The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicinewill hold its inaugural conference June 3 at 7:30 a.m. at Shepherd Union Building.

Tramo, the founder of the world’s first “Music and the Brain” course the director of The Institute for Music & Brain Science, will kick off the conference. 

The presenters and participants at the conference are the world’s leading scholars and academics in the field of music and medicine. According to BIOP assistant music professor who also is the conference chair, the scholars will examine the beneficial effects of using music to treat patients and the favorable outcomes it has on mental and physical health. They also will discuss the overall benefits of music in school-age populations and in the everyday lives of adults.

A pre-conference session “Healing at the Speed of Sound” featuring Don Cambell, a well-known authority on “The Mozart Effect,” and Alex Doman, the CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, will be held June 2 in the Shepherd Union Building at 9 a.m. They will present their new book by the same title, which examines the history, research and application of music in health care.

The conference will conclude with a concert by the BIOP Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. June 3 in the Shepherd Union Theater. The orchestra will be performing the repertoire from its concert tour in Taiwan.

The conference is open to the public. The cost to attend is $110, with a student rate of $5.