Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts


Abstracts for paper presentations, posters, workshops, roundtables and symposia are invited in all areas relevant to music therapy.

FINAL DEadline for abstract submission is

15 October 2018 (6:00 pm CET)

All abstracts will be subjected to blind peer-review by the Scientific Committee, and coordinated and scheduled by the organizing committee. In the review process, the following criteria are evaluated: relevance in accordance to the theme, practical and theoretical impact for music therapy, quality of empirical work and theoretical foundation, novelty and originality, and clarity of ideas and structure.

Presentation formats

The following presentation formats are available at the EMTC 2019 (see Abstract Submission for further information and guidelines):

  • Paper Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Roundtable
  • Symposium (New format)

Acceptance and Notification

After the peer-review process, acceptance of abstracts into the conference programme will be determined according to the above-mentioned criteria for review by the Scientific Committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their submission by February 1st 2019. All presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register for the entire conference before early bird registration is closed March 1st 2019. (It will not be possible to register for the conference for one day only).



In order to allow for as many well-prepared and high-quality presentations as possible at the conference, the scientific committee will only accept and review one abstract for a paper presentation from each presenter, and maximum two abstracts in the other categories.

The theme for this conference is "Fields of Resonance" and we encourage presenters and participants to lively resonate on ideas and expereinces, hence it is not possible to cyper-present at this conference.