Institute for Palliative Care Course: Healing Through Art: Train the Trainer

This six-week course begins September 6, 2017 and registration is currently open.

For more information, please consult the link below.

16th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive at the University of Florida: July 10-21, 2017

16th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive at the University of Florida: July 10-21, 2017

The Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive is designed to meet the needs of students and professionals at all levels of experience. The program includes two weeks of on-site programming at the University of Florida and a set of online modules designed to be completed prior to the program. Online Registration is open now!  Please click here for more information: 


NOAH Welcomes National and International Affiliate Members

The National Organization of Arts in Health (NOAH) is proud to invite members of any Regional or International Arts in Health Organization, or Regional, National or International Creative Arts Therapy Organization, to join NOAH as an affiliate member at a 20% discount rate on all membership categories.

In addition, NOAH is pleased to extend an invitation to members of International Arts and Health or Creative Arts Therapy organizations living outside of the United States to attend its 2017 Inaugural Conference at the NOAH membership rate. To register for the conference, please contact to receive an international registration code. A valid membership ID from your organization will need to be presented.

International Neurosciences and Music Conference in Boston, MA

The Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology announces The Neurosciences and Music – VI, an International conference to be held in Boston, USA, from 15 to 18 June, 2017. The central theme of “The Neurosciences and Music – VI” is Music, Sound and Health. The programme will include Keynote Lectures, Symposia, Poster Sessions, and a Pre-conference Workshop, to be held on the afternoon of 15 June 2017. The meeting will be of interest to neuroscientists, psychologists, clinicians and professionals in the medical field, therapists, educators, musicians, musicologists, and students in each of these fields.

The highly successful series “The Neurosciences and Music” was introduced in New York in 2000, with meetings in Venice (2002, in partnership with International School of Neurological Sciences), Leipzig (2005, with Max Planck Institute), Montreal (2008 with BRAMS, Brain and Music Research), Edinburgh (2011, with IMHSD – Institute for Music in Human and Social Development) and Dijon (2014, with Université de Bourgogne, Municipality of Dijon and Université de Lyon in cooperation with EBRAMUS “Initial Training Network”). All these conferences have led to publications in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Registration is available at a reduced rate through March 31st and is open until June 8. For more information or to register, please click here.

University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine announces online course Summer 2017

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine will offer The Art of Self Care for 8 weeks this summer. The graduate level, online course begins April 24 and runs through June 16.

Taught by Center for Arts in Medicine instructors, Heather Spooner ( and Gavin Clayton, this experiential course provides a personal exploration of the art of self-care. The course takes a multidimensional approach to self-care in which students learn concepts in self-care while engaging in immersive arts experiences to revitalize themselves both professionally and personally.

To register or for more information, please contact Eleanor Sommer, CAM academic programs advisor,

Arts in Health California Conference at UCSF Mission Bay March 18, 2017

We invite you to join us for Arts in Health California’s Second Annual Conference at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

We are very excited about this conference and are inviting a variety of presenters, including writers, artists, musicians, dancers and singers, physicians, medical students and patients.
You will learn about our new UCSF at Mission Bay Hospital both as a healing environment and an art destination, the award-winning UCSF Art for Recovery Program, and the conference will include presentations by:

  • Tucker Nichols, a professional artist who will share his own health story and his Mission Bay art commission
  • Patients sharing their personal stories about coping with illness through the creation of art
  • Art-atomy – UCSF Medical Students participating in the UCSF Art for Recovery elective
  • Art of the Athlete, U. of Oregon – a 4-week intensive summer course with sports players building upon self-reflection and learning strategies through visual arts
  • David Watts, M.D., physician and published writer, poet, jazz musician, NPR commentator who writes essays and lectures on the subject of humanism in medicine
  • Ned Buskirk, You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes – bringing people creatively into the conversation of death and dying while helping to inspire and empower them
  • Vania Deonizio, Dancin’ Power – teaches interactive dance classes for free to hospitalized children
  • Afro-Cuban San Francisco State University Ensemble
  • Art of Health and Healing of Contra Costa Health Services bringing a wide range of arts program, including Stress Relief Through the Arts
  • Musicians in Healthcare
  • Arts in Health California & National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH)
    We will be offering 15 to 30 minute presentations throughout the conference with an opportunity to have lunch and network while participating in art experiences. We hope that you will take home inspiring ideas to spin off into action in your community.

Healing with the Arts: Free 6-week Online Arts Course Begins February 6th 2017

For many years Mary Rockwood Lane and Michael Samuels, M.D. have taught art and healing courses at undergraduate and graduate level. For years they have watched as their students undergo major life transformations and healing as they heal themselves from sexual abuse, unresolved grieving, illnesses as well as heal family members, relationships, community and the earth.

This course will now be delivered as a free online 6-week program — offered by Mary Rockwood Lane via the University of Florida.

This is new concept in education. By making art, a caring, loving community is formed and students can share and heal deeply personal and deeply important things that may have never been addressed in their lives. It is such a new experience; online education without judgment, in a loving, caring, sacred space. It is a new kind of university online distance education, using art (visual arts, music, dance and word) to heal yourself, others, community and the earth.


The 6-week online program will use teachings, guided imagery exercises and art projects to help you heal whatever needs to be healed in your life. With art, you can heal your darkness or the darkness of our world.

Everyone can use this program: to heal yourself, to use with an artist-healer in a program, or as part of art therapy with a trained art therapist. If you already consider yourself an artist or healer, we’ll show you how to go deeper into your creativity or healing with personal introspection on emotional, intellectual, and spiritual levels with a mind to show you how the two worlds are naturally linked and how the artist can be the voice and hands of the healer within.