President’s Welcome

Patravoot Vatanasapt, MD, MS, FRCOT


It is my great honor to welcome you to IAMM, an alliance for anyone who is interested in applying music in health care or medical settings. Founded by experts around the world who have been involved in the fields of music therapy and music medicine, as well as music educators and healthcare professionals who have been passionate about applying music in their work,; we have attempted to establish a platform to encourage sharing of knowledge and experience across areas of expertise and cultures. We promote collaborative activities to expand networking in the field of music and medicine across the globe.

We have now held successful conferences, from our inaugural IAMM meeting in Limerick, Ireland in 2009, to the IAMM conference in Krems, Austria; in Bangkok, Thailand; in Toronto, Canada; in Beijing, China; and recently in Barcelona in 2018.  It is a compelling experience to meet friends from around the world from different cultures, backgrounds and expertise, who share common interests, truly promoting an interdisciplinary collaboration.  Besides the conferences, the journal, Music and Medicine, a high quality peer reviewed journal, is also available as a resource for publishing and learning scientific evidence and experience in this field.

Membership in IAMM will bring you even closer to the world’s leading experts, including researchers, educators, and practitioners in the fields of music medicine and music therapy. There are also medical doctors, healthcare professionals, music educators, music therapists, ethnomusicologists, and more who have been involved in IAMM.  Privileges for members include full access to the journal, Music and Medicine, as well as a discounted rate for all IAMM conference registrations. Newsletters and website information keep you up to date on the latest activities of members

In combing arts and science, the field of music and medicine is widely accepted as a promising approach that integrates well into the current healthcare environment.  We would like to invite you to join us and become part of IAMM as we further develop and enhance the roles of music in elevating quality of life for people around the world.

I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming IAMM conference in 2020, in Boston, USA.   

Patravoot Vatanasapt, MD,MS,FRCOT

President, IAMM