Preliminary Timetable

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.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Welcome Reception and Tour at the New Children’s Hospital
3 pm
New Children’s Hospital
Street address: Stenbäckinkatu 9, Helsinki


The Helsinki City Reception
7 pm
Vanha Raatihuone, Empire room
Street address: Aleksanterinkatu 20, Helsinki 


Thursday, September 24, 2020


Conference Day: Music Therapy in Pediatric Hospitals
From 9 am to 5 pm
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Street address: Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki

Keynote Speakers: Professor Minna Huotilainen and Research Director Mari Tervaniemi University of Helsinki, Finland and Dr. Friederike Haslbeck, University of Zürich, Switzerland


Concert at the Musiikkitalo - The Helsinki Music Centre
Tapiola Youth Symphony Orchestra, music by Ilan Sanfi
7 pm
Street address: Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki


Friday, September 25, 2020


Conference Day: Children´s Music Psychotherapy
From 9 am to 5 pm  
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Street address: Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Gro Trondalen, The Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway and Prof. Dr. Karin Schumacher, Berlin University of the Arts, Germany


Conference Party at the Helsinki City Museum
From 7 pm to 11 pm​
Street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki


Saturday, September 26, 2020


Workshops: Voice games, Musatorni, NeuroPlay®
From 11 am to 2 pm

The Helsinki Conservatory of Music
Street address: Ruoholahdentori 6, Helsinki