Webinar: Performing Arts Health: A Tale of Two Needs

Don’t forget to join us for our next July SCR CONNECTions webinar in two weeks on Wednesday, July 10th at 11am ET / 10am CT / 9am MT / 8am PT. Our guest speakers Kris Chesky and Sajid Surve are Co-Directors of the UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, will present Performing Arts Health: A Tale of Two Needs. Details on connecting below! No registration is required. Please invite any colleagues who might be interested in our topic. The session will be eligible for 1 hour of MLA CE and will be recorded.

And in case you missed it, our recent webinars on mHealth and June’s SCR CONNECTions on Graphic Medicine are now available for viewing on YouTube.


Title: Performing Arts Health: A Tale of Two Needs
Guest Speaker: Kris Chesky, PhD and Sajid Surve, DO, Co-Directors of the UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health
Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Description: Performing arts health is a budding area of medicine and research.  Performing artists have long been focused solely on their craft, ignoring the potential implications to their hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal, and mental health that arise from playing music, dancing, acting, or other performance. Similarly, the medical profession has historically ignored the unique medical problems of performing artists, opting instead to treat them as something other than the endurance athletes that they are.  In both instances, a strong case can be made for the need for high-quality health information.  In this talk, the speakers will discuss the historical problems, present situation, and future implications of informatics and performing arts health.

Speaker Bio: Kris Chesky and Sajid Surve are Co-Directors of the UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health<http://tcpah.unt.edu/> (TCPAH) (link is external), which has been at the forefront of research, education, and clinical care for the medical problems of performing artists for the past 20 years. The TCPAH is home to the world’s first Ph.D. in Music with a Concentration in Performing Arts Health, the world’s first Performing Arts Medicine physician fellowship, and recently partnered with the NNLM to publish Musician Health: A Primer and Resource Guide<https://nnlm.gov/scr/initiatives/performingartshealth> in February 2019.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

1.  Go to https://nih.webex.com.
2.  Enter the session number: 627 124 597​​​​​​​​​ and password: webinar
3.  Please provide your name and email address.
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