he purpose of the upcoming conference is to explore unanswered questions regarding the efficacy of music and other complementary and alternative therapies on the human body, mind and soul, and share this new and unpublished information with erudite scholars in these fields. We invite all music scholars and allied health practitioners to submit a proposal. Graduate students who are in the process of completing their theses and dissertations are also encouraged to participate.
We are presently seeking proposals that focus on all aspects of the relationship of music to medicine in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. These proposals may be grouped in the following areas, but are 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 any allied health profession. The mode of research should be clearly defined, explained and relevant. Master’s or Doctoral students in any or related fields mentioned may submit proposals.