Call for Research Abstracts (IM Network Forum 2018): Guidelines

Posted On: May 10th, 2018

Aterah Nusrat

Call for Research Abstracts (IM Network Forum 2018): Guidelines
  • Call for Research Abstracts for Poster Presentation
  • $500 and $250 awards for best posters
  • Half-Day symposium: Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 | 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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 IM Network Forum at Harvard Medical School on November 16th, 2018.

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 Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm. Accepted abstracts will be announced on Monday, October 15th, 2018.


Abstract Submission Timetable
Thursday, May 10 Abstract Submission Opens
Sunday, September 30 Abstract Submission Close
Monday, October 15 Abstract Authors Notified
Friday, November 2 Deadline for Presenters to Register
Friday, November 16 IM Network Forum


Forum Theme: Genetics, Epigenetics & Lifestyle: Another Twist

Abstract Submission

The call for research abstracts is open from Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Abstracts must be submitted using the application form provided by email. Please download the application form here and send your completed application form to Aterah Nusrat at [email protected] by September 30, 2018.

Deadline for Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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 Network 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 IM Network Forum upon being accepted to present a poster.

Download these Research Abstract Submission Guidelines Here

Download the Research Abstract Application Form Here