Kochi (ISJ) - India's biggest conference on integrative medicine - Ayurveda and modern medicine is set to begin at Kochi on August 6. The two-day event will see participation of 60 experts and 1,000 delegates from across the world. Named Amrita Samyogam 2017, it is being held in collaboration with Amrita University's School of Ayurveda. Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yasso Naik will inaugurate the conference.
The conference will bring on a common platform allopathic doctors, Ayurveda practitioners and modern scientists. It will identify strategies for integrating Ayurveda with Allopathy in the management of cancer, auto-immune diseases like arthritis, diabetes, neuro-degenerative diseases, and mental health. The event will demonstrate how integrative medicine can be made a reality through clinical integration, basic science studies, and application of new technologies.
"Integrating India's ancient tradition of Ayurveda with evidence-based modern medicine has the potential to revolutionize world healthcare," said Prof. Shantikumar Nair, Director, Centre for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Amrita University. "It is much more patient-centric and can positively impact chronic and lifestyle diseases for which modern medicine has no answer."
The Conference will focus on evidence-based practice guidelines for cross-referrals and combination therapy, understanding the biological mechanisms underlying integrative care, and integration of modern technological tools in Ayurvedic diagnostics, treatment procedures and drug delivery.
The meet is expected to trigger important collaborations in the field of integrative medicine, especially academic collaborations and funding opportunities. An International Journal of Integrative Health will be launched at the event and a Society for Integrative Health will be established to promote development of Integrative Medicine in India.
Eminent medical 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, Internal Medicine Specialist, Charite Medical University, Germany, Dr. Ravi Mehrotra, Director, National Institute for Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida (UP), Dr. B.N. Gangadhar, Director, NIMHANS, Bengaluru; Dr. Rama Jayasundar, Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr. Ketaki Bapat, Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, amongst others.
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