Welcome to the IAMM 





International Association

for Music & Medicine 

IAMM Members' Meeting
Call for business

IAMM will host the Member's Meeting on June 11th, 2016 during the conference in Beijing. If you have any business for this meeting, please wriote to IAMM Secretary Suzanne Hanser before June 1st at shanser@berklee.edu.

Call for nominations

All positions on the Executive are two years. Therefore during the Members' Meeting in Beijing there will be an election for all Executive Committee members, including President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairs of the Committees:Conference, Development & Finance, and Communication. We welcome your involvement.

Please send your completed nomination form to IAMM Secretary Suzanne Hanser   shanser@berklee.edu   by June 1st, 2016.

IAMM Nomination form for an Executive Position 2016.doc

IAMMChina 2016

June 11 - 13th, 2016,

China Hall of Science and Technology, Beijing, China

Early bird registration closes April 30th.

Click here to register 

Full program now available.  Click here.

Welcome to IAMM

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.

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. 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 as well as having generous conference discounts available.

The International Association for Music & Medicine was founded in 2009 at the inaugural meeting in Limerick, Ireland funded by the Graduate Education Medical School at the University of Limerick. IAMM founding members served as the first term Board of Directors until the elections at University of Toronto in 2014. IAMM is now led by an Executive Committee and Board comprising the following membership.

Journal: Music and Medicine

The IAMM journal Music and Medicine is published online at


Click on the above link to read the journal or to make a submission. Further information is also available by clicking on the 'Music and Medicine journal' tab in the menu.     

Vol 8 No2 out soon!

IAMM International Conferences

An international IAMM meeting is held every two years.

4th Conference: China Hall of Science and Technology in Beijing, China, June 11th - 13th, 2016 - This conference will be hosted by the Chinese Society of Music Therapy (CSMT), together with the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM), Chinese Arts and Medicine Association (CAMA), and the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM).

3rd Conference: University of Toronto, Canada, 2014 - Our next conference was June 24-27 2014 at the University of Toronto with co-hosts the Canadian Association for Music Therapy, and Wilfred Laurier University. It was a magnificent success and brought many new perspectives to music research and practice in medical contexts.

2nd Conference: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2012 - Delegates commented on the extraordinary diversity of papers, and the high level of scholarship across many fields related to music and medicine.

1st Conference: Krems, Australia 2010 - The inaugural conference was held in conjunction with Mozart & Science III in Krems, Austria November 4-7, 2010, and co-hosted with the International Music & Art Research Association Austria.

Founding meeting: Limerick, 2009 - At this first meeting IAMM was founded and the Music and Medicine journal was launched. 




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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