(Revised September 2009)
Movement sessions emphasize movement by the audience and essential aspects of the presentation are revealed through movement or other direct experience. Other experiential presentations (imaging, relaxation, etc.) may be included in this category.
Use up to 15 descriptive words.
The main presenter should be the first author (please explain if not). Additional authors may be listed if they helped design the experience or will contribute substantially to the presentation. For details, see International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (2008), section II.A ( click here for PDF).
NOTE: The abstract you submit to IADMS for review should NOT include any author names. Instead, include the statement: "Author names and affiliations removed for blinded review" in the space where author names and affiliations would normally appear. The authors for your presentation will be listed, in order, via the online abstract submission system. You will also insert the author names and affiliations in their appropriate place in your final abstract which will be submitted if your presentation is chosen for inclusion in the program.
Describe the primary audience for the movement experience and any other group of conference participants who might benefit from the experience.
Explain how the participants will be changed by the experience. What can they expect to see, feel, or be able to do differently after the session?
Describe what participants will be expected to do during the session and any context that may help them understand your approach. Mention whether special clothing and props are needed and whether the participants are expected to bring them.
Explain the relevance of the movement experience to IADMS’ purpose of promoting effective and healthy approaches to training and treating dancers.
Summarize your professional experience as it relates to the purpose of this presentation.
Movement Session Sample Abstract (PDF)