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Music and pain (for neuroscience and music therapy)

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This workshop is organized by BRAMS (International Laboratory for Brain, Music & Sound Research), CIRMMT Research Axis 5 (Music Perception and Cognition), and the Faculté de Musique (Université de Montréal). It will take place on February 27th, 2009. Registration is $25 ($15 for students), and includes lunch and two coffee breaks.

  • Research Workshop
When Feb 27, 2009
from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Pavillon 1420 boul. Mont Royal, Entrée 1430, Suite 0-120 (BRAMS), Université de Montréal
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This workshop will be of particular interest to music therapists, musicians, researchers in psychology & neuroscience, and students in these fields.

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Eckart Altenmüller Head, Dept Music Physiology and Medicine, University of Music and Theater, Hannover, Germany
  • Dr. Marion Good Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
  • Ms. Deborah Salmon Music Therapist in Palliative Care, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal

Music Activity

  • Julien Peyrin Music Therapist for Chez Pop's Community Organization for Youth on the Street

Cost and Registration

Registration is on a first-come first-served basis (limited to 45 participants). 

We're sorry, but we currently have 45 participants registered for this workshop.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email

Registration fee (Including 2 coffee breaks & buffet style lunch):

  • Regular: $25
  • Students: $15

Please register online and mail your cheque, made out to "Université de Montréal", to:

BRAMS - Workshop Music & Pain
Pavillon 1420 Mont Royal
Université de Montréal
CP 6128, Succursale Centre Ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

Please note that your registration for this workshop will be confirmed once your cheque has been received. This fee is non-refundable.


  •  9:15-9:45  Sign in & morning coffee (included in registration fee)
  • 9:45-10:00  Welcome comments by organizers
  • 10:00-11:00 Presentation by Dr Eckart Altenmüller, followed by discussions (title TBA)
  • 11:00-11:15 Coffee break (included in registration fee)
  • 11:15-12:15 Presentation by Dr. Marion Good, followed by discussions: Music for Pain: A Nursing Intervention
  • 12:15-13:30 Lunch (Buffet – included in registration fee)
  • 13:30-14:30 Presentation by Deborah Salomon, MA, MTA, CMT, with discussion: Music and Pain: The View From Music Therapy
  • 14:30-15:30 Percussion music activity led by music therapist Julien Peyrin, followed by discussion
  • 15:30-16:00 Round table discussion & closing talk by moderators


Click here for the workshop materials


The workshop will be held at BRAMS, Université de Montréal


Pavillon 1420 boul. Mont Royal, Entrée 1430, Suite 0-120 (BRAMS), Université de Montréal

Metro : Edouard Montpetit (5 min. walk from metro station)

Further Details

For further details, please contact:

Nathalie Gosselin:

Jessica Phillips-Silver:


*Please note that the program, time and speakers are subject to change.

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