Abstracts that will be given preference: 

  • Immunization
  • Prevention of heart attack and living healthy
  • Nutrition and activity
  • Recognizing hypertension and treatment
  • Early diagnosis of diabetes
  • Poverty and related illnesses
  • Gamification in healthcare and how it affects healthcare outcomes

This CME activity is an enduring activity. It is NOT a live event. Deadline to submit an abstract is October 1st, 2020

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME and IMANA. IMANA is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The full educational activity is designated for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Information for Authors:

  • Deadline to Submit Abstracts: October 1st, 2020
  • This is not an in-person event. It will be virtual. If you have questions, please read through this page first. For further questions, you may email [email protected].
    • The process is as follows: After presenters are selected, they must submit the following: PowerPoint of their presentation, video recording of their presentation, their Bio, and a financial disclosure form.
  • Abstracts must be of interest to physicians of all specialties. No presentation will be allowed without an abstract submission. Abstracts that do not conform to the guidelines as set forth in this document may be rejected.
  • Abstracts may be sent via paper or electronic submission (preferred). Please send your abstract in an attachment in an e-mail in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. Please send to [email protected]
  • The information requested on the abstract form and in the instructions must be included with the submission of the abstract.
  • Abstracts that are submitted to IMANA will not be returned to the author(s), even if they are not accepted.
  • Authors will be notified of the decision on the abstract in a timely manner.
  • Electronic submissions are preferred, providing the typed material does not exceed the space limitation on the abstract form.
  • The first author will be listed as the presenter unless specified otherwise.
  • The number of presentations allowed by each author may be limited as judged by the CME committee based on a number of abstracts submitted and interests to the audience.

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts


  • Abstracts must be written in English.  Each abstract must be in a structured format with headings
    1. Objective:  An introductory statement indicating the purpose of the study
    2. Design:  Worded description of the study design
    3. Materials and methods:  A description of the experimental procedure and analysis
    4. Results:  Summary of the findings
    5. Conclusions:  A statement of the conclusions from the results
  • Abbreviations used in the abstract must be defined at first mention
  • Illustrations are not permitted in the abstract, but a succinct table is acceptable
  • All sources of research support should be identified


The abstract must be typed, single-spaced, with heading (title of paper) flush with the left margin of the abstract box.  After the title, the presenting author’s name should appear first (if possible) followed by names of additional authors.  List no more than first two initials followed by last name for each author.  Institutional affiliations (including city, state, and country) should follow the list of authors.  When multiple authors from different institutions/departments are listed, each institution/department must be identified.  Academic degrees are to be omitted.  Charts and diagrams are not permitted in the abstract, but a simple table is acceptable providing it does not exceed the allocated space for the abstract.  Font size must be no smaller than 10 points.


The presenting author and necessary contact information must be identified on the abstract form as indicated, if not the first author is presumed.


All abstracts must be submitted by October 1st, 2020

Failure to Present Policy

Once the deadline has passed, the CME committee will review the submitted abstracts and notify the chosen presenters of their decision in a timely manner. The presenters of the chosen abstracts will be asked to sign a statement stating that he/she has agreed to present their paper at the convention. If a chosen delegate fails to present or fails to arrange for a co-author to present, he/she will not be considered for future presentations at the IMANA meetings for the following two years.

Any questions or concerns regarding the CME/abstracts can be sent to [email protected]