Call for Papers
Submissions are now being accepted for the following:
- Unpublished papers (30 minutes)
- Poster presentations
- Workshops (90 minutes)
- Performances and/or demonstrations (30–60 minutes)
Focused on one fo the following areas:
- Clinical practice
- Theory and philosophy
- Education and training
Joint submissions representing multiple disciplines and continents are specifically encouraged. In particular, 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
All submissions are due on or before September 30, 2019.
You will need to create an account on EasyChair.org in order to submit your proposal.
The official language of the conference is English, and all materials should be in English. All authors must provide 1) their name and title; 2) their department; 3) their organization; and 4) their email address. The corresponding author should be identified.
Proposals for papers, posters, and workshops should include the following:
- A 50-word abstract
- A 300-word paper description, including between three and five references
- A 50-word biography of each presenter
- Five key words
- A list of any audio-visual needs
Please be sure to follow the word-count limitations.
The time allocated for an oral presentation will be 30 minutes, including five minutes for questions and answers. Posters will be displayed at allotted times during the conference to allow the author(s) to discuss their work with conference delegates.
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.
Workshops that offer significant and original contributions to the conference and that are 90 minutes in length are welcomed.
These include the following:
- Intensive instruction on a specific approach related to music medicine or music therapy
- A set of integrated oral presentations on a specific topic related to music medicine
- A major presentation with invited participants
Interactive experiences that engage conference delegates are particularly invited and include the following:
- Demonstrations of new apps and technologies
- Demonstrations of inventive methodologies
- Assessment devices, apps, or instruments
- Innovative musical performances that integrate music and medicine in a pioneering way
For more information, please contact IAMMinfo@berklee.edu.