Music Care Conferences


The Power of Music in Health and Social Care

Monday November 4, 2019 | University of Nottingham, UK

Music can effectively be integrated into caring practices to promote meaningful change. Professional carers and family carers can use music to support their work in residential health care and community contexts especially in the areas of rehabilitation, dementia care, mental health, and palliative and end of life care.

Music Across the Lifespan

Friday November 8, 2019 | McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON

From infancy to old age and at every stage in between, music can impact our cognition, communication, brain health, and overall well-being. The human capacity for musical literacy begins in infancy and persists through cognitive decline, and neurodegeneration. Music transcends generations, and can be a powerful method of communication, independent of age and life stage.

Neuromusic Conference and Keynote Concert

Friday November 8th and 9th, 2019 | McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

The McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind hosts an annual full-day Scientific Conference at McMaster. Each year, four or five prominent Music Cognition researchers from around the world are invited to present their latest research as it relates to a chosen theme. Each year our workshop attendees include psychologists, neuroscientists, musicians, educators, graduate and undergrad students, and interested community members.

Why a Music Care Conference

WHAT? The Music Care Conference is a one day conference bringing together care partners interested in the role music has in quality of living and care.

WHY? Music is increasingly being recognized in health care communities as an effective means of care. Music care is an approach that uses music with intention, knowing that therapeutic principles of sound and music affect us and can have specific outcomes. Music care integrates sound, silence and music into life, paying close attention to how interpersonal connections and human contact is enhanced through music associations.

WHO? The Music Care Conference is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music plays in care. Participants include allied healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, care receivers, musicians, faith-based and community agencies, students and the community-at-large.

Room 217

Room 217 is a music-based health arts organization and social enterprise. We provide an innovative approach to health and well-being called music care. Music care enhances quality of life and improves the care experience.

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Previous Events

Watch and learn about past music care conferences

MCC Mississauga 2015

MCC Toronto 2013

MCC Toronto 2012

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