Session Submissions


The International Congress 2022 solicited proposals for the main congress workshops from Monday, July 12, 2021, through Friday, November 5, 2021. These 60–90-minute sessions will be presented during the International Congress, taking place at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, May 24-26, 2022.


The submission period has closed. 


Proposals were Accepted in the Following Content Areas:

  • Clinical
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Research

The theme of the Congress is “Advancing Healthcare Together: Inclusive. Informed. Integrative.” and should be considered when crafting your submission.


Important Dates

  • Submission site opened Monday, July 12, 2021
  • Submission site closed Friday, November 5, 2021
  • Disposition notices were sent Wednesday, December 29, 2021


Session Types

  • 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.


  • Panel Discussions: 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.


  • Experiential Workshops: Experiential workshop sessions should focus on demonstration/skill-building, in contrast to other main conference 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. These sessions will not have a traditional AV setup, to encourage experiential learning.