2018 SYR Program Schedule
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SYR 2018 Presents

Monday through Wednesday, October 15 - 17, 2018

Click on the date below for details by day
Monday, October 15     Tuesday, October 16     Wednesday, October 17   

Monday's Schedule 

Time Pre-conference Event Additional Information
11 am - 1 pm
Pre-conference check-in

11:30 am - 1 pm
Lunch
(not included, discounted meal tickets
available at front desk)
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Pre-conference Workshop
Yoga Research 101:  The Basics of Yoga Research for Therapists, Instructors,
and New Investigators


 

 


Main Conference

Time Event Presenter(s)
4:00 -  5:00 pm
Conference check-in

5 pm
Dinner

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Welcome to the 2018 SYR Conference

Research Abstract Awards

 

 

 

Amy Wheeler, President of the Board, International Association of Yoga Therapists; and

Jeffrey Dusek, PhD,Chief Research Officer, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

 

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Poster Session


Tuesday's Schedule

Time Presenter Presentation Title
9:00 - 10:00 am
Keynote:  Karen Sherman, PhD, MPH

Maximizing the effectiveness of yoga research: View from an epidemiologist and clinical trialist

10:00 - 10:30 am
Oral: 
Sundaravadivel Balasubramanian, PhD

Mechanisms underlying pranayama as revealed by salivary biomarker analysis

10:30 - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 - 11:30 am

Oral: 
Susan Gould Fogerite, PhD

Integrated approaches to yoga and self-care for caregivers and people with disabilities

11:30 am - 12 pm


Oral:
Jennifer Huberty, PhD


Utilizing a consumer-based product to deliver yoga online: Findings from feasibility studies

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch


1:00 - 3:00 pm
Poster Session

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Yoga and
Special Interest Group Sessions
:

Click here for details on the Special Interest Group Offerings
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Dinner

7:00 - 7:15 pm
Awards, addresses, business

7:15 - 7:30 pm
Oral: 
Young Investigator: 
Nicholas Cherup, MS

The effects of a yoga meditation (YoMed) program on proprioception and balance in individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's

7:30 - 8:30 pm
Keynote:  Robert Saper, MD

Yoga for chronic low back pain


 

Wednesday's Schedule

Time Presenter Presentation Title
9:00 - 9:30 am

Oral:
Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, RYT-200

Merging yoga and occupational therapy: A pilot study to improve balance, and fall risk factor management after stroke

9:30 - 10:00 am
Oral: 
Takakazu Oka, MD

Yoga therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): Effectiveness and underlying mechanisms

 10:00 - 10:30 am

Oral: 
Brandon Eggleston, PhD

Psychosocial determinants, contraindications, and preexisting conditions associated with practicing hot yoga

 10:30 - 11:00 am
Break
 
11 am - 12 pm


Keynote:  Sara Lazar, PhD

Yoga, meditation and the brain

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch