Upcoming Regional Meetings

The IADMS Regional Meetings are co-hosted educational events that facilitate and address the healthy dance/dancer needs of local dance communities across the globe.

SAVE THE DATE!

The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) are collaborating to present their first-ever ‘all in Spanish’ dance science event for dance teachers on Sunday 10 November 2024. The event will be hosted at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). 

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La Asociación Internacional de Medicina y Ciencia de la Danza (IADMS por sus siglas en inglés) y la Sociedad Imperial de Maestros de Danza (ISTD por sus siglas en inglés) colaboran para presentar por primera vez un evento en español sobre ciencia de la danza, dirigido a maestros de danza, el domingo 10 de noviembre de 2024. El evento se organizará en la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Salom de Danza. 

See the full bilingual AGENDA here

Registration Opens August 12!

EVENT INFORMATION

The morning sessions (Mexico City time 10am – 2pm) will be in a hybrid format, accessible to Spanish-speaking dance teachers from all around the world. Come learn from experts in Paris, Zurich, the UK, and New York on hypermobility in dancers and possible links to scoliosis, neural diversity, and eating disorders; more effective ways to cue and coach your dancers; social media and mental health of young dancers; and accelerating dance learning through Pilates. All sessions are followed by Q and A including reflective and topical conversation with the presenters.

Those attending the in-person sessions in Mexico City will be part of a “watch party” that can network together with further in-depth thoughts and questions guided by Dr Soledad Echegoyen during the lunch break.

The afternoon sessions (Mexico City time 2.45pm – 6.15pm) are in-person only and include nutritional advice teachers can share with dancers regarding what and how to eat/drink before shows and examinations for optimal performance, teacher mental health advice dealing with burnout, the nature of dance Injuries and why/when they happen and finally some cross training ideas for minimizing these injuries. Again these are all followed with Q and A opportunities.

All sessions apply to all dance genres and are current for the needs of dancers today all around the world.

This collaborative dance science event aims to reach all Spanish-speaking dance teachers and educators with valid, scientific information that can easily be disseminated and integrated into training tomorrow’s healthier dancers.

Registration Opens August 12! Mark your calendars & sign up for our mailing list to ensure you get up-to-date information on this and all other IADMS programming. 

Interested in hosting an IADMS Regional Meeting in your area?

Serving as a Local Host for an IADMS Regional Meeting can be a rewarding experience that brings together several like-minded community members to discuss dance medicine and science in your region of the world. Hosting a Regional Meeting involves direct collaboration with the IADMS Board, staff, and committees to ensure that the Regional Meeting is delivered on time in a professional manner that aligns with IADMS branding and reputation. 

Submitting an Expression of Interest:

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis but must be received at least 12 months in advance of the proposed meeting start date.

IADMS hosts up to 2 Regional Meetings a year, in the months of December/January and April/May. You will be asked to identify the day(s) in those months in which you prefer to host the meeting. 

Each Regional Meeting should have a particular theme/focus (e.g. adolescent dancers – geared to dance teachers; management of dancers’ injuries geared to physical therapists; latest in the medical management of dancers geared to healthcare professionals) and should align with the IADMS mission statement. The Regional Meeting’s local host committee should consist of at least 2 current IADMS members. On a practical front, the venue’s suitability needs to be reviewed (parking, accessibility, suitable rooms, AV availability, technical support, seating capacity, space for the possibility of movement sessions, and nearby accommodations for non-residents). Venues that can support a hybrid attendance structure will be favored. Finally, the potential audience, including demographics of IADMS members and others in the field that work/live in the proposed region, should be noted.

Submission of your Expression of Interest serves as the first step in the process and is a means to ensure your proposed local host committee understands the requirements and obligations. You will be contacted by IADMS staff upon review of your application if additional details are needed, or to discuss the next steps. 

Submit your Expression of Interest in hosting an IADMS Regional Meeting today! 

Questions? Email us at conference@iadms.org