Session and Case Report Submissions

The Congress received close to 200 session proposals and case reports. Disposition notices are now available online. In addition, the detailed notifications were sent to the submitting author on Wednesday, June14.


CLICK HERE to view the disposition notifications. 



Important Dates

Submission Opens Thursday, February 28
Submission Closes Friday, April 26
Disposition Notices  Sent Friday, June 14
Deadline for Presenters to Register for the Congress Wednesday, July 31


Who Submitted Proposals? 

The Congress encouraged students, residents, fellows, and faculty associated with academic centers and clinicians/researchers not affiliated with an academic center to submit sessions, posters, or case reports. We encouraged submissions wherever possible to include multiple presenters each of whom represents a different modality or healing profession. We encouraged case reports, case series, and evidence informed approaches wherever possible. 



The Congress audience is focused mainly on clinicians of all disciplines and modalities. The Congress encourages session and abstract submissions that require a varied level of understanding, from a competent to advanced level. 


Submission Formats

The Congress accepted submissions in the following formats:

  • Didactic Sessions
  • Workshop / Experiential Sessions
  • Lunchtime Roundtable Discussions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Reports (both oral and poster presentation opportunities)



  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Integrative Algorithms of Care (for example: pain, anxiety, depression, IBS, ADHD, allergies, insomnia, IC, DM, FM, CFS, CVD)
  • Building Interprofessional Teams (Communication, Training, Credentialing, Referrals, Coalescing Cultures of Care)
  • Achieving Health Behavior Change
  • Facilitating Health from Birth through Adolescence
  • Evidence Basis for Complementary Modalities (modality itself; applications to therapy)

Guidelines and Procedures

  • If accepted, all presenters must register for the Congress by Wednesday, July 31, 2013 for your session or case report to be published in congress materials. 
  • Presenters not registered by this deadline will be removed from the conference proceedings.
  • The submitter’s email address will be published in congress proceedings. 
  • Two case reports and unlimited session proposals are included in your registration fee. Additional case reports (more than 2) incur a fee of $50 each. 
  • By creating an account and logging in, you confirm you have read and agree to the above guidelines and procedures and are authorized to submit a session proposal for the 2013 ICC-CIM Congress.
  • Compliance with all stated conditions including adherence to the deadline and submission of disclosure forms is required.  Acknowledgement of receipt of completed submission will be sent via email upon successful submission.
  • Individuals submitting proposals agree that if their session or abstract is accepted, they will attend the meeting and present as scheduled. Once a session or an abstract has been accepted and scheduled for presentation, it cannot be withdrawn.  
  • The presenters should be prepared to answer substantive questions about all aspects of the data. 
  • If a change in the presenters' ability to present occurs, the presenter is asked to contact the conference secretariat immediately at
  • By submission, a presenter acknowledges that is accepted, the proposal will automatically be included in congress materials and will also be published in a CAM-related medical journal listing the name, institution and email of the submitting author.
  • In addition, the topic and general content of the submission may be included in press releases and media outreach both before and after the Congress.
  • Those presenting posters will be asked to submit an electronic version of their poster for distribution to the conference attendees.


Selection Process

Submitted proposals and abstract will be assigned for peer review by the conference organizers and the Program Committee. Abstract submissions will have a blind review by three separate reviewers; however, the name and organization of a session proposal will be reviewed during the Program Planning Process after all scores have been combined and reported. To minimize subjectivity in the scoring process, any reviewer with a conflict of interest (as defined by NIH rules, e.g., co-authorship, financial interest, or scientific/personal conflict with the authors that could affect objectivity of scoring) will be excluded from scoring or discussing the proposal in question. Session and abstract acceptance is based upon quality and the significance of the observations and content. Further, the conference organizers consider thematic balance in determining which sessions and abstracts will be presented orally.