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June 1, 2021 - 7:00 pm EDT

Returning to the Stage - Performing Artists and Arts Organizations Dealing with COVID Long Haulers Issues (Dance/Theatre) - Webinar Part 2

PAMA turns the spotlight on dance and theatre actors/crew.  PAMA President, Lucinda Halstead, MD, is joined by Melody Hrubes, MD, to present a leading group of doctors treating dancers and performers dealing with returning to the stage after a year “off”. 

Attend and hear the following selection of performers, educators, and physicians:

Lucinda Halstead, MD – Introductions – President PAMA

Melody Hrubes, MD – Rothman Orthopaedics – Dance Moderator

Sheyi Ojofeitimi, DPT, OCS, CFMTAlvin Ailey Dance Foundation - From Quarantine to Stage: A Modern Dance Organization’s Approach to Getting Dancers Back to Work During COVID-19

William Zinser, ATC – Harkness Center for Dance Injuries - Insights from the Front Lines: Lessons learned safely returning to studio, stage and screen

Dance Panel: Jacqueline Green and Michael Jackson, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

David Weiss, MD – Harkness Center for Dance Injuries - Broadway and COVID

Mark Seton, PhD – Sense Connexion – Theatre Moderator – Update on rehearsing and rehabilitation of actors dealing with effects of COVID

Actor interview: Soren Jensen from the original, ongoing cast of the Melbourne (Australia) production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Kelley Selznick, Stitcher on Broadway for Mrs. Doubfire and previously wardrobe crew on Moulin Rouge, Frozen

Ruthlyn Salmons, Resident Dance Supervisor - Lion King

David McGraw and Meg Friedman - Researches and Founders of ReturnToTheStage.com - Discuss results of July 2020 and January 2021 surveys and give an overview of Performing Arts Community

Closing Comments – Lucinda Halstead, MD

Recording coming soon

May 25, 2021 - 7:00 pm EDT

Returning to the Stage - Performing Artists and Arts Organizations Dealing with COVID Long Haulers Issues (Music/Voice) - Webinar Part 1

Join PAMA’s President, Lucinda Halstead, MD, as she welcomes and leads a distinguished group of professionals and performers working with the issues involved in dealing with COVID as we all return to the stage and the theater. A focus on the effects of Long Haulers' issues on performance will be presented.  Hear the latest thinking and research that you can use in your practice, your educational institution, or your theater.

Line-up of Speakers:

Lucinda Halstead, MD – Moderator – President PAMA
Allen Henderson, DMA - Executive Director NATS – Vocal rehab for singers and the application of voice techniques for wind/brass instrumentalists
Mark Spede, DMA – President CBDNA - Findings of aerosol study and update on efficacy in large band situations 
Aviva Wolff, EdD, OT - Hospital of Special Surgery/Julliard School - Occupational therapy issues in Long Hauler performers

Guest celebrities discuss effects of COVID Long Haulers Symptoms on their performances and careers

Skip Martin, Singer & Jazz Trumpeter shares his challenges

Additional celebrities will be announced

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May 24, 2021 - 8:00 pm EDT
'Injuries on Broadway' - Melody Hrubes, MD

It's time to focus on Broadway with plans for the grand re-opening post-COVID set for September! Dr Melody Hrubes will present cases from Broadway artists who have been injured whilst performing. Her previous Meet and Greet webinar was a huge hit generating plenty of engaging, enlightening and fun discussion so come along to hear more about her day-to-day work with performing artists in New York City.

Recording coming soon - available to members

Sunday, April 25, 2021 (2:00 pm EDT)

'How to get your abstract accepted' to include IRBs - Professor Jane Ginsborg and Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD

Join PAMA's Young Professionals for a webinar covering important elements of conducting research within performing arts medicine, as well as the important elements of abstract creation and submission. It will take place on Sunday 25th April at 2pm EST, 6 months before our abstract submission deadline for the 2022 symposium with the idea to get your research ideas flowing! Our special guests will be Professor Jane Ginsborg and Dr Serap Bastepe-Gray

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March 29, 2021 - 8:00 pm EDT

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Injuries in Performing Artists with Case Studies - Janice Ying, DPT

Dr. Janice Ying is the owner and founder of Opus Physical Therapy and Performance Inc.  She is an ABPTS board certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy serving the Greater Los Angeles area and is widely recognized as an expert in the field of Performing Arts Medicine. Most recently, she has been awarded the 2021 Emerging Leader Award by the American Physical Therapy Association - Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy for her contributions to the profession through promoting Physical Therapy in the Performing Arts.  She is currently the physical therapist at The Colburn School - Conservatory of Music and the American Contemporary Ballet.

Dr. Ying’s professional interests include clinical research and the application of injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques for instrumental musicians. She frequently provides courses and educational sessions for medical professionals on topics relating to the management and treatment of health conditions found in performing artists.  Additionally, she develops resources and educational sessions for artists to help share information on healthy habits for musicians and injury prevention techniques.

Dr. Ying is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where currently serves as the Secretary of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group. Additional affiliations include the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Thank you to everyone who attended this webinar. We had a great response!

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February 22, 2021 8:00 pm EST

Meet and Greet with Melody Hrubes, MD

Dr. Hrubes is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine and is the Director of our Primary Care Sports Division for the New York region.  She currently serves as the Medical Director for the Radio City Rockettes, as a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation and has previously worked with United States Gymnastics.  She has experience with broad-based musculoskeletal injuries with particular interest in injury prevention and biomechanical rehabilitation in athletes, performing artists, endurance sports, and female athletes.  She specializes in ultrasound-guided procedures, regenerative medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.  

Dr. Hrubes has worked with multiple dance and theater companies and is on the board of the Performing Arts Medicine Association.  She is also an active member and serves on committees of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, International Association for Dance Medicine, and American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Hrubes prefers to take a holistic approach to injury treatment and performance optimization.  She incorporates the patient's function and priorities when creating a multi-faceted treatment plan.

This webinar is a max of one hour. All registrants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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January 25, 2021 8:00 pm EST

'Inclusivity and Diversity in PAMA' with Jason Hu, MD followed by 'Introduction to PAMA and the Young Professionals'

This webinar is a max of one hour and is free of charge. Once registered, you will receive a link to participate in the webinar. All registrants will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Recording and Links

Bringing Performance INDOORS:
Performing Artists and Arts Organizations Discuss Performance Challenges with COVID-19

Presented on Monday, November 2, 2020

Webinar Outline:

  1. Welcome and Introduction - Lucinda Halstead, MD, President PAMA
  2. Interactive Discussion with Performer - Neal McCoy, Singer & Songwriter; Jelena Srebric, PhD, Acting Associate Dean of Research, University of Maryland; Allen Henderson, DMA, Executive Director NATS
  3. Update on Aerosol Study: Dancers, Singers, Actors - Jelena Srebric, PhD, Acting Associate Dean of Research, University of Maryland
  4. Aerosol Challenges and Solutions for the Theater - Mark Seton, PhD, Sense Connexion 
  5. Update Singing Safely - Allen Henderson, DMA, Executive Director NATS
  6. Interactive Discussion with Performer - Natalja Sticco, Mezzo-Soprano; Allen Henderson, DMA, Executive Director NATS; Mark Seton, PhD, Sense Connexion; Lucinda Halstead, MD, President PAMA
  7. Update on Aerosol Study: Instruments and Status of Use by Schools - James Weaver, EdD, Director of Performing Arts and Sports, National Federation of High School State Associations
  8. Utilization of Aerosol Data by Major Symphony Orchestras - Ralph Manchester, MD, University of Rochester
  9. Interactive Discussion with Performer - Skip Martin, Singer & Jazz Trumpeter; James Weaver, EdD, Director of Performing Arts and Sports, National Federation of High School State Associations; Ralph Manchester, MD, University of Rochester
  10. Aerosol Challenges and Solutions for Dancers - Melody Hrubes, MD, Rothman Orthopaedics; Lauren Elson, MD, Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation; Heather Southwick, PT, MSPT, Boston Ballet
  11. Interactive Discussion with Performer - Madelyn Ho, MD, Physician & Dancer; Johanna Kepler, Dancer & Choreographer; Melody Hrubes, MD, Rothman Orthopaedics; Lauren Elson, MD, Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation
  12. Wrap up


NOTE: We experienced technical difficulties at the beginning of the webinar in regards to the recording. Due to this we are unable to show the introduction portion of the webinar presented by Dr. Lucinda Halstead. Her slides are available below. This issue also effected the discussion with Neal McCoy. We do, however, have a small amount of audio from Neal's portion of the webinar which is also included below.


Bringing Performance Indoors Webinar


Neal McCoy - audio portion


Lucinda Halstead, MD

Allen Henderson, DMA

Mark Seton, PhD

Additional resources for theatre

Webinar Chat

Chat File


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Mask Testing


Mask Webinar

Georgia Tech Event Risk Assessment Tool
Colorado Aerosol Transmission Estimator

Allows you to enter parameters of your space and estimate
Harvard-CU Boulder Portable Air Cleaner Calculator for Schools

COVID survey


The Power of the Performing Arts


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