny Wright, organised a great series of presentations from a range of healthcare experts and professional performers who gave insights into the variety of health problems they face. The sessions included interviews with performers, talks on performer anatomy (including a live endoscopy!) and demonstrations of Alexander Technique with students from the Guildhall.

A highlight of the weekend was a wonderful performance by renowned pianist Melvyn Tan, who was physiologically monitored by Dr Aaron Williamon, Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music. The fascinating results were presented at a session later that day, as well as an interview with Melvyn on his experiences.

We’ll be compiling a report of this event soon – watch this space!