3rd International conference on Integrative Medicine Role of Yoga and Ayurveda

June 22-23, 2018

3rd International conference on
Integrative Medicine

Role of  Ayurveda and Yoga

2018 Theme:  Cancer & Palliative Care

June 22-23, 2018

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

Harvard Medical School

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Boston, U.S.A


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.


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

Saturday, June 23  Key-notes,  Symposia, Panels, Workshops

CME Credit  and PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Credits from NAMA is offered for both days

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

Invited Speakers & Dignitaries:

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

Dr. Vivek Murthy, Former Surgeon General of America

Mrs. Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswomen, Hawaii

Mr. Sandeep Chakrovorty, Consulate General of India, New York

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

Dr. Hari Sharma, Ohio State University Integrative Medicine

Dr. Vikas Sukhatme, Dean, Emory University Medical School

Dr. Wendy Weber, Dy. Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH

Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, PhD, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Dr. Dinesh Patel, Mass General Hospital

Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lisa Sprod, University of North Carolina

Dr. Luke Peppone, University of Rochester

Sponsoring 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 Consulate, New York

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, 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


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Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, Ma