Call for Abstracts

Due to the unfortunate international coronavirus situation, it is not yet certain when this conference can take place. The dates of the deadline for the abstracts and early bird registration will change anyway. There will be more information by the end of May.


Abstract submission deadline extension!

Participants are invited to submit their abstract proposals via email.
By Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 11:59 pm Finnish Time.

The address is

The topic of the 1st International Children´s Music Therapy Conference is

Health for Children with Music


Themes of the conference days are:

Thursday, 24 September: Music Therapy in Pediatric Hospitals (children aged 0–16)

Friday, 25 September: Children’s Music Psychotherapy (children aged 0–13)
Abstract proposals consist of a brief Biography (author’s affiliation, professional credentials, and mailing address), an Introduction and a Description. The maximum length is 3000 characters (without spaces).

The conference highlights the following topics:

  • Music Therapy and Early Interaction
  • Music Therapy in Pediatric Hospitals
  • Children’s Music Therapy and their Family
  • Communication with Music
  • Music Therapy in Child Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry
  • Children’s Music Therapy Methods and Models (short-term and long-term)

Title your abstract proposal as follows: Choose the theme, Pediatric Hospitals or Music Psychotherapy _ Choose the highlighted topic from the list above.
During the submission process, authors need to indicate their preferred presentation type, however, the final decision regarding the presentation type will be chosen by the Scientific Committee.

Types of Presentations
  • Paper Presentation (30 minutes)
  • Round Table (70 minutes)
  • Workshop (45 minutes)
  • Poster Presentation (Poster size: width 98 cm x height 118 cm)


Papers must be submitted in English. Write the description in narrative form, without graphs or tables. All the accepted abstract proposals will be published in the special issue of Finnish Music Therapy Journal "Musiikkiterapia”.