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Genees & Kunst 6: Sixth Biannual Symposium on Medical Problems of Dancers and Musicians, Den Haag, April 1, 2008

A.B.M. Rietveld, C.I.C.A. Winterkorn-Pierrot, for the Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (NVDMG)
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 23 Number 4: Page 186 (December 2008)

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Abstract: On Tuesday, April 1, 2008, the Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (NVDMG) organized a scientific, artistic and, above all, festive symposium, ¿Genees & Kunst 6,¿ for its sixth member assembly. The assembly, held at the Medical Centre of The Hague, was co-hosted by Dr. A.B.M. (Boni) Rietveld, President of NVDMG and head of the Medical Centre for Dancers & Musicians, and by Mr. P.E. (Peter) van der Meer, MBA, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Medical Centre of The Hague (MCH). Scientific presentations, interspersed with dance and music performances, were given by NVDMG members and by two special guest presenters: Dr. W.J.B. (Walter) Mastboom, surgeon in the Medisch Spectrum Twente, in Enschede, The Netherlands, talked about parotid gland surgery and its consequences for the embouchure in wind players. And Dr. A. (Bert) Roldaan, pulmonologist in the Haga Ziekenhuis in The Hague and past director of the Nederlands Astmacentrum in Davos, Switzerland, addressed artists with shortness of breath and COPD. The scientific program continued with NVDMG presenters including: P.A.M. (Peter) de Beer, medical adviser of the world famous André Rieu Orchestra in Maastricht, on medical care of an orchestra touring internationally; M.E. (Mamie) Air, medical student at Yale University and Fulbright Scholar to The Netherlands 2007-08, working with Dr. Rietveld, on successful treatment of Freiberg¿s disease in a preprofessional dancer; A.L. (Bram) de Blécourt, psychiatrist, Bergen op Zoom, on the impending dissonance between dancers/musicians and audience and the role of the psychiatrist; and F.M. (Frits) van der Linden, surgeon at Groene Hart Ziekenhuis, Gouda, on the hair of Beethoven.

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