3rd International conference on
Role of Yoga and Ayurveda
2018 Theme: Cancer & Palliative Care
June 22-23, 2018
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
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.
Friday, June 22 Symposium: Inauguration, Key-notes and Research Presentations
Saturday, June 23 Key-notes, Panels, Workshops
CME Credit from Harvard Medical School and PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Credits from NAMA is offered for both days
Indo US Health Initiatives, USA
Institute of Advanced Sciences, USA
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA), Bengaluru, India
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
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.