Call for Papers

Submissions are now being accepted for papers, posters, workshops, and performances/demonstrations.

All submissions are due on or before September 30, 2019. Jump to how to submit your proposal.

Proposal Topics

We are looking for proposals that focus on one of the following areas:

  • Clinical practice
  • Research
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Education and training

Joint submissions representing multiple disciplines and continents are specifically encouraged. In particular, the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) is seeking significant contributions to public and world health, including the following:

  • Medical applications of music in all specialties
  • Technological advances in music and medicine
  • Contemporary and innovative music interventions to address major health issues, e.g., trauma, pain and stress management, addiction, and social isolation and depression
  • Musical responses to multicultural issues and health disparities
  • The role of music in health-supporting environments
  • Music as a response to public crises
  • Mechanisms underlying music interventions

How to Submit Your Proposal

There are two steps to be considered for the conference:

  1. Begin by creating an account on the application platform Easychair. Create your account now.
  2. Once you account is verified, use this link to submit your proposal (use the "author" role): easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iamm2020.

The form requires you to provide the following:

  • Names and contact information for all authors
  • The paper's title
  • An abstract (maximum 50 words)
  • An uploaded PDF of your paper (including three–five references)
  • At least three keywords

All submissions are due on or before September 30, 2019.

The official language of the conference is English, and all materials should be in English. 

What Happens Next?

All paper and poster submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee based on originality, importance, clarity, and scientific merit. The primary corresponding author will be notified by email of the committee’s decision by November 1, 2019, and is responsible for notifying any other authors.

Once a proposal is accepted, no changes of author(s) are allowed.

Papers, posters, workshops, demonstrations, and performances must be delivered at the conference in person by at least one of the authors, and all presenters are required to register for the conference by March 15, 2020.


For more information, please contact IAMMinfo@berklee.edu.