In 2019, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were selected by an IAMM review committee for inclusion at the conference. Each leader was charged with assembling topic experts from different disciplines and continents. These groups met virtually throughout the year to develop outcomes that included research proposals, educational programs, white papers, and clinical practice guidelines.
The results of these SIGs was presented in the IAMM SIG Summer Webinar Series. Recordings of these webinars were included as part of IAMM2020 registration.
These were the topics of the webinars:
Dr. Joanne Loewy - NICU Music Therapy: Sharing International Trends Through Integrative Family-Centered Music Psychotherapy
Rebecca Vaudreuil - Survivors of Trauma: The Use of Music for Resilience-Building and Healing in Areas of Armed Conflict
Dr. Alex Pantelyat - Music Therapy and Music-Based Interventions for Movement Disorders
SarahRose Black - Music Therapy and Medical Assistance in Dying: Facilitating a Collective Approach to Creating Clinical Guidelines and Implementing Evidence-based Best Practices
Dr. Melissa Mercadal-Brotons - Music Therapy in the Context of Dementia: People with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Dr. Amy Clements Cortes - Clinical Guidelines for the Continuum of Music Experiences and Music Therapy in Relationship Completion in Palliative Care