3rd International conference on
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
Invited Speakers & Dignitaries: Meet The Speakers
Mr. Alex Azar, US Secretary of Health and Human Services
Mr. J.P. Nadda, Health Minister of India
Mr. Shripad Naik, AYUSH Minister, India
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Science and Technology, Office of the Prime Minister of India
Mrs. Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswomen, Hawaii
Mr. Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India, New York
Dr. H.R. Nagendra, President, S-VYASA
Yogi Coudoux (after HR Nagendra), 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. Bhushan Patwardhan, Director, Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
Dr. Dinesh Patel, Mass General Hospital
Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, researcher in the field of body mind medicine , Harvard Medical School Add ‘Dr.’ to: Dr. Timothy McCall, Author and Researcher
Timothy McCall, Author and Researcher
David Shurtleff, Ph.D., is Acting Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH
Dr. Mihir Kamdar Co-Director, Cancer Pain Clinic & Palliative Care, MGH Boston
Dr. Tanuja Nessari, Director All India Institute of Ayurveda
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. Jeffrey D. White, Director, OCCAM, National Cancer Institute
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. Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, GOI.
Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, 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. Vrinda Devani, Research Director, Banyan Botanicals
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. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President at Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
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
Friday, June 22 Inauguration, Symposia, Panels, Key-notes and Research Presentations
Saturday, June 23 Key-notes, Symposia, Panels, Workshops Workshops
Sunday, June 24 Key-notes, Panels.
CME Credit and PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Credits from NAMA is offered.
Breakfast and Lunch is included in the registration package. All food will be vegetarian. 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 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 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.
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 Samar, Health is Wealth Foundation
Dr. Vikas Merchia, IMANE