|IADMS 25th Annual Meeting - Overview|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015
Special Interest Groups Day: Thursday, October 8, 2015
The 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA from October 9 - 11, 2015. On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day will be held, with special programs available.
Attend the IADMS Annual Meeting and SIG Day and you will: (1) gain insights into the causes and treatments of musculoskeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention; (2) enhance your understanding of recent research and its application to the training and treatment of dancers; (3) enhance your knowledge regarding the psychological and nutritional issues that affect dancers; (4) be inspired to move in new ways and to incorporate new techniques into your teaching after participating in a variety of movement sessions; and (5) increase your ability to communicate effectively with other dance professionals, be they dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, or health care professionals. Join your colleagues for this unique multi-disciplinary event!
Like a phoenix, Pittsburgh has truly risen from the ashes of its industrial past. A former center of steel production in the US, this “rust belt” city has transformed itself into a leader in the “eds and meds” economy. These days, Pittsburgh is dominated by medical research, top-tier universities and hospitals, and a thriving cultural scene. The polio vaccine was invented here and the first simultaneous heart/liver/kidney transplant was performed here, but the film industry also has a strong foothold; titles such as Flashdance, Dogma, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Dark Knight Rising were all filmed in Pittsburgh.
The birthplace of both Martha Graham and Gene Kelly, dance is strongly represented amongst all the cultural offerings. Pittsburgh Ballet Theater anchors the community, and there is a strong presence of contemporary ballet, modern, and hip hop companies. Graduates of the dance programs at Point Park University, Slippery Rock University, and LaRoche College provide a constant influx of new talent for these companies, and frequently start their own!
We hope you will come see why Pittsburgh has been named a top tourist destination by National Geographic Traveler, Jetsetter.com, and CBS This Morning. We encourage you to check out visitpittsburgh.com to learn more about this amazing city and to plan your trip.
Continuing Medical Education Objectives
Meetings will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 (8 am to 4 pm) for specialty groups from the dance medicine and science community: (1) A Day for Teachers: Maximizing Positive and Healthy Teaching Environments, and (2) Colloquium on Clinical Care of Dancers. You may register to attend either SIG Day meeting even if you do not attend the IADMS Annual Meeting.