A series of webinars led by some of Australia’s leading practitioners and researchers in performing arts healthcare will be co-ordinated this year by the newly formed ASPAH Professional Development Committee. ASPAH members and other interested individuals will be able to subscribe and view the webinars from the comfort of their homes and ask the presenters questions in real time through the online webinar platform.
Webinar Details to be Announced – Save the Date!
Wednesday, July 5th, 7pm – 8pm EST
ASPAH Member – FREE
Non-Member Full – $50
Non-Member Concession – $30
NB: Concessional rate is for Full Time Students, Members of Affiliate Organisations and holders of an Australian Commonwealth Pensioner or Health Care Card
ASPAH Webinars are now FREE for members
Become a member now for the price of two webinars and receive these great Member Benefits.
- Access to the Health Services Database
- Full annual subscription to Medical Problems of Performing Artists
- Association with a network of leading performing arts professionals, clinicians and researchers
- Access to webinars, podcasts and other resources for professional development
- Discounted registration for ASPAH conferences and other events
- Free registration for ASPAH webinars
- Access to Local Chapter events
- Opportunity to run Local Chapter events
- Receive regular news about local, regional and national performing arts healthcare events
- The right to vote and hold office in the Society
REGISTER FOR WEBINAR
THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO WEBINARS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. WATCH THIS SPACE!
“Biomechanical video analysis for the clinic and the classroom”
Wednesday, April 5th, 7pm – 8pm EST
Dr Luke Hopper
The explosion of video capture technology has made the use of video a highly accessible feedback tool for patients and students. This webinar will cover biomechanical approaches to video analysis that can provide structured feedback to aid movement rehabilitation and pedagogy. Through a structured approach to video analysis patients and students can feel empowered through the learning process towards improving movement quality for performance.
Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm – 8pm EST
The price of love: What are the wellbeing costs of pursuing an acting career
Dr Mark Seton
A Webinar featuring a review of findings of the 2013 Australian Actors Wellbeing Study by Dr Mark Seton, Honorary Research Associate, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, the University of Sydney, and Creative Director, Actors Wellbeing Base Camp, Sense Connexion.
Dr Seton, with colleagues Dr Ian Maxwell and Dr Marianna Szabo, in collaboration with Mary Cotter of the Equity Foundation, initiated a national online survey of professional actors – the first comprehensive study of its kind in the world. 782 actors participated in this survey and shared both their ups and down of making a career. The survey explored physical and psychological wellbeing as well as possible stressors that could upset an actor’s long-term productivity.
Mark will outline many of the crucial findings of the Study, suggest next actions that the industry needs to take, and offer some of his own practical strategies for actor wellbeing and resilience that he has been teaching both working and student actors.
Monday, July 25th, 7pm – 8pm EST
Reframing performance anxiety within an artist’s practice
Dr Shona Erskine
BADance MPsych/PhD MAPS
Performance psychologist and dance artist
Shona will talk about the relationship between arousal and performance and how this can be understood as a function of the rehearsal and theatre environments to help performers manage anxiety.
Wednesday, June 8th, 7pm – 8pm EST
“The Singer with a Vocal Injury … Must the Show Go On?”
Dr Jonathan Livesey
MA (Oxon), BM BCh, FRACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)
ENT Surgeon and Voice Specialist
Jonathan will talk about the nature of vocal and non-vocal injuries sustained by singers and how to help manage a return to best health through a multidisciplinary approach.