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  • Music, Science & Medicine: Frontiers in Biomedical Research & Clinical Applications

    Friday, March 25, 2011 | 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences

    See videos of the Presentations and One-on-one interviews at The Science Network (TSN)

    Music therapy — the clinical application of music to treat a wide range of diagnoses using physiological and medical approaches — has advanced dramatically over the past decade, proving to be an effective clinical tool for treating medical diagnoses. Music has been effectively applied to treat Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke and others, including autism, language acquisition, pain management, stress and anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, coma, and more.

    This landmark multidisciplinary 1-day conference aims at exploring the connection between up-to-date scientific findings and their possible application to clinical music and physiological function, including, not only neurocognitive mechanisms, but also other physiological processes such a hormonal and metabolic responses, pain control, motor functions, etc. The ultimate goal of this program is fostering dialogue among experts studying music in human adaptive function, physiological sciences, neuroscience, neurology, medical research, psychology, music education, and others disciplines of disease physiology, music physiology, and music therapy. It is expected that the broad and ongoing discussions originating from this symposium, will promote collaborative research, and a more effective communication, and translation of scientific research into music-based clinical treatments of disease.

    CMTE Credits

    Interested music therapists attending this symposium may directly claim their CMTE credits to the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT, ). The certificant would need to document his or her own learning and attendance by providing the following information to CBMT:   a) Activity Title; b) Name of Activity Sponsor; c) Name of Instructors; d) Written summary of the learning experience, written by the certificant; e) Copy of the brochure or syllabus; f) Copy of the certificate or proof of attendance; g) Number of contact hours in the program.

    Grant Support

    The project described is supported by Award Number R13AT006503 from the National Center For Complementary & Alternative Medicine, the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center For Complementary & Alternative Medicine or the National Institutes of Health.

    Related Event

    The Neurosciences and Music - IV

    Learning and Memory
    June 9-12, 2011, Assembly Hall & The Hub
    EDINBURGH, Scotland, UK

    The conference, promoted by the Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology, is conceived as a continuation of the previous meetings on the relation between Music and the Neurosciences in which the Foundation participated in the last years. These conferences have been highly successful and have generated enormous excitement, both among established and new researchers. By providing the opportunity to present new results and exchange information, the meetings have contributed substantially to the growth of new research and collaborations in the neuroscience of music and to its visibility within the broader scientific community. The central theme of this fourth edition is "Learning and Memory". The program includes a Keynote Lecture, 9 Symposia, 3 Poster Sessions and 2 Workshops. The conference is of interest not only to neuroscientists, psychologists, clinical neurologists, clinical psychologists and therapists, but also to music performers and educators as well as musicologists.

    Poster Submission Deadline: March 15, 2011.
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