Call for Proposals

The Traditional and modern applications of music and sound to health promotion and disease prevention and treatment

Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine
June 19-20, 2021

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
37 Shi-Er-Qiao Road
Chengdu, Sichuan

The 6th Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (SIQRMM) conference will be held from June 19-20, 2021 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The purpose of the conference is to explore unanswered questions regarding the efficacy of music and complementary and alternative therapies on the human body, mind and soul, and share this new and unpublished information with erudite scholars in the field. ISQRMM invites all music scholars and allied health practitioners to submit proposals. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate.

ISQRMM is seeking proposals that focus on all aspects of the relationship of music to medicine in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. These proposals must be grouped in interdisciplinary research including but not limited to: Music and memory; music and the brain; music and anxiety; music and pain; music and stroke; music and aphasia; music and oncology; music and palliation; music and neuroscience; music and personality disorders; music and well-being; music and emotion; music and thanatology; music therapy; music in medicine; music and special education; music and the mind; music, religion and healing; music and altered states of consciousness (trance); music and ophthalmology; music and dietetics; and music and other allied health professions. ISQRMM will consider all aspects of research that address music as medicine. Cultural approaches and social science studies will be welcomed as well as more quantitative research-based approaches. Individual paper proposals may be submitted as well as full panels. Master’s or Doctoral students are encouraged to submit proposals. Submit an abstract of no more than 200 words in word.doc, with a curriculum vitae as e-mail attachments to Panels should include a description of the panel, the abstracts for the papers in the panel, as well as curriculum vitae for the participants including any moderator/discussant. Include the authors’ names, affiliations, email addresses, contact phone numbers and presentation format. Submissions in Chinese language are welcome. English translations are encouraged but not required. ISQRMM adheres to a blind review process and therefore identifiable information will be redacted when the submission is sent to reviewers. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2020. Proposals should be submitted to: Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. David Akombo, at Authors of accepted proposals are required to register and attend the conference. Registration fee is $100. Registration information is available on the conference website at ISQRMM will offer presenters one free vendor booth and space for brochures on a shared table. Presenters will be required to submit their full papers by March 31, 2021. Papers will be considered for peer review publication in the forthcoming Journal of Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (publication, spring 2022). Conference Co-Chairs are Dr. David Akombo, Dr. Steve Jackowicz, and Dr. Roy Kennedy.

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM) 成都中医药大学 was founded in in 1956, and is one of the 4 earliest established TCM universities in China. Located on landmass of more than 130 hectares, the University has a comprehensive higher education which offers degree courses in Chinese medicine, Chinese pharmacy, pharmaceutical engineering, nursing, management, marketing, literature, Tibetan medicine, and more. CDUTCM offers 29 undergraduates degrees, 49 master’s degrees and 16 Ph.D. degrees. For more information visit




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