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.

Open invitation from Keith W. L. Rafal, MD, MPH

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 12, 2020

As a new member of the IAMM’s community and strong believer in the power of music to positively impact our health and wellbeing, I am looking for collaborators to work with me on an exciting Read more…

An Interview with Dr. Frances le Roux

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 9, 2020

Dr. Frances le Roux is author of the article “A Review of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation in Varying Health Care Contexts” from the latest volume of Music & Medicine. Interview What is the main objective and Read more…

Table of Contents – Music & Medicine Vol. 12, No. 4

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 9, 2020

You can now read the latest volume of the journal here. This is a member benefit so if you are not a member, I hope you can consider joining us here. Editorial Living in Pandemic Read more…

Message from IAMM’s President – November 2020

By International Association for Music and Medicine | November 9, 2020

Greetings, IAMM community! You are IAMM and what a remarkable group of people you are! Since IAMM’s newly-elected Board of Directors and Executive Committee took office in late May, IAMM2020 has brought together an incredible Read more…

Virtual reality feedback influences musicians’ physical responses and mental attitude towards performing

By International Association for Music and Medicine | October 7, 2020

Lisa Aufegger shares a short preview of her article in the last edition of Music and Medicine: Simulation has been applied as a successful modality of training in areas such as medicine, aviation, and military. However, Read more…

Global Interconnectedness Through Washing Our Hands

By International Association for Music and Medicine | September 10, 2020

Music is bringing value to “virtually” every aspect of COVID management and containment. While performances and rehearsals are delayed/postponed/cancelled, technology venues are maximized to engage us in a “modified” musical world. Music is helping us 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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