|2010 Annual Meeting – Overview|
20th Annual Meeting
Thursday – Saturday, 28 – 30 October 2010
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This three-day conference is directed to those involved with the health-care, education, administration and supervision of dancers, including physicians, physiotherapists, allied health professionals, alternative healthcare practitioners, psychologists, arts administrators, artistic directors, choreographers, educators, scientists, movement specialists, and dancers.
Upon completion of this conference, attendees will:
1. Gain insights into the causes and treatments of musculo-skeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention.
2. Improve competence in the identification of physiological impacts of dance.
3. Enhance their knowledge regarding the psychological issues that affect dancers.
4. Integrate newly acquired clinical knowledge into their own areas of expertise based upon their participation in movement sessions.
5. Increase their ability to communicate effectively with dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, and health care professionals.
Three workshops will be held on Sunday, 31 October 2010 for specialty groups from the dance medicine and science community. You may register to attend any workshop even if you do not attend the IADMS Annual Meeting.
A Day for Teachers: Safe and Effective Dance Practice will offer a day of sessions that provide the basic essentials and practical strategies for designing and delivering dance training that promotes the dancer’s health and well-being. The sessions are as follows:
A Day for Physiotherapists and Athletic Trainers will focus on issues surrounding the hypermobile dancer. The format will be lecture/laboratory with an emphasis on techniques to assess and manage related injuries in the dance population. The course is intended for physiotherapists, athletic trainers and similarly credentialed clinicians. Attendees are responsible to conform to and participate in material in accordance with their individual scope of practice. Attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga/Pilates mat and to wear loose/comfortable clothing that allows easy participation in laboratory activities. The exchange of ideas and treatment protocols is anticipated and welcomed.
Biomechanics and Dance Workshop will provide attendees with an overview of biomechanics and the dancer. Hands-on demonstrations and presentations will be held at the motion capture laboratory at Coventry University. Coventry is approximately 18 miles/30 km from Birmingham. Technologies and methodologies for evaluating musculoskeletal kinematics, kinetics, and EMG in dance movement will be discussed.
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD - Program Committee Chair and IADMS Board Member (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
Marika Molnar, PT, LAc - Program Committee Vice Chair and IADMS Treasurer (New York, New York, USA)
Steven J. Chatfield, PhD - Executive Director (Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Jessie N. Newell, BS - Conference Director (Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Nancy Kadel, MD - Activity Director for CME and IADMS Board Member (San Francisco, California, USA)
Revised 12 July 2010
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