February 20-22, 2020 | New York Hilton Midtown, NY

Call for Speakers

2020 Integrative Healthcare Symposium

February 20-22, 2020
New York Hilton Midtown
New York, New York

Integrative Healthcare Symposium is accepting proposals to present at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium.

The attendee audience includes: Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Doctors, Licensed Acupuncturists and Practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine, Physicians Assistants, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Licensed Herbalists, Massage Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, and Health Coaches. All disciplines are encouraged to submit!

Each year we revisit the specifics for this request for proposals based on prior experience, taking into account 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 AACME.
  • To enhance human and environmental health and wellbeing by advancing awareness and understanding of integrative healthcare principles.
  • An increased realization of the importance of the patient and family as key partners in care.
  • To build networks that provides opportunities for collaboration among many health-related disciplines.
  • 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.
• Clinical take-way is desired
• Individuals with pending book releases on integrative/functional topics prior to February 2020 are encouraged to submit.
• Special interest in advanced courses for Naturopathic Doctors.

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

• Stem cells
• Mass cell activation
• IV infusion therapy
• Bio-physical medicine
• Brain health
• Bio-metrics

• Immunotherapy
• Palliative care
• GMOs
• Environmental issues
• Food related issues

Presentation formats, lengths and general information:

Oral Presentation session types include: 60- or 75-minute sessions with 15 minutes for questions. An appointed Integrative Healthcare Symposium employee will moderate the session to maintain timeliness.
Panel sessions are 90 minutes long, with 75 minutes dedicated to presentation and 15 minutes for questions. The panel moderator will monitor the time and questions.
Workshops: half-day workshops consist of three hours of instruction; full-day workshops consist of six hours of instruction. Please plan on a 30-minute coffee break in the morning and afternoon.

Peer Review:

All abstracts are subjected to peer review and are expected to meet the standards of academic and scientific excellence. If not rejected by the peer reviewers, submissions will then be considered by an anonymous expert panel.


April: Submissions are accepted until April 30 at 11:59 PM EST
May: Peer reviews will be conducted
June: Acceptance letters will be sent the first week of June.
September: All FINAL presentation are due 9/15/19. Please do not submit a proposal if you cannot meet this deadline.

Please carefully review Speaker Guidelines for CME Presentations for additional information and guidelines pertaining to scientific integrity, disclosure of conflicts of interest, copyright and slide specifications. 

If you have questions or experience difficulty submitting the required information, please contact:

Rebecca Schmitt, Conference Manager at: info@ihsymposium.com

Please note: We are not looking for product demonstrations or sales presentations for the general conference program. We will be offering separate times for exhibitor-presented sessions. If interested in exhibiting, please contact Carmella Perrone at cperrone@divcom.com

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