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Call for Presentations – 25th Annual Meeting

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015

Special Interest Groups Day: Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Presentations are invited for the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) on clinical dance medicine, dance medicine research, dance science, dance education, and general dance topics. Proposals must be submitted electronically and must be completed before March 1, 2015.

IADMS enhances the health, well-being, training, and performance of dancers by cultivating educational, medical, and scientific excellence. We invite proposals for presentations that contribute to this purpose. You will be asked to explain the relevance of your presentation when you submit your proposal electronically, as well as when you make your presentation.

Program Format
You will be asked specify one of the following formats as your preferred choice.  Since there are a limited number of spaces available, you must also specify your second and third choices.  Presenters must adhere to the time limits.  

  • Poster Presentation (no lecture time)
    Poster presentations are on display during the Annual Meeting.
  • Brief Scientific Presentation (10 minute lecture)
    Examples: Simple dance science studies, dance medicine clinical 'pearls,' case presentations.
  • Standard Presentation (20 minute lecture)
    Examples: Dance medicine clinical lectures, dance medicine experimental research, dance science studies, dance education presentations, dance presentations.
  • Interactive Workshop or Forum (50 minutes total for presentation and discussion)
    Example: Two or more speakers (preferably from different disciplines) covering one area in depth, with maximum audience participation.
  • Movement Session (50 minutes total, with continuous audience participation)
    Morning, mid-day, or afternoon sessions for meeting attendees.

Presentation Types
Please review the Presentation Proposal Guidelines online.  These guidelines identify the topics that reviewers look for when evaluating presentation proposals.  The more of these topics you can address in your abstract, the more fairly the reviewers will be able to evaluate your proposal.  Sample abstracts are also available.

The guidelines include terminology chosen to communicate effectively with IADMS’ diverse membership.  Review the descriptions to see where your presentation will fit best.  If your presentation does not fit any of the categories, adapt the guidelines that come closest to fitting your presentation. 

Ethics Review – Human Subjects Research
All original research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved research ethics committee [also known as an ethics review board, institutional review board (‘IRB’), or human subjects committee].

Research that has not been reviewed and approved will not be accepted for presentation.

Authors should state in their ‘Methods’ section, if applicable, whether the subjects gave informed consent and whether the study was approved by a research ethics committee.  For reference, see the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, item  B-15.  If you require assistance regarding these ethics requirements, please contact the Program Committee.

Presenting Author
The contact email provided online must be for the presenting author.

A person may be the presenting author on only two (2) abstracts.  The Program Committee will not review additional submissions or consider them for inclusion in the scientific program.  A person may be a secondary author on an unlimited number of abstracts. 

The official language of IADMS is English.  All abstracts must be in English. 

Student Researcher Support
Students whose abstract is accepted for presentation at the 25th Annual Meeting of IADMS will be invited to apply for a travel grant from the Student Researcher Travel Fund and for the Student Research Award sponsored by the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center.  Interested student researchers must first submit an abstract before the March 1, 2015 deadline.  See Student Researcher Support online for more information.


Deadline:  Presentation proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2015.


DOC CLICK HERE to download the required template for abstracts.


Revised 31 Jan 2015
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