Toronto, Ontario Canada

Information on future Canadian Regional Meetings will be posted as it becomes available.

2017 PAMA Canadian Regional Meeting Videos

Andrew Cash

Bryan Epperson

Deirdre Kelly

Lynda Mainwaring

Jennie Morton

Steven Page

Panel Discussion

Kim Pare

Stephen Sitarski

Abhimanyu Sud

Tom Wilson


PAMA Canadian Regional Meeting in the Press


The PAMA Toronto Regional Meeting is featured in WholeNote magazine in an article written by Allan Pulker.

View the article here

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PAMA Canadian Regional Meeting

Fake It Until You Can't Make It

February 11-12, 2017

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada


Join the Canadian region of the Performing Arts Medicine Association at its winter meeting for a weekend of fascinating presentations, warm collegiality, dynamite performances and stimulating cross-disciplinary exchanges between researchers, health professionals and musicians, dancers and other performing artists. Located at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, smack in the middle of the bustling Bloor Street Culture Corridor, the meeting will showcase presenters including eleven time Juno winning musician Phil Dwyer, Nancy Kadel MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in dancers and osteopath, (and former ballerina) Jennie Morton.

This year’s theme, Fake It Until You Can’t Make It looks at the pressure on performers to conceal their physical injuries and psychological stressors until they are at a critical point of no return. The more this is brought to light, the earlier they can seek treatment and the better the chances are of full recovery. Prominent performers will share their stories of health challenges concealed and revealed , and pioneers in the field of Performance Health will add their clinical and research wisdom.

This meeting is relevant to artists across the performance spectrum, as well as researchers, practitioners and specialists interested in the arts.

Who Should Attend

  • Health Care Professionals
  • Dance Teachers
  • Music Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Performing Artists

Take a look at our spectacular faculty!

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