The Front Line of Yoga Research
SYR is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference. SYR showcases some of the best new research and offers multiple poster sessions as well as ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field. SYR 2014 will be held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts.
SYR 2014 is a single-track academic research meeting that will include keynote speakers, invited oral presentations from other senior researchers, multiple poster sessions and ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field. The conference is also a unique learning opportunity for yoga therapists, clinicians, integrative healthcare professionals and psychology and education professionals interested in yoga research.
James Carson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, and Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University
Lisa Conboy, ScD, Clinical Instructor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Research Department, The New England School of Acupuncture
Erik Groessl, PhD, Research Health Science Specialist, VA San Diego Medical Center and Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego
Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS, Professor of Medicine, Kansas University Medical Center
Karen Mustian, PhD, MPH, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD, Associate Professor, Clemson College of Health, Education and Human Development
SYR 2014 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.
Gurjeet Birdee, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of Research at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health
S Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Suzanne C. Danhauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Chair, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Womens' Hospital
Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, IUPUI School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Location and Venue
SYR2014 will be held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts.
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Registration will open in March 2014.
The SYR 2014 conference team works closely together to make this conference a valuable and enjoyable experience for all attendees. They also welcome your ideas and suggestions for improvement.
John Kepner, MA, MBA, Executive Director of IAYT
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Chair, Scientific Program Committee and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Debra Krajewski, IAYT Conference Manager
Patti McCabe, Kripalu Conference Coordinator
Edi Pasalis, Director, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living
SYR is a single-track conference; therefore all attendees will be together during all presentations. This format facilitates communication among colleagues as well as a sense of community.
Yoga Research Poster Presentations
Each year a riveting and inspiring feature of SYR is the poster presentation sessions with a representative researcher on hand to answer questions and discuss their research.
SYR 2014 Call for Poster Abstracts and Poster Abstract Information
Abstract submission deadline: May 2, 2014
Acceptance notification: June 20, 2014
See SYR 2013 Call for Poster Abstracts and SYR 2013 Poster Abstract Instructions for examples.