|IADMS 24th Annual Meeting – Overview|
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.
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!
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 Rather, ‘Casino’ is an outdated German word signifying a meeting or performance space.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.
Continuing Medical Education Objectives
Meetings will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 (8 am to 4 pm) for specialty groups from the dance medicine and science community: (1) A Day for Teachers: Training the Complete Dancer and (2) Musculoskeletal Medicine Day. You may register to attend either SIG Day meeting even if you do not attend the IADMS Annual Meeting.
Revised 11 Oct 2014