The workshop “Music as Medicine: The Science and Clinical Practice,” taking place December 14–15, 2023, aims to highlight accomplishments from the last 6 years in advancing scientific research on music and health, develop a blueprint for the next phase of research, and further build the research community.
The workshop is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and jointly organized by NIH, the NEA, the Renée Fleming Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The workshop is cochaired by Dr. Francis Collins, former NIH director, and Ms. Renée Fleming, a renowned American soprano, both of whom will deliver keynote speeches.
There will be six scientific sessions during the 2-day workshop:
- Research on the Science of Music
- Research on Music Therapy and Music Medicine
- Research on Music Education and Health
- Future Research Directions
- Networks and Capacity-Building of an Integrative Health Research Community
- Integration of Music-Based Interventions Into Health Care Systems
Each session will feature a short musical performance highlighting the scientific theme, followed by scientific talks and discussions with eminent speakers and panelists to enrich the content and perspectives for general discussions.
To learn more about the event, visit the NCCIH website.