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Meeting Title: 
Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (ISQRMM) Third Biennial Conference
The University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA
Date(s) of Meeting:
August 5-6, 2017
The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine is pleased to announce the third biennial conference to be held from August 5-6, 2017 at The University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. The qualitative and quantitative studies regarding the efficacious nature of music has spurred a great interest among scholars from the liberal arts and humanities, as well as the biomedical disciplines since the 18th century. Researchers in the 21st century continue to embrace these studies with scholarly and academic vigor. The purpose of the upcoming conference is to explore the unanswered questions regarding the efficacy of music on the human body, mind and soul, and share this new and unpublished information with a group of erudite scholars in the field. We invite all music scholars and allied health practitioners to submit a paper proposal. Graduate students who are in the process of completing their theses and dissertations are also encouraged to participate.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Presentations may follow any of the following formats:
  • Oral presentation of individual papers (maximum 30 minutes)
  • Panel Presentation composed of several thematically related papers (maximum four papers) with a moderator / discussant. Panels will be allotted 90 minutes total
  • Experiential Workshops which present methodological approaches to the application of music as medicine (maximum 60 minutes)
  • Posters to be displayed at the conference accompanied by an open session of 60 minutes (when interested participants will have the opportunity to discuss research with authors).
Topics Sought:
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, but are not limited to, the following areas: 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.
Submission Information:
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words for individual papers, workshops, or posters. Panels should include an abstract for the panel as well as abstracts for each paper on the panel. All submissions must be formatted as Word documents and sent as e-mail attachments. Indicate the authors’ names, affiliations, email addresses, contact phone numbers and presentation format in the email. In order to facilitate a blind review, please do not include this information on the actual proposal. 
Deadline for Submissions:
The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 28, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 31, 2017. Proposals should be submitted to: Presenters will also submit their full papers by March 31, 2017. Papers of 2500 words or more will be considered for publication in the forthcoming Peer-reviewed Journal of The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (publication, spring 2018).
Meeting URL:
Authors of accepted proposals will be required to register and attend the conference. (Registration information will be available on the conference website at
Contact Information:
Any inquiries should be directed to any one of the following: Dr. David Akombo, at, Dr. Laura Dunbar at, or Dr. Steve Jackowicz at
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