SYR Poster Abstract Submission Instructions
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Please review all details below to assure your submission is completed correctly.



  • To be considered for inclusion, abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Submit your abstract in a Microsoft Word document following the format in the examples provided by clicking on this link: Research Abstract example. Follow the exact style as shown in the documents, including boldface, spacing, superscript numbering, capitalization, and so on.
    • For qualitative studies, structure in a similar format to Research Abstracts, with a clear description of the objective, study population and methods, findings, and conclusions.
    • For case studies, follow the research abstract example for title and authors.
  • Use font: Black Arial, 10-point size.
  • Limit the title to 150 characters (including spaces). Titles exceeding this limit will be automatically truncated.
  • Save your abstract with the following file name format: firstauthorlastname_abstracttitle.doc
    (e.g., Sherman_Randomizedtrialofyogaandexerciseclassesforchroniclowbackpain.doc)

Note: do not use any special characters in the file name such as hyphens, quotation marks, dollar signs, etc.

  • Length of the abstract body (excluding the title and the authors) must not exceed 2500 characters, including spaces, numbers, and symbols (i.e., length is 2500 characters, not words).
  • Underline the presenting author, with coauthors appearing in order of your preference. Abstracts will appear in the published version in order of first author, with presenting author underlined.



  • Make your abstract as informative as possible. Describe statistical methods and provide brief numerical and statistical results. Abstracts without data will be rejected, except high-quality methods abstracts as described above. One table may be included but do not include photographs, figures or references. Statements such as "results will be discussed at poster session" or "data will be presented" are not acceptable. Non-standard abbreviations should be described in full when first mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, and the abbreviation used thereafter.
  • Abstracts for qualitative studies should be structured similarly to those for quantitative studies, with a clear description of the objective, study population and methods, findings and conclusions.
  • All abstracts will be presented in poster sessions (there will not be any separate oral abstract sessions). Poster presenters must be at their poster during the specified times.

Note: The organizers do not edit abstracts and author corrections will not be accepted after final submission.Carefully check your abstract for accuracy prior to submission—abstracts failing to meet all the abstract requirements many not be accepted.



Submission Deadline: May 25, 2016.

Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

There are two steps to the abstract submissions process:

1. Complete your abstract in a Word document as instructed above. Save your abstract to your system in preparation for completing the online form and upload of your document.  Assure you have saved your document as instructed above.

Note:  The title in the online submission form must match the title of your abstract submission.

2. Go to the online submission form and complete the online form as indicated.  In the field entitled "Upload Abstract", upload your completed Word document.  You can access the online form by clicking here: 
Submit Abstract

Each submission must be done separately.

  • After successful completion of your abstract submission a window will appear with an acknowledgment of receipt. If you do not receive a screen with your submission confirmation and submission number, please contact Devi Mueller through Contact Us. You may be asked to resubmit your abstract.
  • Devi is the abstracts administrator and the webmaster.  She is not an abstracts reviewer or member of the scientific committee and cannot advise you on the content of your abstract. She can, however, direct your questions to the appropriate person who can help you.


You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted or has not been accepted by June 22, 2016. If you have not heard by this date, please contact Devi.

Group randomized controlled evaluation of Yoga for adolescent mental health within a high school curriculum
Jessica Noggle, PhD and Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

Note the required poster size.  Posters are now 4' high x 6' wide.



Individuals whose abstracts are selected will be required to register for the meeting; abstracts from authors who do not register will not be accepted. All abstract submitters must register for SYR 2016 by July 20 following notification of acceptance/rejection.