Continuing Professional Development
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation (USF HPCC)



*** PAMA March Program 12-17 ***




Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on Nov. 5th, 2013


The First Southeast Regional Meeting of Performing Arts and Medicine Association (PAMA) will be held on March 7-9, 2014 at University of South Florida in Tampa. The reception will be held on March 7 from 6-9 pm and the program will be held on both March 8 and 9. You are invited to submit an abstract on topics that include a broad spectrum of research and practice relating to Performing Arts Medicine: Arts in Medicine, Education of Performing Artists, Artists’ Mind and Body, Healing and Treatment for Artists and Healing and Treatment of Patients using the Arts. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:


  • General medical health and wellness for performing artists
  • General fitness and rehabilitation for performing artists
  • Performance anxiety
  • Maximizing performance
  • Hearing and vocal health
  • Neuro-musculoskeletal conditions: musicians, dancers
  • Proper dance technique
  • Returning to dance or music following surgery
  • Arts as healing agents in critical care facility


This meeting is sponsored by USF Health and therefore all educational programming must be
in compliance with the ACCME, ANCC and USF CPE PT accreditation requirements.


Abstracts are limited to 250 words
Title of abstract in ALL CAPS.
Name of author(s) with degree(s), affiliation, city, state, country and contact information
Times New Roman, 12 point font
English, single spaced, one-inch margins


Notification of acceptance or denial for abstract submissions will be made by Dec. 1st, 2013 by e-mail.


If you have questions regarding the abstract submission or the conference contact John O’Leary at


Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on Nov. 5th, 2013 using All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee, consisting of experts in the medical education field, and accepted abstracts will be assigned to one of the following:

  • 20 minutes live presentation plus 10 minutes for Q&A (total of 30 minutes)
  • Poster presentation

Course Description


This program is designed to introduce the concept of performing arts medicine and disseminate its diverse implications on performing arts education, injury prevention and rehabilitation, medical education and healthier arts communities.

Course Description


This program is specifically designed for physicians, nurses, physical therapists, residents, local and regional performing artists, and educators.



Course Description


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:


1. Describe the concept of performing arts medicine.
2. Disseminate the diverse implications on performing arts education, injury prevention and rehabilitation, medical education and healthier arts communities.



Course Description



This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™


Nursing accreditation will be applied for pending approval for CEUs.

Florida Physical Therapy CEUs will be applied for.






John Chong, MD
Medical Director, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
Hamilton, Ontario
Lecturer, Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Nancy J. Kadel, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Group Health Physicians
Seattle, Washington

Richard J. Lederman, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Academic Specialties
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas Welsh, PhD
Professor, School of Dance
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Course Description


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Registration fees will be refunded minus a $35 processing fee with written notice on or prior to February 7, 2014.
No refunds will be made after this date. No registration is confirmed without FULL Payment.

USF Health reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. USF Health will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.


Course Description

CAMLS - Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation


124 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Maps & Directions





Downtown Tampa

Travel and Ground Transportation
Tampa International Airport (TIA) is a ten minute drive from the Embassy Suites Hotel. Taxi service is available from the airport for approximately $25.00. Return taxi service can be arranged through the hotel bell desk.

Self-parking is also available at the City of Tampa's Fort Brooke Parking Garage located at the intersection of Franklin and Whiting Streets, just one block from CAMLS.

For More Information
Please contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development at 813.224.7860 or



Lewis and Enid Barness Recital Hall

USF School of Music


3755 Holly Drive
Tampa, FL 33620











Embassy Suites Tampa – USF


3705 Spectrum Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33612
(813) 977-7066

Description: Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center Hotel, FL - Hotel Exterior Night



Hotel Overview

Cool off in the heart of sun-drenched Tampa, Florida, in a two-room suite at the Embassy Suites Tampa USF/Near Busch Gardens hotel. Stretch out in this all-suite hotel less than 20 minutes from Tampa (TPA) Airport. Enjoy more space and more choices at our Busch Gardens hotel near the University of South Florida and Tampa theme parks. Ride the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to USF Events, Busch Gardens or lounge by our outdoor pool.


Reservations: A block of rooms have been reserved for this conference at the special rate of $139.00 per night, plus tax. This includes a full made to order breakfast as well as the Manager’s Reception in the afternoon. To reserve your room, please call (813) 977-7066 and reference the USF Free to Play conference.



Course Description

Please notify the CPD Office, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 46, Tampa, FL 33612 or call (813) 224-7860 or e-mail by February 7, 2014 if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.


Course Description

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