31st Annual Conference

Denver Live

October 21 - 24, 2021



Meet with like-minded professionals from across the globe at the IADMS 31st Annual Conference, to be held on October 21-24, 2021. Join us for an innovative virtual and in-person experience that will highlight advances in the field of dance medicine and science, and look at the impact of COVID on the world of dance. Sign up for the IADMS email list to receive updates regularly about this exciting event! 

The IADMS Annual Conference is a CME-certified activity that welcomes presentation submissions from the dance medicine and science community. Our abstract submissions will open on February 1 with a deadline of March 1. We are looking for groundbreaking research and ideas in the field of dance medicine, dance science, dance education, and/or dance for health. By submitting an abstract you may have the opportunity to present at our conference along with esteemed colleagues and other industry professionals from around the globe. Submission guidelines can be found below.

To ensure the safety of our attendees, all federal, state, and city mandates and guidelines in response to COVID-19 will be followed.  

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Tour de Force  celebrates the spirit of unity, inclusion, and diversity in Denver's dance scene as three companies, Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, and  Wonderbound, unite to create contemporary works. This behind-the-scenes story takes us into the world of ballet where three choreographers, Cleo Parker Robinson, Garrett Ammon, and Amy Seiwert, create new and compelling works of art that come to life on stage. This production is co-presented by the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema and the Colorado Chautauqua. Purchase your ticket here to view this inspiring production!



Abstract & Presentation Guidelines

Step 1: Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is posted online and sent to the IADMS constituency in the January prior to the IADMS Annual Conference. Presentations are to be submitted by March 1 via the IADMS Abstract Submission System. Presentation formats include posters, lectures, interactive forums, practical workshops, and movement sessions.

Step 2: Prepare Your Abstract

When writing your abstract, do not include author(s) name, affiliations, location of study or IRB, or any identifying factors, so to keep the review process objective. Each abstract has a 350 maximum word count, must be written in English, and must include paragraph headers. These headers should be appropriate for your type of research/session proposal. The following list of headers is suggested but can be rephrased to fit your submission needs: Purpose, Methods, Approach, Background, Experience, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.

Step 3: Prepare Your Presentations

Upon accepting the invitation to present, notifications will be sent out regarding all required presenter-related forms and deadlines. Presenters are required to attend the full conference as schedules are subject to change. Full details can be found in the IADMS Annual Conference Submission and Presenter Guidelines.