[Keynote] Music Therapy in Medicine: Integrative Interventions

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Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is a clinician, researcher and international speaker. She is the Director of the Department of Music Therapy, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine.

The Department of Music Therapy, which she initiated in 1994, among many populations is serving musicians and their unique ailments including chronic fatigue, chemical dependency, performance anxiety and overuse. She treats children with developmental delays, teens with emotional issues, neonates, adults with neurological disorders and all ages of patients with asthma and COPD.

Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal ‘Music and Medicine’ and serves on several editorial boards–and is a Cochrane NICU and Palliative Care reviewer. She received her doctorate from NYU and has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the text Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health.