About this event

  • Date and time Fri 10 Mar 2023 from 9:00am to 11 Mar 2023 at 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

Join us for this two day event on music and medicine with UK and international speakers and facilitators.

The first day will be a conference, with talks and panel discussions, going through the neuroscience and psychology of music, and the evidence for clinical interventions in general medicine and psychiatry. There will an overview of the history of the use of music in medicine, and future possibilities will also be discussed.

The second day of the meeting will be an experiential day, consisting of workshops allowing participants to explore in greater depth particular themes of interest for them. This might be the integration of music in clinical practice, bringing music in medical education, or the practice of music therapy in various settings, such as trauma, and integrative work, neuropsychiatry, neurodisability, or dementia, all using different musical modalities.

There will be work on conflict and reconciliation, as well as easing the wounds of war and displacement, and the opportunity to learn more about the social and public health impact of musicians. Active participation and music-making will be encouraged throughout the workshops and there will be musical interludes during both days.

Key learnings attendees will gain about music and medicine: 

  • Learn the history and current state of affairs. 
  • Find out more about clinical practice and outcome studies.
  • Look into research in neuroscience and psychology.
  • Explore theories and future possibilities.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the history of the fruitful interface between music and medicine, with a particular focus in emotional and experiential dimensions, going on to describe current practices, research and evidence, as well as considering future possibilities. This is a two day event, with the first day being a conference and the second day experiential workshops.


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Early bird pricing available until 09 March 2023.

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Member

RSM Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£77.00 (Mandatory)
£77.00 (Mandatory)
RSM Associate
Day 1 Day 2
£46.00 (Mandatory)
£46.00 (Mandatory)
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1 Day 2
£46.00 (Mandatory)
£46.00 (Mandatory)
RSM Trainee
Day 1 Day 2
£46.00 (Mandatory)
£46.00 (Mandatory)
RSM Student
Day 1 Day 2
£24.00 (Mandatory)
£24.00 (Mandatory)

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
Day 1 Day 2
£141.00 (Mandatory)
£141.00 (Mandatory)
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1 Day 2
£84.00 (Mandatory)
£84.00 (Mandatory)
Trainee
Day 1 Day 2
£84.00 (Mandatory)
£84.00 (Mandatory)
Student
Day 1 Day 2
£44.00 (Mandatory)
£44.00 (Mandatory)

Agenda

View the programme 10 March 2023

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Gordana Milavić, President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The neuroscience of music

Professor Morten L, Kringelbach, Professor of Neuroscience, Aarhus University

The psychology of music

To be confirmed

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Music therapy in clinical populations: General medicine

To be confirmed

Music therapy in clinical populations: Psychiatry

Professor Helen Odell-Miller OBE, Professor of Music Therapy and Director, Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research

Panel discussion
Lunch

The ancient connection of music and healing

Dr Bruce S Victor, Physician, Musician and Blogger

On musical medicine’s fall from grace

Professor Darin Weinberg, Professor in Sociology, Fellow and Director of Studies, King's College

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Music, movement and multimodality of rhythm

Professor Richard Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Language Education, University of Edinburgh

A human medicine: Phylogeny, ontogeny, resonances and wholeness

Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, Psychology Department, University of Edinburgh

Panel discussion
Break

Musical performance by doctor musicians
Close of meeting
View the programme 11 March 2023

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Gordana Milavić, President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Morning workshops

Music and trauma: Mending the wounds of war

To be confirmed

Integrating music in clinical work

Dr Lisa Wong, Associate Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School, ​Katya Herman, Music Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Professor Suzanne Hanser, Chair Emerita, Berklee College of Music

Song as medicine: Metabolizing the ambiguous grief of adult children of refugees

Linda Thai, Mental Health Clinician, Storyteller, and Educator, Trauma Research Foundation

Psychotherapy of trauma for victims and perpetrators

To be confirmed 

Neurologic music therapy in across the lifespan

Elizabeth Nightingale, Neurologic Music Therapist, Neuro Services and Trainer, Chiltern Music Therapy

Soundscape therapy

Lyz Cooper, Founder and Principal, British Academy of Sound Therapy

Lunch

Afternoon workshops

The music of healing: Let the circle be wide

Tommy Sands, Folk Singer, Songwriter, Radio Broadcaster, and Political Activist and Professor Gabriel Scally, Associate Fellow, Institute for Public Policy

Teaching music therapy for clinicians

Dr Lisa Wong, Associate Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School and to be confirmed

Music for social impact: Practitioners’ contexts, work and beliefs

To be confirmed

Vocal psychotherapy: Songs of the self

Tina Warnock, Founder, Belltree and Professor Helen Odell-Miller OBE, Professor of Music Therapy and Director, Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research

Nordoff Robbins team: Music and emotions

Dr Simon Procter, Director of Music Services (Education, Research and Public Affairs), Nordoff Robbins

Music therapy for dementia

Catherine Warner, Trustee and Chair of Training and Education, British Association for Music Therapy and Dr Christina Avgerinou, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Centre for Ageing Population Studies, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London

Networking
Close of meeting

Optional film screening

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Thursday 9 March 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

 

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