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Converging Disciplines at the Crossroads of Cancer Care January 27th & 28th 2014 Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

A two-day international symposium will feature leading experts in integrative approaches to the treatment of cancer elucidating theory, practice, and cutting-edge research. Lecturers from cancer & integrative centers and university programs worldwide: Germany, Canada, Australia, Norway, Spain and more...
**Doctors and nurses can receive credits for continuing education through the CME accreditation-approval received.
Keynotes: Russell Portenoy MD, Beth Israel & MJHS; Lisa Gallagher PhD, MT-BC-Cleveland Clinic, Namesh Nagarsheth MD, Mount Sinai,and many others. Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Live music experientials.

Join us:Physicians, Nurses, PhDs, Social Work, Music Therapy, Pastoral Care, Creative Arts Therapy, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Child Life, Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students....all are welcomed. CLICK HERE for Brochure.

REGISTER online-
WWW.CHPNET.ORG/CME
Click on: "Upcoming Live CME activities"
and registration is there.

A MAGICAL EVENING OF MUSIC AS BETH ISRAELS LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTER HONORS FOLK MUSIC LEGEND PETE SEEGER

It was a glorious evening of sights and sounds when folk music legend and social activist Pete Seeger came to Mount Sinai Beth Israel to accept the first Phoebe Jacobs Award of Distinction presented by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at the 8th Annual What A Wonderful World event held on Monday, September 23rd.
The award, presented to the singer/composer/humanitarian by David Amran, himself a renowned composer, conductor and instrumentalist, also recognized the late Toshi Seeger, whom the music icon credited as instrumental in enabling him to carry out his lifes work.
Pete Seeger has been a witness to some of our nations transformative events and his songs and deeds continue to illuminate and inspire, said Joanne Loewy, DA, MT-BC, LCAT, Director, Louis Armstrong Center. We are honored to have him accept our own tribute to Phoebe Jacobs who, along with the late Beth Israel trustee Richard Netter, were instrumental in the growth of Beth Israels music therapy program, a legacy of Lucille and Louis Armstrong. With a name that bares her musical pedigree, dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington orchestrated as mistress of ceremonies -- introducing award presenters, honorees and guest artists. In tribute to Mr. Seeger, trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis with pianist David Hazeltine played his favorite tune, Blue Skies.
Mr. Seeger returned the favor by playing his mandolin and cajoling the audience to sing along his signature folk songs, Darkest Before The Dawn and If I Had a Hammer. Joining him on stage was the cast of Broadways Once, which opened the program with a selection from their Tony and Grammy-winning musical and a folksy Irish song.
It was so much fun and such a thrill to play the guitar with Pete Seeger! said Dr. Loewy. At age 94, he continues to inspire one and all with his spirit, optimism and joy of life. Also honored was patient Joe Regan, Jr. and social worker Fran Silverman, ACSW, LCSW-R, who each received What A Wonderful World Award. A cabaret performer, Mr. Regan is a patient in the Music for AIR (Advances in Respiration) program. He demonstrated the success of his music therapy and important role that music has played in his life by singing to the audience accompanied by music therapists Wen Chang-Lit on piano and Bernardo Canga on violin.
Praises were heaped on fellow honoree Ms. Silverman, who is Beth Israels Director of Social Work and Home Care Services. Medical Director David Bernard, MD, cited her dedication and tremendous contribution toward providing enhanced social work and home care services through the various innovative programs she has helped developed and nurtured.
Following tradition, the awards program concluded with Louis Armstrongs signature song, What A Wonderful World, with Mr. Amran providing piano accompaniment and vocals to Mr. Faddis artistry on the trumpet.


Mount Sinai Beth Israels Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine honorees at the 2013 What A Wonderful World Awards: (l-r) folk music legend Pete Seeger, Music for AIR patient Joe Regan, Jr., Fran Silverman, ACSW, LCSW-R, Beth Israel Director of Social Work and Home Care Services, and Joanne Loewy, DA, MT-BC, LCAT, Director, Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine.

Image: Louis Armstrong

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine presents:

Converging Disciplines: Music Therapy in Antepartum Care
, Tuesday, February 4th,
9am to 5pm at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
Register: MGrippo@chpnet.org
First come - first serve
Don't miss an opportunity to learn about the exciting role of Music Therapy in prenatal care! The only Music therapy, pregnancy through NICU care conference- sponsored by the March of Dimes, Remo and the Heather on Earth Music Foundation SEE YOU THERE
Call to register: (212)420-2704
Click here to download brochure.

Music & Medicine: Integrative Models in Pain Medicine January 30 & 31, 2012  +CMEs for Physicians, Nurses + CEUs for Music Therapists & CATS+ Phillips Ambulatory Care Center-Conference Center

This is the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine's 2nd national two-day symposium on Music and Pain.
The Music and Medicine as an Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Pain  event will elucidate theory, practice, and research on the use of music in the treatment of pain across medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial domains. Come hear doctors who specialize in Pain and/or research the effects of music in medicine- Mark Tramo, Mitch Gaynor, Daniel Carr (to name a few) and Pain specialty music therapists- Brian Schreck, Sheri Robb, Maya Charlton . Click here to view the brochure. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Russell Portenoy, MD  

Space is limited-Register before January 15 to be guaranteed a spot

Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine announces 2011 Wonderful World Award Recipients on Monday, September 19 from 6pm to 9pm

Converging Disciplines in NICU Care:
Psychophysiology, Neurology, NIDCAP, and Music Therapy
Co-sponsored by Drexel University 's Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Program &
New York University Music Therapy Program
Tuesday, June 7th 10-4 PM (with coffee/tea  & lunch included -live music)
10 Union Square East 2nd floor Conf Center
Approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 5 CEU's. Credits awarded by CBMT are accepted by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).Drexel University's Creative Arts in Therapy Program maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.
Click here to download brochure for registration.

Thanks to Scandinavia Scholars Integrative Music and Medicine Grand Rounds
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Sq East 1-3PM FREE *RSVP 212 420-2704*
Psychotherapeutically Oriented Approach to Vibroacoustic Therapy in Drug Rehabilitation- Marko Punkanen M Phil, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Psychodynamic Music Therapy for Depression– Music Therapy Process as a Sanctuary for Evoking and Exploring Emotions Esa Ala-Ruona PhD, MT Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research Music Therapy Clinic for Research and Training, University of Jyvaskyla

LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTER FOR MUSIC & MEDICINE
ANNOUNCES 2010 “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” HONOREES

 
July 19, 2010 – Dave Brubeck, renowned jazz pianist, icon and composer, Daphne Ridley, RN, MA, nurse manager for orthopedics at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Kimberly Sue, an honor student and actress, and Carefusion, are the recipients of the 2010 “What a Wonderful World” Award, announced Joanne V. Loewy, DA, MT-BC, LCAT, Director of Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine.

The honorees will be feted at a cocktail reception/silent auction on Monday, September 20, from 6 to 9 pm, at Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center Nerken Family Atrium in Manhattan. The annual awards ceremony celebrates health care advocates, music legends and patients. A performance by members of the cast of the Broadway production of “Wicked” will be among the evening’s musical treats. Dancer-choreographer Mercedes Ellington will preside as mistress of ceremonies.
 
The evening will feature a silent auction of musical, sport, entertainment and travel packages that will benefit the Armstrong Center’s clinical services to those in need, including musicians, infants in the NICU, children with HIV and asthma, as well as adults with cancer, COPD and heart disease.
 
The Louis and Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program at Beth Israel, established 17 years ago as part of the jazz legend’s legacy, was the foundation for the expanded programs of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, created in 2005. The Center also provides specialty treatment for children with developmental disorders such as attention deficit and pervasive developmental delays.
 
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine is made possible by a generous gift from the David B. Kriser Foundation and through the estate of John H. Slade, directed to Beth Israel from the late hospital trustee Richard Netter, and with additional support from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and the Heather on Earth Music Foundation. The Louis Armstrong Center is located at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East, between 14th and 15th Streets in Manhattan.
 
For more information about What a Wonderful World Awards, the programs and services offered by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine, please call 212-420-2704 or check out its website at www.musicandmedicine.org.

August 2, 3 and 4th, 2010
First Sounds: Rhythm, Breath and Lullaby (RBL): An International Summit for
NICU Music Therapy
This invitational Summit will include 40 doctors, nurses, music therapists and psychologists who are working in the NICU. We will begin developing an international alliance and plan for training international practitioners in NICU music therapy.

Hospice & Palliative Care Music Therapy Day
Friday, April 9th, 2010
10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 2nd Floor Beth Israel’s Patient Ambulatory Care Center (PACC) located at 10 Union Square East.

This is an annual day of learning and sharing allocated to interns and supervisors of music therapy internships focusing on hospice and palliative care throughout the New York metro area.  The gathering will take place Friday April 9, 2010 from   The day will include case discussions and music/resource sharing, as well as discussion forums for supervisors and interns. Speakers will include Dr. Russell Portenoy, Chairman of the Department of Pain & Palliative Care, Terry Altilio, LCSW, ACSW, Coordinator of Social Work for the DPMPC, and Koshin Paley Ellison, Co-Executive Director of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9-5 PM
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine will host:

A Music & Health Symposium for Musicians, Performing Artists, and Medical Professionals

Michael Pitman MD, Florence Tyson Keynote Speaker.
Other speakers will include: Madeline Bruser, Stuart Isacoff, Connie Tomaino from Beth Abraham, Louise Montello from Musician’s Wellness Inc, Hector Castro, Director of the Julliard School Clinic,and Stephan Quentzel & Joanne Loewy


This 2nd symposium at the Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine will be targeted to musicians and performing artists and medical professionals. Doctors, physical therapists, music therapists, and others will receive hands-on, state-of-the-art, research, practice methods, techniques and protocols from those who have treated performers and the ailments familiar to musicians. Michael Pitman, MD Otolaryngologist, and Director of The Voice and Swallowing Institute at NYEE will be the Florence Tyson keynote memorial lecturer, presenting significant development in ways of using and preserving the voice. He will speak on "Singer's Dysphonia-Etiology and Treatment." Madeline Bruser, the acclaimed author of "The Art of Practicing" will discuss and present a live case on how to play piano-pain-free. Hector Castro MD, the Medical Director at the Julliard School will present on preventative strategies for the developing performer. Writer, reporter, author, and musician Stuart Isacoff will present models of recent theory development on the brain and creativity in music as well as the history of musicians who have had suffered from particular ailments & how they worked through their stress, ultimately using it to redefine their music selves. Connie Tomaino, internationally known for her research in music and neurological function will present on music's capacity to recover speech through song. Stephen Quentzel MD and Joanne Loewy will present their Bio-Psycho-Musical model of assessment for treating musicians and their unique ailments. For more information, see our brochure.

$100 for professionals $75 students and BI employees (payable to The Louis Armstrong Center). Space is limited. Call 212 420-2704 to register or send check to:

Ms. Sherry Williams
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 6 Silver 21
New York, NY 10003

Tuesday, September 22
Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine Announces 2009 "What a Wonderful World" Honorees

Cocktail reception/Silent auction 
From 6 to 9 pm, at Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center Nerken Family Atrium in Manhattan. Dr. Russell Portenoy, a renowned pain medicine specialist;
Jon Faddis, a celebrated jazz trumpeter and educator; and Michael Kingon, pianist for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, are the recipients of the 2009 “What a Wonderful World” Award, announced Joanne V. Loewy, DA , MT-BC, LCAT, Director of Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. With dancer-choreographer Mercedes Ellington presiding as mistress of ceremonies, the annual awards ceremony celebrates health care advocates, music legends and patients. A performance by the cast of the long-running Broadway production of “Chicago” will be among the evening’s musical treats.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Music Therapy & Child Life: Effective Treatment Integration

There is a growing trend in today's healthcare market to integrate care. Blending medical, musical and social applications of treatment that are child-friendly is imperative. Dual certification opportunities meet the ever-increasing demands for diversification in services offered to consumers within the healthcare industry. This symposium focuses on the integration of music therapy in a child life orientation in order to provide comprehensive psychosocial care for hospitalized children. Experts in these related fields will present a diverse array of topics focusing on the role of music therapy in psychoeducational, procedural and therapeutic support within family centered -care approaches. Music therapy and child life principles can have an impact upon dynamic methods of pain management, respiratory care, trauma, and end-of-life interventions. The focused agenda is fitting for creative arts therapists interested in pursuing dual certification. Additionally, child life specialists, social workers, pediatric counselors, and other pediatric healthcare professionals may be interested in expanding their clinical models to include creative aspects of treatment. The symposium will be held at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 2nd floor Conference Center, 10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003. Join us for the full day symposium for $150 professional/$125 student. Space is limited. To pre-register, contact us at 212-420-2704 or email info@musicandmedicine.com. For additional questions about the program, please contact John Mondanaro, MT-BC, LCAT, CCLS, Clinical Director of the Louis & Lucille Music Therapy Program at 212-420-2722 or jmondana@chpnet.org.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"Music, Resilience, & Self Care": A Day Retreat

In our daily role as caregivers, we seek a sense of coherence and satisfaction through our work with others. Who is caring for the caregiver? Often we are so busy taking care of others that we forget to focus on ourselves. This conference is intended to help us fully celebrate and appreciate our journey as caregivers.

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine aims to increase awareness of health and wellness of both professionals and personal caregivers of all disciplines. Our inspiring keynote speaker, Kira-Laura Ferrand, will open the conference, followed by informative presentations and workshops on topics important to your life; targeting techniques that provide an accessible process to help us reconnect with ourselves. Health resources, including free chair massages will be available throughout the day.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Phillip's Ambulatory Care Center
          10 Union Square East, 2nd Floor Conference Room
          New York, NY 10003
Fee: $75 Student & $85 Personal/Professional

Early Bird Registration*

Pre-registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. To pre-register, contact us at 212-420-2704 or email info@musicandmedicine.com for more information.

June 9 & 10, 2008
The 1st International Music Therapy & Trauma Symposium: Bridging Theory and Clinical Practice, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City will host a symposium, on Music Therapy & Trauma: Bridging Theory and Clinical Practice on Monday & Tuesday, June 9 & 10, 2008. This symposium, co-sponsored with NYU’s Graduate Music Therapy Program and Drexel University’s Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Program, incorporates a diverse array of topics on addressing the use of music therapy with trauma across a spectrum of treatment, from daily practices to mass trauma relief efforts. Presenters will offer perspectives from work with a variety of populations, such as medical, rehabilitation, education, community-based, and mental health both domestically and abroad, including personal testimony on surviving the Holocaust. This collaborative agenda is fitting for trauma specialists, creative arts therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, counselors and other mental health professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of current trauma theory and its links to music therapy applications across a broad range of populations and settings. The symposium will be held at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 2nd floor Conference Center, 10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003. Join us for the full 2 days at $300 professional/$250 student, for one day at $150 professional/$125 student, or a half day at $90 professional/$75 student. Space is limited. To pre-register, contact us at 212-420-2704 or email info@musicandmedicine.com. Click here for a program flier, and click here for a registration form.

January 28 & 29, 2008
A Symposium on Music, the Breath & Health: Advances in Integrative Music Therapy

The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City will host a symposium on Music, the Breath & Health: Advances in Integrative Music Therapy on Monday & Tuesday, January 28 & 29, 2008 from 9 am to 5 pm. This symposium incorporates a diverse array of topics on addressing the breath through music to promote health and wellbeing. Presenters will offer perspectives from the fields of music therapy, medicine, yoga, rehabilitation, dance movement therapy, drama therapy and other integrative healthcare professions. Sessions will include innovative music and medicine topics, clinical approaches and techniques with specific populations and special topics distinctly related to breathing. Keynotes include "Yoga: The Art of Breathing" by Richa Dhekne of the Art of Living Foundation on Monday, January 28, and "Pulmonary Wellness and Illness" by Dr. Jonathan Raskin, MD, Pulmonologist at the Center for Cardiac & Pulmonary Health, Mount Sinai Beth Israel on Tuesday, January 29. In addition, there are three concurrent sessions in three timeslots each day, with over 20 experts in the field included in the program. A detailed program will be issued shortly. Check the Events page on http://www.musicandmedicine.org for updates. CMTE credits available. Cosponsored by New York University.

Location
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 10 Union Square East, between 14th and 15th Street, New York, NY 10003 Subways: 4, 5, 6, N, R, L, W & Q trains to Union Square. Secure parking available in building, entrance on 15th Street, between Irving Place & Union Square East.

Registration
Join us for the full 2 days at $250 professional/$200 student, for one day at $125 professional/$100 student, or a half day at $75 professional/$50 student. Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended (pre-register through contact information below or check website for registration form to be posted shortly).

Contact Information
For more information or to pre-register please call (212) 420-2704 or email « info@musicandmedicine.org » Check the Events & Symposia page on « http://www.musicandmedicine.org » for additional information and updates.

On Monday, May 14, 2007 9-5 PM
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine will host:

A Music & Health Symposium for Musicians, Performing Artists, and Medical Professionals

Robert Sataloff MD will be the John H. & Marianne Slade Memorial Keynote Speaker.
Other speakers will include:, Dee Dee Acquisto from Musicares, Diane Austin, Jonathan Hilton, Stuart Isacoff, Louise Montello from Musician’s Wellness Inc, Emil Pascarelli MD. Frank R. Wilson

This day long, first of its kind symposium will be targeted to musicians and performing artists and medical professionals. Doctors, physical therapists, music therapists, and others will receive hands-on, state-of-the-art, research, practice methods, techniques and protocols from those who have treated performers and the ailments familiar to musicians. Robert T. Sataloff, MD Otolaryngologist, and Founder and Director of The Voice Foundation, editor and author of “The Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine” (Editions 1 & 2) will be the John H. & Marianne Slade keynote memorial lecturer, presenting significant development in ways of using and preserving the voice as well as the jewels of his years in practice; findings from work with singers and public speakers. Frank Wilson MD neurologist and former medical director of the Ostwald Health Program for Performing Artists, author of “The Hand”, and “Tone Deaf and All Thumbs” will discuss the complexity of the hand as an instrument and offer new and innovative perspectives to the hand’s link between thought, movement and action. Writer, reporter, author, and musician Stuart Isacoff will present case studies and history from musicians who have had suffered from particular ailments describing how they worked through their pain and torment, ultimately using it to redefine their music selves. Emil Pascarelli, MD will present on musician’s overuse and upper-extremity disorders and how best to treat them. Diane Austin DA, MT-BC, LCAT a music therapist who has developed innovative ways of working with the narcissistic, fear, trauma and tribulations of singers will present her theory of music psychotherapy and offer a case example of her techniques. A panel of Directors including Dee Dee Acquisto of MusiCares, Jonathan Hilton, of CANY –Creative Alternatives in NY and Louise Montello, DA, MT-BC, LCAT from Musician’s Wellness Inc, will present their unique programs, which are all based in NYC. This panel will provide participants with resources and creative ways of working with the issues musicians and performing artists face on a daily basis.
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$125 for professionals $100 students and BI employees (payable to The louis Armstrong Center). Space is limited. Call 212 420-2704 to register or send check to:

Joanne Loewy DA, MT-BC, LCAT
5 Silver 18
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine
1st Ave. & 16th Street
NY, NY 10003

Grand Opening - The Music & Health Clinic
On September 19, 2006 we celebrated the opening of The Music & Health Clinic of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. The Clinic, located at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square, Manhattan, will provide musicians and performing artists with health care tailored to their unique needs. An interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and music therapists will provide traditional medicine with complementary mind-body approaches. For more information, contact (212) 420-2704.


Environmental Music at PACC
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine provides free afternoon concerts on the second floor atrium of the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. The music is offered to promote a soothing, relaxing environment for patients and staff. If you or your ensemble are interested in performing at PACC, please contact us at (212) 420-2704 or info@musicandmedicine.org .

Upcoming concerts include:
Concert series with Borough of Manhattan Community College Department of Music Faculty & Students
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Department of Music, under the direction of Howard Meltzer, PhD, Deputy Chair, Department of Music and Art, has partnered with The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine to provide a free-of-charge Friday afternoon concert series for patients and staff at PACC. Upcoming concerts include:
Friday, February 9 at 2 PM, 2nd floor atrium at PACC, 10 Union Square , New York NY
Friday, March 9 at 2 PM, 2nd floor atrium at PACC, 10 Union Square , New York NY
Friday, April 13 at 2 PM, 2nd floor atrium at PACC, 10 Union Square , New York NY

NICU Multi-Site Training
On August 28 & 29, 2006, The Louis & Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program kicked off its multi-site Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) research training. The training provided music therapists at seven other sites in a study investigating the effects of music therapy interventions for premature infants. This two year study explores the use of live music with premature infants having respiratory distress syndrome, clinical sepsis and/or small for gestational age diagnoses. To find out more or enroll, read more on our NICU page.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – The Louis Armstrong Floor at PACC
On November 1, 2005 we celebrated the ribbon cutting of The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine with a special naming and dedication ceremony in honor of The Louis Armstrong Floor with heralding by Jon Faddis and Clark Terry. The Center has outpatient programs including services for children and teens with asthma, adults with COPD and heart disease, and also for musicians and performing artists.

Caring for the Caregiver: A 9-Week Training in Music, Healing, Grief and Trauma
In 2002, The Louis and Lucille Music Therapy Program hosted experiential training for teachers, therapists, counselors and workers involved with children and adults affected by 9/11. Training included creative, music-facilitated sessions conducted by leaders in the field of music therapy, plus expert trauma/grief training by speakers providing emotional and educational perspectives on how to move ahead from the effects of anger, silence, depression and fear that have rippled into the communities. The training was directed by Joanne Loewy, DA, MT-BC, and coordinated by Kristen Stewart, MA, MT-BC. Speakers included trauma experts Peter Levine, author of “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma," nurse and trauma author Donna Gaffney DNSc, FAAN; Craig Katz MD, Director of NYC's Disaster Outreach; Dianne Poole Heller, PhD, who led Columbine Relief efforts; Terry Altilio, DSW, Director of Social Work in Pain and Palliative Care at Beth Israel; Andrea Frisch-Hara, MA, MT-BC, Director of the AMTA NYC Disaster Relief Project; Benedikte Scheiby, AMT, Associate Director of Music Therapy at Beth Abraham Medical Center; Kate Richards Geller, MA, MT-BC Co-Director of Sing for Yourself, NYC, Music Therapist; Frank Bosco MA, MT-BC Music Therapy and traumatic body expert; Susan Feiner, MT-BC, CSW, Director of Music Therapy at NYU, Judi Bosco, MA, MT-BC, Music Therapist and child trauma expert; Alan Turry, NRMT, MT-BC Director of Music Therapy at Nordoff Robbins Center. BOOK Available 2nd /Edition 2007 Caring for the Caregiver: The Use of Music and Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma Edited by Joanne Loewy and Andrea Frisch-Hara (including all of the above authors). $45.00 info@musicandmedicine.org.

A Symposium on Music Therapy at the End of Life
The Louis and Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hosted a symposium on music therapy at the end of life in 2004. Read about the symposium here.

Music Therapy in the NICU
In December 2000, with support from Astra Zeneca, Inc., The Louis Armstrong Music Therapy Program. in collaboration with Drexel University and NYU, hosted the 1st National Colloquium on Music Therapy in the NICU. Farrouk Shahrivar, director of Beth Israel's NICU, welcomed about 200 attendees. Jayne Standley, PhD, MT-BC, from Florida State gave a Grand Rounds on Research and Clinical Implications of Clinical Practice. Brian Abrams, PhD, MT-BC; Ann Marie Dassler RN, MSNB, FNP; Susan Lee, PT; Joanne Loewy, DA, MT-BC; Fran Silverman, ACSW; and Aimee Telsey, MD, presented in Instituting a Team-Centered Approach. Steven Schneider, MA, MT-BC, and Kristen Stewart, (NYU intern), presented research and played Environmental Music Therapy. Fred Schwartz, MD, from Atlanta Hospital, spoke on the Music and Sound Effect on Pereinatal Brain Development.  Music as a Pathway was the topic of Temple University's Beth Bolton's presentation. Erika Leeuwenburgh, MPS, LPC, ATR-BC, CCLS, of Hackensack Medical Center in NJ spoke about NICU Family-Centered Care, and Paul Nolan of Drexel University ended with Music and Neonates: Food for Life.
Music Therapy in the NICU-Book available. $20 Call (212) 420-2704

Music Therapy & Pediatric Pain
The first Music Therapy & Pediatric Pain Symposium was held on September 22, 23 and 24th at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Keynote speakers included Betsy MacGregor, MD, who headed Beth Israel's Pediatric Pain team who addressed an Overview of Pediatric Pain Management Issues. Gary Walco, PhD from Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ spoke on Pain, Hurt and Harm: The Ethical Issues of Pediatric Pain Control. Patient Maria Logis sang her show, "Singing My Way Through It," with music therapist Alan Turry, MT-BC, NRMT, from Nordoff Robbins in NYC accompanying. Other speakers included Judi Bosco, MA, MT-BC, provided a live Guided Music Experiential, Entrainment and Toning with Mark Rider PhD, MT-BC from Behavioral Medicine Clinic in Texas , Music Therapy with Infants and Children from Virginia Kallay MA, MT-BC from Cleveland Hospital in Ohio , and Bryan Muller an intern from Temple University speaking about the therapist's response to Pain. Paul Nolan MA, MT-BC, Director of the Music Therapy Program at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia , presented on research related to the pain experience, Managing Sickle Cell Pain, with Dianne Snyder Cowan MA, MT-BC, from Cleveland 's Saint Lukes. Vibration, Sound and Music with Don Michel PhD, MT-BC and Kris Chesky PhD, MT-BC from Texas Woman's University and the University of Texas , respectively. The Use of Clinical Improvisation during Procedures was addressed by Ann Turry MT-BC, NRMT and Childhood Pain and Cancer was presented at a round table including Nessa Coyle RN, CMS, Lucann Magill MA,MT-BC of Sloan Kettering and  Matthew Loscalzo MSW of John Hopkins. Joanne Loewy DA, MT-BC, Jeanetter Rodriguez MA, MT-BC, and Kate Richards (intern), MT-BC presented on Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain Management. Frank Bosco MA, MT-BC of The Sound Health Studio presented on a Process Oriented Mind Body Approach to Pain, and Chris Martinez RN and Sharon Segal RN Defined how to Implement Creative Nursing Approaches. Marisol Culshaw presented an experiential workshop on Storytelling through Music, Relaxation, Imagery, Drawing, and Creative Arts.
Music Therapy & Pediatric Pain-Book available. $20 Call (212) 420-2704

For Questions and Further Information

For questions and further information about music therapy or referrals for yourself, your loved ones or your patients, please call (212) 420-2704 or email info@musicandmedicine.org.

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