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Chapman University in conjunction with the Performing Arts Medicine Association presents the 5th Annual Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference

Medical Issues and Applied Practices

September 12th and 13th, 2015
Chapman University
Partridge Dance Center (map)
8:30am – 4:00pm
REGISTER NOW!

Thanks to a grant from Chapman University and support from the College of Performing Arts, the 5th annual conference is scheduled for September 12th and 13th in the Partridge Dance Center.  The two-day format includes lectures, workshops and posters for Medical Professionals, Educators and Artists in the field of Music, Theatre and Dance.  All information is based upon proven principles and methodologies gathered from current research and is presented by performing arts medicine experts and educators. Arts educators will enhance their teaching skills and develop safe and effective teaching practices.  Medical professionals will be introduced to current research and strategies in caring for the needs of performing artists.

Conference coordinators Robin Kish and Janice Plastino are dedicated to providing a program which becomes the bridge between the artists, educators and medical professionals in the performing arts.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Kish at kish@chapman.edu.

+-2015 Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 12, 2015

7:30am - Registration
8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters

Keynote Speaker:

  • Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, UCL Honorary Lecturer (MSc Performing Arts Medicine) www.healthyperformers.com
    • Performing Arts Healthcare: Collaboration from Classroom to Concert Hall to Clinic Room (workshop)
    • Beyond Technique: The Science and Art of Communication in Performance (lecture)

Presenters:

  • Christine Bergeron, MFA, Director of Dance
    and
    Carisa Armstrong, MFA, Texas A&M University
    Exercise to Increase Core Muscular Endurance in Dancers
  • Kathleen Colvin, PhD, Founder & Clinical Director Pacifica Psychological Services
    Mindfulness-Based Practices in the Training of Performing Artists
  • Teresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, Chapman University
    Applied Improvisation: Using Impro Theatre to Improve People Skills!
  • Beatrice Hui, BS, MFA, University of California, Irvine
    and
    Kelli Sharp, DPT, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine
    The Effects of Auditory and Visual Feedback on Knee Valgus in Jump Landings in Parallel and External Hip Rotation
  • Nancy Kadel, MD, President, Performing Arts Medicine Association
    Pointe Shoe Workshop: Finding the Perfect Fit and Avoiding Injury
  • Donna Krasnow, PhD, California Institute of the Arts
    A Model for Dance Training from a Motor Learning Perspective
  • Justin Krawitz, DMA, Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, University of Northern Colorado
    Piano-Related Pathologies and Their Roots in Beginners’ Method Books
  • Chris Koutures, MD, FAAP, American Board of Pediatrics Certified Sports Injury and Illness Specialist
    Rumors and Realities: Substance Use in Performing Arts
  • Samantha Marcella, BFA, CMP, Associate Bodywork and Massage Professionals
    Ground Reaction Force in Dance
  • Kristen Queen, BM, MM, Texas Christian University
    Empowering and Enhancing Artistic Development with Yoga for Musicians
  • Alexandra Pooley, MSc Dance Science, Texas A & M University
    The Relationship Between Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety in Creativity Among Secondary Dance Students
  • K. Michael Rowley, BS, BA, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
    Toe Flexor Strength, Flexibility and Function and Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Morphology in Dancers and Non-Dancers
  • Janice Ying, PT, DPT, OCS, Glendale Adventist Medical Center
    and
    Erin Hayden, PT, DPT, OCS, USC PT Associates
    Nerve Entrapment Syndromes in the Upper Extremities: A Case-Based Approach to Understanding and Treating Playing-Related Injuries Amongst Instrumental Musicians
  • More lectures and workshops TBA!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

7:30am - Registration
8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters

Keynote Speaker:

  • Rose Schmieg, DHSc, ATC, PT, OCS, CSCS, Director Division of Athletic Training Shenandoah University
    • Lecture: Dance Injuries and a Team Approach

Presenters:

  • John Chong, MD, BASc, MSc, DOHS, FRCPC, FACPM, CGPP, ARCT Medical Director, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
    Artists’ Psychophysiology and Ergonomic (APE) Analysis
  • Jonathan Pope Evans, MFA, Assistant Professor, Chapman University
    Acting Workshop
  • James Hackney, PT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, Missouri State University
    Dance Flooring: Researched Based Recommendations for Rehabilitation, Minimizing Injury, and Increasing Height in Leaps and Jumps
  • Julie Kirchen, Wellness Strategy and Integration Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Wellness
  • Donna Krasnow, California Institute of the Arts
    Dance Workshop: Exploring Limon Technique and Imagery for Alignment
  • Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS
    Dancing with Voice: A Holistic Approach to Training and Performing
  • Michelle Strong, MFA, Instructional Assistant Professor PEAP/Dance, Texas A & M University
    and
    Alexandra Pooley, MSc, Texas A & M University
    A Modern Dance Class Fusing Classical Technique with Muscular Endurance and Strength Acquisition
  • Linnea Thacker, MMus, University of Toronto
    Yoga for Musicians
  • Margaret Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
    and
    Jennifer L. Deckert, MFA, Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
    Dance Wellness Week - Educating and Empowering Students; Creating Liaisons with Health Professionals
  • More lectures and workshops TBA!

For more information, contact Robin Kish at (714) 744-7067 or kish@chapman.edu

+-Mission Statement

The Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference is committed to:

  • Bridging the gap between medical professionals, research, and performing arts educators
  • Bringing the science and current research regarding healthy training practices into the classroom at a practical level
  • Expanding community discussion regarding safe practices, training techniques and treatment protocols
  • Educating young artists and educators on prevention of injury through understanding proper use of the body
  • Creating a network of professionals trained and ready to handle the unique needs of performing artists

+-General Registration Information

  • REGISTER NOW
    • Early Bird Registration - OPEN until August 1st
    • Regular Registration available August 2nd
  • Registration for 1 or 2 days is available
  • Lunch is guaranteed for attendees registered by September 1st.  After September 1st lunches are not guaranteed.

Early Bird Registration
2 days: $60, students $30
1 day: $40, students $25

Regular Registration (after August 1st)
2 days: $75, students $40
1 day: $50, students $30

Chapman faculty & students are free if registered by September 1st.

LODGING

Recommended lodging near Chapman University campus at the ALO Hotel at 3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868.  Call 1-888-268-7974 or visit their website for reservations.

PARKING, MAPS & DIRECTIONS

Chapman University in beautiful Southern California is located in the city of Orange just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District and minutes from many world class hotspots.  Please refer to our Maps & Directions page for more information about our campus maps, driving directions, and/or parking information.  Additionally, a campus map (PDF) can be obtained at http://www.chapman.edu/about/_files/maps-and-directions/current-maps/campus-map.pdf

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2015 Registration Info

Early Bird Registration

2 days: $60, students $30
1 day: $40, students $25

Regular Registration
(after August 1st)

2 days: $75, students $40
1 day: $50, students $30

Chapman faculty & students are free if registered by September 1st.

Lodging

Recommended lodging (near the Chapman University campus) is available at the ALO Hotel at 3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868.  Call 1-888-268-7974 or visit their website for reservations.

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