International Association for Music and Medicine

Welcome to IAMM

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.


IAMM & ISfAM - Berlin 2024

The Future of Music and Arts in Medicine and Health

A Joint Event With the 1st Congress of the International Society for Arts and Medicine (ISfAM)

Join us for the 8th IAMM Conference in Berlin, Germany (and online) on September 18-21, 2024. Explore the integration of arts, medicine, and health, collaborate with global experts, and shape the future of this exciting field. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.

Don't miss this exciting joint event with the 1st Congress of ISfAM, uniting arts and medicine!

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IAMM With You 2023 Event Series

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IAMM With You 2023 is a series of 30 to 45-minute live-streamed events with professionals around the world who work and play at the intersection of music and medicine/health.

All events will start with music by internationally-renowned guests. Leading scholars, researchers, educators, therapists, musicians, practitioners, and other visionaries will then offer their expertise in various specialties through an online presentation. They will present their current work, its development, and perspectives on the future of music and medicine/health. The host will then moderate a discussion with the guests and audience and the event will finish with more music.


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

Does the language of a lullaby play a role in soothing infants?

By International Association for Music and Medicine | December 3, 2020

Written by Karen M. Johnston, MD, Ph.D., Neurosurgery In a recent Nature and Human Behaviour issue Bainbridge et al (1) challenge the reader with the idea that lullabies in many (most?) languages have the ability Read 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…

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Join IAMM as a Member

Becoming an IAMM member gives you excellent opportunities to network with and learn from more than 550 members from all around the world!

Music and Medicine

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Your one-year membership gives you access to the four-yearly volumes of the Journal Music and Medicine. This subscription also provides electronic access to all editions of the Journal since Vol 1, Issue 1 (2009).

Music and Medicine is the flagship publication of the International Association for Music and Medicine. This unique journal is available online from anywhere in the world.

IAMM Conference

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Get discounts on the IAMM Conference every two years. This international gathering of  researchers, clinicians, and professionals includes plenary sessions, workshops, posters sessions, networking opportunities, commercial exhibits, and educational opportunities in a broad array of music and medicine areas.



Leadership in IAMM Committees: Make your voice heard on international music and medicine issues by joining an IAMM committee or task force.

Participation in IAMM Special Interest Groups: Special Interest Groups convene at IAMM's conferences and collaborate in special projects.

Access to special events: We continuously offer events and special offers just for members.

And more!

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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IAMM Membership entitles you to a yearly subscription of MMD

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