January 14-16, 2021 | New York Hilton Midtown, NY

Call For Speakers
Deadline to Submit: June 19, 2020

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium Call For Speakers is OPEN!

January 14-16, 2021
New York Hilton Midtown, NY

The state of global health and healthcare is under a microscope as we all navigate COVID-19. What has not changed during this time of uncertainty, is the profound need and appreciation for healthcare professionals from all disciplines in traditional and integrative medicine.

While we set our sights on a safe and healthy future, we invite you to participate in the Call for Proposals. Please know that our primary goal is to deliver a safe and healthy in-person Symposium and we are working closely with the hotel and our vendors on such efforts for the upcoming edition.

Each year we revisit the specifics for this request for proposals based on prior experience and in conjunction with the rapidly changing world of healthcare. The following factors guided the development of this call:

  • Your session must pass rigorous CME guidelines for approval by the ACCME;
  • Your session should enhance human and environmental health and wellbeing by advancing awareness and understanding of integrative healthcare principles;
  • Your session must increase the realization of the importance of the patient and family as key partners in care;
  • Our goal is to build networks that provide opportunities for collaboration among many health-related disciplines;
  • You will be able to share your perspectives and knowledge with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds.

We are looking for:

  • Current topics; not topics supporting old information;
    • Preference will be given to new scientific advancements, ideas and ways of thinking;
  • Special interest in advanced courses on microbiome and autoimmune disease.
  • Special interest in advanced courses geared toward Naturopathic Doctors.

While we are looking for presentations on all spectrums of integrative topics, special areas of focus include:

  • Autoimmune disease and treatments
  • Bio-physical medicine
  • Brain health
  • Care for the under served
  • Developments in transgender care
  • Food-related issues
  • Immunotherapy
  • Impact of global warming on health
  • Inflammation
  • IV infusion therapy
  • Microbiome
  • Psychedelics from a therapeutic perspective
  • Recovering from a pandemic (can be business related or patient related)
  • Stem cell research and advancements
  • Telemedicine
  • Click on the + to open the Guidelines and Application below.


    Guidelines & Submission Form

    Speaker Guidelines for CME Presentations

    Download the Guidelines here.

    Speaker Guidelines for CME Presentations (ACCME), the Integrative Healthcare Symposium must ensure that CME programs meet all ACCME Essential Elements and Guidelines while maintaining the highest standards and expectations of its audience.
    Below are lists of faculty/ speaker guidelines to assist you in developing the highest quality educational content and materials. These guidelines also ensure compliance to the CME Policies.

    Scientific Integrity
    Individuals giving presentations at CME activities should follow these guidelines so that materials are evidence-based, objective and balanced:

    • Presentations must be free of commercial bias for or against any product.
    • Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Faculty use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If trade names are used, those of several companies should be used rather than only that of a single supporting company.
    • Presentations that include commercial products must present objective information about those products, based on scientific methods generally accepted in the medical community.
    • Information presented must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
    • If unapproved uses of a product or service are discussed, inform the audience.
    • The content of slides and reference materials are the ultimate responsibility of the faculty selected by the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.
    • The preponderance of slides included in the presentation should reflect original thoughts and organization of the speaker.
    • It is the responsibility of the faculty presenter to obtain written permission for print inclusion of material that is under copyright protection.
    • Material presented from trial results must include information on study design, subject selection and participation/compliance, therapeutic agents administered including source/dosage, adverse effects encountered, funding source, etc.
    • Faculty must offer a balanced presentation of all available trial data that is pertinent to the topic.
    • The preponderance of data presented from clinical trials should be from current peer-reviewed publications.

    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
    In order to comply with national and provincial standards and accreditation guidelines governing the relationships between industry and educational and professional organizations, it is necessary for all CME presenters to be familiar with current disclosure policy and procedures:

    • Faculty must disclose any affiliations with manufacturers of products of service providers mentioned at the event or with manufacturers of competing products or providers of competing services.
    • At the beginning of your presentation, (i.e., slide #2), please provide a disclosure statement

    Copyright
    CME presenters should keep in mind that:

    • Single copies of an insubstantial proportion (10% or less) of a published work for personal use is allowed.
    • While it is legal to copy another’s work for inclusion in a PowerPoint presentation, these slides must not be printed out and distributed. IF this is in your presentation, you must notify Integrative Healthcare Symposium Conference Manager prior to using another’s work. It will be the decision of the conference manager if this will be accepted.
    • This legislation covers all information in print, electronic (Internet) audio and video formats.
    • The distribution of complete journal or other print articles as handouts is generally subject to a license fee for which the presenter would be responsible.
    • Providing a bibliographic reference or link to this article is not subject to a license fee and, therefore, preferable.

    Slides

    • Educational material (slides, abstracts, handouts, etc.) cannot include commercial company and product logos.
    • Do not use identifiable photographs of patients. Remove all patient identifiers from laboratory studies, x-rays, imaging studies, slides, etc. OR obtain written permission from the patient to use his/her information as part of your presentation.
    • Limit the amount of information on each slide. Small font sizes and too much information on any one slide make duplication difficult.
    • University or hospital logos may be included on the first slide. DO NOT use logos on your slide decks.

    Proposal Application & Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships


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