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3rd International conference on
Integrative Medicine

Role of  Ayurveda and Yoga

2018 Theme:  Cancer & Palliative Care

June 22-24, 2018

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

Harvard Medical School

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Boston, U.S.A

Invited Speakers & Dignitaries:

Mr. Shripad Naik, AYUSH Minister, India

Mr. Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India, New York

Dr. H.R. Nagendra, President, S-VYASA

Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President at Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Founder, The International Sri Deep Madhavananda Ashram Fellowship, Vienna, Austria

Yogi Amrit Desai, Founder of the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL and Co-Founder the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda

Yogi Coudoux , Guinness world Record holding Yoga Guru from France.

Dr. Hari Sharma, Professor at Ohio State University Integrative Medicine

Dr. Vikas Sukhatme, Dean, Emory University Medical School

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D. Chairman & CEO, Systems Health

Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Director, Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

Dr. Dinesh Patel MD, Former Chair of Board of registration in Medicine, Emeritus Chair of Arthroscopic Surgery, Mass General Hospital. l

Dr. SatBir Singh Khalsa, researcher in the field of body mind medicine , Harvard Medical School

Dr. Timothy McCall, Author and Researcher

Dr. Marc Halpern, Founder President California College of Ayurveda

Dr. Mihir Kamdar Co-Director, Cancer Pain Clinic & Palliative Care, MGH Boston

Dr. Neha Vapiwala, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Suzanne Danhauer, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Social Sciences and Health Policy in the Division of Public Health at Wake Forest, PA

Dr. Manoj Bhasin, Co-Director, Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Center, BIDMC

Dr. NK Manjunath, Director of Research, S-VYASA, Bengaluru, India

Dr. Gregory Lewis Fricchione, Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Sivarama P. Vinjamury, Associate Professor, Southern California University

Dr. Raghavendra Rao, HealthCare Global, India

Dr. Balram Singh, President, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Dartmouth USA

Dr. Darshan Shankar, Vice-Chancellor, Transdisciplinary University (TDU), India

Dr. Vivek Sharma, CEO, Pharma Solutions, Piramal Enterprises Ltd

Dr. Geetha Krishnan Gopalakrishna Pillai, Technical Officer, Traditional Complementary and Integrative Medicine Unit, WHO

Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH

Dr. Manoj Sharma, Professor Department of Radiotherapy, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Dr. Shuvendu Sen, Director of Medical Student Education, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Author: ' ‘Why Buddha never had Alzheimer’s: A Holistic Treatment Approach through Meditation, Yoga, and the Arts’

Dr. Guillermo Lázaro Prado Gonzalez, Matanzas Medical Sciences University, Cuba

Mr. Vishal Dixit, Founder & CEO of ADYA Higher Medicine

Dr. Gururaj Mutalik, Chairman-Department of Medicine and Dean at B.J. Medical College, Pune

Dr. Manoj Nesari, Advisor, Ministry of AYUSH

Dr. John Denninger, Director of Research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Mr. Kanchan Banerjee, Managing Director, Boston Center of Excellence for Health and Human Development

Mr. Pramit Maakoday, Director, Indo US Health Initiatives

Dr. Anusha Shegal, Co-Founder and Academic Director, Boston Ayurveda School

Mrs. Haimanti Banerjee, Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Pratibha Shah, Council on Ayurvedic Research

Mr. Ajit Kesari, Principal Secretary, Madhya Pradesh India

Mr. Ajit Joshi, Collector, Chandigarh, India

Dr. P.R. Ramesh, Head of Clinical Research, Cancer and Palliative care Arya Vaidya Sala Hospital and Research Center, Kerala, India

Dr. Dayashankar Vidyalankar,Yogacharya and Assistant Vice Consul, Consulate General of India

Dr. Gregor Kos, Former Secretary-General, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia, European Union

Dr. IndranilBasuray, Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist, St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Dr. Shyam Mahapatra, Distinguished Professor and Director of Nanomedicine Research Center, USF.

Dr. Neil Patel, Asst. Professor, University of Minnesota School of Medicine.


Friday, June 22  Inauguration, Symposia, Panels, Key-notes and Research Presentations

Saturday, June 23     Key-notes, Symposia, Panels, Workshops and Oral Presentations Workshops

Sunday, June 24   Key-notes, Panels, Poster Presentations.

CME & CNE (15.5 Credits by eMedEvents) and PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Credits from NAMA is offered

Breakfast and Lunch is included in the registration package. Only vegetarian food will be served. Vegan and Gluten free food will be available upon request by the registrants.

Symposia & Panels Topics:

Genomics of Integrative Oncology

Yoga Therapy in Cancer & Palliative Care

Application of Ayurveda in Oncology & Palliative Care

Pharmaceutical Industry and Ayurveda

Policy Impact on Future of Ayurveda & Yoga

Integrative medicine and Information Technology


Yoga Therapy & Cancer

Ayurvedic Nutrition in Cancer

Yoga Therapy & Survivorship

Ayurveda Perspectives on Living Longer

Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel room reservations for the event should be made by individual attendees directly with hotel’s reservations at 1 (800) 468-2378 or (617) 731-4700. Ask for group code ACIM2018 Or Click here:

The discounted rate is $219 plus tax (14.45%)


In 2012, an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer occurred worldwide with four most common ones are lung, female breast, bowel and prostate cancer. Worldwide there will be 23.6 million new cases of cancer each year by 2030 (estimated).

In 2016, an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the US and over half a million of them died. While there are certain treatments and intervention which are very effective in cancer treatment, the cost and side-effects are also far-reaching. National  expenditures for cancer care in the US was nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020.

In India, it is estimated that 14. 5 million people are living with the disease, with over .7 million new cases being registered every year and 5.5 million deaths.  Yoga and Ayurveda has been proven to significantly aid in the treatment and palliative care for millions by reducing cost and suffering.

Integrative Medicine:

Integrative medicine is grounded in the definition of health. The World Health Organization (WHO). WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Patient centered care is the core belief of integrative medicinal approach and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Employing a personalized strategy that considers the patient’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances, it uses the most appropriate interventions from an array of disciplines to heal illness and disease as well as regain and maintain optimum health. Through personalizing care, integrative medicine goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to address all the root causes of an illness. In doing so, the patient’s immediate health needs as well as the effects of the long-term and complex interplay between biological, behavioral, psycho-social and environmental influences are taken into account. With a growing demand in the field of Integrative medicine, it can be considered a global priority in the research and development of long term, cost effect medical care and disease management.

Ayurveda and Yoga:

Ayurveda and Yoga are systems that approach an individual as a microcosm considering all aspects of their being such as their diet, lifestyle, relationships, mental health, spirituality, and environment and assessing its influence on quality of life and happiness.

Both systems originate from the Indian subcontinent and has been proven to reduce pain, heal the root causes and also help rehabilitation for those whom are suffering from over-use or addiction. Yoga has become mainstream and is widely utilized for therapeutic yield specifically in the management of pain. Ayurveda has long employed natural resources for the reduction or curative effect in various ailments resulting in acute to chronic pain. The purpose of this symposium is to address the solutions to these key issues to transform the healthcare of the emerging world with integrative approach bringing ancient systems of Yoga and Ayurveda and modern medicine together via research
and development and proper education. . This event is bringing together worlds experts in the fields of pain and addiction management to address these issues and construct a proper strategy and plan in the US and in India.

Supporting Organizations:

Indo US Health Initiatives, USA

Institute of Advanced Sciences, USA

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA), Bengaluru, India

Boston Center of Excellence for Health and Human Development (BoCE), USA

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Indian Medical Association of New England

Health is Wealth Foundation

AYUSH Ministry

Indian Consulate, New York

Global Indians for Bharat Vikas

Sponsoring Organizations

ONGC Videsh Ltd.

Amrit Sabha

Arya Vaidyasala

Ayush Herbs

Banyan Botanicals

The Organizing Committee:

Dr. Anusha Sehgal, Boston Ayurveda

Dr. Balram Singh, Institute of Advanced Sciences

Dr. Darshan Mehta, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH

Dr. Dinesh Patel MD, Former Chair of Board of registration in Medicine, Emeritus Chair of Arthroscopic Surgery, Mass General Hospital.

Mrs.Haimanti Banerjee, BoCE

Mr. Kanchan Banerjee, Indo-US Health Initiatives

Dr. Manoj Bhasin, Harvard Medical School

Dr. N. K. Manjunath, S-VYASA

Mr. Pawan Roy, GIBV

Mr. Pramit Maakoday, Indo US Health Initiatives

Dr. Purnima, Health is Wealth Foundation

Dr. Thillai Parivallal, Boston Ayurveda

Dr. Vikas Merchia, IMANE

Past Conferences:

 1st International Conference (2016)

 2nd International Conference (2017)