Music Care Conference – Saturday Nov 9
A day of practical workshops, presentations, and performances intended for applied care givers – doctors, nurses, social workers, long-term care professionals, religious workers, music therapists, family members, etc.
Featured speakers include:
Jason & Marjorie Crigler – Jason Crigler, professional guitarist in the downtown New York music scene, had a stroke in the middle of a show leaving him immobile and barely responsive. Doctors thought Jason would need to spend the rest of his life in a nursing home. Today he leads a normal, productive life. Jason and his sister Marjorie deliver a powerful multimedia presentation, Defying The Odds. Jason’s story was the subject of the award-winning documentary Life. Support. Music. which aired on PBS’ POV series in 2009.
Dan Cohen is founder and executive director of Music & Memory (the iPod Project) which promotes the use of digital music players to improve the quality of life for elders, regardless of their physical or cognitive status. The iPod project now runs in more than 100 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospices in 24 states and 7 countries, and has been covered on CNN, CBC, NPR, The New York Times, CBS’s The Doctors, and the Huffington Post.
Robin Rio, Associate Professor and Director of the Music Therapy Clinic at Arizona State University, is the author of Connecting through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers, which strives to give caregivers tools to use music in improving quality of life. Her clinical work has focused on improving communication and helping to facilitate opportunities for strengthening social, spiritual and physical well- being
Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s best songwriting performers presents, Celebrating the Stories of Life. To experience him perform is to enjoy creative storytelling, social commentary and wit with a man who clearly enjoys sharing his music and experiences with an audience. Murray has nineteen albums to his credit on both True North Records and Capitol Records. Murray has won eleven JUNO awards, as well as RPM “Big Country” awards and Toronto music awards.
Music Medicine Research Symposia
These symposia will review the “state of the art” in research in each field, present current research studies underway, and each end with a discussion moderated by noted Toronto rehab cardiologist Dr. David Alter focusing on future directions in music medicine research.
Featured presentations from Russell Hilliard, Chicago; Vera Brandes, Austria; Jaakko Erkkilä, Finland, Ralph Spintge, Germany, and Joanne Loewy, New York.
Research reports will include and number of MaHRC scholars.
Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT,MT-BC is the National Director of Supportive Care, Research, and Ethics of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care based out of Chicago, IL and the Founder of the Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care. He is the author of the text, Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy: A Guide to Program Development and Clinical Care.
Vera Brandes. Director of the Research Program in Music-Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria. Vice-President of the International Association for Music & Medicine.
Jaakko Erkkilä is Professor of Music Therapy at the Department of Music at the University of Jyväskylä (UJy, Finland). He has a qualification of psychotherapist and he is trained as a music therapist from Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) and UJy.
Dr. Ralph Spintge, MD. Professor of MusicMedicine at Sportklinik Hellersen, Lüdenscheid; University for Music and Drama HfMT Hamburg; President of the International Society for Music in Medicine; Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Music & Medicine.
Joanne Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-BC. Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, New York. Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Music & Medicine.
For more information and registration please see: musiccareconference.ca