PAMA Notes - October 2018







February 3-10, 2019

Our 7th trip to Cuba! Plans include; behind-the-scenes views of the National Symphony, National Ballet, National Contemporary Dance Theater, Buena Vista Orquesta and others, plus interactions with artists.

Health and safety for underserved workers in the arts will be reviewed with hands-on demonstrations.

Through a combination of didactic lessons and hands-on field experiences, participants will gain skills in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of art-related occupational disorders.

Healthcare workers will gain the confidence to work with art professionals and together with art workers, they will develop skills for preventing occupational disorders in the arts.

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required by December 1, 2018. Final payments are due by January 14, 2019


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2019 PAMA Symposium Keynote Announcement!

Tiler Peck is Principal Dancer for the New York City Ballet and has twice performed at the Kennedy Center Honors in front of President and First Lady Obama.  She directed and choreographed the 3 night dance series BalletNow in collaboration with the Los Angeles Music Center in 2017, which was groundbreaking work that brought rave reviews, earned critical acclaim and which was the main subject of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ documentary of the same name that was recently aired on Hulu.




Book Your Symposium Accommodations Early!
UCLA Luskin Conference Center

  • The only hotel within walking distance of the symposium!.
  • Beautiful state of the art modern hotel and conference center.
  • Enjoy the discounted rooms reserved for PAMA attendees.
  • Parking is an easy in and out.
  • Wonderful award winning restaurant and bar to relax and enjoy a snack or dinner.

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PAMA Announces NEW Reduced Registration Fees for the 2019 Symposium!

Lower fees and discounts available for the 2019 symposium. Click here for all the information you need about the fees for the 2019 symposium.

PAMA Members - Let us know your PAM-related activities to share with the Membership to facilitate networking.  We will be making announcements in each newsletter. Send your information to Dorry Allen at

To Your Health
Articles Wanted

Are you interested in being published in a magazine? International Musician magazine is accepting submissions for their wellness feature "To Your Health".

International Musician magazine is the official monthly publication of the American Federation of Musicians, serving 80,000 professional musicians in the United States and Canada. The readers of the International Musician are professional musicians working in all genres of music. They run the gamut from classical to country and from polka to punk. They tour and record. They play in clubs and in symphonies.
If you are a PAMA Member, please consider submitting an article. To Your Health articles should be around 650 words and written directly to the layman musician, who is not a health expert. The article should offer direct, helpful tips and advice, and not just information about various health conditions. All articles are subject to approval and editing from the editors.

Send your article to Dorry Allen at to be considered. You will be notified via email if your article has been accepted. Please note that the Research Committee will only review submissions received from currently active PAMA members in good standing with the organization.

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