International Association for Music and Medicine

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The International Association for Music & Medicine is a registered non-profit organisation formed in 2009 to encourage and support the use of music in medical contexts including research into the benefits of music, and its specialised applications in healthcare.

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Athens, Greece recently hosted the 7th International Conference of the International Association for Music & Medicine on May 28 - 29, 2022. Meetings and presentations from Greek and international invited speakers took place in person and through live streaming May 28 to May 29, 2022. Additionally, a week of online-only presentations took place May 30 to June 3, 2022.

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 were honored to meet in this magical and historical city.

If you registered for the conference, you will have access to recordings of the conference proceedings. Click here to access the content library.


Take a look at our free blog where we highlight articles from Music and Medicine, IAMM's events, and more.

Music and Medicine Vol 14, No 1: Article Feature and Table of Contents

By International Association for Music and Medicine | January 29, 2022

Featured Article Temporal changes in electroencephalographic power spectrum on passive listening to three selected melodic scales of Indian music on healthy young individuals – a randomized controlled trial – Kirthana Kunikullaya, Arun Sasidharan, Rakshith Srinivasa, Read more…

Message from IAMM’s President 2021

By International Association for Music and Medicine | December 20, 2021

Dear colleagues, students, and friends,  At this season of holidays and hope for the new year, and on behalf of all of the volunteers who make the International Association for Music & Medicine a vibrant Read more…

Music and Medicine Vol 13, No 4: Article Feature and Table of Contents

By International Association for Music and Medicine | October 27, 2021

Featured article Music intervention pilot study: Assessing teaching methods of group marimba classes designed to train spatial skills of older adults experiencing changes in cognition Spatial skills decline in older adults, particularly those with cognitive Read more…

The Use of Music for Resilience-Building and Healing Trauma

By International Association for Music and Medicine | August 20, 2021

In 2019, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were selected by an International Association of Music Medicine review committee for inclusion at the 6th annual conference in 2020. Each leader was charged with assembling subject matter experts Read more…

Music and Medicine Vol 13, No 3: Article Feature and Table of Contents

By International Association for Music and Medicine | July 26, 2021

Article preview: An interview with Amy Clements-Cortes and Melissa Mercadal-Brotons. Telehealth Music Therapy For Persons With Dementia And/Or Caregivers 1. Can you provide an overview of the article and the topics it explores? Telehealth is Read more…

Music, Music Medicine, and Music Therapy in the Era of COVID-19: A Sampling of Resources

By International Association for Music and Medicine | May 4, 2021

Written by Ingrid Wheatley Rebling, Lukas Lanzilotti, Acksharaa Balaji, Grace Bigus, Sara Nagy, Edward Ortiz Almodovar, Jae Ung Park, and Carolina Vieira This blog includes entries from music therapy students at Berklee College of Music Read more…

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Music and Medicine - The Official Journal of the IAMM

Music and Medicine (MMD) is an interdisciplinary journal that serves as an integrative forum for clinical practice and research related to music interventions and applications of clinical music strategies in medicine.

Each peer-reviewed issue offers original articles, case studies, editorial commentaries, and interviews from clinical medicine, the neurosciences, behavioral sciences, nursing, and social work that translate research from music, music psychology, music cognition, music neurology, and music therapy into scientifically valid clinical applications.

The goal for Music and Medicine is to bring together information that is currently dispersed across many disciplines throughout many publications.

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