Thursday – Saturday, October 16 – 18, 2014
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 19, 2014
The 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Basel, Switzerland from October 16 - 18, 2014. On Sunday, October 19, 2014, Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day will be held, with special programs available.
Basel is centrally positioned in continental Europe, on the Swiss, French and German borders, which join together in the middle of the Rhine River. It has a long history of settlement, beginning two thousand years ago with Celtic tribes, followed on by the Romans, and then Germanic tribes, before developing into a major center of the Medieval Age. The first-ever bridge to span the Rhine was built in Basel in 1225, which cemented its position as a trade center. This has continued ever since, and the city has become a major force in international trade fairs and exhibitions. Basel has maintained its medieval character, and is easily discovered on foot or via its efficient public transportation system.
Basel is also a major city for culture, with a thriving music, theatre, opera and dance scene, and with over 30 museums to visit. Dance in Basel, as in most cities in Switzerland, has developed into a major art form over the last 40 years. The Basel Ballet is complemented by a strong independent scene.
The venue is the Stadt-Casino Basel, located in the center of town, close to many restaurants and shops. No, this is not a place to throw away your money. Rather, ‘Casino’ is an outdated German word signifying a meeting or performance space. The presentations and poster displays will take place in two halls and lobbies of the Stadt-Casino: the Hans Huber Saal and the Festsaal. The movement sessions will be held in two gymnasiums just across the road from the Stadt-Casino. Hotels are either within walking distance or just minutes away by tram or bus.
The Annual Meeting will feature original papers, clinical symposia, workshops, forums, posters, and movement sessions covering various aspects of clinical dance medicine, dance medicine research, dance science, and dance education. The intended audience includes all persons whose work is aimed at improving dancers’ health, well-being, and performance. This includes dance educators, artistic directors, choreographers, arts administrators, dance science researchers, physicians and surgeons of all specialties, psychologists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, physical therapists/physiotherapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists, alternative health care practitioners, movement specialists, bodywork practitioners, Pilates instructors, and dancers. Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day is a special one-day conference that brings together various groups within the larger dance medicine and science community. SIG Day conferences this year are Training the Complete Dancer: Training the Complete Dancer and Musculoskeletal Medicine Day.
Meeting CommitteeFor Reference
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD – Program Committee Chair, IADMS CEO (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc – Program Committee Vice Chair, IADMS Board (New York, New York, USA)
David S. Weiss, MD – Program Committee, IADMS Webmaster (New York, New York, USA)
Steven J. Chatfield, PhD – IADMS CFO (Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Hollis M. Johnson – IADMS Annual Meeting Producer (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Revised 5 Jul 2014