»Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists

Chapman University in conjunction with the Performing Arts Medicine Association presents the 4th Annual
 Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists Conference
 
Medical Issues and Applied Practices

September 6th and 7th, 2014
Chapman University
Partridge Dance Center (map)
8:30am – 4:00pm
Register Online (coming soon)

 

Thanks to a grant from Chapman University and support from the College of Performing Arts, the 4th annual conference will continue to present lectures, movement workshops and poster sessions addressing the specific needs of artists in Dance, Music and Theatre.  All information is based upon proven principles and methodologies gathered from current research and is presented by performing arts medicine experts.  This conference is geared toward teachers, professional and pre-professional performing artists, students in athletic training and physical therapy programs and medical professionals in the performing arts.

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

Registration is available for one or both days.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend both days to benefit from the extensive range of knowledge presented.  Lunch is provided both days if registered by September 1st. Chapman University faculty and students are free if registered by September 3rd.

+-Conference Schedule

Keynote Speaker:

  • Richard Gibbs, MD Dance Medicine

Invited Faculty:

  • Christophe Jackson, PhD Music and Hearing Loss
  • Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS Voice/Movement Training for the Actor

Saturday, September 6, 2014
8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters

Sunday, September 7, 2014
8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters

More invited faculty and full conference schedule to be announced May 30th.

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

+-Call for Proposals

The Program Committee has created a call for abstracts for the 2014 conference. Researchers, educators, artists and medical professionals are encouraged to submit proposals that address the medical issues and / or applied practices in Dance, Music and Theatre.  Abstracts may be research or education based with goals and objectives clearly illustrated.  Proposals may include a lecture, movement workshop or poster presentation. 

SUBMISSIONS

  1. Submissions must be made by April 21st, 2014 following the submission format.
  2. Guidelines and policies to follow:
    • The purpose of the presentation is to educate attendees; no commercial interests are permitted.
    • One paper is to be presented per author - a co-author may submit an additional abstract and follow the guidelines presented here.
    • All accepted presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference.

NOTIFICATION and REGISTRATION

  1. Notification of acceptance or denial for abstract submissions will be made by May 1st.  Email is the preferred method of contacting you.  If email is not available to you, please provide a telephone number.

AUTHORS

  1. Letters will be provided to abstract presenters for use in securing funding, upon request.
  2. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to expand their abstract (up to a maximum of four pages) to provide a fuller explanation and resources for attendees and for inclusion in the conference compendium. 

PROGRAM OUTLINE - Overview

  • Saturday, September 6, 2014
    • 8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014
    • 8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Registration opens June 1st
  • Early registration before August 1st
  • Regular registration after August 1st
  • Registration for 1 or 2 days is available
  • Lunch is guaranteed for attendees registered by September 1st.  After September 1st lunches are not guaranteed.

Recommended lodging near Chapman University campus at the Ayres Hotel at 3737 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92868.  Call 1-888-268-7974 or the website at www.ayreshotels.com for reservations.

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Register

Early Bird Registration
(before August 1st)

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 3rd.

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