We believe that sharing new research is essential for achieving the conference’s mission: to report, evaluate, promote and collaborate on the latest advances in basic and clinical research in manual therapies.
A scientifically robust and stimulating component of the ICMT conference is to share YOUR recent research with other professionals in the areas of manual medicine. Please consider submitting your abstract to the conference organizers now!
Accepted abstracts will be scheduled for a poster session with awarded prizes on Saturday, 21 May 1015-1200 EDT (1615-1800 CEST). See the schedule for reference.
Presenting your work will guarantee that you will network with new colleagues and learn about what others are doing in the field of manual medicine.
|Poster Number||Poster Title||Presenter|
|1||OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT TECHNIQUES NOMENCLATURE: IS THERE A NEED TO IMPROVE CONSISTENCY?||Weslowski, Markus P.|
|2||PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES FOLLOWING A SINGLE SESSION OF OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT: A PROSPECTIVE, OBSERVATIONAL STUDY CONDUCTED BY http://DO-TOUCH.NET||Johnson, Jane C|
|3||HFUS IMAGES ILLUSTRATE REDUCED DERMAL AND MYOFASCIAL STIFFNESS/DENSIFICATION AND MAY BE USEFUL BIOMARKER||Mettler, Paul|
|4||19th CENTURY SILOS IN THE NARRATIVES OF MANUAL THERAPY DEVELOPMENT 19th CENTURY SILOS IN THE NARRATIVES OF MANUAL THERAPY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE ACROSS PROFESSIONS RECOGNIZING THE HISTORICAL BARRIERS TO MODERN COLLABORATION IN PRACTICE ACROSS PROFESSIONS||MacDonald, Cameron W|
|5||BUILDING AN INTERPROFESSIONAL SEARCH STRATEGY FOR MANUAL THERAPY LITERATURE : WHERE’S THE VOCABULARY?||Lipke, L.|
|6||PATIENT ATTITUDES AND PREFERENCES FOR DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC ATTIRE||Morales, Vanessa|
|7||PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF POST-SURGICAL CONTINUED PAIN (PSCP) PATIENTS UNDERGOING CHIROPRACTIC FLEXION DISTRACTION SPINAL MANIPULATION: ANALYSIS UTILIZING PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOMES AT 3 MONTHS.||Kruse, Ralph|
|8||ASSESSMENT OF THE SAFETY OF OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE TREATMENT BASED ON PATIENT REPORT: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY CONDUCTED BY http://DO-TOUCH.NET||Brooks, William J|
|9||MECHANICALLY-DELIVERED MANIPULATIVE FORCES AND DEEP TISSUE PRESSURE CHANGES IN AN ANIMAL MODEL||Reed, William|
|10||DO MANUAL THERAPIES HAVE A SPECIFIC AUTONOMIC EFFECT? AN OVERVIEW OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS||Roura, Sonia|
|11||METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN THE ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICACY OF MANUAL THERAPY||Alvarez, Gerard|
|12||CAN BIDIRECTIONAL SKIN TENSION CREATE SUBCUTANEOUS MYOFASCIAL MOVEMENT?||Mettler, Paul|
|13||THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA MOBILITY (SHEAR STRAIN): A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TRIAL INCLUDING CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN||Vining, Robert|
|14||DIAGNOSTIC PALPATORY FORCE ASYMMETRIES PERSIST THROUGHOUT OMM TRAINING||Berg, Veronika|
|15||REDUCING DIAGNOSTIC PALPATORY FORCE VARIABILITY AFTER 8-WEEKS OF TRAINING WITH OBJECTIVE FEEDBACK||Vida Datario, Alma|
|16||SPINAL MANIPULATION INCREASES CORTICAL SALIENCE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY IN cLBP||Kettner, Norman|
|17||BRAIN MECHANISMS UNDERPINNING FEAR OF MOVEMENT AND ITS MODULATION BY MANUAL THERAPY: AN FMRI STUDY OF CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN||Kettner, Norman|
|18||THE EFFECTS OF CHIROPRACTIC CRANIOPATHY UPON TBI PATIENTS MEASURED BY EYE SACCADES||Unger, Joseph F Jr.|
|19||IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE ON THE THORACOLUMBAR FASCIA AND OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN ON SPINE SHAPE PARAMETERS: A RANDOMIZED, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL||Schleip, Robert|
|20||EXAMINING THE RELIABILITY OF STIFFNESS ASSESSMENT TOOLS ON A MULTILAYER PHANTOM STIFFNESS MODEL||Bartsch, Katja|
|21||THE INFLUENCE OF SPINAL MANIPULATION ON PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS: A PILOT STUDY||Olding, Kurt|
|22||DEPRESSION AND MYOFASCIAL TISSUE||Schleip, Robert|
|23||EFFECTS OF FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY ON PAIN INDEX AND ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC NON- SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN||Frederick, Ann|
|24||TREATMENT LENGTH OF OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE ON PRETERM INFANTS IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU)||Tyson, Angela|
|25||CHANGES IN MYOFASCIAL STIFFNESS FROM STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION TREATMENT||Jedrzejewski, Grzegorz|
|26||INTRA-OBSERVER RELIABILITY OF ULTRASOUND MEASUREMENTS OF LUMBAR SPINOUS PROCESSES IN A PRONE POSITION ON A CHIROPRACTIC TABLE||Kruse, Ralph|
|27||EXAMINERS’ PERCEPTION DOES NOT AGREE WITH OBJECTIVE STIFFNESS MEASURES DURING THE ASIS COMPRESSION TEST||Starks, Zane|
|28||ULTRASONIC EXAMINATION OF SACRAL MOTION: PASSIVE TESTING CHARACTERISTICS QUANTIFIED||Ring, Robert|
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Early registration is highly encouraged!
Abstract Submission Guidelines.
- Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted for meeting participants only. If you are considering submitting an abstract, register for the conference to make sure you will be able to present your research if your abstract is accepted. You may register online at https://www.icmtconference.org/registration/
- Abstracts should be submitted only if convincing results have already been obtained and interpreted. Abstracts solely describing planned projects should not be submitted. If the findings primarily rely on group-level statistics, the reported effects ideally would be derived from a sample size sufficiently powered for the respective statistic. However, pilot studies may be submitted if novel even though potentially underpowered. A figure or a table showing results is helpful to the Reader [and Reviewer]. If the abstract focuses on a software tool, it must present a novel tool, features, or application.
- Research presented and/or published prior to 2018.06.01 will not be accepted or reviewed.
- Please include sufficient detail in your methods and results sections to enable Readers (and Reviewers) to gain a clear understanding of what data have been collected and what results have been observed. For example, where appropriate, please include information on data acquisition, data processing, quantitative results and statistics, etc. Specifically, if the study involves data from human or non-human subjects, the number of tested subjects and their demographics (sex, age) should be reported. When reporting results, effect sizes should be included wherever possible.
- Enter your abstract into the online abstract submission system as you would like it to appear on the ICMT Meeting program, schedule, and other publications.
- Abstracts should be formatted to include the following:
- Title — all caps
- Authors and Affiliations — maximum of 40 characters per author
- Background, Materials and Methods including statistical approach, Data, Conclusion, IRB assurances, funding source (if any) — 300-word limit or equivalent character limit (1500 characters, including spaces)
- Times New Roman, 11-point font
- Figures (optional / maximum 1) — 1 table or 1 image in PDF
- Must submit in PDF format that does not exceed 1 page including table or image (no other formats accepted.)
Abstract and Poster Categories
Abstracts will be accepted in the following categories:
- Basic Science
You are also able to include up to 3 keywords for your abstract. Selection of the subject category helps to determine the expertise of the Reviewers who will score the abstract. The chosen category also helps place the abstract in a section with similar research, thereby reaching an optimal audience at the meeting.
Abstract Scoring and Presentation at the Conference.
Every abstract is reviewed by two or more peer reviewers using a 4×3 scoring rubric. Specifically, four areas will be scored:
- The relevance of the study to the conference’s objectives
- The novel nature of the study/topic,
- The overall quality of the abstract, and
- The adherence to the directions posted for abstract submissions.
Each area will be scored using a three-point system:
- 3 points – Meritorious
- 2 points – Sufficient
- 1 point – Insufficient
The possible outcomes of these reviews are:
- Accepted for poster
Abstract decisions are based on the recommendation of assigned peer reviewers and the recommendations of the Program Committee. The most common reasons for rejection are incompleteness or lack of detailed methods or results that enable it to be reviewed adequately. The abstract should describe only work (experiments and analysis) that has already been completed, not work that is planned for the interval between abstract submission and the conference; hence, statements such as “data will be collected” or “data will be analyzed” will be grounds for rejection.
Poster and oral presentations will occur on day four of the meeting, Saturday, 2022.05.21. In order to fit on the poster boards, digital posters cannot be bigger than 9600 px (48 in or 121.92 cm) wide x 7200 px (36in or 91.44 cm) high and can not exceed 3MB in size.
Abstracts accepted for poster and oral presentation will require paid attendance at the face-to-face meeting.
Posters will be hung for the entire conference unless withdrawn. Poster presenters will be required to attend the poster session on Saturday, 21 May 1015-1200 EDT (1615-1800 CEST). See the schedule for reference.
To help attendees learn about your poster and encourage attendance for your formal presentation, a video of no more than one minute highlighting your research question and important or novel aspects of your work will be posted by your poster throughout the conference. Research results and conclusions should not be included in your video.
Final Materials Due
Digital posters and videos submissions are required to be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2022.April.15 for integration activities.
Poster, presentation, or rule questions
Questions can be emailed directly to: email@example.com
Submissions must be sent using the form below.
ICMT is committed to the mentoring and career development of trainees* during this inaugural meeting. The most meritorious posters will be awarded in the following categories:
- Best Basic Science
- Best Clinical
- Best Educational
- Best Overall Professional
- Best Overall Student/Trainee
*Trainees are classified as those who have not yet completed a terminal degree, certificate, or diploma in the relevant profession(s).