Welcome to SYR 2013
The International Association of Yoga Therapists' 2013 Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) is the West's only comprehensive and widely publicized academic research meeting devoted to yoga research. The first two SYR conferences at the Himalayan Institute in 2010 and at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2011 attracted almost 200 and over 225 registrants, respectively. Higher attendance is anticipated in 2013 as interest in yoga research and application of research in the yoga field and in integrative healthcare settings continues to grow rapidly.

SYR 2013 is a single-track academic research conference that includes both oral and poster presentations by leading yoga research scientists. It is suitable for researchers, clinicians, integrative healthcare professionals; yoga therapists; and psychology and education professionals interested in yoga research.

This year’s symposium showcases some of the best new peer-reviewed yoga research. Comprehensive Preconference Workshops fundamental to successful research are offered. Throughout the conference participants have many opportunities to interact with colleagues and develop collaborations and initiatives that may lead to future research projects.

SYR 2013 Keynote Presenters
Each year keynote speakers are carefully selected for their reputation and knowledge in the field of yoga research and their ability to discuss its applicability in various settings. A third keynote presenter is yet to be confirmed.

Herbert Benson, MD Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
BN Gangadhar, MD BN Gangadhar, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India.
Mark T. Greenberg, PhD Mark T. Greenberg Ph.D. Bennett Chair of Prevention Research, Penn State University

Invited Speakers SYR 2013 Scientific Program Committee
The scientific program committee is responsible for all aspects of programming for this research conference, including the selection of speakers, the preconference sessions and general guidance for the poster sessions. More specifically
2013 Abstract Review Committee
All reviewers on this committee review all abstracts, thereby providing three blind reviews for each abstract.
Suzanne Danhauer, PhD
B Grace Bullock, PhD
Lisa Uebelacker, PhD
S Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD

SYR 2013 Program Overview

Preconference Workshops
SYR preconference workshops are offered to assist seasoned researchers in honing skills and keeping current with opportunities and trends; these workshops are also appropriate for those new to the field. Topic selection for the SYR 2013 preconference workshops represents two pillars of yoga research.

Fundamentals of Acquiring Yoga Research Funding.
Presenter: Partap S. Khalsa DC, PhD, DABCO, Program Director at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the Scientific Program Committee.

Demystifying scientific writing: Simple techniques for successful manuscripts.
Presenter: Grace Marie Bullock , PhD, ERYT, Editor in Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy

Plenary Sessions
SYR is a single-track conference, therefore all attendees will be together during all presentations. This format facilitates communication among colleagues while allowing for a broader question and answer session.

Watch for more information to be posted soon.

Yoga Research Poster Presentations
Each year a riveting and inspiring feature of SYR is the poster presentation sessions with representative research teams on hand to answer questions and discuss their research.
Poster Session Poster Session Poster Session
Attendees and yoga researchers interact at a SYR 2010 poster session.
    SYR 2013 Call for Poster Abstracts and Poster Abstract Information
Important Dates:
Call for Poster Abstracts is open
Abstract submission deadline: February 20, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 3, 2013

See Call for Poster Abstracts and SYR 2013 Poster Abstract Instructions

Location and Venue
Boston Marriott Newton (SYR and SYTAR will be held back-to-back, June 11 – 13 and June 13 – 16 at the Boston Marriott Newton in Massachusetts. This is a cozy hotel, set in a quiet, suburban location on 22 acres of scenic riverfront land on the Charles River, 12 miles from the airport and convenient to I-90, I-95 and downtown Boston.

Registration will open in January 2013. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for important updates.

Conference Organizers
The SYR 2013 conference team works closely together to make this conference a valuable and enjoyable experience for all attendees. They always welcome your ideas and questions.

John Kepner, Executive Director, IAYT
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Chair, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Debra Krajewski, IAYT Conference Manager
Jesse Gonzales, IAYT Team Member, IAYT Office and Membership Manager
Julie Deife, Conference Communications Director,

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