This conference has contracted (inter)national experts from the fields of music therapy, medicine and human sciences to share evidence of not only the physiological benefits of music-based therapeutic interventions in neonatology, but more over elucidate the working of the caregiver-infant bonding process. We feel proud to announce that Dr. Joanne Loewy and her team will present their work during this 1st Dutch conference and training. Dr. Loewy is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US. Here a first impression of their work and results!
Worldwide, parents sing to their children to establish contact, to provide comfort and a stable environment to enable a healthy development. Prematurely born children need above all, parental attachment and contact , as they are mostly isolated in an incubator. Research has shown that music therapy can stimulate physical growth, respiratory function and sucking frequency when it comes to food intake, helping premature born children with their early phases in life. More important, music therapy helps stimulating contact between new-borns and their parents.
On Thursday 22nd March, we will present to you a conference day, filled with interesting keynote lectures from established professionals in the field of neonatal care, combined with musical intermezzi from music therapists Loïs Bruggema en Floor Koetsier and a special lunchconcert.
A short sneak preview:
We feel honoured that Dr. Joanne Loewy and her team will introduce us to music therapy and neonatal care interventions. What are insights from current day practice in the United States, where music therapy is already a well-established profession within neonatal care settings.
Prof. dr. Arend Bos, professor in Pediatrics and Neonatal Care at the Neonatology Division (UMCG), University of Groningen will introduce us to the field of neonatal care in the Netherlands and latest insights.
From ArtEZ, Professor Artur Jaschke (ArtEZ lector in music therapy) will present a lecture on the preterm brain: does music matter?
Last part of the programme is an expert panel discussion, led by ArtEZ senior research fellow Dr. Laurien Hakvoort. During this part we can discuss our ideas and questions with the expert panel.
Find here the application form and more information about the training.