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The VIBRAC Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Research is organising its 1st international conference, which will take place from October 14. - 15. 2016 in Lahti at Wanha Walimo, Vesijärvenkatu 25 (see www.wanhawalimo.fi).

The theme of the conference is Multidisciplinary Applications of Vibroacoustic Therapy

The keynote speakers are international and national figureheads in the field of low-freqency sound vibration and its application in various fields, including Music and Medicine.

Dr. Heidi Ahonen, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada, will be presenting on the therapeutic impact and applications of low-frequency sound vibration.

Dr. Lee Bartel, from the University of Toronto, will discuss the phenomenon of vibroacoustic therapy as brain stimulation and its potential for treatments.

Dr. Ana Katusic from the Mali Dom Centre for Rehabilitation in Croatia, and with an interest and background in neurological music therapy, will present on the application of vibroacoustic therapy for motor development.

Dr. Esa Ala-Ruona, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, will address the use of vibroacoustic therapy with multiple symptoms within specialised healthcare.

The attendees of the conference can expect many interesting presentations and workshops on the applications of low-frequency sound vibration/vibroacoustic therapy from healthcare professionals and practitioners from all over the world, as well as have the opportunity to see exhibits from low-frequency sound vibration device manufacturers.

The Call for Papers is open until March 31st, and abstract submissions can be sent to the VIBRAC coordinator elsa.campbell[at]vibrac.fi. More information on the event can be found from the website (www.vibrac.fi) or from the Facebook page "Vibrac Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Research", including registration and accommodation information.