IAMM Book Club – Scales to Scalpels

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 Read more…

IAMM Book Club – Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist

Join us for this talk with Susan Hadley, PhD, MT-BC on August 23rd at 12noon Eastern Daylight Time. Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist: Personal Narratives is a compilation of critically engaging narratives that grew out of conversations with 17 music therapists living in different parts of the world, from Read more…

Welcome to IAMM With You – Fall Edition!

For our first session in this series, we will look back at the wonderful events we hosted in the previous season of IAMM With You: In Conversation. Additionally, we will give you a preview of what is coming up for the Fall Edition of IAMM With You.   More information Read more…

IAMM With You: In Conversation With Siva Kumar

Every person has the potential to heal themselves by discovering and abiding in the Spiritual dimension. Music is perhaps the most easily accessible route to reach this destination. That’s why, a strong role for music in all religious and spiritual traditions across various cultures throughout the ages could be discerned. Read more…


IAMM With You: In Conversation With Sebastian Hachmeyer

In a recent article about musical healing in the Bolivian Andes (Hachmeyer 2019), Sebastian Hachmeyer focused on performative and kinaesthetic aspects of collective flute music and dance as part of a place-based bodily understanding of healing in the Andes. He argued that health and sickness, but also music and dance, Read more…


IAMM With You: In Conversation With Nuria Escude & Rafael Ramirez-Melendez

Music is known to have the power to induce strong emotions. In this talk we will assess, based on Electroencephalography (EEG) data, the emotional response of terminally ill cancer patients to a music therapy intervention in a randomized controlled trial. A sample of 40 participants from the palliative care unit Read more…


IAMM With You: In Conversation With Andrés Ojeda and Miguel Basabe

This presentation will focus on a study which identifies through a brain-computer interface, the correlation between the records of encephalographic signals of intergenerational music therapy activities, with the regulation of emotions. Emotion regulation is conceptualized as momentary affective states which arise from experiences that modify various areas of the brain, Read more…


IAMM With You: In Conversation with Mary Rorro and Sydelle Ross

Dr. Mary Rorro, will discuss her therapeutic music program for veterans, “A Few Good Notes,” She helped create the Guitar Instruction Group in her VA, which provides free guitars and lessons for veterans and she performs with patient musicians on viola. Dr. Rorro will share a video of the guitar Read more…


IAMM With You: In Conversation With Jane Edwards

In this conversation we will talk with Jane Edwards, IAMM's Founding President, about her time as President of IAMM, as well as her current professional interests. We will also talk about music and medicine in Australia and human experiences of the arts, in particular how people use music to navigate Read more…


IAMM With you: In Conversation with Rieko Eguchi

In this event, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) music therapy for palliative and terminal care will be discussed based on experiences, reflections, and considerations from early clinical practice at Saitama Children’s Medical Center, Japan. The NICU/GCU (growing care unit) music therapy program started at the hospital in 2018. The program Read more…


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7th International Conference of the IAMM

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IAMM is excited to announce our next interdisciplinary conference on music and medicine from May 26-29, 2022 in Athens, Greece! 

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and to facilitate maximum international participation, you can opt to attend the conference virtually or in-person.

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 sincerely hope you will join us in this magical and historical city for our conference in-person or virtually.

Save the date! More details to follow.

In the meantime, you can sign up for updates from the conference here.

Past Conferences

The 6th International Conference of the IAMM - 2020

The 5th International Conference of the IAMM in Barcelona - 07 June 2018

The 4th International Conference of the IAMM in Beijing - 11 June 2016

The 3rd International Conference of the IAMM in Toronto - 24 June 2014

The 2nd International Conference of the IAMM in Thailand - 03 July 2012

The 1st International Conference of the IAMM - 06 July 2010

The Inaugural Meeting of the IAMM - 05 July 2009