Call for Presentations: Instructions
22nd Annual Meeting
Thursday – Sunday, October 25 – 28, 2012
The guidelines include terminology chosen to communicate effectively with IADMS’ diverse membership. Please review the descriptions to see where your presentation will fit best. If your presentation does not fit any of the categories, adapt the guidelines that come closest to fitting your presentation.
The Research Committee of IADMS has prepared a set of guidelines to help potential presenters prepare presentation proposals for the Annual Meeting. The 'Presentation Proposal Guidelines' identify the topics that reviewers look for when evaluating presentation proposals. The more of these topics you can address in your proposal abstract, the more fairly the reviewers will be able to evaluate your proposal.
There are five types of presentations that are common at IADMS Annual Meetings:
(Click the title to view the full outline and details for each type of presentation.)
1. Intervention Research
Intervention research includes studies in which researchers arrange (or follow) a systematic change in conditions to determine the effects on a physical capacity, skill, or performance important to dancers. Clinical and experimental research are the most common types of intervention research but other systematic efforts to measure the effects of an intervention, including intervention-based case studies and qualitative studies, may be included.
2. Descriptive Study
Descriptive studies describe phenomena systematically to reveal patterns and connections that might otherwise go unnoticed. Descriptive studies include normative, epidemiological, and correlation studies, as well as non-intervention case studies and qualitative studies.
3. Conceptual Analysis
Conceptual analyses involve speculating about connections that have yet to be confirmed with intervention research or descriptive studies. Conceptual analyses are often built around a review of the research literature related to the concept under consideration.
4. Practitioner Wisdom
Teachers, physicians, clinicians, choreographers, and dancers are practitioners when they train, treat, and educate dancers. Practitioners who work with dancers extensively gain insights that may be instructive to others who work with dancers. This type of presentation allows experienced practitioners to share insights based on extensive experience.
5. Movement Session
Movement sessions emphasize movement by the audience and essential aspects of the presentation are revealed through movement or other direct experience. Other experiential presentations (imaging, relaxation, etc.) may be included in this category.
Presentation proposals must be completed by March 1, 2012.