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25th Annual Meeting – Colloquium on Clinical Care of Dancers


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Special Interest Groups Day


At the end of the Colloquium on Clinical Care of Dancers, attendees will be able to:

  1. Summarize knowledge about dance medicine and science that is clinically relevant and evidence-based.
  2. Describe current clinical recommendations for health and wellness in the following specialty areas:  sports medicine, rehabilitation, urgent/onsite care, nutrition, and sports/performance psychology.
  3. Apply clinically relevant musculoskeletal injury treatment information from dance medicine experts to their own practices.
  4. Appraise methods and designs for providing onsite healthcare for dancers.
  5. Evaluate criteria for dance wellness screens that can be used both clinically and for dance medicine research.
  6. Analyze elements of clinical outcome measures and functional testing items that also provide information usable for research purposes.

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel

8:00 - 8:25 am   Registration; Tea and Coffee

8:25 - 8:30 am   Opening Remarks
Jeffrey A Russell, PhD, AT, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

8:30 - 9:40 am   Hot Topics in Our Fields
Moderator:  Kathleen Davenport, MD, Miami City Ballet, Miami, Florida, USA

Physician Perspective
Lauren Elson, MD, Harvard Medical School, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Physical Therapy Perspective
Moira McCormack, PT, Royal Opera House, London, UK

Athletic Training Perspective
Alison Deleget, MS, ATC, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, New York, New York, USA

Psychology Perspective
Lynda Mainwaring, PhD, CPsych, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Discussion 9:30 – 9:40

9:40 - 10:40 am  Case Studies
Moderator:  Lindsay Harmon Matthews, PT, DPT, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Elisabeth Wheeler, PT, DPT, Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Peter Lewton-Brain, DO, MA, Association Danse Médecine Recherche,Monaco

A.B.M. (Boni) Rietveld, MD, BA(Mus), Medical Centre for Dancers & Musicians (MCDM),The Hague,The Netherlands

Steve Graef, PhD, Ohio State University Sports Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, USA

10:40 - 11:00 am  Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:00 am  Reaching Dancers in Different Communities
Moderator: Kathleen Davenport, MD

Professional Ballet Company
Valerie Williams, MS, DPT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Freelance/Small Companies
Selina Shah, MD, FACP, Center for Sports Medicine, Walnut Creek, California, USA

University Program
Laura Santos, MS, ATC, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

National Dance Outreach
Helen Laws, Dance UK, London, UK

Multidisciplinary Center
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, New York, New York, USA

Outpatient Care and Wellness Facility
Jennifer Gamboa, DPT, OCS, Body Dynamics, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, USA

Discussion 11:35 - 12:00

12:00 am - 1:15 pm   Lunch Break

1:15 - 3:30 pm   The State of the Screen: Applying Clinical Tools to Clinical Outcomes
Moderator: Lindsay Harmon-Matthews, PT, DPT

Screening: A Status Report of Current Practices and Tools
Gary Galbraith, MFA, Dancer Wellness Project, New York, New York, USA

Research Perspectives
Matthew Wyon, PhD, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK

Functional Testing and Outcome Measures
Esther A. Chou, MEd, AT, Inova Sports Medicine, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Fitness Screening
Emma Redding, PhD, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK

Concussion Screening
Elaine Winslow-Redmond, MS, ATC, The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, USA

Nutritional Screening
Jasmine Challis, BSc, RD, Reading, UK

Clinical Relevance of Screening
Brad Moser, MD, Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Discussion 3:15 – 3:30 pm

3:30 pm Closing Remarks

Please note that discussion will be a component of each section.


Program subject to change

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