Professional Organizations and Certificates:
Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)
- Initially founded as a medical association for physicians, the Performing Arts Medicine Association supports the medical care of performing artists. PAMA has grown into an interdisciplinary organization and now includes performers, educators, administrators in music and dance from all over the world. Members of this organization have access to Medical Problems of Performing Artists, PAMA’s peer-reviewed journal and a directory of performing arts medicine professionals who may be contacted for referrals.
Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course from PAMA
- PAMA offers the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course for medical professionals and arts educators. This course is designed to focus on risk factors, life-span issues, and other factors that are unique to the health of performing artists.
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
- NASM hosts several resources on their website for tertiary institutions, but these may be of interest to any musician. Topics include hearing, vocal, neuromusculoskeletal, and mental health.
Where to Find More Information:
- PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection.
- MedlinePlus strives to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish.
- Google Scholar hosts articles from scholarly journals in a variety of fields.