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BAMT CONFERENCE 2020

Open Ground: Music Therapy in Collaboration and Exchange

Queens University Belfast
3rd – 5th April 2020

Deadline for submissions  - Monday 30th Sep 2019

I am pleased to announce that the call for submissions for BAMT Conference 2020 is now open.


Music therapy helps address some of the major challenges of our time, and innovative partnerships and exchanges continually evolve. Our conference will offer opportunities to share and hear about diverse and varied exchanges across music therapy. Ideas relating to this theme within our profession are welcome across all dimensions, such as partnerships and exchanges with or between Music Therapists, their colleagues, with musicians and other arts practitioners, researchers and broader organisations or disciplines. In particular, we welcome the participation of experts through experience through their collaboration and sharing with music therapists and others. We aim to put together a well-balanced programme that includes a broad range of perspectives reflecting collaborations and exchanges within music therapy.

What happens next?
After the closing date, all submissions will be reviewed by 2 members of the Conference Programming Group who will look at all the submissions independently. We will remove the identity of the submission authors and any identifying information during this process. First, named authors will be contacted in November 2019 to inform them if their abstract has been accepted for the conference programme.

The committee has been working with experts by experience to develop the co-production within this conference. As part of this work you will see that we changed the name of the committee from the Scientific Committee to the Conference Programming Group. 

The CPG will be in touch with further newsletters, and you can follow events on Twitter (@musictherapyuk, using #BAMTConf2020), and Facebook (@BritishAssocMusicTherapy). 

We look forward to receiving your submissions for presentations, workshops, roundtables and poster presentations. 

Tessa Watson

Conference Programme Group, August 2019