The 32nd annual conference of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) took place over the October bank holiday weekend and welcomed over 630 delegates in person and online to the UL campus. It was the biggest conference in IADMS’ history as well as the first hybrid conference run by the organisation. This event caters for all those involved in supporting dancer health including surgeons and other clinicians, researchers, dance educators and students, and is estimated to have been worth several million euros to the local economy.
Congratulations to the host committee was led by PAfH member Dr Róisín Cahalan from the School of Allied Health and Dr Orfhlaith Ni Bhríain of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. The event also included a gala concert featuring the best of local dance and music talent from the University and the broader city community.