7th International Conference of the IAMM

in Athens, Greece, and online

May 26 - 29, 2022

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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, we hope you can explore our online offerings which are part of IAMM2021. Learn more about these events here.

Contacts - 7th International Conference


Vera Brandes

IAMM Conference Chair

IAMM's Conference Committee Chair, president of I.M.A.R.A.A. (International Music and Arts Research
Association Austria) and Director Emeritus of the Research Program for Music-Medicine at
Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.

Vera Brandes, former record producer and founder of multiple record labels, was one of the co-founders of the Science Network Man and Music at the University Mozarteum, Salzburg and former lecturer on culture & media at the University for Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. Vera is CSO of SANOSON in Vienna, Austria and developed I-MAT© (Individualized Music-focussed Audio Therapies) for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders (US patent).


Athanasios Dritsas MD, FESC

President, Athens Scientific Committee

Cardiologist, Deputy Director of the Cardiology Section at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece.

Along with medicine, he studied music and today is a recognized composer, writer and pianist in Greece and Europe. In the European medical area, he is considered as a pioneering physician in the clinical application of music medicine & music therapy in the treatment of cardiac patients. He is the author of the recent (2018) book “Music as Medicine: a biological approach to music medicine interventions”. In 2019 he was honored by the Scientific Academy of Athens, Greece for his scientific work on the contribution of music medicine-music therapy to the care of cardiac patients.

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IAMM is closely coordinating with authorities in Greece to ensure the safety and health of in-person conference attendees in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we also understand that not all participants would be able to or feel comfortable traveling internationally in 2022. If traveling to Athens is not feasible for you, we invite you to join the conference virtually from anywhere in the world.