2019 Call for Research Poster Abstracts

The 2019 conference team is expanding the conference offerings by creating an opportunity to share research conducted by members of our community. We are now extending a call for RESEARCH POSTER ABSTRACTS  based on research work in the realm of Ayurveda. 

Deadline for submissions: MArch 1, 2019

Submissions received after this date will not be considered. Abstract/poster selection will be conducted by the Research Poster Selection Committee. Final selection will be completed by March 15, 2019, after which formal invitations will be issued. 

Poster Selection

Selection of presenters is based on the following: 

  • The author’s/authors’ level of expertise in the topic that they are applying to  present at the research poster session

  •  Scientific/Ayurvedic integrity of information presented in the abstract 

  • Review of materials submitted as requested in the format defined below 

A rigorous peer evaluation of all submissions will be made using defined guidelines by multiple reviewers. 

There is currently no limit to the number of abstracts that will be accepted; however, it is possible that not everyone who submits an abstract will be invited to present a poster. When submissions are received, they are first reviewed for completeness as required in the application, so please provide all information requested in the required format to expedite the review process. 


Poster authors are prohibited from offering a sales or a promotional type presentation or featuring their products or services in any of the presentation materials. The poster must be educational and demonstrate the principles of Ayurveda used to achieve the outcome of the research, case study, or investigation. 


There is no limit to the topics that will be considered for review; however, it is important that the use of Ayurvedic concepts and techniques be at the forefront of the work. Topics may include clinical trials, basic science research, case studies, and methodology considerations, but regardless of the topic chosen, the work must emphasize the application and interpretation of data using Ayurvedic concepts. 

The formal research poster session is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, April 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.The presenting author must be available to present the work on site at the above-mentioned  time (only one presenting author per poster). NAMA will offer all selected authors complimentary registration for the April 27thsession, which includes lunch. Banquet dinner tickets can be purchased separately if so desired.


Posters will be evaluated for original research content. Judges will choose the top posters after reviewing the work and hearing the authors briefly present their work and answer questions at the research poster session.   

Abstracts of the posters that are singled out by the judges will be published in the Ayurveda Journal of Health, and their authors will receive special recognition for their work at the reception preceding Saturday evening’s banquet. Chosen authors not in attendance at the reception will receive a letter of recognition after theconference is over.


The presenting author (one per poster that is selected for display) will be offered the following: 

  • Early Bird Discount Registration Fee as is appropriate to their Registration Type (i.e., student member, NAMA member, or non-member) regardless of when the author or designated presenter registers for the conference. This is the lowest possible conference registration rate and includes the full conference.

  • Complimentary registration for the April 27th session.


A signed agreement will be required for each invited poster author to clarify all arrangements between NAMA and the author. All submitters should be sure they understand the allowances that will be offered and by submitting agree to the limitations therein. The authors of any posters that judges recommend for publication will also be required to sign an agreement with the Ayurveda Journal of Healthrelated to the publishing of their abstract in the Journal.


Should any designated author desire to be accompanied by additional authors or companions, those authors or companions will be required to register and pay for the full conference or Day Pass for the day attending. Please refer to the Registration and Fees page of the conference website for costs and inclusions. 

If you are interested in submitting a poster for consideration, please refer to the attached guidelines and complete the application. The guidelines aredesigned to help you prepare and submit the documents needed in the correct format to expedite the evaluation of all submissions.

We appreciate your interest, support, and participation and look forward to receiving your presentation submission.