Session Submissions Overview

**Please note the presentations below are not inclusive of plenaries,research abstract submissions or pre-congress workshops**

 

The International Congress will accept session submissions from Monday, 24 June – Friday, 11 October, 2019 at MIDNIGHT Eastern Time.

 

SESSION FORMATS:

  • Symposia
  • Panel Discussion
  • Experiential Workshop

Accepted proposals will be scheduled for one of the following:

  • 60 minute session
  • 75 minute session

 
The theme of the Congress is Transforming Health Care Through Collaboration and should be considered when crafting your submission.

 

Proposals are accepted in the following categories:
  • Clinical
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Research

 

NEW FOR 2020! The Program Committee is planning to highlight 2-3 submissions as a "Hot Topic", to be presented during a special 90-minute concurrent session during the Congress. These sessions will feature innovative cutting-edge topics that are of current interest to the field of integrative medicine. If your submission is selected to to be presented as a "Hot Topic", the Program Committee will work with you directly to help ensure your presentation fits within that theme. 
 

SYMPOSIA

Symposia sessions are intended to be formal presentations on the "state of the science" of a particular area. Typically, sessions will have two to four presenters, representing at least two different institutions. Each speaker should usually limit their presentation to 20 minutes, to allow adequate time for questions. The individual proposing the session may be the moderator or a speaker and is responsible for coordinating the session and serving as a contact person for the session.
Time/Format for Oral Presentations: no more than 30 minutes by a single presenter, a brief period of questions and comments from the audience, and replies by the lecturer.
Symposia Submission Criteria
  • Presenter / Co-presenter information and CME disclosure forms
  • Submission Topic(s)
  • Title of Session
  • Overview: If the session is accepted into the program, the overview will be published in congress materials to help attendees select which session they would like to attend.
  • Rationale: Why the theme is important and its relevance to the congress themes?
  • Objectives: What participants will know or be able to do as a result of this session?
  • Topic Outline: Main points of the session
  • Methods/Session Format: Indicate amount of time to be allocated to each speaker or element of the program. Describe the format of the session.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

The discussion sessions are intended to provide diverse perspectives of approaches, questions, methods and/or applications in integrative medicine and health as well as opportunities for discussions of topics related to challenges, controversies, or innovations in integrative medicine and health research, education, clinical work, and policy. A variety of formats is possible for these sessions, including panel discussions, and Oxford or other style debates. Organizers are encouraged to think creatively about ways to engage the audience and include diverse viewpoints. Typically, sessions have two to four presenters, representing at least two different institutions. These sessions have more emphasis on presenting differing points of view than symposia, and greater emphasis on interaction with the audience and more opportunity for audience participation.
Time/Format for Oral Presentations: The session should have two – four presenters, representing a variety of organizations and viewpoints, to give short presentations (no more than 15 minutes each) and the majority of the time having a moderated discussion between the panel and audience.
Panel Discussion Submission Criteria
Same requirements as a symposium submission; however, the submitters will be asked to please provide three questions or issues they anticipate the will arise as a result of the session presentations.

 

EXPERIENTAL WORKSHOP

A room will be designated as an Experiential Workshop space, to allow for non-traditional room set-ups.
Experiential workshop sessions should focus on demonstration/skill building, in contrast to other main congress sessions. The application needs to clearly state the skills that will be targeted, and how they will be conveyed to participants. The format of these sessions is often "hands-on," where participants will learn a new approach.
Time/Format for Oral Presentations: Each workshop will be led by one presenter/group of presenters for the duration of the session time, who will usually provide more limited formal presentation than in other formats. It is critical to distinguish the workshop activities, make them experiential, and clarify how they differ from a discussion group.
Experiential Workshop Submission Criteria
  • Presenter / Co-presenter information and CME disclosure forms
  • Submission Topic(s)
  • Title of Session
  • Rationale: Why the topic is important and its relevance to the congress theme
  • Objectives: What participants will know or be able to do as a result of this session
  • Topic outline: Main points of the session
  • Methods/Session Format: Indicate amount of time to be allocated to each speaker or element of the program. Describe the format of the session and how it will be made active and experiential for learners
  • Describe materials to be distributed
  • Is any special equipment required for your session?
  • Is there a specific room set that is required to accommodate the execution of the session?

 

All presenters on the submission must provide a signed Financial Disclosure Form. Click here to download the form.

Disposition notices will be sent on December 2, 2019.