The 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) took place in Baltimore, America, and focused on the advancement of integrative health through research, education, clinical practice and policy. The Congress served as a platform to share novel research in integrative medicine and health. Major themes of the 2018 ICIMH include the mechanism of action behind traditional ... [Show full abstract] and complementary therapies, mindfulness and non-pharmaceutical pain management techniques. Throughout the Congress, trends were seen suggesting a new paradigm of health care is necessary, moving away from solely conventional medicine to an integrative approach, utilising manual therapies, mindfulness practice and dietary interventions in conjunction with conventional care. Delegates who attended the 2018 ICIMH networked with international researchers and health care practitioners, forming new relationships and strengthening pre-existing partnerships.