Integrative Healthcare Symposium announces call for speakers for annual conference

Integrative Healthcare Symposium

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium is accepting proposals to present at the 2021 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, which will be held January 14-16 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. Andrew Weil, MD, is slated to keynote the event.

“The state of global health and healthcare is under a microscope as we all navigate [the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)],” event organizers said in a statement. “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…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.”

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, the Integrative Healthcare Symposium staff and its advisory board revisits 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:

  • The session must pass rigorous CME guidelines for approval by the ACCME
  • The session should enhance human and environmental health and wellbeing by advancing awareness and understanding of integrative healthcare principles
  • The session must increase the realization of the importance of the patient and family as key partners in care

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium is 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. In addition, there is a special interest in advanced courses on microbiome and autoimmune disease and courses for Naturopathic Doctors.

Submissions will be accepted until June 19, 2020. 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.

Click here for more information on special topics desired, presentation formats, and CME guidelines, and to submit your application.