28-31 October 2022


28-30 October: 8am - 5pm
31 October: 8am - 1pm


Hybrid event: Limerick (various locations in and near the University of Limerick campus) and online.


In-person: From $200 (One Day Pass) - $849
Virtual: From $125 (One Day Pass) - $774
Subsidized registration fees available on a limited basis.

The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is hosting its 32nd annual conference at the University of Limerick from 28-31 October 2022, with over 500 professionals in the field of dance medicine and science expected to attend.

The conference will include live, in-person sessions, as well as offering live stream and recorded presentations to increase accessibility. All attendees will have access to the event on-demand for six weeks after the live conference via the conference app.

There is an extensive Dance for Health programme which includes the following Special Interest Group presentations:

  • The role of dance in cancer care (31 October): David Rodriguez, Artistic Director of the international dance & health festival Girona en Moviment, and Emily Jenkins, Founder of Move Dance Feel, the UK’s first company offering dance to women affected by cancer.
  • Dance – a life line (30 October): Åsa N. Åström, Head of Dance Health and Community Dance at Balettakademien Stockholm, and Sara Houston, Professor of Dance and Community Engagement at the University of Roehampton.
  • Mindful movement as a diagnostic tool (30 October): Christina Soriano, Associate Professor of Dance and the Vice Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Wake Forest University; Clare Guss-West, former professional dancer, choreographer, holistic health practitioner and author specializing in mindful attentional focus and dance; Jo-Anne La Flèche, clinical and performance psychologist; Daisy Bremmer, somatic coach.

Check out the conference programme here.


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