Pre-Congress Workshops


The Program Committee of the 2020 International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health is soliciting proposals for pre-congress workshops to be held on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, prior to the Congress, which will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, 29 April – 1 May 2020.


The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, 28 June 2019. Please consider the following when preparing your proposal:
  • A pre-congress workshop format that focuses on developing or strengthening skills in research, education, clinical care, and policy. This can be geared for different levels of expertise. We encourage workshops geared for training young researchers/educators/clinicians, as well as more advanced skill building. If particular background is important for the workshop, typical knowledge prerequisites should be clearly stated.
  • Pre-congress workshops offer a longer session (either half-day or full-day) that provides a platform for discussing topics in a more expansive manner than a shorter main congress session allows.
  • The format of each workshop is to be determined by the submitter, but it is expected that they contain ample time for general discussion and audience participation.
  • An additional registration fee will be charged to attendees to attend these workshops; this fee covers space and organizing costs. Please note in your proposal if additional funds are needed for costs of conducting the workshop; these will be included in the workshop registration fee, if the workshop is accepted.
  • There are no funds or benefits provided for the session leaders.


Workshop proposals will be carefully reviewed and it is anticipated that the selection process will be competitive. Workshops will be selected based on:
  • Ability of the proposed session to advance research, education, and policy in integrative medicine and evidence-based clinical care.
  • Experience and quality of the session leaders and presenters.
  • Potential of the workshop to enhance research, education, policy or clinical skills for participants.
  • Anticipated interest in the workshop.
  • Fit of the workshop goals with the overall mission of the Congress as described above.
Submitters will be notified of their status on Thursday, 12 September 2019. All workshops will be scheduled for presentation on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.


Before beginning your application, please ensure that you have collected a completed and signed CME disclosure form from EACH presenter prior to beginning your submission. You will not be allowed to submit your application without the completed forms. Click here to download the form.