Call for Original Research Posters

Early Submission Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018
Final Submission Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018
(as space allows)


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. 


The online call for original research abstracts will be open from Monday, April 30 – Monday, July 2, 2018 for early acceptance. As original research posters will be accepted on a rolling basis, we encourage you to submit by July 2.
If space is still available, additional submissions will be accepted through Monday, July 30, 2018.


Abstracts may be submitted in one of four 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.  

Note: Abstracts proposing conceptual models of clinical theory and/or new models of practice, without evaluation (research), will not be accepted.

Review Process

All applications will be reviewed by an interprofessional group of AIHM member volunteers and staff who will rate and recommend final selections. The top poster will be selected for each category of design (i.e., Clinical, Basic Science, Observational Research and Case Reports. All abstracts will be selected based on:

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

Original research abstracts will be accepted on a rolling bases through the submission deadline.

Researcher Responsibilities

  • Must pay and register for the conference
  • Must cover own costs (travel, lodging, incidentals)
  • Must meet all conference dates and deadlines
  • Must be present to hang poster:
    • Sunday, September 23 between 4-5pm
  • Must be present during the Poster Walk Hours and Research Reception
    • Monday, September 24 from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. (Poster Walk)
    • Monday, September 24 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Research Reception)
    • Tuesday, September 25 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. (Poster Walk)
  • 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.

Get Started

We encourage you to collect your thoughts in advance of going to the online form. Please download the Call for Original Research Posters document in Word so you can collect your thoughts and save your work first.

To begin the submission process, please select the Start button below.

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