Ponentes

Amy Clements-Cortés      
PhD, MTA, MT-BC, FAMI. Amy is President of the World Federation of Music Therapy, Managing Editor of the Journal of Music and Medicine, Past President of CAMT, and Board Member for the Room 217 Foundation. Dr. Clements-Cortes is Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music (LTA), Music Therapy Instructor & Graduate Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Senior Music Therapist/Practice Advisor, Baycrest Centre, Toronto. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, CRPO.

Rosa M. Gutiérrez      
Medicine Dr. Specialized in Family Medicine care by Spanish Health Ministry. Medicine of Behavior Nutrition Disorders on the University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona (Barcelona) and now on the Nourish Disorders Institute in Argentona (Barcelona) Member of a Medical Neurology group of SEMERGEN Society (Spanish Society of Family Medicine). Has cursed Music therapy Master at the University of Barcelona. Took some skills in dementia, brain injure and Parkinson disease areas.

Núria Escudé  
MT. Directora del Institut Català de Musicoteràpia y del Máster de MT de la Universitat de Barcelona. Miembro del ‘Board of Directors de la International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM). Directora de la Jornada.

Josep Planas    
Doctor en Medicina. Médico Oncólogo. Unidad de Cuidados Paliativos. Servicio de Oncología Médica. Parc de Salut Mar. Barcelona. Miembro del Board of Directors de la International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM).  

Joanne Loewy     
DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is an editor of several texts and speaks internationally on her research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma and NICU music therapy. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer-reviewed journal ‘Music and Medicine’ and serves on several editorial boards including the Cochran Palliative Care review and the Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her doctorate from NYU and is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine.

Andrew Rossetti   
MMT, MT-BC, LCAT Coordinator ‘Radiation Oncology Music Therapy Program’ at the  ‘Mount Sinai Dept Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine. Beth Israel, NY. President ‘NYC Arts in Healthcare Group’. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM). Andrew is the music therapist in the radiology oncology treatment center at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center and BI West. He has developed several music therapy programs in hospitals both in the United States and in Spain including a comprehensive NICU music therapy program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago as well as programs in acute and out-patient psychiatric units at the Hospital del Mar, and the Centre Forum Psychiatric Facility in Spain where he was a professor in the music therapy masters program at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. In private practice in Spain, Andrew developed a multi-modal model along with Psychiatrist Dr. Javier Rubio for their co-treatment of psychiatric patients. Andrew received his Masters in Music Therapy from the Facultad de Psicologia Blanquerna at Ramon Llull University in Barcelona Spain. He studied at the Julliard School and holds a Bachelor’s in classical guitar performance from the Westchester Conservatory of Music. Andrew’s extensive experience as a professional musician has allowed him to tap into the emotional and metaphoric power of music, employing it in a variety of arenas in clinical practice.

Joseph    Thapa     
Licenciado en Historia de la Música por la Universidad de Roma. Gestión Cultural en el Conservatorio Superior de Hamburgo, Alemania. Desde el año 2005 es coordinador del Proyecto de Educación Musical Infantil (EMI) que la Consejería de Educación de la Junta de Andalucía lleva a cabo en colaboración con la Fundación Pública Andaluza Barenboim-Said.

Rafael Ramirez
PhD, MSc, BSc. Tenured Associate Professor and Leader of the Music and Machine Learning Lab at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. BSc in Mathematics form the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and MSc and PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Bristol, UK. For five years, he was a Lecturer in the National University of Singapore. His research interests include artificial intelligence, music technology brain-computer interfaces and their application to the quantitative measurement of the emotional effects of music therapy. He has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed international Journals and Conferences. He currently acts as chair and program committee member for several music technology related conferences. He has given invited seminars across Europe, Asia and America.

Stefano Bravi
Stefano Bravi is a professional Tenor from Milan who steps beyond the boundaries of the common rules surrounding Opera music. He has taught at prestigious music schools such as The Guild Hall school of Music and Drama London, and has performed in various Opera houses around the world.