CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine
July 26-27, 2013
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Following the success of the first Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Conference in 2011 at Weber State University in Utah, the second conference will be held on July 26-27, 2013. 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.
Our keynote speaker will be Elena Mannes. Ms. Mannes is a multi-award-winning independent documentary director/writer/producer as well as an author. Her first book, The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song, is published by Walker Books/Bloomsbury USA (May 31, 2011). Her work has appeared on both public and commercial television. Her honors include six national Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, two Directors Guild of America Awards, and nine Cine Golden Eagles. Mannes developed and created a primetime PBS special, The Music Instinct: Science and Song, a co-production with WNET/Thirteen. She was also co-Executive Producer as well as Director/Writer/Producer of the two hour program which aired on PBS in June 2009. The Music Instinct explores recent discoveries about the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain and to the world of nature. This exciting cross-genre special features world-famous musicians including Bobby McFerrin, Maestro Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma and Evelyn Glennie as well as visionary scientists. Her work The Music Instinct was recently honored with the Grand Prix for best film in competition at the Pariscience International Film Festival. Her other productions include the feature documentary film Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers (PBS) which won the Directors Guild Award as well as an Emmy for directing. For ABC, Mannes has produced a special with Diane Sawyer The Amazing Animal Mind, exploring the intelligence and emotions of dogs and other animals, as well as other ABC hours including Ground Zero with Peter Jennings which won an Emmy for best Historical Program. Mannes is a member of one of the first families of American music. Her grandparents founded the Mannes College of Music in New York City; and her great uncle, Walter Damrosch conducted the Metropolitan Opera and instigated the building of Carnegie Hall.
We are presently seeking proposals for presentations that focus on 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 and special education; music and the mind; music, religion and healing; music and the altered states of consciousness (trance); music and ophthalmology; music and dietetics; music and any allied health profession. Qualitative research is encouraged and proposals will be considered. 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.
Presentation formats will include: (1) Verbally presented papers of 30 minutes; (2) Symposia of 90 minutes (multiple spoken papers having a common theme, with a facilitator); (3) Workshops of 60 minutes (hands-on events); and (4) Posters to be displayed at the conference accompanied by an open session of 60 minutes (when interested participants will have the opportunity to discuss with authors).
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your proposed session. All submissions are to be formatted as Word documents and sent as e-mail attachments. Indicate the authors? names, affiliations, email addresses, contact information and presentation format in the email. Please do not include this information on the actual proposal as we will facilitate a blind review by the program committee. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2013. Proposals should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiries should be directed to: Dr. David Akombo, at email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.isqrmm.org
Notification of acceptance will be sent in mid March. Authors of accepted proposals will be required to register and attend the conference. (Registration information will be available on the conference website shortly). They will also submit their full papers by April 15, 2013. Papers of 5000 words or more will be considered for publication in the forthcoming Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Proceedings (publication, early 2014).
Founded in 1785, The University of Georgia has grown to become one of the largest institution of higher learning and the most prolific producer of teachers in the state. Located in Athens, 60 miles from The Atlanta International Airport, the University of Georgia was established in 1785 as the first state-chartered university in America. Today, 17 colleges and schools carry out the university?s teaching, research and service mission. Spending an annual budget of $1.32 billion to educate 34,475 students and fund research and outreach with global impact, UGA consistently ranks among the best institutions in the country. UGA ranked 21st among public institutions in the U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best Colleges? edition. UGA offers 57 undergraduate and graduate degrees in 140 fields. Students can earn professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. For more information about UGA, visit www.uga.edu. The conference co-chairs are David Akombo, Ph.D., Roy Kennedy, Ph.D., and Arthur Harvey, D.M.A.
REGISTRATION, LODGING, AND TRAVEL: INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND OUR WEB SITE.
http://www.isqrmm.org Conference site: The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music http://www.music.uga.edu/
City: Athens http://www.visitathensga.com/
State: Georgia http://georgia.gov/
Hotel: UGA Hotel http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel
This conference is supported by The University of Georgia.
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