India’s biggest conference on integrative Ayurveda and Allopathy to begin in Kochi on Aug 6

BANGALORE, July 26, 2017 – India’s biggest conference on integrative Ayurveda and modern medicine, with 60 experts and 1,000 delegates from around the world participating, is set to begin at Kochi’s Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on August 6, 2017. The two-day event, titled Amrita Samyogam 2017, is being held in collaboration with Amrita University’s School of Ayurveda. It will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yasso Naik.

The Conference will bring together allopathic doctors,Ayurveda practitioners and modern scientists on a common platform. It willidentify strategies for integrating Ayurveda with Allopathy in the managementof cancer, auto-immune diseases like arthritis, diabetes, neuro-degenerativediseases, and mental health. The event will demonstrate how integrativemedicine can be made a reality through examples of clinical integration, basicscience studies, and application of new technologies.Said Prof. Shantikumar Nair, Director, Centre for Nanosciences &Molecular Medicine, Amrita University: “Integrating India’s ancienttradition of Ayurveda with evidence-based modern medicine has the potential torevolutionize world healthcare. Integrative medicine is becoming a popularspecialty among physicians in Western countries because of the myriad ways inwhich it can benefit patients. It focuses on healing the person in entiretyrather than merely treating the symptoms by investigating the root cause ofillness. It is much more patient-centric and can positively impact chronic andlifestyle diseases for which modern medicine has no answer. Western medicineand Indian ancient healing sciences can be a win-win combination to effectivelytackle the enormous healthcare challenges facing humanity.” 

The Conference will focus on evidence-based practiceguidelines for cross-referrals and combination therapy, understanding thebiological mechanisms underlying integrative care, and integration of moderntechnological tools in Ayurvedic diagnostics, treatment procedures and drugdelivery. 

Amrita Samyogam 2017 is expected to trigger importantcollaborations across the world in the field of integrative medicine,especially academic collaborations and funding opportunities. An InternationalJournal of Integrative Health will be launched at the event and a Society forIntegrative Health will be established to promote the development ofIntegrative Medicine in India. 

Eminentmedical experts attending the Conference include: Dr. Jeffrey White,Director of National Cancer Institute, USA; Dr. Daniel Furst,Rheumatologist at University of California; Dr. Nereo Bresolin,Neurologist, University of Milan; Dr. Christian Kessler, InternalMedicine Specialist, Charite Medical University, Germany;Dr. Valdis Pirags,Diabetologist, University of Latvia; Dr. Maryam Matar, GeneticsSpecialist, UAE; Dr. Ravi Mehrotra, Director, National Institutefor Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida, Dr. B.N. Gangadhar,Director, NIMHANS, Bengaluru; Dr. Rama Jayasundar, Professor, AllIndia Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr. Ketaki Bapat,Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, and many others.

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