International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

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The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS)[1][2][3] was formed in 1990 with the goal summarized in its mission statement:[4]

IADMS enhances the health, well-being, training, and performance of dancers by cultivating educational, medical, and scientific excellence.

At present, the association has over 900 members in 35 countries.[5]

Since its inception the association has held an annual meeting (scientific conference) at venues around the globe. These conferences, currently four days in length, are multidisciplinary, with lectures, symposia, and forums on dance medicine, dance science, and dance education, as well as movement sessions. The conferences are attended by physicians, physical therapists, allied health professionals, alternative healthcare practitioners, psychologists, arts administrators, artistic directors, choreographers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, and dancers.[6] Continuing education credits for healthcare professionals are provided.

The association publishes a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal, Journal of Dance Medicine & Science[7][8][9] (by subscription, print and online) which is indexed in MEDLINE[10] and The IADMS Bulletin for Teachers (free, online only).[11]

Resource papers on numerous topics and in several languages, written by medical, scientific and dance professionals, are available for free download on the association's website.[12]

Presidents[edit]

  • 1991–1993 Justin Howse, FRCS[13][14] and Allan Ryan, MD
  • 1993–1997 Jan Dunn, MS
  • 1997–1999 Robert Stephens, PhD
  • 1999–2001 Marika Molnar, PT
  • 2001–2003 David S. Weiss, MD[15]
  • 2003–2005 Rachel Rist, MA
  • 2005–2007 Virginia Wilmerding, PhD
  • 2007–2009 Boni Rietveld, MD
  • 2009–2011 Tom Welsh, PhD
  • 2011–2013 Emma Redding, PhD
  • 2013–2015 Janet Karin
  • 2015–present Matthew Wyon, PhD

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. "About IADMS". iadms.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Sunday (22 November 2009). "''The Dance Library''". Thedancelibrary.com. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "'' Artists' Resource Guide''". Artistsresourceguide.org. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. "IADMS Mission Statement". iadms.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  5. ^ International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. "About IADMS". iadms.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  6. ^ International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. "''IADMS Conferences Page''". iadms.org. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "''Journal of Dance Medicine & Science''". Iadms.org. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "''IngentaConnect''". Ingentaconnect.com. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "''ResearchGate''". Researchgate.net. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "''U.S. National Library of Medicine Catalog''". Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "'' IADMS Resources for Dancers and Teachers''". Iadms.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "''IADMS Resource Papers''". iadms.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "''British Association for Performing Arts Medicine''". Bapam.org.uk. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ "''David S. Weiss MD: My IADMS background''". iadms.org. Retrieved 22 November 2015.