The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Symposium

Theme: Don’t Tell Me to Rest! The Reality of Performing Arts Healthcare
When: Saturday, 25 November
Where: Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff, NSW

The symposium will bring together clinicians, researchers and performing artists from around the country to explore the unique challenges of artists like musicians, actors, dancers and singers. The event will feature keynote speaker, Associate Professor David Butler, a physiotherapist, educationalist, researcher and clinician. Dr Butler will present a lecture discussing the contributions of neuroscience to understanding both pain and performance, and a workshop exploring practical applications for managing and understanding our own pain. Researchers and clinicians in the field will present their latest research and discuss possible strategies for overcoming the health challenges associated with being a performing artist.

ASPAH is led by a national committee of volunteers who are passionate about the importance of high-quality healthcare for performing artists; the committee includes healthcare professionals, pedagogues, researchers and performing artists.

For more information, visit Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.