Submissions

The ICCMR 2019 call for Abstracts has now closed. An opportunity for late breaking abstract submissions will be available in January, as per the below information.

Late-breaking abstract submission

Abstract submission open: 7 January 2019

Abstract submission close: 1 February 2019

You will receive a confirmation email confirming receipt of your submission and an attachment with the details you have entered.

Due to the delayed timing, details of accepted late-breaking abstracts may not be included in the official conference program but will still be published in the conference issue journal.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The Abstract Submission Deadline for oral and poster presentations, as well as workshops and symposia, has been extended until Friday 19 October 2018.

Abstracts can be submitted which align with the theme of ‘Pathways and Partnerships’.

Abstracts must also align with one of the following sub-themes:

Research: Spanning all research designs but with a specific focus on real-world relevance for complementary medicine practice and policy

Clinical: Innovative complementary and integrative approaches to health conditions in clinical practice. This includes Clinical hypothesis submissions through which clinicians draw attention to a unique and novel clinical insight or finding which have yet to be explored through research and warrant research attention.

Public Health and Policy: New knowledge and innovative approaches to public health, regulation and policy issues facing complementary medicine in a contemporary health system.

Education: Advanced approaches to teaching, learning, and curriculum in the training of complementary medicine practitioners both before and after graduation

Abstract submissions are invited for the following presentation types:

  1. Individual oral presentation – a presentation of information by one speaker (Duration: 15 minutes [this is inclusive of question time])
  2. Symposium – a symposium is a structured session clustered around a theme and presented by topic experts (Duration: 60 minutes)
  3. Debate – a debate is a presentation of competing ideas with a minimum of two speakers, the purpose being to advance thought on a controversial topic (Duration: 45 minutes including question time [recommended 15 minutes])
  4. Panel – a panel is an interactive session clustered around a theme and featuring theme topic experts (Duration: 45 minutes)
  5. Pre-congress workshop – interactive sessions that will focus on developing skills and insights among participants (Duration: 3 hours)
  6. Poster presentation – a graphical poster which summarises the key information. Authors will be required to attend their poster to answer questions from delegates for at least one scheduled poster session during the conference.

Upon submission, presenters will be asked to nominate a preferred presentation type. This preference will be taken into consideration by the Organising Committee when making a final decision.  Presenters will also be asked to provide the Twitter handle for the proposed speaker/presenter and a 150 character summary of the main finding for the abstract to be shared via social media.

Further Submission Guidelines

All abstracts to be submitted via this conference submissions page only.

(PLEASE NOTE: In the case of the author needing to stipulate multiple affiliations, please enter the corresponding affiliation numbers excluding any spaces between the numbers and commas i.e. 1,2,3 )

All abstracts and presentations must be submitted in English.

Abstracts have a maximum of 250 words.

Abstract title and author information is not to be included in the body of the abstract.

No citations to be used in the abstract.

Abstracts must be structured and follow the proscribed format.

For research (including systematic review/meta-analysis) abstracts this format is: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion

For clinical case abstracts this format is: Background, Case summary, Outcomes, and Implications

For symposia, workshops and debates this format is: Overview, Rationale, Objectives and a Session Summary. The session summary must include the topic outline and summary information about each presenter and their presentation/contribution.

For all other abstracts this format is: Background, Focus of discussion, Implications

Multiple abstract submissions are permitted.

 

 

Abstract evaluations

Abstracts will be evaluated based on the information included in the abstract. Abstracts need to be based on available data. Statements such as “data will be available at the meeting” will typically lead to rejection of an abstract. For studies in which data is not yet available please consider a late breaking submission (opens on Monday, January 7, 2019), rather than submitting an abstract without important information included.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed, and this process will be managed by the Scientific Committee.

Accepted abstracts will be selected by the Organising Committee for an oral presentation or for presentation during a poster session. Authors will be invited to indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation however the final decision on presentation format will be made by the program committee.

Main abstract submission

Abstract submissions open: 6 August 2018

Abstract submissions close: 5 October 2018

Changes or additions to submissions will not be accepted after 26 October 2018

You will receive a confirmation email confirming receipt of your submission and an attachment with the details you have entered.

Authors will be notified by 23 November 2018

Early bird deadline: 31 January 2019

Late-breaking abstract submission

Abstract submission open: 7 January 2019

Abstract submission close: 1 February 2019

You will receive a confirmation email confirming receipt of your submission and an attachment with the details you have entered.

Due to the delayed timing, details of accepted late-breaking abstracts may not be included in the official conference program but will still be published in the conference issue journal.

 

Technical Assistance

Congress secretariat

Email: program@iccmr2019.com

LATE BREAKING CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN Mon 7 January 2019 9:00am AEST

LATE BREAKING CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DEADLINE Fri 1 February 2019 11:59pm AEST

GENERAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS CLOSED