UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


VIRTUAL EVENT: What is Performing Arts Medicine & why are artists' health needs so important?

25 April 2023, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

FMS Public Lectures with an image of Dr Hara Trouli accompanied by a photo of dancers

Join us to find out how medicine and related health services can inspire and create a safe environment for our artists.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Kate Thomas & Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez – Faculty of Medical Sciences

Performing Arts Medicine is a branch of medicine that is growing and embracing our artistic cultural wellbeing for everyone’s benefit. Performing artists, similar to athletes, undergo extensive training and engage in careers with injury risks, social pressures and mental stresses.

How can we help prevent these problems particularly in a world that is coming out of a pandemic that has cost theatres, artists and art students’ loss of confidence, conditioning and income? How can we ensure artistic expressions in our societies remain supported and our artists are looked after?

This event aims to explain how medicine and related health services can inspire and create a safe environment for our artists.

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with our speaker, Dr Hara Trouli.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FMSLectures


Access profile

This event will take place on Zoom Webinar.

A link to the event will be sent to you prior to the event start time.

Live captioning is available for this event.

We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible, so if you have any accessibility requirements or enquiries that are not covered in the above access profile please contact the events team at fmscomms@ucl.ac.uk. If you could contact us allowing as much time as possible before the event we will be able to ensure where required that the appropriate measures are taken.

About the Speaker

Hara Trouli

Associate Professor (Teaching) and Performing Arts Medicine Clinician at UCL

A photo of Hara Trouli

Hara studied Medicine at the Athens Medical School and Piano Diploma at the National Athens Conservatoire. She has worked in surgery, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine. She studied for the first Masters in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London, a course she now leads since 2015 and where she teaches, organises curriculum and supervises research. She often gives talks on Performing Arts Medicine as a guest speaker in international music schools and she regularly presents in international conferences on topics such as Clinics for Musicians, Wrist Problems of Musicians , Health of the Popular Musician, Muscle Activation in Pianists’ Upper Limbs and Focal Dystonia. She has published articles in music magazines and scientific journals. She is a clinician and trustee for the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM, UK) and sits on the board of directors for the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA, USA).