Following the success of the inaugural Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (ISQRMM) Conference in 2011 at Weber State University in Utah, and the second conference at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia in 2013, ISQRMM invites you to the 3rd biannual International Conference on Music and Medicine at The Immaculate University, Immaculata, Pennsylvania on July 24-26, 2015. ISQRMM will bring together scholars from several fields to discuss new research in the field of music and medicine.
The study of the beneficial effects of music in medicine is a discipline that has spurred an interest among scholars from both the humanities and biomedical disciplines since the 18th century. Researchers in the 20th century embraced these studies with scholarly and academic vigor. The Purpose of the upcoming conference is to explore the unanswered questions regarding the efficacies of all forms of music on the human body, mind and soul.
The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Arthur Harvey, an internationally known authority in music for individuals with special needs, music and the brain, music and health, and music and learning. Dr. Harvey has provided training and spoken at conferences in 24 countries, as well as throughout the United States. A retired Professor from The University of Hawaii, Honolulu, and Director and Founder of MUSIC FOR HEALTH SERVICES, Dr. Harvey has a diverse and rich background in teaching, research and clinical applications of music as a healing art. Dr. Harvey’s interest in and utilization of the therapeutic functions of music has been fueled by his passion for helping persons with disabilities. For over fifty years he has worked with special needs individuals in schools, institutions and privately, and has consistently provided therapeutic music services to hospitals, nursing homes, and service organizations (such as Parkinsons Association, Cancer Society, Multiple Schlerosis Association, Alzheimers Association, DD and DOH, Medical Societies, Health Care Organizations both traditional and CAM, and AARP). His extensive experience working with music therapists, medical organizations and individuals, sound healers and researchers has resulted in him developing Music As Therapy courses, which have been taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and are currently taught online for Kapiolani Community College. Dr. Harvey also taught at The New York Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute Facilitator Training Program.