2020 SYR Program Schedule
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SYR 2020

Click the date below for details by day (all times are U.S. Eastern time)
Monday, October 19     Tuesday, October 20      

Monday's Schedule 

Time Preconference Additional Information
10:45 am–2:30 pm
Yoga Research 101: The Basics of Yoga Research for Therapists, Instructors, and
New Investigators


Main Conference Begins

Time Presenter
3:00–4:00 pm
Keynote: Ruth Q. Wolever, PhD, NBC-HWC

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

4:00–4:30 pm
Oral: Kim Innes, PhD

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

4:30–5:00 pm
Oral: Beth Bock, PhD

Yoga and Changing Health Behaviors

5:00–5:30 pm


 5:306:00 pmOral: Erik Groessl, PhD 

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

6:006:30 pm Oral: Jojo Y. Y. Kwok, PhD, MPH, RN 

Mindfulness Yoga for Parkinson's: A Holistic Rehabilitation Approach

6:306:45 pm 

Awards, Addresses, and Business 

 6:457:00 pm

Oral: Young Investigator

 To be announced
 7:007:30 pm


7:309:30 pm 

Research Abstract Session 1

Offered in breakout rooms by related topics

Tuesday's Schedule

Time Presenter Topic
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Research Abstract Session 2

Offered in breakout rooms by related topics

1:00–1:30 pm

1:302:00 pm Oral: Rima Dada, MBBS, MD, PhD

Role of Yoga in Complex Diseases

2:002:30 pm
  Oral: Marieke Van Puymbroeck, 

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

2:303:00 pm

 Oral: Anne Cox, PhD, MEd

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

3:003:30 pm

Oral: Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, 
PhD, MPH, RD, RYT-500

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

3:304:00 pm


4:00–5:00 pm
Keynote: Paul Mills, PhD

Yoga Research to Help Fulfill the Promise of Whole-Person Medicine

5:156:45 pm

Special-Interest Group Sessions

Details on the
Special-Interest Groups