Call for Original Research Posters

The 2018 AIHM Annual Conference - Call for Original Research Posters is now closed.

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

Research Information for Accepted Presenters

AIHM has received 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. Research will be displayed in the NAUTILUS FOYER at the 2018 AIHM Annual Conference in San Diego this September 22-26, 2018. 

Research Categories  

Abstracts have been submitted in the following categories. 

  • 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
  • and others

Researcher Responsibilities (for accepted presenters):

  • Pay and register for the conference *Single day pass is allowed for Monday only.

  • Cover your own travel costs (travel, lodging, incidentals)

  • Be present to hang poster (if unable, coordinate with AIHM):

    • Sunday, September 23 between 4-5pm
  • Be present for the Research Reception & Award Ceremony on Monday, September 24 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the EXHIBIT HALL 

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