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IAMM Book Club – Scales to Scalpels

August 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


Join us for this talk with Dr. Lisa Wong on August 9th at 12noon Eastern Daylight Time.

In Scales to Scalpels, Dr. Lisa Wong chronicles how the music acumen of physicians affects the way they administer healing and, in turn, how their medical work affects their music. The book attempts to answer the question, “How does practicing the art of music transform the art of practicing medicine”?

Dr. Wong tells the story of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble of talented Boston-area physicians, med students and health-care professionals. The orchestra’s musicians inspire the reader to learn more about doctors who practice the healing arts of music and medicine and the fascinating interplay between medicine and music. Scales to Scalpels is available on amazon.com.

Dr. Lisa Wong is a pediatrician, musician, and author dedicated to the healing arts of music and medicine. She is a violinist, violist and pianist who has worked at Milton Pediatric Associates since 1986 and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, where she is the Associate Co-Director of the Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Dr. Wong will be joined by Dr. Psyche Loui, music neuroscientist and Director of the MIND (Music Imaging and Neural Dynamics) lab at Northeastern University for a lively discussion on the challenges and changes in the field during the current pandemic. Dr. Loui is also Chair of the IAMM Task Force on Music & Neuroscience.

This event is a member benefit and no additional registration is required. All active members will receive the Zoom link via email. 


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