Please note that our ICTHP Abstracts Submission Deadline is, March 31st, 2023, at 11:59 PST.
The 2023 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo: “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges,” will take place from November 12th to 15th, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Topics related to this year’s theme: “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges,” will receive a high priority. Of great interest is how Integrative, Complementary, and Traditional Health Practice address the WHO’s 2018 Declaration of Astana, which calls for sustainable primary health care, that is preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative services, and palliative care. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-HIS-SDS-2018.61.
The work must be specifically related to Integrative, Complementary, and Traditional Health Practice (ICTHP), e.g., acupuncture, Ayurveda, holistic nursing, massage therapy, spiritual healing, yoga, tai-chi, etc.... Types of research may include: pragmatic or implementation trials, effectiveness studies, policy analyses, analyses of observational studies, demonstration projects, public health or educational program development, and systematic reviews.
When submitting an abstract, please assign it to one of the following topics:
Preference will be given to abstracts that feature originality, use of innovative approaches, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, reliance on high-quality scientific data, and potential level of interest to APHA 2023 ICTHP Section meeting attendees.
Attention public health students! The ICTHP Section advocates for rising professionals in our field and seeks submissions from students and junior scholars for both oral and poster presentations. Student presenters will be invited to apply for a student travel grant to off-set the costs of attending the 2023 meeting. Best poster awards will be announced and presented at the annual meeting during the ICTHP Section Award Reception. All poster authors are encouraged to attend.
We invite relevant abstracts from our membership and interested others. Please submit a structured abstract with background, methods, results, and discussion/conclusion.
Questions? Please contact John S. Finnell (email@example.com) or Alison M. Whitehead (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Program Planning co-chairs.
We look forward to receiving your submissions, apply here! https://apha.org/Events-and-Meetings/Annual/Program/Call-for-Abstracts/ICTHP
John Finnell, ND, MPH, LAc