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Wed 19th June
Interdisciplinary arts therapies with brain injured populations: research and practice


Interdisciplinary arts therapies with brain injured populations: 
research and practice

One day conference organised and hosted by the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research in collaboration with the International Centre for Research in Arts Therapies (ICRA) 

When: Wednesday 19th of June, 9.15 - 18.00
Where: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

We invite arts therapists, researchers and practitioners using the arts in neurorehabilitation to submit abstracts for posters, presentations or workshops. All themes relevant to neurorehabilitation are welcome, covering all domains (psychological, cognitive, sensorimotor, communication) and could include: art/music/dance/drama and neuroscience, intervention, technology or service development, interdisciplinary work/research, working with patients and families.

Keynote speakers:
• Professor Eckart Altenmuller, Institute of Music, Physiology and Musicians Medicine, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany
• Professor Diane Waller OBE, Emeritus Professor of Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths University of London, UK, Hon.President British Association of Art Therapists
• Jude Kidd, BADT, alumni neuroscience research member of University College London 
• Dr Jill Bunce, Dance Movement Therapy, School of Allied Health and Social Care, University of Derby, UK

Aims of the conference: 
1. To build networks between music, arts and neuroscience researchers and all allied health professionals, service providers and funding bodies in the field of neurorehabilitation. 

2. To inform clinicians, service providers/stakeholders and research funders of the current state of research and practice, needs and directions. The conference will be of interest to arts therapists and all allied health professionals, service providers, commissioners, funders, and researchers into neurorehabilitation, arts and neuroscience. 
A further aim is to stimulate discussions and identify potential arts therapy and neuroscience research goals, potentially leading to the development of innovative research proposals and funded projects. 

• Allied Health Professionals
• Researchers
• Stakeholders
• Case managers
• Funding bodies
• Medico-legal representatives
• Musicians/artists
• All those involved or interested in neurorehabilitation

Presentation formats: 
• Oral presentation: 20 min (15 min & 5 min Q & A)
• Workshop: 50 min
• Poster presentation

Important dates
• 28 February 2019: Deadline for early bird registration: £110
• 18 June 2019: regular registration closes: £130
• 15 March 2019: Deadline for submitting abstracts 
• 15 April: Final decisions on submissions 

Please submit your abstracts (no more than 250 words) by 15 March 2019 to

Abstracts should include author names and affiliations. Please also indicate the format of your presentation (talk, workshop, poster).

Register your place here:

Coordinators: Dr. Alex Street, Dr. Clemens Maidhof & Prof Helen Odell-Miller OBE

For any queries, please contact Felicity Alwell (Business Manager of the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research).

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