2020 SYR Program Schedule
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SYR 2020

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Monday, October 19     Tuesday, October 20     Wednesday, October 21    

Monday's Schedule 

Time Preconference Additional Information
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Preconference Check-in

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



Main Conference Begins

Time Event
4:00–5:00 pm
Conference Check-in

5:00 pm

Included with registration

6:30–7:00 pm

Welcome to the 2020 SYR Conference

Logistics and Conference Format,
Research Abstract Awards


Representatives from:

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

7:00–9:00 pm

Poster Session

Tuesday's Schedule

Time Presenter Presentation Title
9:00–9:30 am
Kim Innes, PhD

Meditation and Music Listening for Improving Cognitive and Psychosocial Outcomes in Elders with Subjective Cognitive Decline

9:30–10:00 am
Beth Bock, PhD

Yoga and Changing Health Behaviors

10:0010:30 am Rima Dada, MD

Role of Yoga in Complex Diseases

10:3011:00 am
11:0011:30 am

Jojo Y. Y. Kwok, PhD

Mindfulness Yoga for Parkinson's: A Holistic Rehabilitation Approach

11:30 am12:00 pm

Erik Groessl, PhD

Comparing and Adapting Different Types of Yoga for Chronic Pain in Military Populations

12:001:00 pm


Included with registration

1:003:00 pm
Poster Session

3:305:30 pm

Yoga and
Special-Interest Group Sessions

Details on the Special-Interest Groups to be posted soon
6:007:00 pm

Included with registration

7:007:15 pm
Awards and Business

7:157:30 pm
Young Investigator: 


7:308:30 pm
Keynote: Ruth Wolever, PhD

The eMCC: Moving Mindfulness Skills from Transdiagnostic to More Precise Targets


Wednesday's Schedule

Time Presenter Presentation Title
9:009:30 am

Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD

The Use of Yoga by Healthcare Providers: Results from an International Survey

9:3010:00 am
Anne Cox, PhD

The Pathways by Which Yoga May Support Positive Body Image and Physical Activity Motivation

 10:0010:30 am

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD

Yoga, Body Image, and Disordered Eating: Research Findings and Practical Implications

 10:3011:00 am
11:00 am12:00 pm

Keynote: Paul Mills, PhD

Yoga Research to Help Fulfill the Promise of Whole Person Medicine

12:001:00 pm


Included with registration