Leading experts in dance science and medicine are set to
attend an international conference hosted by the University of
The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association for
Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held at the Birmingham
Hippodrome from October 28 to 30 2010.
This unique conference is hosted by the University of
Wolverhampton and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
IADMS conferences are designed to enhance the treatment and
training of dancers with the ultimate goal of improving dancers’
health, well-being, and performance.
The three-day event will include lectures, workshops, forums,
case presentations, poster presentations, and movement sessions.
There will also be an opportunity for health care professionals,
dance educators, dance scientists, and dance movement specialists
The conference is hosted by a different country each year, and
this is the first time the University of Wolverhampton has been
involved in hosting the event.
The University’s School of Sport,
Performing Arts and Leisure offers a range of dance and
performance courses and carries out world-leading research into
dance science. From July 2011, the School will be housed in the new
multi-million pound Performance Hub at the Walsall Campus,
featuring new teaching and rehearsal spaces.
Dr Matt Wyon, Reader in Performance Science and UK Conference
Lead, said: "We are honoured to be hosting the International
Association for Dance Medicine and Science conference along with
Birmingham Royal Ballet. This is the most prestigious conference in
this field and provides us with the opportunity of showcasing our
world-leading research and the Performance Hub.
"Objectives of the conference include providing participants
with insights into the causes and treatments of musculo-skeletal
problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention, and also
enhancing their knowledge of the psychological issues that affect
2010 is a Year of Dance in Birmingham with the city hosting,
among other events, the International Dance Festival and the
British Dance Edition
Complete information can be found at: www.iadms.org
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Date Issued: Tuesday, 05 October 2010
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