Here is a list of abstracts from the 2007 held at the University of Sydney
The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare: A Brief History
Dr John Hadok
Assessing relevant injury risk factors for the performing artist
Overview: The aim of this talk would be to provide an overview of the specialised needs of performing artists based on the types of risks that are linked with injury in this population. The focus would be on which kind of risks need to be considered during the initial assessment to allow appropriate subsequent physical examination and treatment planning.
Dr Bronwen Ackermann
The Challenge of Performing Arts Health Care in Regional Australia
Overview: The speaker will address the demand for, and challenges of PAH in regional Australia, and briefly consider how ASPAH and its members might meet these demands and challenges in the future.
Dr John Hadok
A broad approach to a self-guided ergonomic assessment
Dr Steven Miller
Holistic care for the Voice
Dr Jonathan Livesey
Negotiating vulnerability in actor training
Overview: Acting schools actively promote the vulnerability of actors as a prerequisite for a successful career. Yet some actors seem to ‘live out’ their latest roles, often prolonging addictive and potentially destructive habits of the ‘characters’ they have embodied. Field research shows that while acting schools are effective in shaping actors in ‘taking on’ a role, there is far less guidance, if any, about ‘removing’ a role or debriefing after a season of performances.
Dr Mark Seton
Conceptualising music performance anxiety
Prof. Dianna Kenny