(Revised December 2015)
Movement sessions emphasize movement by the audience and essential aspects of the presentation are revealed through movement or other direct experience. Other experiential presentations (imaging, relaxation, etc.) may be included in this category.
Use up to 15 descriptive words.
The first author must be the presenter. Additional authors may be listed if they helped design the experience or will contribute substantially to the presentation. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors offer suggestions for Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors (click article title to read).
NOTE: The abstract you submit to IADMS for review should NOT include any author names. Instead, include the statement: "Author names and affiliations removed for blinded review" in the space where author names and affiliations would normally appear. The authors for your presentation will be listed, in order, via the online abstract submission system. You will also insert the author names and affiliations in their appropriate place in your final abstract which will be submitted if your presentation is chosen for inclusion in the program.
Describe the primary audience for the movement experience and any other group of conference participants who might benefit from the experience.
Explain how the participants will be changed by the experience. What can they expect to see, feel, or be able to do differently after the session?
Describe what participants will be expected to do during the session and any context that may help them understand your approach. Mention whether special clothing and props are needed and whether the participants are expected to bring them.
IADMS promotes the use of practices that are validated by science. The evidence for movement training practices taught in IADMS movement sessions should be described in the session and indicated in the abstract.
Explain the relevance of the movement experience to IADMS’ purpose of promoting effective and healthy approaches to training and treating dancers.
Summarize your professional experience as it relates to the purpose of this presentation.
Movement Session Sample Abstract (PDF)