Past Annual Conferences

29th Annual Conference Program (PDF)

29th Annual Conference Abstract Book - $35 / $25 IADMS members*

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit available for a maximum of 24 learning hours.

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28th Annual Conference Program (PDF)

28th Annual Conference Abstract Book - $35 / $25 IADMS members*

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit available for a maximum of 29 learning hours.

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27th Annual Conference Program (PDF)

27th Annual Conference Abstract Book - $35 / $25 IADMS members*

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit available for a maximum of 31.5 learning hours.

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Interviews with Guest Speakers:

Paula Baird Colt

Susan Jaffe & Kathryn Morgan

Neeru Jayanthi, MD

Robert Malina, MD

Selina Shah, MD

Risa Steinberg

Ennio Tasciotti, PhD

Dance Medicine Collaboration - Moira McCormack, MSc, Nancy Kadel, MD, Peter Letwon-Brain, DO, and Kathleen Davenport, MD

Select Guest Presentations:

"Tale of the Talus" - KMoira McCormack, MSc, Nancy Kadel, MD, Peter Letwon-Brain, DO, and Kathleen Davenport, MD

Implementing Dance Science Panel 

 Stem Cell Controversy - Ming Hao Zheng, MD 

"Biomimetic Surgical Implants" - Ennio Tasciotti, PhD 

Posterior Ankle Impingement - Kevin Varner, MD

 

26th Annual Conference Program (PDF)

26th Annual Conference Abstract Book - $35 / $25 IADMS members*

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25th Annual Meeting Program (PDF)

25th Annual Meeting Abstract Book - $35 / $25 IADMS members*

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit available for a maximum of 25.5 learning hours.

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24th Annual Meeting Program (PDF)

24th Annual Meeting Abstract Book - $35 / $25 IADMS members*

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit available for a maximum of 24.75 learning hours.

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit available for a maximum of 23 learning hours.

22nd Annual Meeting Program (PDF)

Past Regional Meetings

THE INTERDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF THE ARTISTIC ATHLETE 

March 30, 2019

CPD - A Certificate of Attendance for 3 hours Friday and 7 hours Saturday to acknowledge professional development hours. 

A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR TEACHERS OF DANCE

July 22, 2018 - Johannesburg

July 29, 2018 - Capetown

CPD - A Certificate of Attendance for 9 hours to acknowledge professional development hours. 

DANCE ON! FIGHT ON!: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DANCE INJURIES

Co-Sponsored with the University of Southern California's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

June 9, 2018

Continuing Education Credits provided for a maximum of 10 learning hours.

A HEALTHIER DANCER DAY ON THE ADOLESCENT DANCER

Co-Sponsored with DanceEast and One Dance UK

May 26, 2017

HEALTHY APPROACHES TO DANCE PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE

Co-sponsored with Teas A&M University, College Station, Texas

May 6, 2017

THE TRAINING AND CARE OF THE ADOLESCENT DANCER

Held at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 

April 7-8, 2017

THE INJURED STUDENT

In partnership with Healthy Dancer Canada and Anderson Performance Clinic

October 2, 2016

HOW RESEARCH AND SCIENCE CAN ENHANCE THE TRAINING OF YOUNG DANCERS: UPDATES ON DANCE TRAINING 

August 8, 2015

Past IADMS Presidents

1991-1993

Justin Howse, FRCS and Allan Ryan, MD

1993-1997

Jan Dunn, MS

1997-1999

Robert Stephens, PhD

1999-2001

Marika Molnar, PT, LAc

2001-2003

David S. Weiss, MD

2003-2005

Rachel Rist, MA

2005-2007

Virginia Wilmerding, PhD

2007-2009

Boni Rietveld, MD

2009-2011

Tom Welsh, PhD

2011-2013

Emma Redding, PhD

2013-2015

Janet Karin OAM

2015-2017

Matthew Wyon, PhD

2017-2019

Peter E. Lavine, MD

Past Lifetime Service Award Winners

 

   

Presented in 2008

 

Marjorie A. Moore, PT, MS(kines), PhD, was a member of IADMS from 1991 until her untimely death in 2010. She made poster, oral, and panel presentations at IADMS Annual Meetings, and she published in the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. She served on the IADMS Research Committee from 1999 to 2010, becoming involved in most of its activities, including serving as editor of the IADMS Newsletter's Research Forum, evaluating student research papers for the annual Student Research Awards and Student Travel Grants, compiling policies regarding human subject use declarations from other scientific journals, developing the Presentation Proposal Guidelines (for various types of abstracts submitted to IADMS Annual Meetings), rating "model" abstracts for future inclusion in those Guidelines, and judging the poster competition at the Annual Meeting.
Dr. Moore was an associate professor at the College of St. Catherine, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She taught gross anatomy dissection, neuroscience, embryology, radiology and tissue biomechanics, primarily to graduate students in physical therapy. A consummate teacher and the recipient of three teaching awards during her 30 years as a college teacher, she enriched the lives of many and empowered all with new knowledge and new skills. She used her knowledge to provide editorial assistance with sections of two textbooks used by the dance education community: Sally Fitt's Kinesiology for Dance, and Michael Alter's The Science of Stretching. The work that she did behind the scenes to benefit the Association, its members, and the dancers we serve is very important, yet only a few of us know that she has did it. We appreciate her for her contributions to the many who have and will continue to benefit from her efforts. The integrity of her work, and the humble way in which she approached it, offers a role model to which many will aspire.
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is pleased to honor Dr. Marjorie Moore for her lifetime of service to dancers and to the dance medicine and science communities.
 

 

Presented at the

IADMS 20th Annual Meeting

October 28, 2010

Birmingham, UK

Mr. Justin Howse was educated at Uppingham School and at Middlesex Hospital, University of London. He served as Registrar in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester; as Orthopaedic Registrar at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals, London; and as Senior Orthopaedic Registrar at Middlesex Hospital, London. In 1966 he became Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Central Middlesex Hospital, London and St. Vincent’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Eastcote. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Howse began working as Orthopaedic Consultant to the Royal Ballet and the Royal Ballet School, taking over from Mr. Ivor Robertson.
In 1972, Mr. Howse published an article entitled "Orthopaedists Aid Ballet” in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, which is fascinating in its prescience. Building on the work of Mr. Robertson, Mr. Howse writes, "All injuries…are the result of faulty dance technique.” Then, in the space of twelve pages he discusses the athletic nature of dance, the types of injuries (from neck to foot), the methods of treatment, and the psychological aspects of rehabilitation. He goes on to say "in an effort to prevent injuries, all ballet teachers should have a simple basic knowledge of anatomy to enable them to understand more fully and appreciate an individual student’s difficulties.” In 1988, Mr. Howse provided a means to follow this recommendation; he published a book entitled Dance Technique and Injury Prevention. Now in its fourth edition (with the word Anatomy added at the beginning of the title), the book covers basic anatomy and physiology before discussing the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of dance injuries. In 1980, Mr. Howse established the Remedial Dance Clinic (later the RDC Physiotherapy Clinic) on Harley Street in London. For the next twenty years ballet, contemporary, and musical theatre dancers – from London, the UK, and around the world – came for consultation and treatment. Physicians, surgeons, and physiotherapists from these same places came to observe Mr. Howse and learn about the care of dancers. It was eye-opening for visitors to observe a busy orthopaedic surgeon relating many injuries to dance technique, and rather than recommending surgery, working closely with physiotherapists and dance teachers to heal these injuries.
Over the years Mr. Howse also served as Orthopaedic Consultant to Surrey County Cricket Club, Badminton Association of Great Britain, The Royal Academy of Dance, The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain, The English National Ballet Company and School, and many other ballet schools.
Mr. Howse was one of the founders of IADMS, served as the first Co-President (with Dr. Allan Ryan) from 1991 to 1993, and served on the Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997. The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is pleased to honor Mr. Justin Howse for his lifetime of service to dancers and to the dance medicine and science communities.

 

Presented at the

IADMS 21st Annual Meeting

October 13, 2011

Washington DC, USA

William G. Hamilton, MD, one of the founders of the field of dance medicine in the United States, is the orthopaedic surgeon considered by many to be the world’s authority on injuries to dancers. In 1972 George Balanchine invited Dr. Hamilton to become the orthopaedist for the New York City Ballet and its affiliated School of American Ballet, and in 1980 he was asked by Mikhail Baryshnikov, then the director of American Ballet Theatre, to be their orthopaedist as well.
Dr. Hamilton graduated from Princeton University with an engineering degree, served in the US Army, attended medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, New York. With his well-established background in engineering, his transition into medicine, and especially surgery, was fortuitous.
Presently, he is the orthopaedic surgeon for New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The School of American Ballet, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet at ABT. He consults for The Ailey School, the New York Knicks basketball team, and the New York Yankees baseball team. He has written numerous articles and chapters in textbooks regarding injuries to dancers and has lectured on this subject around the world. He holds the following appointments, all in New York City: Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Senior Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, and Assistant Attending Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He also teaches in the postgraduate fellowship program in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Hamilton has served on the Board of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. He is the Past President of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and the New York Medical and Surgical Society.
Dr. Hamilton has trained many orthopaedists across the USA who specialize in foot and ankle surgery. In addition, he readily shares his surgical expertise with other orthopaedic surgeons around the world. We are all grateful for his indefatigable interest in and generosity towards the dance medicine community. You can often find him at the theater on Friday mornings, watching New York City Ballet company class, and giving wise words of advice such as, "You can’t fool mother nature!”
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is pleased to honor Dr. William Hamilton for his lifetime of service to dancers and to the dance medicine and science communities.

 

Presented at the

IADMS 27th Annual Meeting

October 2017

Houston, TX, USA

John Solomon holds an MA (Columbia University, 1960, Contemporary Literature) and Ph.D. (Indiana University, American Literature, 1970) degrees, and taught as full-time faculty for two years each at the University of Hawaii (1964-66) and Staten Island College in New York City (1967-69). He taught as adjunct faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz before moving into administration as Assistant to the Provost at Porter College, UCSC, in 1972. He then served as Administrative Analyst to the Arts and Humanities Division, and then to the Office of the Academic Vice Chancellor, before resigning from the University to begin a career in freelance editing.
Since 2008 - Jan. 2021 he has been the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science.

 

Presented at the

IADMS 30th Annual Meeting

November 1, 2020

   

Marika is a graduate of Columbia University, where she obtained her graduate certificate in physical therapy. She also holds a masters degree in dance education from New York University, a certificate in nutrition from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and holds a masters in acupuncture from Tristate College of Acupuncture.
In 1980 Ms Molnar was the first physical therapist to be hired on-site at a professional ballet company to care for the dancers of the New York City Ballet. She is presently the director of physical therapy services to the New York City Ballet and also director of physical therapy services to the School of American Ballet in New York.
Ms Molnar is active professionally in a number of endeavors. These activities include clinical advisor to PhysicalMind Institute, rehabilitation editor of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, and member of the Development Committee of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Her previous IADMS committee work includes being a board member from 1994-1999, president from 1999-2001 and Chair of the Education committee from 2001-2003. In 2015 Marika became a fellow of IADMS and in 2017 she received the Dance Magazine Award For Pioneering Dance Medicine.
Ms Molnar has lectured nationally and internationally for the past 28 years and has published in peer reviewed publications and also book publications related to rehabilitation of dance injuries.

Past Infographic Award Winners

2018 - Angélique Keller, Winner

Plyometric Jump Training Advice for Dancers

2019 - Jamie Hawke, Winner 

Dance for Older Adults: An Alternative to Traditional Exercise

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