February 23-25, 2023  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY

Call for Speakers

*The Call for Speakers is now closed*

Deadline to submit: June 22, 2022

When: February 23-25, 2023
Where: New York Hilton Midtown, NY

The state of global health and healthcare is rapidly changing. What has not changed is the profound need and appreciation for healthcare professionals from all disciplines in traditional and integrative medicine.

While we set our sights on a healthy future, we invite you to participate in the Call for Proposals. 

We are pleased to receive proposals from all practitioner types that take a holistic approach to patient care including: naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, nursing, acupuncture, and other forms of mind body healing.

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 CE guidelines;
  • 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 interest include:

  • Adolescents & Mental Health
  • Advancements in healthcare technology
  • Autoimmune disease and treatments
  • Bio-physical medicine
  • Brain health
  • Climate change related to environmental health concerns
  • Dermatology
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in healthcare
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Immunotherapy
  • IV infusion therapy
  • Microbiome
  • Nurse Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Psychedelics from a therapeutic perspective
  • Recovering from a pandemic (can be business related or patient related)
  • Stem cell research and advancements
  • Stress related illness
  • Telemedicine
  • Women’s Health- Fertility & Hormonal Health

For any questions about a proposal submission or speaking at future events, please contact the conference team at proposals@ihsymposium.com

Click on the + to open the Guidelines and Application below.

Guidelines & Submission Form

Speaker Guidelines for CE Presentations, the Integrative Healthcare Symposium must ensure that CE programs meet all CE 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.

Scientific Integrity

Individuals giving presentations at CE 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 CE 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


CE 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.


  • 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.

The Call for Speakers is now closed. For questions, please contact proposals@ihsymposium.com.

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