Call for Research Abstracts

The Call for Research Abstracts Submission site is closed.
The Science of Tai Chi & Qigong as Whole-Person Health Conference will be held in Boston, MA, from September 18-19, 2023. We hope you will not only attend but also contribute your depth of knowledge and expertise by submitting an abstract proposal centered around the theme of Advancing the Integration of Mind Body Practices in Contemporary Healthcare. 



Types of Abstracts

  • Oral and/or Poster Presentation
  • Poster Presentation Only


Topic Areas

Abstracts will be organized under the following topic areas listed below.

Submissions corresponding with the Tai Chi & QiGong Conference theme are more likely to be awarded an oral presentation.


  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Implementation/Dissemination Research​
  • Translational Research

Submission Information

  • The presenting author is expected to register for the Conference by June 30, 2023.
  • Scientific abstracts must present original data.
  • Abstracts will be evaluated on the data included in the submission and need to be based on available data. Statements such as "data will be available for the meeting" will typically lead to rejection of an abstract.
  • Accepted abstracts will be selected for a 15-minute oral presentation (10-minute presentation with 5 minutes Q&A) or a poster presentation.
  • Abstracts are presented by an individual, typically the submitting author.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of abstract will be sent to the presenting author's email upon completion of submission.

Submission Requirements

Submissions MUST include the following information:

  • Contact information for all presenters involved in the session being proposed. 
  • Session title (maximum of 150 characters) 
  • Abstracts are limited to 2,000 characters and must include the following information: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • All submissions must be made through the Call for Abstracts website.
  • Submission must include demographics information for the Presenting Author.

Submission Deadline

The Call for Abstracts will close on Friday April 21, 2023.


Status Notification

Notification of your proposal status will be sent in June, 2023. Please hold the dates of September 18-19, 2023, until you are notified of the status of your submission.


Due to the level of interest in presenting abstracts and constraints of the symposium schedule, some worthy proposals may not be accepted. Choosing the appropriate abstract topic, and ensuring all items on the application are carefully addressed, will increase the chance of acceptance. Selection will be determined by the Scientific Committee on the basis of:
  1. Scientific quality
  2. Theme representation
  3. Appropriateness of the format
  4. Relevance to research in integrative medicine and health
  5. Number of presentation slots available

Abstract Terms & Conditions

By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions: 

  • Accepted presenters do not receive compensation or reimbursement of expenses for presentation at the TCQ Conference. 
  • All presenting authors must register and pay to attend the TCQ Conference.
  • If selected, presenters agree to adhere to the schedule established by the TCQConference and comply with all requirements set forth by the planning committee. 



If you have any questions regarding the 2023 Call for Abstracts process, please email