Session Submissions


The Program Committee of the 2024 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health will be soliciting submissions for sessions starting June 5, 2023, which will be presented at the Cleveland Hilton Downtown and Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, April 11-13, 2024. 


The theme of the International Congress is“Champions of Whole Health: Using Evidence to Drive Transformation" and should be considered when crafting your submission. There is an increasing amount of research related to integrative medicine, leading to a growing body of evidence to support the use of integrative and whole health strategies to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.  Our goal is to convene champions of whole health to discuss how they are using evidence-based information to drive integrative, whole-person health care and ensure its quality and accessibility to all.


Important Dates
  • Submission site opens Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Submission site closes Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Disposition notices will be sent Friday, November 17, 2023


Proposals will be Accepted in the Following Content Areas:

  • Clinical
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Research


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. To encourage experiential learning, these sessions will not have a traditional AV setup.


Acceptance of Sessions

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide whether a submission will be accepted and the right to determine the presentation form.  Submitters will be notified of their acceptance status and form of presentation by Friday, November 17, 2023. 


Session Submission Procedure

Please follow the steps below to submit a session for the 2024 International Congress. If you have questions or require assistance with your abstract submission, please contact the Congress Secretariat at


Once logged in, select “Click Here to Start”. Then follow the instructions on the submission site to complete your session submission.

Step 1:

  • Indicate your session topic area.
  • Select a presentation format for your proposal (see above).
  • Enter your session title in title case. (This Is a Sample of Title Case). Titles are limited to 150 characters.
  • Enter your Proposal Overview into the spaces provided without exceeding the 300-word limit. 
  • Fill out your sessions Educational Design/Outline (Topic Outline, Rationale, Learning Objectives, and Methods/Session Format).
  • Share any additional Submission/Room Setup Details.
    • If you choose the Panel presentation format, you will need to provide three questions or issues your session anticipates will arise as a result of the presentations.
  • Agree to the Proposal Terms and Conditions.
  • Click the “Submit Session” button to submit your proposal.



  • Enter all co-presenters’ information. They may be in the system already, so please search and if they are not listed click "I have looked for my Presenter and they do not exist."
  • Presenters’ names will appear in the order they were entered on the submission site. 
  • Please do not enter information, such as presenter’s names, contact information or session titles in all CAPITAL LETTERS. Capitalize letters only where necessary.
  • You may not save a draft proposal, but you can return and edit your abstract or add co-presenters at any time prior to the deadline.
  • For safekeeping, you may save your proposal by navigating to your submitted session(s) and clicking "Download."



All accepted presenters will be required to submit a CME disclosure form prior to presenting at the International Congress. Failure to submit the disclosure form within the specified timeline may result in the cancellation of the session. More details will be provided upon proposal acceptance. 



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