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 Jennifer Buchanan

Like many music therapists, Jennifer started with a huge mission. She wanted to help people in their pursuit of optimum health. But after running her private practice for twenty years, even with thousands of clients and loyal staff, she felt burned out and not sure if her private practice would 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…


Global Café – Israel

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IAMM Global Café (IGC) is a virtual networking event for IAMM members across the world. These Cafés are hosted by members of IAMM’s Committee on Global Reporting. The next IGC focuses on the intersection of music and medicine/health in Israel. Dana Yacobson will host a panel of practitioners actively engaged Read more…


Music Therapy & Chronic Pain Online Seminar

A public live streamed event with experts from across the globe discussing and demonstrating the use of music therapy for chronic pain. About this event This public live streamed event will bring together international experts on chronic pain and music therapy to explore and present latest research and practice on Read more…

IAMM Book Club 2022 – Breaking Strings

Join us for this talk on Breaking Strings: Explorations of Mistakes in Music Therapy on November 11th. In this innovative volume of Breaking Strings, Avi Gilboa from  and Laurien Hakvoort use broken strings on an instrument as a metaphor to refer to those frustrating and sometimes upsetting moments when things 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. The 7th International Conference of the IAMM will be held May 28 - 29, 2022 in Athens, Greece. Meetings and presentations from Greek and international invited speakers will take place in person and through live streaming May 28 - 29, 2022. Additionally, a week of online-only presentations will take place May 30 to June 3, 2022

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.

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