Neurologic Music Therapy: A Bridge between Art and Science in Global Healthcare

January 13, 2011 @ 4:00 PM
UM School of Business Administration, Alma Jennings Foundation/Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Study Center

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music will host two panels at the University of Miami’s 2011 Global Business Forum on January 13 and 14, 2011.

FREE ADMISSION
Free parking: University of Miami Pavia Parking Garage, 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146

For registration information for the full Global Business Forum, please visit the UM School of Business website.

The first panel, Neurologic Music Therapy: A Bridge between Art and Science in Global Healthcare, on Thursday, January 13 from 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. at the UM School of Business Administration, Alma Jennings Foundation/Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Study Center, will be moderated by Shannon K. de l’Etoile, Ph.D., MT-BC, Program Director and Associate Professor, Music Therapy at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

This panel will focus on research that demonstrates that music can access brain processes related to movement, cognition, and speech and language production, thus offering an evidence-based approach to treating disease and injury of the central nervous system. The panel will explore how Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) improves various aspects of cognitive functioning, such as attention, memory, executive function and psychosocial behavior. The NMT approach to cognitive rehabilitation benefits a number of clinical populations, including patients with brain injury, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and substance-related disorders. Panelists will also discuss efforts to establish third-party reimbursement options for increasing consumer access to NMT services.
Moderator: Shannon K. de l’Etoile, Ph.D., MT-BC, Program Director and Associate Professor, Music Therapy at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

Scheduled panelists:
Dr. Shannon de l’Etoile, Program Director and Associate Professor, Music Therapy, University of Miami Frost School of Music
Dr. Michael Thaut, Professor of Music, Professor of Neuroscience, Colorado State University;  Founder and Director, Center for Biomedical Research in Music
Dr. Teresa Lesiuk, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, University of Miami Frost School of Music
Mr. Edgar Kaiser, Founder, Kaiser Foundation

The second panel, Achieving Social Change through Music, on Friday, January 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Clarke Recital Hall at the L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus, will be moderated by Margaret Martin, founder of the Harmony Project in Los Angeles.


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Shannon K. de l’Etoile, Ph.D., MT-BC, Program Director and Associate Professor, Music Therapy at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.