BAPAM Training Day, November 2015
Saturday, 21 November 2015 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
BAPAM Training Day, Upper Strings
Saturday November 21st 2015
The theme of the next BAPAM Training Day is Upper Strings.
Our Performing Arts Medicine Training Days are ideal for healthcare professionals and others engaged in performing arts welfare who want to develop their skills in this fascinating specialism.
We present perspectives from people working in the performing arts as well as the expertise of experienced medical practitioners. This is a great opportunity to learn from peers, make connections and share unique insights.
9.50 Welcome and introduction
10.00 Functional anatomy of the upper limb in relation to upper string playing, Dr Alan Watson, Reader in anatomy, Cardiff University
Dr Alan Watson is a neuroscientist and anatomist with a focus in musical performance physiology and the nature and treatment of performance related injury in instrumentalists and singers
11.00 Refreshment break
11.15 Physical issues & assessment in upper string players, Dr David Fielding
A GP with a special interest in musculoskeletal issues, Dr Fielding helped many performing arts professionals overcome work-related health problems as a BAPAM assessing clinician in Manchester
12.15 Performance demonstration and Q&A, Ursula John. Professional viola player, London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Britten Sinfonia, plus many more orchestral and solo performances, chamber groups and recordings.
13.00 Lunch (inlcuded in ticket price)
13.30 BAPAM regional clinicians meeting
14.00 Warm-up exercises session, Drusilla Redman, BAPAM physiotherapist
14.15 Psycho-physical re-education: an introduction to cognitive-motor system-level causes of performance-related problems and how the Alexander Technique can help overcome them, Alison Loram, Freelance violinist, Alexander Technique Teacher, BAPAM registered practitioner
Alison Loram studied the violin at the Royal College of Music and led the orchestra of the National Centre for Orchestral studies at the University of London. Persistent performance-specific musculoskeletal problems led her to the Alexander Technique and she qualified as a teacher in 1992, becoming Visiting Tutor in at Birmingham Conservatoire shortly afterwards
15.15 Refreshment break
15.30 Playing, performing, teaching, Dr Ulla Benz, Performer; Visiting Professor in Violin at Birmingham Conservatoire; Medical Doctor at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universtät Medical Faculty, Munich
Dr Ulla Benz is professional violinist, passionate teacher and medical doctor
16.30 Performing Arts Medicine MSc presentations and prizes
This event takes place at Resource for London, 365 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Advance booking is essential
Cancellations prior to 7 November will be fully refunded