7th International Conference of the IAMM

in Athens, Greece, and online

May 28 - 29, 2022

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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 to May 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.

IAMM now welcomes abstract submissions for the online portion of the conference. Please submit your abstract by December 22nd 2021 here.

Conference registration opening soon!

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Contacts - 7th International Conference

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Vera Brandes

IAMM's Conference Committee Chair

President of the International Music and Arts Research Association Austria and Director Emeritus of the Research Program for Music-Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University.

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).

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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.

In-Person Event

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.

If you decide to join us in-person, we will gladly welcome you at the concert hall “Aris Garoufalis” at the Athens Conservatoire.

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Confirmed Speakers

20110104 - Boston, Mass. - Tufts School of Medicine adjunct professor Dr. John Ioannidis, who also holds positions at Stanford University and the University of Ioannina in Greece, specializes in challenging the credibility of medical research. 


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John Ioannidis

John P. A. Ioannidis born August 21, 1965, is a Greek-American physician-scientist, writer and Stanford University professor who has made contributions to evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, and clinical research. Ioannidis studies scientific research itself, meta-research primarily in clinical medicine and the social sciences. Ioannidis's 2005 essay "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False" was the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science as of 2020, with more than 3 million views. Author of 8 books in Greek, 3 of which were shortlisted for best book of the year Anagnostis awards.

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Athanassios S. Fokas

Athanassios S. Fokas is a Greek mathematician, with degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Medicine. Since 2002, he is Professor of Nonlinear Mathematical Science in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge. He has written about symmetries, integrable nonlinear PDEs, Painleve equations and random matrices, models for leukemia and protein folding, electro-magneto-enchephalography, nuclear imaging, and relativistic gravity. He has introduced a new method for solving boundary value problems known as the Fokas method.

Registration Fees

Athens Conference In-Person (May 28-29) + Online Conference (May 30-June 3) Early Regular
IAMM members $229 $279
Non-members $359 $409
Discounted rate for IAMM student members, unwaged, retired, low- and mid-income countries $139 $179
Live-streamed events from Athens Conference (May 28-29) + Online Conference (May 30-June 3)  Early Regular
IAMM members $129 $199
Non-members $269 $329
Discounted rate for IAMM student members, unwaged, retired, low- and mid-income countries $49 $99

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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.