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September 24–26, 2014 Wednesday–Friday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Symposium on Yoga Research: The Front Line of Yoga Research (Preconference and Conference)

Presenter(s)
Tiffany Field, Frederick Hecht, and Helene Langevin
Tiffany Field

Tiffany Field, PhD, is director of the Touch Research Institute in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
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Frederick Hecht

Frederick (Rick) Hecht, MD, is director of research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and professor of medicine at UCSF.
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Helene Langevin

Helene Langevin, MD, is director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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Program Details

For researchers, clinicians, integrative health-care professionals, yoga therapists, and psychology and education professionals interested in yoga research.

Presented by
The International Association of
Yoga Therapists
The Kripalu Institute for
Extraordinary Living

Register by July 4 to receive an early-bird discount of $100 off tuition. Additional discounts may apply; see below.


The Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) is the West’s foremost academic yoga research conference. This unique learning opportunity showcases some of the best new research and offers ample opportunities for participants to interact with other scientists, experts, and professionals in the field. SYR is a single-track academic research conference that includes three keynote talks, additional presentations, and multiple poster sessions.

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Preconference

Yoga Research 101: The Basics of Yoga Research for Therapists, Instructors, and New Investigators
September 24, 1:00–4:30 pm
This comprehensive preconference workshop offers a unique opportunity for research trainees, yoga instructors, and therapists to learn the basics of yoga research, establish connections for future research projects, and meet professional researchers and colleagues.


Poster sessions
Poster sessions offer you an opportunity to discuss your research in depth with a representative researcher. The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is May 2; acceptance notifications will be sent by June 20. Submit a poster abstract.



Keynote Speakers

Tiffany Field, PhD, is director of the Touch Research Institute in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Frederick (Rick) Hecht, MD, is director of research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and professor of medicine at UCSF.

Helene Langevin, MD, is director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Presenters

  • James Carson, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Lisa Conboy, ScD, clinical instructor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Research Department, New England School of Acupuncture
  • Erik Groessl, PhD, research health science specialist, VA San Diego Medical Center and Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego
  • Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS, professor of medicine, Kansas University Medical Center
  • Karen Mustian, PhD, MPH, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Marieke Van Pumbroek, PhD, associate professor, Clemson College of Health, Education, and Human Development

Conference Organizers

  • John Kepner, MA, MBA, executive director, International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, chair, Scientific Program Committee, and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Debra Krajewski , conference manager, International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Edi Pasalis, Director, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

Registration

Register by July 4 to receive an early-bird discount of $100 off tuition.

Current members of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) receive a $100 discount when they register for the conference. The membership discount will not appear during the online registration process, but will be applied before we charge your credit card. Please be sure to note that you are a member of IAYT in the comments section during the registration process. Learn more about joining IAYT.

Graduate students at accredited institutions receive a $100 discount off tuition. To claim this discount, please call to register. You will be asked to provide your institution, department, and student e-mail address.

Lunch on Wednesday, September 24, is not included in tuition; discounted lunch tickets for symposium participants will be available.

Registration fees including preconference

 

IAYT member price

Non-member price

Early-bird (by July 4)

$395

$495

Regular (after July 4)

$495

$595


Registration fees (conference only)

 

IAYT member price

Non-member price

Early-bird (by July 4)

$295

$395

Regular (after July 4)

$395

$495


CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 11 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge