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2013 Annual Meeting – Overview

23rd Annual Meeting

Thursday – Saturday, October 17 – 19, 2013

Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 20, 2013

Seattle, Washington, USA


Overview


The 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA from October 17 - 19, 2013. Meeting activities and sessions will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. On Sunday, October 20, 2013, Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day will be held, with special programs available.

Attend the IADMS Annual Meeting and SIG Day and you will: (1) gain insights into the causes and treatments of musculoskeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention; (2) enhance your understanding of recent research and its application to the training and treatment of dancers; (3) enhance your knowledge regarding the psychological and nutritional issues that affect dancers; (4) be inspired to move in new ways and to incorporate new techniques into your teaching after participating in a variety of movement sessions; and (5) increase your ability to communicate effectively with other dance professionals, be they dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, or health care professionals. Join your colleagues for this unique multi-disciplinary event!



Target Audience
This three-day meeting (with an optional fourth day – see below) is directed to those involved with the health care, education, administration and supervision of dancers, including physicians, physical therapists, allied health professionals, alternative health care practitioners, psychologists, arts administrators, artistic directors, choreographers, educators, scientists, movement specialists, and dancers.

Continuing Medical Education Objectives
The purpose of this meeting is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in the care of dancers. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies as follows:

  1. To integrate best practices, including information from the latest evidence- and outcomes-based studies on medical, nutritional, psychological, and musculoskeletal disorders, into daily clinical practice in order to improve health outcomes for the dancer patient.
  2. To actively engage in unfiltered discussions with experts and colleagues regarding the critical challenges in clinical practice, and apply new insights and key concepts towards the goal of improving care for the dancer patient.
  3. To enhance collaboration amongst health care providers of all disciplines, movement specialists, and dance educators in order to improve dancers’ health and well-being.

Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day
Meetings will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 (8 am to 3:30 pm) for specialty groups from the dance medicine and science community: (1) A Day for Teachers and (2) Musculoskeletal Medicine Day. You may register to attend either SIG Day meeting even if you do not attend the IADMS Annual Meeting.

Meeting Committee
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD - Program Committee Chair (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc - Program Committee Vice Chair, IADMS Treasurer (New York, New York, USA)
David S. Weiss, MD - Program Committee, IADMS Webmaster (New York, New York, USA)
Steven J. Chatfield, PhD - IADMS Executive Director (Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Hollis M. Johnson, IADMS Annual Meeting Producer (Evanston, Illinois, USA)

Continuing Education Committee
Selina Shah, MD, FACP - IADMS Board Member (San Francisco, California, USA)
David S. Weiss, MD - Program Committee, IADMS Webmaster (New York, New York, USA)

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