Welcome to the IAMM 






International Association for Music & Medicine


The International Association for Music & Medicine was founded to promote an integrative perspective to applied music in health care. Pursuing an ambitious vision which has resulted in the dissemination of high level research through the IAMM journal Music and Medicine, gathering a worldwide membership base, and hosting international conferences every two years, IAMM offers immense capacity for directing attention towards the integration of a wide range of research initiatives and contemporary practices in the uses of music in the healthcare arena. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in music and healthcare and all are welcome to join.

3rd International IAMM Conference

Please join us at the 3rd international conference of IAMM 24-27 June 2014 University of Toronto 


 The conference program will be available here


The IAMM promotes sharing and capacity building across a wide range of fields including arts medicine, music performance, performance arts medicine, music psychology, medical humanities, ethnomusicology, music cognition, music neurology, music therapy, music in hospitals, infant stimulation, and music medicine. The IAMM is a community with expertise to support the development of initiatives that provide capacity building in this area, promoting the further potential for research, practice and knowledge about music and medicine.

As a highly interdisciplinary forum for clinical practice and research initiatives in music and medicine IAMM’s goals include the sharing of methods and practices from the widest range of clinical and research perspectives possible. IAMM will promote expansion of knowledge in the field to foster program development and research initiatives.

Members will automatically be subscribed to the journal Music and Medicine and will receive regular bulletins and newsletters of interest on this topic. The International Association for Music & Medicine was founded in 2009 at an inaugural meeting in Limerick, Ireland. IAMM has 35 founding members who have agreed to serve as the Board of Directors until 2014, and it is led by an Executive Committee comprising the following membership:

President: Jane Edwards, Ireland
Vice-President: Vera Brandes, Austria
Treasurer: Fred Schwartz, USA
Secretary: Patravoot Vatanasapt, Thailand

Committee Chairs:

Development & Finance: Connie Tomaino, USA
Global Reporting: Sumathy Sundar, India
Conference: Clare O’Callaghan, Australia
Communications and Outreach: Suzanne Hanser, USA

Publications: Helen Shoemark (Australia)

The IAMM journal Music & Medicine is published by SAGE with co-editors in Chief Dr Joanne Loewy and Dr Ralph Spintge. An international meeting is held every two years. The first meeting was held in Limerick in 2009. The inaugural conference was held in conjunction with Mozart & Science III in Krems, Austria November 4-7, 2010, co-hosted with the International Music & Art Research Association Austria. In July 2012 we held our second international conference at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Thailand. Delegates commented on the extraordinary diversity of papers, and the high level of scholarship across many fields related to music and medicine. The next conference is June 24-27 at the University of Toronto who are our co-hosts along with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy, and Wilfred Laurier University.  

Conference Toronto 2014

24 Jun 2014 • University of Toronto

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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