Call for Original Research Posters

Submission Deadline EXTENDED:
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST


AIHM is pleased to receive abstracts of original research on integrative holistic health and medicine, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, holistic nursing, mind-body research, public health and policy related to integrative health and medicine, or other relevant topics. You are invited to submit an abstract for review and possible inclusion at the 2018 AIHM Annual Conference in San Diego this September 22-26, 2018. 

Categories - UPDATED & EXPANDED!

Abstracts may be submitted in any of the following categories. Note on copyright: By submitting a poster abstract, authors/co-authors transfer any copyrights, grant permission to the AIHM, & agree that the submitted poster and abstract may be published, shared online, distributed to attendees and used on the AIHM website.

  • Basic Science - often called fundamental or bench research—provides the foundation of knowledge for the applied science that follows.
  • Clinical Trial - research studies performed in people that are aimed at evaluating a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. Phases include testing, assessing efficacy, safety, effectiveness and side effects.
  • Observational Research - observe people in normal settings where the researcher(s) gather information, group volunteers according to broad characteristics, and compare changes over time.
  • Case Reports - a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Submissions for the Case Reports category must follow the Care Guidelines.  
  • Practice Models & Practice Based Research Models - including all models of health (nursing, chiropractic, naturopathic, Chinese medicine, massage, healing touch, etc)
  • Innovative Training & Educational Models or Programs - programs and education highlighting interprofessional education, curriculum and faculty development in integrative health, CAM, etc.
  • Global Service Models or Projects - that highlight integrative health & medicine, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, nursing, models, delivery and service
  • Policy in Integrative Health & Medicine - including international global policy, cost-effectiveness studies, underserved models, etc.
  • Student Research in Various Categories
  • Other

Review Process

All applications will be reviewed by an interprofessional group of AIHM member volunteers and staff who will rate and recommend final selections. All abstracts will be selected based on:

  • Originality
  • Appropriateness for the study design
  • Interpretation
  • Relevance to Integrative Health & Medicine

Researcher Responsibilities

  • Must pay and register for the conference *Single day pass is allowed for Monday only

  • Must cover own costs (travel, lodging, incidentals)

  • Must meet all conference dates and deadlines

  • Preferred to be present to hang poster (if unable, coordinate with AIHM):
    • Sunday, September 23 between 4-5pm
  • Must be present during the Research Reception on Monday, September 24 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Research Reception & Award Ceremony)
  • Must accept AIHM’s Presenter and Recording Agreement  


If you have questions about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 858-240-9033 x1004.

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