2020 SYR Call for Research Abstracts
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The Call for Research Abstracts Is Now Closed!

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline:
July 29, 2020 (EXTENDED)
Acceptance notification: September 2, 2020
Conference registration deadline: September 23, 2020

Please review the following carefully, as some information has changed from previous years.

The Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your research in the form of a one-page abstract (2,500 characters, including spaces) for a prerecorded, narrated slide presentation at IAYT's 2020 Symposium on Yoga Research.


We welcome scholarly research-based submissions related to any tradition or aspect of yoga. Although general literature reviews are not acceptable, we welcome meta-analyses or rigorous systematic reviews of original yoga research literature. Case study abstracts are also welcome. Authors with a background in yoga, integrative healthcare, or scientific research are all encouraged to submit.

Abstracts must include unpublished research data analyses. Those based on analyses that have been formally published by the abstract submission date will not be accepted. Abstracts based on new and unpublished secondary and additional analyses on existing data are acceptable even if the original data and primary outcome analyses have been published. Materials that have been presented at other meetings are welcomed as long as they have not been formally published as a full paper in a journal. Most abstracts without data to support findings will be rejected. However, those that describe study design and methods for well-developed and/or funded studies may be considered for slide presentation depending on abstract quality.

All abstracts will be anonymously peer reviewed, scored, and chosen based on merit for presentation during SYR. All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement to the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, which will be available to all participants at the symposium.


Information on the Swami Kuvalyananda Awards 

Individuals whose abstracts are selected will be required to register for SYR; abstracts from authors who do not register will not be accepted. All presenters must register for SYR 2020 by September 23, following acceptance notification. 

Accepted abstracts will be presented as 5-minute prerecorded PowerPoint slide presentations with audio recording of the author's presentation embedded in the file.

SYR 2020 will feature two separate 2-hour chaired abstract sessions. Authors will attend their abstracts online for 3 minutes after each presentation to answer questions. All prerecorded narrated presentations will be available to registrants throughout the 2-day symposium.

Accepted presenters will receive detailed instructions for creating their files.


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