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Please note that sessions and presenters are subject to change.

Last revised May 17, 2021.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

  8:00 Welcome to the Symposium - Lauren Elson, MD and Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS - 2021 Symposium Committee Co-chairs
  8:15 Bringing Greetings from Weill Cornell - Dr. Mickey Stewart, Chair, Center for the Performing Artist, Weill Cornell
  8:30 Integrated Care of the Performing Voice (Panel Discussion) - Hayley Born, MD (Panel Chair); Lucian Sulica, MD; Christine Murphy Estes, MM, MA-CCC/SLP; and Chris York, BS
  9:30 - 10:30 Plenary Session
  9:30 Pills Can Kill: The 2019 Reflux Generic Medication Crisis and How to Select High Quality Generic Medication - Lucinda Halstead, MD
  9:45 Steroid Treatment of Vocal Performers: Making Evidence-Based Recommendations - Christine Murphy Estes, MM, MA-CCC/SLP
  10:00 Office-based KTP Laser Management of Vocal Fold Lesions in Performers and Rapid Return to Performance - Keith Chadwick, MD, MS
  10:15 Patterns of Lesion Recurrence after Surgery Suggest Two Distinct Mechanisms of Voice-use Injury of the Vocal Folds - Lucian Sulica, MD
  10:30 - 10:45 Break  |  Poster Session 1
  10:45 Invited Speaker - Abuse in the Arts and its Impact on Performing Arts Medicine: An Orthopedist’s Perspective - David S. Weiss, MD
  11:15 - 12:15 Plenary Session
  11:15 Recovering from Focal Dystonia Through Somatic Reeducation: A Case Study of a Pianist's Return to Performing Advanced Repertory Through a Stepwise Pedagogical Retraining Program - Barbara Lister-Sink, EdD
  11:30 Demystifying the Foot and Ankle - Kristina Quirolgico, MD
  11:45 COVID-19: Impact on Orchestra Musicians' Playing-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Mental Health and Instrumental - Céleste Rousseau, MSc, PT
  12:00 pm Case Study of 'The Green Room', an Innovative Center in Cologne, Germany, Supporting Performing Artists' Psychosocial and Somatic Health -
Heather O'Donnell, BMus, MM, BSc, MSc
  12:15 - 12:45 Lunch Break   |  Poster Session 1 and Session 2   |  Committee Meetings  |  Participant Performances Session 1
  Committee Meetings - Education Committee; Development Committee (Zoom rooms will be posted for these meetings)
  Participant Performances! Performers to be announced
  12:45 Break

Keynote Speaker
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art - Author James Nestor (Presented via our Virtual Platform)

  1:50 Break
  2:00 Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award
Pain and Disability among Musicians during a Music Masterclass, and its Impact in Musicians' Performance - Ana Zão, MD MSc
  2:30 - 3:30 Workshop Session (these sessions run concurrently)
    “The Body Already Knows How” - Movement Exercises and Kinesthetic Awareness for Training Injured and Healthy Singers - Deanna McBroom, MM
    Liberate Your Scapula!: Interventions to Address Scapular Dyskinesis as a Cornerstone for Treating Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Classical Musicians - Carol Holyoke, MSPT and Katy Keller, MSPT
    Language Matters: Shifting how we Speak about Food and Bodies to Prevent Eating Disorders and Promote Dancer Health - Monika Saigal, MS, RD, CEDRD, CDN
    Pre-class Neuromuscular Warm-up for Prevention and Self-management of SIJ Dysfunction and Anterior Hip Impingement in Dancers - Sally Donaubauer, DPT, OCS
  3:30 - 3:45 Break  |  Poster Session 2
  3:45 Athletes and the Arts Update - Randy Dick
  4:05 - 5:05 Workshop Session (these sessions run concurrently)
    Elastic Taping Techniques to Prevent and Manage Common Performance Related Musician Injuries - Aviva Wolff, EdD, OT
    Creative Movement for Children: A Developmental Approach in Dance Education - Anamaria Amador, BA, MA, MFA
    Management of Performance Anxiety: An Experiential Integrative Acupuncture Approach - Bridget Chin, MA, MD and Lauren Elson, MD
    From Downbeat to Downward-Facing Dog: Incorporating Yoga from the Start of Music Education - Kristen Queen, EdD, MM
  5:05 Break
  5:15 Reception

Poster Presentations Thursday, June 24, 2021

Session 1 - Authors availabe for discussion on our virtual platform between 10:30 - 10:45 am AND 12:15 - 12:45 pm (EDT)

What is the Best Strap Gripping Technique in Terms of Comfort, Setup Time and Safety? Marion Cossin, MSc

Singers’ Self-perceptions of Mask Wearing - Ryan  Gamble, MM

Performing Artist Performance Services Business Model: Which Path Makes Sense? Ann McCulloch, BSN

Setting the Stage: Conversations in Performing Arts Health - Brian McGoldrick, MM

RefLabPerform - Development of a Reference Laboratory for the Evaluation of Playing - and Performance-related Dysfunctions of Performing Artists to Derive Individual Prevention and Rehabilitation Strategies - Dirk Möller, PhD, PT, Dipl-Sportwiss

Thinking Outside the Box to Address Participation Restrictions and Fear Avoidant Behaviors: A case study - Marissa Schaeffer, DPT

Session 2 - Authors availabe for discussion on our virtual platform between 12:15 - 12:45 pm AND 3:30 - 3:45 pm (EDT)

Occurrence of Musculoskeletal Health Complaints and Corresponding Risk Factors among Music Students and Non-music Students – Results from a Prospective Cohort Study (Five Cohorts) - Nikolaus Ballenberger, MPH, MSc, PhD, PT

The Influence of Female Sex Hormones on Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Musicians - Sarah Crick, MBChB, MSc

Non-motor Symptoms in Musician’s Focal Dystonia – Types, Prevalence, and Treatment - Anna Détári, BA, MA, MSc

Field-of-Study Identity and Life Satisfaction of Undergraduate Music and Engineering Students - Benjamin Dufour, BA

Hand and Thumb Kinematics during Bimanual Performance of a 2-Octave C Major Scale - Darren Dutto, PhD

Disability in Instrumentalists: A Survey and Exploration of Needs and Ergonomic Solutions - Shreya Rangarajan, BS, MSc

Adaptation and Validation of the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS) for Use with Musicians - Nabeel Zuhdi, MM

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