International Association for Music and Medicine

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The International Association for Music & Medicine is a registered non-profit organisation formed in 2009 to encourage and support the use of music in medical contexts including research into the benefits of music, and its specialised applications in healthcare.

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Athens, Greece recently hosted the 7th International Conference of the International Association for Music & Medicine on May 28 - 29, 2022. Meetings and presentations from Greek and international invited speakers took place in person and through live streaming May 28 to May 29, 2022. Additionally, a week of online-only presentations took place May 30 to June 3, 2022.

Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, offering centuries-old history to be explored and enjoyed. According to Plato, one of the first schools of music education was founded by the people of Crete followed by the musical schools of Athens, where students were taught to sing and play the lyre. We were honored to meet in this magical and historical city.

If you registered for the conference, you will have access to recordings of the conference proceedings. Click here to access the content library.


Take a look at our free blog where we highlight articles from Music and Medicine, IAMM's events, and more.

Music and Medicine Vol 14, No 4: Article Feature and Table of Contents

By International Association for Music and Medicine | October 30, 2022

Featured article Impact of music therapy and the influence of Indian classical music on the extracellular status of endocrine markers in pregnant women: A review Bhuvaneswari Ramesh, A R Srinivasan Pregnancy and childbirth are regarded Read more…

Musik und Demenz – Report on Symposium in Germany

By samuelmusictherapy | October 19, 2022

Hamburg was the host for the third edition of the “Musik und Demenz Fachtagung” (Music and Dementia Symposium) in Germany. Not only was this event rich in presentations and workshops from around the country (and Read more…

Importance of Collaboration Between Research and Clinical Music Therapy Practice in Music Therapy

By International Association for Music and Medicine | September 30, 2022

Who am I? My name is Kyurim (Kyu) Kang, and I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. My interest in the brain and music has grown after Read more…

From Antiquity To The Present, Music Continues To Make A Difference

By samuelmusictherapy | August 22, 2022

The 7th International Conference of the IAMM brought together professionals from fields as diverse as biology, philosophy, musicology, neuroscience, music therapy, and music performance. It is not that often that one can be inspired by Read more…

Music and Medicine Vol 14, No 3: Article Feature and Table of Contents

By International Association for Music and Medicine | July 29, 2022

Featured article Storytelling through music to facilitate meaning reconstruction and address psychosocial stress in oncology nurses Carolyn S. Phillips, Deborah L. Volker & Barbara L. Jones Frontline healthcare workers are exposed to significant suffering and Read more…

Music-based models for addressing trauma, building resilience, and healing individuals and communities

By International Association for Music and Medicine | June 2, 2022

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. The opinions contained herein represent the private views Read more…

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Music and Medicine - The Official Journal of the IAMM

Music and Medicine (MMD) is an interdisciplinary journal that serves as an integrative forum for clinical practice and research related to music interventions and applications of clinical music strategies in medicine.

Each peer-reviewed issue offers original articles, case studies, editorial commentaries, and interviews from clinical medicine, the neurosciences, behavioral sciences, nursing, and social work that translate research from music, music psychology, music cognition, music neurology, and music therapy into scientifically valid clinical applications.

The goal for Music and Medicine is to bring together information that is currently dispersed across many disciplines throughout many publications.

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