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Fourth Annual
Music & Medicine Conference

September 25th! Register Today. 

Download the Conference Brochure  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 


Highlights from the
2014 Music & Medicine Conference

The Fourth Annual Music & Medicine Conference is a few weeks away. The conference will be at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center 8487 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236, on September 25th 2015, 8 am-3:30 pm

Our keynote speakers are:

Barry Bittman, MD, a neurologist who pioneered scientific research to show for the first time that playing a musical instrument reverses stress genes at the genomic level

Brandon Ally, a geriatric neuropsychologist, and researcher from Vanderbilt University, who has conducted multiple research studies on Alzheimer’s and the Arts

Two additional presentations will include a team of music therapists - board certified from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a panel of members from the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition

The conference is approved for 5 CEUs for nurses, social workers, recreation therapists, OT, music educators, licensed nursing home administrators, counselors, and 5 CMTE’s for music therapists

Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about the healing power of music Engage in fun-filled music and wellness programs that can enhance your health and well-being


Hope to see you on the 25th!
Arlene de Silva
CEO-Global Music & Wellness

Local groups actively engage in Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS at Maple Knoll Communities

In today’s world, the importance of taking care of one’s health is drummed into our daily lives. Whether it’s the medical profession, or one’s employer, family members and even friends, we are reminded that daily exercise is essential.

Recently, a team from University of Cincinnati consisting of: Wendy Yip (first lady of UC), John Tew, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, and Executive Director Community Affairs of UC Health and UC College of Medicine, Peter Landgren, Dean, College Conservatory of Music, Dr. Sian Cotton, director of Integrative Medicine, and Cathy Crain, UC Wellness, gathered at Maple Knoll Communities to learn about the two evidence-based music and wellness programs; Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS. Discussions also took place about the continuum of care and how music positively helps improve quality of life. For over 30 years, University of Cincinnati and Maple Knoll have partnered on multiple initiatives, which bring together the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, and the dept. of family medicine. The group was interested in learning how older adults at all levels care are benefitting from both programs.

Barry Bittman, MD, through peer-reviewed published scientific research studies on both programs demonstrated: reduction in depression, anger, anxiety, tension, and improved socialization, enhanced self-esteem, improved attentiveness, and improved communication and team-building.

Another group consisting of: Sherry Stieritz and Kathy Murray from Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, Liz Sudberry and Norrie Loomis from Home Care Assistance, Alexis Kidd and John Harper from Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, and Melinda Butsch-Kovacic from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center actively participated in the programs as well. The group was interested in bringing Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS to older adults living at home, inner-city youth, and for employee wellness.

Congratulations to our newest HealthRHYTHMS Facilitators! 

Twenty-five new HealthRHYTHMS facilitators from Yuma, AZ, and London KY completed HealthRHYTHMS training in August. These individuals represent: health departments, community health workers, rural health clinics, senior centers, area agency on aging staff, and adult day facilities.

We welcome three organizations from Yuma AZ, and one from London KY as members of the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition!

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