CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — APHA 2024 Annual Meeting and Expo

Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Late Breakers

Meeting theme: "Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Science"

Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 14, 2024

The ICTHP Section is now accepting abstracts for late breaker sessions for APHA 2024 Annual Meeting & Expo. The submission deadline is Sunday, July 14th, 2024 (11:59 pm PST).

Late breaker sessions are a forum for presenting research findings and programs that have been completed or transpired recently (i.e., since the March deadline of the original ICTHP Call for Abstracts).

Abstracts may be related to any integrative, complementary and traditional health practices. We welcome abstracts on all types of research (Surveys, RCTs, Systematic Reviews, Meta Analysis, etc.) done on these therapies/health practices.

Three items are particularly important to include: Structured Abstract (350 - 500 words; with the following sub-headings: Background/Purpose, Methods, Results/Outcomes, and Conclusions); learning objective (at least one); and presenter qualifications (75 words or fewer). You must also include at least one clear, MEASURABLE learning objective with your submission. Only one abstract can be submitted per primary author. Individuals who present abstracts at the Annual Meeting must be members of the APHA. Abstracts must be submitted through APHA's website.

Submissions will be reviewed and scored by ICTHP section members to ensure high quality scientific submissions are selected for presentation at the meeting. The following criteria will be used to score submissions: 1) ability to advance the practice/knowledge base of ICTHP; 2) importance and originality of work; 3) overall clarity and appeal; 4) clearly defined objectives, purpose and methods; 5) data and statistical analysis are included; 6) conclusions are supported by data; 7) programs/policies are suitable for replication; and 8) completeness and quality of the submission.

Notification of abstract status will be e-mailed to all submitters in early August.

For additional information, contact the ICTHP Scientific Program Committee Co-Chairs:  Katherine Smith, Dana Garfin, or Malik Tiedt. 

  • ICTHP Late Breakers


Program Planner Contact Information:

Katherine Smith, MPH, NBCHWC, ACC


Dana Rose Garfin, PhD


Malik Tiedt,