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2015 Healthy Approaches conference flyerChapman 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

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.  Please consider submitting an abstract for presentation or attending the 2015 conference.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Kish at kish@chapman.edu.

+-Call for Abstracts

The Program Committee is excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 2015 conference. Researchers, educators, artists and medical professionals are encouraged to submit proposals that address the medical issues and/or applied teaching practices in Dance, Music and Theatre.  The committee reviews abstracts of purposeful research, outcomes of value to the audience, and innovative approaches to the health, teaching, practice and care for performing artists.  Abstracts may be research or education based with goals and objectives illustrated.  Proposals may include a lecture, movement workshop or poster presentation.

SUBMISSIONS

  1. Submissions must be made by May 1st, 2015 following the submission format.
  2. Guidelines and policies to follow:
    • The purpose of a paper 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 June 1st. E-mail is the preferred method of contacting you.  If e-mail 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 12, 2015
    • 8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters
  • Sunday, September 13, 2015
    • 8:30am-4:00pm - Lectures, movement sessions and posters

2015 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

+-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

  • Registration opens June 1st
  • Early registration until August 8th
  • 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 Ayres 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

+-2014 Conference Schedule

Download the 2014 Conference Schedule (pdf)

Keynote Speakers:

  • 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

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

+-2014 Conference Presenters

Keynote Speakers:

  • “The Relationship Between Training and Injury in the Arts” Richard Gibbs, MD
  • “Mythical Disconnects: Two Voices and a Body” Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS
  • “Training the Whole Instrument” Joan Melton, PhD, ADVS
  • “Music and Hearing Issues” Christophe Jackson, PhD

Lectures:

  • “Dances’ Dirty Little Secret: The Spread of Infections on the Dance Floor” Margo K. Apostolos, PhD, USC Kaufman School of Dance
  • “Reconceptualizing the Treatment of Music Performance Anxiety:  The Five Source Model” Patrick Gannon, Ph.D.
  • “Bio-Mechanical Markers as indications of Physiological Stress in Performing Musicians: 2 case studies” Dr. Nancy Lee Harper University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • “Confronting the Cognitive Components of Musical Performance Anxiety” Joann Kirchner, Ph.D., Temple University 
  • “Performing Arts Medicine for the Adolescent Performer” Chris Koutures, MD
  • “Marathon Musicians” Cindy Munday, PT, MPT, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems
  • “Collaborative Models for Musicians Wellness” Ruth Kasckow MFA, Licensed Andover Educator, Martha Paterson OTR/L, CHT

Workshops:

  • “Using Pilates to support Ballet Technique” Laurie Abramson, MA
  • “Treating the Ankle and foot” Art Ando, DPT  
  • “The Calming Clinic: Successful Auditions & Performances in Spite of the Nerves” Kathline Colvin, PhD 
  • “Getting Your Mojo Working Better” Darcia Dexter, Feldenkrais, Bones for Life
  • "Fitness for Actors" Jonathan Pope Evans, MFA   
  • “Living Corporeality: Contemporary Dance As a Practice of Freedom“ Holly Johnston, MFA  
  • “How Body Mapping Can Reduce Injury and Improve Performance” Ruth Kasckow, MFA, Flutist and teacher, Licensed Andover Educator
  • “Mindful Movement” Samantha Marcella, BFA, CMP 
  • “Hip-Hop Technique” Rob Tsai
  • “Healthy Movement for Dancers“ Brooke Winder, PhD
  • "Rehearsing in The Zone:  How to collaborate effectively with peers" Maria Cominis
  • "C-I Training Workshop for Dancers" Donna Krasnow
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2015 Registration Info

Online Registration opens June 1st and Early Registration lasts until August 1st

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.

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