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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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…

Music and Medicine Vol 13, No 2: Article Feature and Table of Contents 

By International Association for Music and Medicine | April 22, 2021

Here is a preview of the new issue of Music and Medicine.  Article Preview: The Effect of Music Therapy on Weight Gain among Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Possible Mechanisms.  1. Can you Read more…

Non-COVID research in the midst of a pandemic: Lessons from music and neuroscience

By International Association for Music and Medicine | April 6, 2021

Written by Karen M. Johnston, MD, Ph.D, Neurosurgery There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound influence on the science of virology, epidemiology and vaccine development among other areas of research. Read more…

A journey of music in medicine – the painless story of anaesthesiologist Dr. Fred Schwartz

By International Association for Music and Medicine | March 25, 2021

This blog post is based on Dr. Schwarz’s published article in Music and Medicine, Vol 11, Issue 4, pp. 256-261. His piece relays his experience of the role music can play in medicine and medical settings.

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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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