NICU 2016

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First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath & Lullaby

Speaker: Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC
(The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC).

Date: Wednesday 13 January 2016, 11am-4pm (10.30 Coffee and Registration)

Venue: Jerome Booth Music Therapy centre, Young Street, Cambridge

Fee: £40 (£20 concession). Lunch included.

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of integrative medicine including the growing role of music therapy in medicine. Research that will be presented includes case-based illustrations of music medicine and music therapy's goals of enhancing continuity of care from pregnancy to birth, through NICU and special care within the hospital stay and beyond.

The conference will draw MDs, RNs, ACSW’s and others from the medical and university communities. The focus will be on research and evidence-based outcomes that form the basis of the practice: First Sounds and RBL international training will be outlined. The clinical forum presented by Dr Joanne Loewy will include experiential training in music psychotherapy for staff, parents and caregivers with special attention to trauma-based interventions.

While music therapists will be the primary audience, doctors, nurses, physical therapy students and professionals will also be offered attendance opportunities, as well as students and faculty / hospital staff. The conference will provide an overview of current research and best practice in modulating the noise and trauma experience of an ICU and methods for pre-term infants and their caregivers (including antepartum patients) in First Sounds methods. A post-test of questions based on the above learning objectives will provide evaluation and grading of competencies achieved.