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30th Annual Conference – Main


Chiba, Japan

Thursday–Sunday, October 22–25, 2020


The IADMS 30th Annual Conference in Chiba, Japan has been cancelled.

Over the past several weeks, the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has created a global public health care crisis, closed borders, universities, and dance institutions, shaken financial markets, and caused widespread disruption. As the virus continues to spread, many organizations, including the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), have been faced with the extremely difficult decision of whether to cancel large events due to public health concerns and the threat of travel restrictions and quarantines.

After long and serious deliberations, the IADMS Board has made the heart-breaking decision not to hold the 30th Annual Conference scheduled for this October in Chiba, Japan. This decision was made, first and foremost, with the health and safety of our members and community in mind. Like many of you, IADMS has been busy preparing for this highly anticipated event and we thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Given our decision to cancel the conference due to these unfortunate circumstances, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the local-host committee in Japan for their valued and continued assistance and support. A special thanks to Mayumi Kuno-Mizumura, who led the local host committee in Japan. It is our hope that the Japanese Association for Dance Medicine and Science & IADMS will collaborate again in the future.

The Board would also like to take this moment to thank all the individuals who submitted and reviewed abstracts for the 30th Annual Conference. Last, but not least, we would like to thank the many committee members and staff who contributed to the planning of this event over the past year.

At this time we are assessing all available options to connect IADMS members with one another and facilitate all the important conversations that take place during the conference. In addition to looking at virtual opportunities, we will be actively considering options to supplement our yearly educational offerings with more local regional meetings and networking events should there be a potential improvement in the coronavirus outbreak and/or reduced public health concerns.

We recognize the need for all of us to meet, share ideas, rekindle old friendships and create new ones, be inspired, sense the flow of new directions in research, and simply be together in this great family of IADMS. We invite you to share your thoughts, innovations, and knowledge to help us come together as a community and strengthen our bonds and passion for dance.

We look forward to seeing you at our next yet-to-be-announced event

and Mark Your Calendars for the

IADMS 31st Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado, USA
October 7-10, 2021

Thank you to all for your continued commitment, patience, and support of our long-standing mission!


Peter Lewton-Brain, DO
President, IADMS


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