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At the University of South Florida, research and clinical faculty from across departments and colleges have met since 2008 to unite intersecting interests. The Collaborative invites community experts and practitioners to work together toward promoting Performing Arts Medicine research and practice.

USF-PAMC held the first, second, third, and fourth Southeast Regional Conferences in March 2014, 2015, June 2018, and March 2022. The USF conferences drew internationally renowned keynote speakers, health professionals, artists, practitioners, and educators from the region, the nation, and abroad. These conferences' high visibility and success have demonstrated USF’s leadership in this multidisciplinary collaboration of the arts, medicine, and research in performing arts medicine. The International PAMA recognized USF-PAMA with the 2017 PAMA Service Award. A significant publication, Perspectives in Performing Arts Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Springer Publishers, Inc. 2020) has become a high demand new literature in the field.

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Fifth USF-PAMA Conference on March 8-10, 2024.


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call for abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract within a broad spectrum of performing arts medicine research and practice including Mental Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Occupational Medicine, as well as Arts Effects on culture, society, healing, and medical education. Philosophical, Historical, Empirical, Clinical Research, Case studies, and Survey-type Studies, and Workshops and Panels with a focused topic are welcome.

abstract submissions (300-word limit):

  • Please compose your abstract with a clear focus, purpose, method, and any other rationale that ties in with the conference theme.
  • An abstract must include the title, all authors’ names, credentials, affiliations, email addresses, and category, i.e., research report, education or clinic report, workshop, or panel.
  • Name your abstract file in this manner: lastname-firstname-2024.doc (or docx).
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically by 5:00pm December 18, 2023 to all three Program co- chairs’ emai l addresses:,, &

conference deadlines:

  • Abstract acceptance notice: January 24, 2024
  • Presentation/participation acceptance notice deadline: February 19, 2024
  • Early Registration starts: January 19, 2024 – February 19, 2024
  • Late Registration fee added starting February 20.

The Program Committee will assign accepted abstracts to one of the following categories:

  • 20-minute live presentation plus five minutes for Q&A (25-minute total)
  • Poster presentation (6-minute rotating presentation)
  • 50-minute panel or workshop

Questions regarding the abstract submission or the conference: Contact program co-chairs:,,, or


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  • One hundred twenty plus professional members from USF and Tampa Bay Community
  • Sixty plus student chapter members from across disciplines
  • Recipient of the 2017 International PAMA Service Award
  • Publication: Perspectives in Performing Arts Medicine Practice: A  Multidisciplinary Approach by Springer Publishers (2020)
  • New courses and certificate programs offered in Dance, Music, Judy Genshaft Honors College, and College of Public Health
  • Numerous research publications in prestigious scientific journals by the USF-PAMC members
  • Numerous research presentations in international academic societies by the USF-PAMC members
  • First Prize in Poster Presentation at 2021 International PAMA Conference
  • Hosted Visiting Scholars from South Korea and Austria