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Program Committee

2014-2016 Committee Members:

Virginia Wilmerding, PhD, Chair
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc, Vice Chair
Alexander McKinven, PT, MSc
David S. Weiss, MD

The Program Committee determines the dance medicine and science content of the Annual Meeting and supervises the planning and logistics of the Annual Meeting, working with the IADMS Annual Meeting Producer and the local meeting producer (if applicable). Independent reviewers perform blind reviews of the abstracts of all presentation proposals that are submitted each year. Based upon these reviews the scientific content of the meeting is determined.

The committee works in conjunction with the Continuing Education Commitee to insure that appropriate credits, including AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, are available each year for healthcare professionals. To ensure that the Annual Meeting qualifies for these credits the commitee chair, committee members, and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) are required to disclose to the delegates all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The committee also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of the "off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices. Finally, the committee requires that presentations describing research involving human subjects follow appropriate international ethics standards.

As part of the IADMS Strategic Plan, the Program Committee has implemented multi-disciplinary clinical (medical) symposia at the Annual Meetings, and is working to increase the number of these symposia.


Rev. 22 Nov 2014

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