Posted On: August 4th, 2016

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Half-Day symposium: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School


The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital invites the submission of abstracts related to research on Integrative Medicine (IM). Accepted abstracts will be presented at the Integrative Medicine Network Forum at Harvard Medical School on Friday, November 18th, 2016.

The IM Network Forum will convene Boston area researchers, educators and clinicians with interests in Integrative Medicine to meet, share ideas and explore future collaborations.

Up to 40 research abstracts will be chosen for poster presentation. Additionally, 10 selected poster presenters will be invited to give a 1-minute “elevator pitch” oral synopsis of their work in the plenary session.

Abstract submission deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016. Accepted abstracts will be announced on Monday, October 17th, 2016.

Read the guidelines on how to submit your abstract below.


Forum Theme: Integrative Medicine: Connecting researchers, educators and clinicians across Boston, to advance the field of Integrative Medicine.

Abstract Submission
The call for research abstracts is open from Friday, August 5th, 2016. Abstracts must be submitted using the template provided by email.  Please download the document template here and send your completed application form to Aterah Nusrat at [email protected]

Deadline for Submission
Abstracts must be submitted by midnight on Friday, September 30th, 2016

Presentation Format
If your research abstract submission is accepted for presentation, you will be required to prepare a poster. Ten poster presenters will be given the opportunity to present a 1-minute oral synopsis. No oral synopses will be allowed without an accompanying poster presentation.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations will be displayed in highly visible sections of the conference area for the duration of the Forum. Individual poster sizes must be designed to a 4’x4’ specification.

Oral Presentations
Ten abstract authors selected for poster presentations will be invited to give a 1-minute oral synopsis of their work. These presentations will take place as part of the schedule of proceedings, addressing the full audience in the main auditorium. Guidelines for creating a single PowerPoint slide to accompany 1-minute presentations will be sent to invited speakers.

Presenting Author Information
Personal details of the individual presenting the poster must be included in the application form.  All authors accepted to present must register for the Forum. Authors of accepted abstracts will be acknowledged in the IM Forum program with the title of their abstract and accompanying contact details (name; position, institution; and email address.)

Additional Author Information
Details for additional authors must be entered on the submission. The order that appears on the application form will be the order in which the authors appear in the Forum program. Please enter the correct order in your abstract submission.

Title of Abstract
The title must be entered in title case. (First word initial Capital, capitals only for ACRONYMS and first letter of a Proper Noun). Please do not use all capitals in the title. Titles are limited to 100 characters including spaces, punctuation and should indicate the content of your abstract.

Content of Abstracts
The content of abstracts should include: Purpose; Methods; Results; Conclusion. Your submission (excluding the abstract title) is limited to 350 words.

Review Process
Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of judges chosen by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Abstract Submission Conditions

  • Abstracts, posters and oral presentations must not contain any kind of advertising.
  • The abstract must be the author’s own work.
  • The abstract author must be affiliated with an academic institution based in Boston, MA.
  • The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel or accommodation costs.
  • No speaker fees are paid to successful participants for oral presentations.
  • All authors must register for the Forum upon being accepted to present a poster.

Download research abstract application form here.


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