Dr. Gabriele Rotter

General Secretary and Treasurer

Dr Rotter, MSc Ost studied medicine in Rostock, Germany, Cambridge University, UK, and University of Bern, Switzerland. She has board certification in orthopedic surgery and a Master of Science in Osteopathy. Since 2012 she has been scientist at the Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics and the Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and completed her habilitation in orthopedic surgery and epidemiology in 2023. Her research, teaching, and clinical practice focuses on musculoskeletal disorders, musicians’ medicine, music physiology, and complementary and integrative medicine. Dr Rotter is also Executive Board member of the European Society of Integrative Medicine (ESIM) and President of the European Register for Osteopathic Physicians (EROP).

Board of the Society

About

The International Society for Arts and Medicine (ISfAM) was established in 2023 with the primary aim to highlight the important connection of arts and medicine.

Our mission is to create a forum and hub for scientists, medical doctors, artists, therapists, as well as any individuals, organizations, and supporters working or interested in the field of arts and medicine. Our shared interest is improving and sustaining health through the arts including visual arts, music, dance, other performing arts, literature, and architecture.

The International Society for Arts and Medicine (ISfAM) will foster growth, cooperation, education, policy advice, and visibility of the field.

Events

Members

We encourage you to join the International Society for Arts and Medicine as a member and together we will foster growth, cooperation, education, policy advice, and visibility of the the important connection of arts and medicine.

Be a part of a growing community of experts who share your vision and enhance your opportunities to contribute to the growing field of research in integration of arts and medicine by participating in special interest groups.

Receive discounted prices to attend national and international conferences of ISfAM already for 2024.

All natural and legal persons whose professional activities are compatible with the objectives of ISfAM may become full members of the society. In addition, legal entities active in this field, whose professional activity is compatible with the objectives of ISfAM can become full members including national societies of arts and medicine. Due to the international character of the ISfAM, its members are active in many countries.
Membership costs will be 100 €/year for full natural members, 25 €/year for student members.

Your membership benefits
o You benefit from significantly reduced participation fees for the annual ISfAM congress. If you become a member now, your membership fee of 2024 will already be offset by congress participation.
o You are part of a growing and large movement in arts and medicine. According to your wishes, you can get actively involved or at least receive regular information.
o In the near future, the publication of an ISfAM journal is planned, for which you will receive free online access.
o In Berlin at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, an Arts and Medicine Network symposium is planned regularly, where you will be invited for free.
o In addition, our Annual General Meeting for all members will take place once a year online in English. On this occasion you can also participate in lectures and discussions with other members.
o You will receive up-to-date information about other exciting events.

Please join us: members@isfam.org

isfam-membership-application-form.pdf for download.

Contact

International Society for Arts and Medicine (ISfAM) e.V.
c/o Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Luisenstraße 57, 10117 Berlin, Germany

The International Society for Arts and Medicine is a registered non-profit association (VR 40124 B, Charlottenburg Local Court)

Editor: Anne Berghöfer
Website: Matthias Hübner
Illustrations: Malen Pazos