21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics

It is with active minds and a collective spirit that the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis schools of Art, Medicine, Engineering, Informatics, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing and Liberal Arts present 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics. This international symposium will provide a unique opportunity for a range of experts to present their insights and engage in trans-disciplinary dialogue on how brain science and artistic processes inform one another to support the overall health and amelioration of disease for patients, their caregivers, families and friends.

The weekend of April 8 & 9, 2017 has been confirmed by all external and internal presenters, who will offer their insights and expertise through individual presentations according to three tracks that share the common goal of better understanding the neuroscientific mechanisms and pathways for the creative arts therapies in the treatment of patients. Each track has a designated Keynote speaker:

  1. Neuroaesthetics (Anjan Chatterjee, MD)
  2. Creativity and Consciousness (Arne Dietrich, PhD)
  3. Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (Klaus Gramann, PhD)

The individual presentations will be followed with interactive panel discussions that will focus on translating the valuable information into clinical and research strategies that will inform patient care. The panel discussions will be recorded and developed into a podcast and transcribed into conference proceedings.

The audience for these dynamic conversations will be university faculty, students, community partners including arts organizations and artists, science institutions, local hospital personnel, healthcare practitioners, and clinicians such as creative arts therapists, counselors and social workers.