Experts gather at RSM event on music interventions for health conditions

09 November 2015

Professor van Wijck

Professor van Wijck

Experts in the field of neurology, psychology, rehabilitation and music therapy will gather at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday, November 16 to discuss the use of music interventions in older people with conditions including stroke, dementia, brain injuries and motor disorders.

A collaboration between the RSM and Live Music Now, a pioneer in the arts and health movement, the conference will provide the platform for an academic review of the current evidence and a discussion around areas of future research.

Frederike van Wijck, Professor of neurological rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University, will present the evidence on music as a complex intervention to improve life after stroke and explore the implications for clinical practice. 

The keynote lecture, which will focus on future research and barriers to implementation, will be given by Professor Stephen Clift, Director, Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University.