Programme & book of abstracts

The 12th European Music Therapy Conference will take place as a hybrid event between 8th and 12th June at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh.

The Book of Abstracts has been published as a journal edition of the British Journal of Music Therapy (BJMT) and is freely available:Book of Abstracts (external PDF)

To download the Conference Programme, please click below.


Pre-conference events

On 6th and 7th June a number of pre-conference events will be offered; some online, some face-to-face and some hybrid. Some events are free but each event only has a limited number of places available. Find out more about registration and event details.



We pledge to make the conference as accessible as possible. The hybrid nature of the conference, with the opportunity to attend either online or in-person, means that delegates can access the conference from anywhere in the world.

British Sign Language (BSL) translation and live captioning will be available for those who need it. Online content and presentation slides will be suitable for screen readers, and presenters will be encouraged to use minimum font size and spacing so that visual materials are as dyslexia friendly as possible.

For delegates attending in person, the conference and social activities will take place in fully accessible buildings with clear signage and there will be colleagues available on hand if anything further is required. Delegates will have access to a variety of other spaces too, such as quiet spaces and creative spaces.    

We appreciate that the full programme with many coinciding presentations and workshops can create a sense of overload. Please take the conference at your own pace. Transcripts and recordings will be available for as many of the presentations as possible, so that you can digest the material afterwards in your own time.

We are open to dialogue and are keen to learn from your experiences. Please do get in touch at any stage regarding the accessibility of the conference and we will endeavour to make any adjustments needed as soon as possible.