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Samyukti

2013

SESSION 1



The science of Integration


DR ISSAC MATHAI


Dr
.

Mathai

is

M
.
D(
Hom
.
),M
.
R
.
C
.
H
.
(
Lond
.
)

is

the

Chairman,

Managing

&

Medical

Director

of

SOUKYA

International

Holistic

Health

Centre

Chairman



SAHAYA

Holistic

Integrative

Medical

Centre

hails

from

a

family

having

a

tradition

of

homeopathic

practice

spanning

5

decades
.

He

graduated

from

the

A
.
N
.
S
.
S
.

Medical

College

-

Kerala,

India

and

took

his

M
.
D
.

(Homeopathy)

from

the

Hahnemann

Post
-
Graduate

Institute

of

Homeopathy,

London
.

Following

this

he

took

his

M
.
R
.
C
.
H
.

(London)

and

joined

as

a

physician

at

Europe`s

first

and

largest

Holistic

Health

Care

Clinic

for

over

10

years
.

He

studied

Chinese

Pulse

Diagnosis

and

Acupuncture

at

the

W
.
H
.
O
.

Institute

of

Traditional

Chinese

Medicine,

Nanking,

China
.

He

had

undergone

the

Mind
-
Body

Medicine

training

programme

of

the

Harvard

Medical

School,

USA
.

In

January

2002
,

he

started

SOUKYA,

the

International

Holistic

Health

Centre,

in

Whitefield,

Bangalore

which

is

a

residential

holistic

health

care

facility

that

incorporates

different

systems

of

medicine

(Homeopathy,

Ayurveda,

Naturopathy

etc)

and

complementary

therapies

(Yoga,

Acupuncture,

Reflexology

etc)
.

He

has

a

patient

network

of

over

10
,
000

covering

more

than

80

countries
.

He

continues

to

be

a

visiting

consultant

at

Holistic

Centres

in

London

and

the

U
.
S
.

Recently

SOUKYA

has

been

awarded

the

Best

Wellness

Centre

by

the

Ministry

of

Tourism,

Government

of

India

Dr
.
Mathai

is

also

the

Chairman

of

SAHAYA

Holistic

Health

Centre,

situated

in

Bangalore

which

caters

to

all

sectors

of

society
.

He

was

recognized

as

‘Best

of

India



Place

for

Nature

Cure’

in

India

Today

2006

and

winner

of

‘Best

Indian

Holistic

Health

Resort’

award

at

the

CNBC

Awaaz

Travel

Awards

2010

in

September,

2010


PADMASRI DARSHAN
SHANKAR


He

is

the

Advisor,

Institute

of

Trans

Disciplinary

Health

Sciences

and

Technology

and

Managing

Trustee,

FRLHT,

Bangalore

He

was

the

advisor

Planning

Commission

government

of

India,

Executive

Director
-

Foundation

for

Revitalization

of

Local

Health

Traditions

(FRLHT),

Bangalore,

India,

Consultant
-

Office

of

Advisor

to

Prime

Minister

on

Technology

Missions,

New

Delhi,

Executive

Chairman
-

All

India

network

of

community

health

organizations

Coimbatore,

India
.

Research

Fellow
-

United

Nations

University,

Tokyo,

Director
-

Academy

of

Development

Science,

Karjat

tribal

blocks,

Raigad

,
Dist
.
,Maharashtra
,

Consultant
-

UNICEF,

Regional

Planning

Office,

New

Delhi,

India
.

Coordinator

(Reader)
.

He

has

a

recipient

of

a

number

of

awards

and

recognitions,

few

of

them

being

‘Norman

Borlaug’

Award

for

contributions

to

promoting

conservation

of

wild

populations

of

medicinal

plants

in

1998

and

Equator

Initiative

Prize

by

the

United

Nations
.

In

2002
,

the

Govt
.

of

India

conferred

its

civilian

award

Padma

Shri

to

the

Founder

Director

of

I
-
AIM,

In

2011
.

He

is

the

Member,

Executive

Board

of

Global

Initiative

for

Traditional

Systems

(GIFTS),

Oxford,

U
.
K,

Research

Advisory

Committee

of

National

Innovation

Foundation

(NIF),

Ahmedabad

and

a

host

of

other

organizations
.

He

has

published

chapters

in

several

books

and

reports

published

nationally

and

internationally

and

Published

several

articles

in

journals,

Edited

and

written

in

a

book

titled

“Challenging

the

Indian

Medical

Heritage”

Published

by

Foundation

Books,

subsidiary

of

Cambridge

University

Press
.


PROF S RAMASWAMY



Is

the

Senior

Professor

and

Dean,

Institute

for

Stem

Cell

Biology

and

Regenerative

Medicine

(
inSTEM
),

CEO,

Center

for

Cellular

and

Molecular

Platforms

(C
-
CAMP)

National

Center

for

Biological

Sciences,

GKVK
-

Campus,

Bellary

Road,

Bangalore
.

Molecular

Biophysics,

Indian

Institute

of

Science
.

He

was

the

Chief

Executive

Officer,

Center

for

Cellular

and

Molecular

Platforms

(June

2009

-
current)

Professor

and

Dean,

Institute

for

Stem

Cell

Biology

and

Regenerative

Medicine
.

(June

2009

-

current)

Adjunct

Professor,

2009
-
current,

Department

of

Biochemistry,

Carver

College

of

Medicine,

The

University

of

Iowa,

Iowa

City
.

Associate

Professor,

Department

of

Biochemistry

and

Department

of

Chemical

and

Biochemical

Engineering,

The

University

of

Iowa

(July

2003
-

current),

Assistant

Professor

(
2000
-
2003
),

Assistant

Dean

(Scientific

Affairs,

July

2006

-

2009
)

Researcher

and

Docent,

Department

of

Molecular

Biology,

Swedish

University

of

Agricultural

Sciences,

Biomedical

Center,

Uppsala

Sweden

(
1994
-
2000
)
.
Post
-
doctoral

Research

Fellow,

Department

of

Molecular

Biology,

Swedish

University

of

Agricultural

Sciences,

Biomedical

Center,

Uppsala

Sweden

(
1992
-
1994
)
.
He

has

over

80

peer

reviewed

publications

and

4

patents
.

DR D C
SUNDARESH



Dr
.
D
.
C
.
Sundaresh

MS

(Ortho),

D
.
ortho

is

the

President,

M
.
S
.

Ramaiah

Advanced

Learning

Center

Sr
.
Prof
.

of

Orthopaedics

M
.
S
.
Ramaiah

Medical

College

&

Teaching

Hospital

Bangalore
.

He

is

specially

interest

is

in

Arthroscopy

&

Arthroscopic

surgery

of

the

Knee,

Spinal

surgery

Arthroplasty

of

the

Hip

&

Knee

Promote

research

&

medical

&

surgical

skills

training

His

keen

areas

of

research

are

to

establish

a

threshold

level

of

Osteoporosis

for

cutout

of

the

compression

hip

screw

in

Trochanteric

fractures



AADO

research

grant

which

completed

already
.

He

has

completed

Manufacture

&

trial

of

lightweight

hand

&

finger

prosthesis

Using

Silicone

elastomers

-

Under

-

Mission

mode,

District

Rehabilitation

scheme,

Science

&

Technology

department

Govt
.

of

India
.

Project

-

A

Phase

III,

12
-
Week,

Multi
-
centre,

Double
-
Blind,

Randomized

Placebo

and

Active

Comparator
-
Controlled,

Parallel

Group

Study

to

Investigate

the

Efficacy

and

Safety

study

drug

2
mg,

10
mg,

25
mg,

and

50
mg

administered

orally

once

daily,

in

Adults

with

Rheumatoid

Arthritis

and

“A

multi
-
center,

standard

of

care

controlled

study

to

evaluate

the

Long
-
Term

safety

of

Bicifadine

for

the

treatment

of

Chronic

Low

Back

pain”

has

been

carried

out
.

He

has

designed

Endoskeletal

below

knee

prosthesis

and

developed

an

economical

&

light

weight

endo
-
skeletal

below

knee

prosthesis

with

locally

available

materials

which

is

currently

in

use

at

the

Prosthetic

&

Orthotic

centre

at

M

S

Ramaiah

Hospital

also

has

done

“Double
-
blind,

Triple

dummy,

parallel
-
group,

randomized

six

month

study

to

compare

celecoxib

(
200

mg

bid)

with

diclofenac

SR

(
75

mg

bid)

plus

omeprazole

(
20

mg

qd
)

for

gastrointestinal

events

in

subjects

with

osteoarthritis

and

rheumatoid

arthritis

at

high
-
risk

of

gastrointestinal

adverse

events”,

Amtol



Osteo

/

DRL/
2007
/N
-
1

Comparative

Evaluation

of

efficacy

and

tolerability

of

Amtolmetin

Guacyl

Versus

Diclofenac

Sodium

in

the

treatment

of

Osteoarthritis

and

many

other

such

valuable

studies
.

He

is

the

member

of

Karnataka

Orthopedic

association,

Indian

Orthopedic

Association,

Pediatric

Orthopedic

society

of

India,

Indian

Arthroscopy

association,

Asia

Pacific

Arthroplasty

society
.

He

has

over

18

peer

reviewed

publications

DR G
G

GANGADHARAN



Dr
.

G
.

G
.

Gangadharan,

Ayurvedacharya
,

PhD,


a

practicing

Ayurvedic

physician,

is

currently

the

Medical

Director

of

Institute

of

Ayurveda

and

Integrative

medicine,

(I
-
AIM)

an

initiative

of

Foundation

for

Revitalization

of

Local

Health

Traditions

(FRLHT),

based

in

Bangalore,

India
.

He

is

an

expert

on

authentic

Ayurvedic

methods

of

diagnosis



specially

the

pulse

diagnosis



and

treatment,

and

successfully

treats

lifestyle

disorders
.

He

has

dedicated

himself

to

propagation

of

Ayurveda

knowledge

and

promoting

use

of

Ayurveda

and

local

health

traditions

at

the

grass

root

level

in

rural

parts

of

India
.

He

did

his

7
½
-
yr

Ayurvedacharya

course

from

Madras

University,

India

in

1985
.

He

obtained

his

PhD

from

Tilak

Ayurveda

Mahavidyalaya
,

Pune

in

2013
.

Currently

he

is

pursuing

International

Masters

in

Health

Leadership

from

McGill

University,

Canada
.

He

served

as

an

editor

of

a

well
-
known

journal

of

Ayurveda

in

India

ANCIENT

SCIENCE

OF

LIFE
.

He

has

supervised

development

and

publication

of

10

Monographs

on

Local

Health

Traditions

and

Ayurveda

which

made

significant

contributions

to

the

revival

of

ISM

and

LHT

in

India
.

He

has

co
-
authored

4

books

on

medicinal

plants

and

has

20

research

papers

to

his

credit
.

He

is

a

fellow

of

Ashoka

Innovators

for

the

Public

of

Ashoka

Foundation

and

recipient

of

awards

for

the

best

International

Awareness

Building

on

.

He

is

a

regular

Consultant

for

CAPART,

DST

(Govt
.

of

India)

on

Medicinal

Plant

related

Projects

(Proposal

evaluation

and

Work

evaluation)
.
he

is

the

MEMBER



STATE

MEDICINAL

PLANT

BOARD,

Kerala

&

Tamil

Nadu,

CONVENOR



Scientific

Advisory

Committee

of

International

Institute

of

Ayurveda

(Chemistry

Division),

PRESIDENT



Centre

for

Innovation

in

Science

&

Social

Action

(CISSA),

Thiruvananthapuram
,

Kerala,

MEMBER



Scientific

Advisory

Committee

(Ayurveda),

CCRAS,

Department

of

AYUSH,

Govt
.

of

India,

Former

member



Ayurveda,

Siddha

and

Unani

Drugs

Technical

Advisory

Board

(ASUDTAB),

Dept
.

of

ISM

&

H
.

Govt
.

of

India

(
2000
-
2003
),

Senior

Editor,

Journal

of

Ayurveda

and

Integrative

Medicine,

Member



Editorial

Board,

Evidence

based

Complementary

and

Alternative

Medicine

eCAM
,

USA,

Temporary

advisor

to

the

Director

General,

Southeast

Asian

Region

of

WHO
.

He

has

over

20

peer

reviewed

research

publications,

has

co
-
authored

over

books

10

monographs


DR
RANGESH PARAMESH



Dr
.

Rangesh

Paramesh

is

currently

the

Head

(Discovery

group)

at

R&D

Center,

Himalaya

Drug

Company
.

He

is

heading

a

team

of

innovators

for

developing

novel

actives

from

nature

with

ancient

wisdom

of

Ayurveda

for

pharmaceutical

range

of

products
.

He

has

been

serving

the

company

for

over

a

decade

and

a

half
.

Previously

he

was

an

Ayurveda

consultant

in

Switzerland,

Germany,

Italy

and

UK,

involved

in

establishing

Ayurveda

clinics

in

Europe
.

He

has

conducted

periodic

Ayurveda

seminars

in

Germany,

Switzerland,

Mauritius,

UK,

UAE,

Muscat,

Ecuador,

Singapore,

Malaysia,

China,

Mongolia

and

Turkmenistan

for

physicians

in

western

medicine
.

He

has

given

a

number

of

seminars

and

workshops

to

the

learned

societies

and

conferences

in

India

and

abroad

on

Ayurveda

and

healthy

lifestyle

changes

and

has

addressed

IT

professionals

and

young

entrepreneurs,

college

students,

house

wives

and

people

of

all

walks

of

life
.

He

provides

Ayurveda

medical

consultations

to

non
-
communicable

and

lifestyle

disorders
.

He

has

delivered

several

media

presentations

on

Ayurveda

for

the

public

over

televisions

and

radio,

in

India

and

abroad
.

Dr
.

Rangesh

was

conferred

FELLOWSHIP

of

Royal

Asiatic

Society,

London

in

1993
.

He

was

bestowed

‘PURNA

SVASTHYA

AWARD’,

from

the

World

Federation

of

Societies

of

Holistic

Medicine,

Italy,

in

1991
;

‘HAMSA

PURASKARA

AWARD’

from

Hamsajyothi

(Reg
.
),

Bangalore,

in
1999
,

‘VOCATIONAL

EXCELLENCE

AWARD’

from

Rotary

Club

Bangalore

Orchards

for

high

ethical

standards,

excellence

&

integrity

in

Ayurveda

medical

practice,

in

2006
.

Currently

is

the

Vice
-

President,

Association

of

Manufacturers

of

Ayurvedic

Medicines,

New

Delhi
.



SESSION 2


Evidence based Ayurveda



DR DB ANANTHA NARAYANA



Dr
.

DB

Anatha

Narayana

has

been

working

in/for

IDMA

for

over

2

decades

for

promotion

of

Pharmacy

profession

and

industry
.

Early

on

in

his

career,

he

taught

pharmacy

for

10

years

and

later

worked

at

Ranbaxy

Laboratories

Ltd

for

over

10

years
.

He

then

joined

Dabur

Research

Foundation

(DRF)

&

rose

to

become

its

Director,

a

premier

research

organization

which

he

built

and

nurtured

for

over

12

years
.

He

is

credited

for

the

phenomenal

growth

of

Dabur

led

a

team

of

researchers

to

develop

for

launch

anti
-
cancer

drugs,

Ayurvedic

drugs,

cosmetics,

food

products,

honey

and

a

large

number

of

herbal

products

built

with

science

and

technology
.

He

is

credited

at

Dabur

and

later

at

HUL,

for

demonstration

of

the

application

of

“Reverse

Pharmacology”

approach
.

He

has

contributed

scientifically

for

the

development

of

Herbals

&

Traditional

medicines

area

in

India
.

He

is

a

member

of

Indian

Pharmacopoeia

Commission’s

Scientific

Committee

and

is

Chairman

of

its

Herbs

and

Herbal

Products

Committee
.

He

has

served

on

Ayurvedic

pharmacopoeia

Committee

and

ASU

DTAB

&

as

a

Convener

of

Herbal

Cosmetics

Committee

of

Bureau

of

Indian

Standards,

as

Convener

of

a

subgroup

of

Dr
.

Mashelkar

Committee
.

He

is

currently

on

the

ISO

Working

Group

4

on

Naturals

and

Organic
.

He

is

an

expert

member

on

the

Scientific

Panel

of

the

recently

formed

Food

Safety

&

Standards

Authority

of

India,

and

contributes

positively

to

the

development

of

regulations

of

health

supplements

and

functional

foods
.

He

was

an

active

member

Managing

Committee

of

Ayurvedic

Drug

Manufacturer’s

Association

(ADMA)
.

He

has

served

on

Indian

Pharmaceutical

Association,,

and

was

Secretary

of

Indian

Pharmaceutical

Congress

Association,,

and

is

very

active

in

the

professional

field
.

He

is

a

Co
-
author

of

12

books

and

inventor

of

more

than

20

patents
.

Dr

DBA

very

recently

superannuated

form

Unilever

Research

India

as

Director

Regulatory

Affairs

South

Asia,

in

Dec,

2010
.

He

is

also

a

recipient

of

the

Eminent

Pharmacist

award

2007
,

of

the

Indian

Pharmaceutical

Association
.


PROF
BHUSHAN PATWARDHAN


Professor
Bhushan Patwardhan has over 25 years experience in research and education brings a
unique blend of industry
-
academia executive culture. He has been on Boards of several
Universities and member of important national committees of the UGC, CSIR, DST, DBT, ICMR,
NIPER and also on Taskforces of National Knowledge Commission, Karnataka Knowledge
Commission, 11th and 12th Plan of the Planning Commission and consultant to CIPIH, SEARO,
WHO Geneva. . He has worked as academic head of
Manipal

Education Group, Director, Institute
of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bengaluru and was Vice Chancellor of a deemed University.
As Convener of Vision Group of EDGE Forum he is providing remarkable leadership for innovations
in higher education sector. He is on the research advisory committees of national institutions
including ICMR
-

RMRC Belgaum, CSIR
-
NBRI
Lucknow

and TIFAC.
He is Editor
-
in
-
Chief of Journal of
Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and is on Editorial Boards of reputed Journals. He is recipient
of many awards and orations including
Parkhe

Award for industrial excellence,
Dewang

Mehta
Award for education excellence, Dr C.
Dwarkanath

Oration, Dr P.K. Devi Oration, KLEU Oration. He
has delivered invited lectures at many national and international bodies including Indian National
Science Academy, Indian Pharmacological Society, Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, American
Chemical Society, American College of Rheumatology and reputed Universities including UCLA,
Johns Hopkins, George Washington among many others. He has attracted substantial research
funding and has guided 18 PhD students, published over 200 popular articles, 8 Patents, over 120
research publications with Scopus h index 25, Google Citations h
-
Index 27, i10
-
index 49 with over
2833 citations.

PROF KONDAIAH


Prof
Paturu

Kondaiah
,
Ph.D

(Genetics), is the Professor & Chairperson,

Department
of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics
,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore. He
was the Research Fellow, Institute of Genetics,
Osmania

University,
Hyderabad,
India
Visiting Fellow/Visiting Associate, Laboratory of
Chemoprevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA. Is the Faculty
(currently Professor), Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and
Genetics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He is the Chairperson, Dept.
of MRDG,
IISc
, Bangalore. Member, Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation,
Department of Biotechnology, (GOI) India. Member, Committee to evaluate COE
proposals in cancer biology, DST. he was the Member, Board of Studies in life
sciences, University of Hyderabad. Is the Member, DST
-
PAC for Fast track Young
Scientist’s proposals. He is the Chairman, Review Committee on Genetic
Manipulation, Department of Biotechnology, (GOI) India. He is immensely
interested in cancer biology and Molecular principles of Dosha
prakriti
. He has over
97 peer reviewed research publications


DR
ASHWINI MATHUR



Dr
.

Ashwini

Mathur

is

the

Head

of

Quantitative

Analytics,

Central

Analytics

Function,

Novartis

Healthcare

Private

Limited
.

He

has

more

than

18

years

of

experience

working

as

a

clinical

researcher
.

He

has

an

Executive

MBA

from

IIM

Bangalore,

a

PhD

in

Biostatistics

from

University

of

California,

Berkeley,

USA

and

Master’s

Degree

in

Mathematics

from

IIT

Delhi
.

He

has

more

than

40

peer

reviewed

publications

on

collaborative

medical

research,

2

book

chapters

and

more

than

100

invited

presentations

and

posters
.

He

is

currently

the

President

of

Indian

Association

for

Statistics

in

Clinical

Trials

and

was

the

Secretary

of

International

Biometrics

Society

from

2006
-
2010
.

He

is

actively

involved

in

teaching

as

Adjunct

Faculty

at

Institute

of

Applied

Biology

and

Bioinformatics

in

Bangalore,

Department

of

Biostatistics,

Manipal

University

in

Manipal

and

Institute

of

Ayurveda

and

Integrative

Medicine

in

Bangalore
.

He

is

currently

an

editor

for

two

peer

reviewed

journals



Perspectives

in

Clinical

Research

and

Indian

Journal

of

Ayurveda

and

Integrative

Medicine
.

He

has

worked

in

the

past

as

Senior

General

Manager

for

GlaxoSmithKline

in

their

Bangalore

and

Philadelphia

office

and

as

a

clinical

and

pre
-
clinical

statistician

in

their

Philadelphia

office
.

He

also

has

publications

in

peer

reviewed

national

and

International

journals

and

is

a

recipient

of

many

awards

including

Above

and

Beyond

Awards,

Novartis

for

6

consecutive

years

(
2007
,

2008
,

2009
,

2010
,

2011
,

2012
)
.

DR RAMA JAYASUNDAR


Dr
.

Rama

Jayasundar

is

currently

the

Additional

Professor,

Department

of

NMR,

All

India

Institute

of

Medical

Sciences,

New

Delhi
.

She

is

a

Nuclear

Magnetic

Resonance

(NMR)

physicist

and

her

area

of

specialization

is

Biomedical

NMR
.

She

has

a

wide

experience

on

MR

imaging

and

spectroscopy

on

experimental

and

clinical

systems
.

Her

research

interest

include

Biomedical

applications

of

MR
;

Applications

of

MR

in

ayurveda
;

NMR

of

medicinal

plants
;

Scientific

research

in

ayurveda

using

my

expertise

as

a

scientist

and

my

core

competence

of

NMR

and

also

in

dissemination

of

knowledge

of

science

behind

ayurveda
.

She

has

over

130

publications

in

reputed

national

&

international

journals

and

over

250

presentations

in

national

&

international

conferences
.

She

is

a

recipient

of

several

prestigious

fellowships

and

scholarships

and

has

very

recently

been

awarded

the

Women

and

Technological

Innovation

National

Award,

2013

for

innovative

applications

of

MR

in

Ayurveda
.

She

was

also

invited

to

contribute

article

to

the

Plenary

Session

on

‘Complexity

and

Analogy

in

Science’,

Pontificia

Academia

Scientiarvm
,

Vatican,

2012
.


SESSION 3


Relevance of Integrative
Medicine and the need for
IM in Tertiary Care Hospitals



DR
NARESH SHETTY


Dr
.

Naresh

Shetty

is

the

President,

International

Program

&

Strategic

Alliance,

M
.

S
.

Ramaiah

Memorial

Hospital,

Senior

Professor

of

Orthopaedics

,M
.
S
.

Ramaiah

Medical

College

&

Hospitals

He

is

an

Expert

in

Orthopaedic

Surgery

mainly

Trauma

&

Arthroplasty

for

the

past

21

years

He

was

the

Medical

Director,

M
.
S
.

Ramaiah

Medical

Teaching

Hospital

1998
-
2003
.

Past

President

Bangalore

Orthopaedic

Society



2002
,

Medical

Director



M
.
S
.

Ramaiah

Memorial

Hospital,

Bangalore

from

Apr
.

2004



2011

Past

President

of

the

Karnataka

Orthopaedic

Association

2007



2008
.
Vice

President

of

OASIS

(Orthopedics

Association

for

South

Indian

Surgeon)



2008
-
2009
.

Associate

Dean,

M
.
S
.

Ramaiah

Medical

College

and

Hospital

from

Aug
.

2008
.

Member

of

Board

Of

Studies

in

Medical

(PG)



(Clinical)



Rajiv

Gandhi

University

of

Health

Sciences

and

President

for

Orthopeadic

Association

of

South

Indian

States

for

the

year

2012



2013
.



DR VALIATHAN
M S


Prf
.

Valiathan

is

currently

He

received

his

MBBS

(
1956
)

from

Kerala

University

and

postgraduate

training

in

surgery

leading

to

FRCS

and

Master's

degree

in

Surgery

from

the

University

of

Liverpool,

UK
.

Subsequently,

he

specialized

in

cardiac

surgery

at

Johns

Hopkins

and

Georgetown

University

Hospitals

in

USA

and

became

a

Fellow

of

the

Canadian

Royal

College

in

Cardiovascular

and

Thoracic

Surgery
.

He

received

Honorary

Doctorates

from

several

universities
.

He

was

Professor

of

Cardiac

Surgery

and

Director

during

his

stay

at

the

Sree

Chitra

Institute

(
1974
-
94
)

and

also

worked

as

first

Vice
-
Chancellor

of

the

Manipal

University
.

As

a

HomiBhabha

Senior

Fellow

and

a

student

of

Sanskrit,

he

carried

out

a

study

of

the


Caraka

Samhita”,

which

was

published

by

Orient

Longman

in

2003

as

“The

Legacy

of

Caraka

.

The

companion

volumes

on

the

Legacies

of

“The

Great

Three”

of

Ayurveda



Susruta

and

Vagbhata



were

released

by

the

same

publisher

in

2006

and

2009
.

A

new

book

“An

Introduction

to

Ayurveda”

is

under

publication
.

He

has

been

a

great

advocate

of

research

for

Ayurveda

and

has

engineered

several

modifications

at

the

reforms

level
.

Currently,

Dr
.

Valiathan

is

engaged

in

promoting

research

in

basic

science,

based

on

cues

from

Ayurvedic

concepts

and

procedures
.

The

research

in

prominent

institutes

is

being

supported

by

government

funding

in

the

form

of

“A

Science

Initiative

in

Ayurveda”

(ASIIA)
.

ASIIA

made

good

progress

and

has

been

taken

over

by

the

Department

of

Science

and

Technology,

Government

of

India,

for

regular

support

under

a

“Task

Force

in

Ayurvedic

Biology”
.

Prof

Valiathan

is

a

recipient

of

many

Awards

for

Science,

Technology

and

Education

and

has

also

been

conferred

the

Padma

Vibhushan
.



DR ASHWINIKUMAR RAUT


Dr
.

Ashwinikumar

Raut

is

a

M
.
D
.

(Ayurveda



Kayachikitsa
)

and

is

currently

the

Director,

Clinical

Research

&

integrative

medicine

at

Kasturba

Health

Society’s

Medical

Research

Centre,

Mumbai
.

He

is

committed

to

modern

scientific

enquiry

in

Ayurveda,

for

its

fundamental

principles,

procedures,

formulations

and

medicinal

substances
.

Having

close

association

and

interactions

with

leading

biomedical

scientists,

leaders

in

Ayurveda

and

specialists

in

clinical

medicine

Dr
.

Raut

has

enriched

his

approaches,

in

applying

relevant

modern

science

to

Ayurveda
.

Dr
.

Raut

has

been

engaged

in

several

research

programmes

&

projects

sponsored

by

government

agencies

and

industry
.

He

successfully

coordinated

as

a

principal

investigator,

major

project

on

‘Preclinical

development

of

herbal

antiarthritic

drug’

sponsored

by

Dept

of

Biotechnology

(DBT)

Govt

of

India
.

He

has

ably

completed

as

principal

investigator

a

project

on

‘degenerative

joint

diseases’

of

NMITLI
-
arthritis

sponsored

by

Council

for

Scientific

&

Industrial

research

(CSIR),

Govt

of

India
.

Dr
.

Raut

is

co
-
investigator

of

a

project

on

advanced

centre

of

reverse

pharmacology

sponsored

by

Indian

Council

for

Medical

Research
.

(ICMR)
.

Dr
.

Raut

had

been

a

mentor
;

advisor

&

reviewer

for

a

major

academic

project

of

digitizing

Ayurveda


Ayusoft


organized

by

CDAC
.

He

is

a

founder

member

and

convener

of


Vaidya

Antarkar

Memorial

Forum’,

a

forum

formed

to

carry

forward

the

mission

of

scientific,

rational

and

evidence

based

Ayurveda
.

He

is

a

guest

editor,

reviewer

and

member

of

editorial

board

of

several

bio
-
medical

and

Ayurvedic

journals

e
.
g
.

Indian

Drug,

JAIM,

Indian

Practitioner,

Journal

of

Mid
-
life

Health,

IJRA,

JREIM,

JNIMA,

JCRA

and

several

other
.

Dr
.

Raut

has

about

50

scientific

publications

to

his

credit

in

national

and

international

journals

of

repute

and

has

received

CDRI

(Central

Drug

Research

Institute)

award

in

2007

for

excellence

in

research

for

his

work

in

Ayurveda

&

rheumatology

and

AAPNA

(Association

of

Ayurvedic

Professionals

of

North

America)

International

Dhanwantari

Award

2010

for

excellence

in

Ayurvedic

Practice
.



DR
ALI ZAMIR KHAN


Dr
.

Ali

Zamir

Khan

MBBS,

MS,

FRCS

(Glasgow),

FRCS

(CTH),

FIAGES

Fellowship

Sports

Med

(RCSI,

Ireland),

PGDM

(Clinical

Research,

UK),

CCT

(UK)

is

the

Head

of

Department,

Medanta
,

The

Medicity
,

Gurgaon
,

India
.

His

specialty

Interest

is

in
:

Robotic

Thoracic

Surgery

/Video

Assisted

Thoracic

Surgery

/

Endobronchial

Surgery/Cosmetic

Chest

Wall

Correction

(
Pectus
)
.

He

is

a

recipient

of

many

awards

and

prizes

including

2012

Medela

Award,

European

Society

of

Thoracic

Surgeons,

Germany,

2012

Best

Poster

Presentation,

ISMICS,

California,

2011

Dr
.

MM

Malla

Oration

Award,

ICS,

Kathmandu,

Nepal
.

He

has

received

prestigious

research

grants

including

2001

Pall

Medical

Research

grant

for


Leucocyte

depletion

and

Immunological

responses

during

cardiopulmonary

bypass”,

2002

Bristol

Myers

Squibs

Academic

grant
:

Transoesophageal

Echocardiography,

2012

Baxter

US

Research

Grant
:

Sealants

in

air

leak

study
.

He

has

participated

in

and

has

conducted

innumerable

CME

programs/

Courses

/

Conferences

and

is

affiliated

to

many

National

and

International

organizations

and

has

many

presentations

and

publications

in

National/International

conferences

and

peer

reviewed

publications
.



DR
GEETHAKRISHNAN


Dr

Geethakrishnan
,

MD(Ayurveda)

is

Head

of

Integrative

Medicine

Department,

Medanta
.

An

MD

in

Dravyaguna

from

Government

Ayurveda

College,

Trivandrum,

he

is

also

an

experienced

clinician,

and

has

successfully

established

Sanjeevani

Ayurveda

Hospital

(an

independent

Ayurvedic

hospital

at

Trivandrum),

Mahabodhi

Mallige

Medical

Centre,

(a

collocated

Ayurvedic

facility

in

an

allopathic

hospital

at

Bangalore)

and

the

Integrative

Medicine

Department

at

Medanta

(a

multi
-
disciplinary,

super
-
specialty

hospital

conglomerate

in

Gurgaon
)
.

Working

together

with

the

several

super

specialities

at

Medanta
,

he

has

developed

numerous

integrative

therapeutics

of

Ayurveda

and

Yoga,

which

are

practised

in

minimally

invasive

thoracic

surgery,

thoracic

surgery,

cardiology,

radiation
-
oncology,

sleep

medicine,

neurology

&

neuro
-
surgery,

urology

and

intensive
-
care

areas

of

patient
-
care
.

He

has

integrated

regular

use

of

Yoga

and

Marma

therapies

into

day
-
to
-
day

Ayurveda

practice

and

integrative

practice

at

Medanta
.

He

has

extensive

research

background

in

drug

research

for

diabetes

and

cancer

and

holds

several

Indian

&

one

US

patent
.

Presently

he

works

on

seven

drugs

in

botanical

space

with

leads

obtained

from

Ayurveda,

in

the

area

of

diabetes,

cancer,

thrombocytopenia,

wound

healing

and

inflammation,

and

PDE

5

inhibition
.

These

drugs

are

of

varied

compositions

ranging

from

poly
-

herbal

drug,

single

plant

extract,

purified

natural

chemical

compound

and

lead

optimisation

of

a

synthetic

drug
.

He

has

extensive

experience

in

preclinical

pharmacology

and

developing

CMC

data

for

complex

botanical

formulations
.

He

has

published

several

articles,

mostly

in

the

areas

of

diabetes

preclinical

research

and

Integrative

Medicine
.

He

is

Standing

Advisory

Committee

member

of

IIIM
-
CSIR,

Trustee,

World

Ayurveda

Foundation,

and

Member,

Ayurveda

Advisory

council

to

Chief

Minister,

Madhya

Pradesh
.



DR
RAGHAVENDRA M RAO


Dr
.

Raghavendra

M

Rao

is

currently

the

Research

Co
-
ordinator

at

the

National

Cancer

Registry

Program,

ICMR,

NCDI,

Bangalore

and

Research

Co
-
ordinator
,

Academic

Research

and

Investigator

Initiated

Trials,

HCG

Enterprises,

Bangalore
.

He

completed

his

Bachelor’s

degree

in

Naturopathy

and

Yogic

Sciences

from

SDM

College,

Ujire

in

in

1998

and

his

PhD

in

Yoga

and

Life

Sciences

form

SVYASA,

Bangalore

in

2007
.

He

has

a

rich

experience

in

academic

and

research

areas

and

has

completed

many

projects

as

Research

Officer,

Co
-
investigator

and

Principal

Investigator,

the

most

important

and

recent

one

being

Biobehavioural

effects

of

stress

management

for

women

with

breast

cancer

undergoing

adjuvant

radiotherapy,

a

national

cancer

Institute

(NCI,

USA)

funded

R
01

grant

award

and

phase

III

trial

in

collaboration

with

MD

Anderson

Cancer

Center,

Houston,

Texas,

USA
.

He

is

also

the

Recipient

of

2013

Conquer

Cancer

Foundation

merit

award

from

American

Cancer

Society

and

American

Society

for

Clinical

Oncology,

Dr

Manonmani

Rudraiah

award

for

best

PhD

thesis,

3
rd

Convocation

Swami

Vivekananda

Yoga

Anusandhana

Samsthana
,

in

2007

and

Dr
.

Sushila

Thacker

Prakruti

Mandir

Prize

for

the

best

paper

in

the

field

of

Yoga

,

Naturopathy

and

Natural

Health

by

Association

of

Physiologists

and

Pharmacologists

of

India

in

2002
.


SESSION 4


Novel
paradigms for
research in Ayurveda and
Integrative Medicine



DR
H R NAGENDRA


Dr
.

Nagendra
,

a

former

space

scientist

at

NASA,

returned

to

his

native

India,

changing,

as

he

says,

from

engineering

to

human

engineering

“in

search

of

truth
.


According

to

him,

the

search

for

ultimate

truth

through

external

means

(science)

did

not

take

him

far

enough

and

that

is

why

he

chose

to

dive

deep

into

his

own

consciousness

in

search

of

reality

through

yoga
.

He

then

proceeded

to

combine

the

best

of

East

with

the

best

of

West

as

Swami

Vivekananda

envisioned
.

In

1975
,

Dr
.

Nagendra

established

Swami

Vivekananda

Yoga

Research

Foundation

(VYASA),

which

has

published

more

than

150

research

papers

on

Yoga

and

its

applications,

apart

from

being

a

unique

Yoga

Therapy

Health

Center

and

a

Yoga

University

training

students

in

the

field

of

Yoga
.

Dr
.

Nagendra

was

also

formerly

the

Vice

Chancellor

of

SVYASA

university,

Bengaluru

and

he

is

also

on

the

Board

Member

of

Advisors

of

Yoga

Bharati
.


DR
PADMA
VENKAT



Dr
.
Padma

Venkatasubramanian
,

M
.
S
.
c
.
,

PhD(
Cantab
)


is

the

Director

of

Institute

of

Ayurveda

and

Integrative

Medicine

(I
-
AIM)

Dr
.

Padma

Venkatasubramanian

is

alumnus

of

Queens’

College,

Cambridge,

UK
.

She

received

the

prestigious

Cambridge
-
Nehru

Merit

Scholarship

for

her

doctoral

degree

at

University

of

Cambridge,

UK
.

She

was

awarded

PhD

in

the

year

1990

for

her

study

on

the

biochemical

and

molecular

aspects

of

Bacillus

subtilis

spore

germination
.

Dr
.

Venkatasubramanian’s

contribution

in

terms

of

developing

an

inexpensive

copper

based

device

that

has

enormous

potential

application

in

microbial

purification

of

drinking

water

across

rural

areas

and

urban

slums

of

developing

countries,

is

worthy

of

mention
.

She

has

innovated

a

copper

device

called

as

Jal
-
bandhu
,

is

possibly

the

world’s

cheapest

solution

to

point
-
of
-
use

microbial

purification

of

water
.

Dr
.

Venkatasubramanian

has

also

developed

a

field

diagnostic

kit

for

authentication

of

medicinal

plants

and

semi
-
quantification

of

active

ingredients

and

holds

a

patent

on

this
.

She

is

an

accredited

PhD

guide

for

Manipal

University

and

SASTRA

University,

Tanjore
.

She

has

over

27

peer

reviewed

publications

and

2

patents
.

A

total

of

23

products

have

been

conceptualized

and

developed

by

her
.


DR
RAJAT
AGRAWAL


Rajat

N.
Agrawal
, M.D. is an Ophthalmologist &
Vitreo
-
Retinal Surgeon. He is the Co
-
Inventor
of Artificial Retina for blind people (called the Bionic eye or artificial eye). He is currently
Asst. Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Director of the Centre for Retinal Degenerative
Diseases, Study Director of the Artificial Retina Implant Project, and Co
-
Director of
Intraocular Implants at the
Doheny

Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los
Angeles, California.

Dr.
Agrawal

received his Medical degree (MBBS) from Government
Medical College, Nagpur, India, followed by an Ophthalmology residency in Mumbai, India,
and certification by the National Board (Ophthalmology). He underwent Fellowship training
in
Vitreo
-
Retinal Diseases and Surgery at the Medical Research Foundation (
Sankara

Nethralaya
), Chennai, India, and worked at a Consultant
Vitreo
-
Retinal Surgeon for more
than 7 years, involved in clinical care, research and teaching and training retina fellows and
residents. He was later invited to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and by the
Government of the Commonwealth of Bahamas to teach and train local ophthalmologists in
retinal surgical techniques.

Dr.
Agrawal

was later recruited into the
Doheny

Eye Institute in
Los Angeles in 2003, where he is currently based. In addition to the routine clinical work, he
is significantly involved in the Artificial Retinal Implant project, which aims at perfecting a
complex artificial retinal device that will allow patients with advanced retinitis
pigmentosa

and age
-
related macular degeneration see again. In addition, he is also involved in
developing techniques for using stem cells in retinal degenerative disorders, development of
nano
-
drug delivery devices, surgical instrumentation and newer surgical techniques.

DR
KAUSHIK DILIP DEB



Dr
.

Kaushik

Dilip

Deb
:

is

a

MD

in

Alternative

and

Complementary

Medicine,

from

the

Indian

Institute

of

Alternative

Medicine

(IIAM),

M
.
S,

and

Ph
.
D

in

Medical

Biotechnology
.

Did

his

Post
-
Doctoral

in

Stem

cells

and

Tissue

engineering

at

Medical

centers

in

the

USA

and

Canada
..

He

completed

his

executive

management

education

from

the

Indian

Institute

of

Management


Bangalore

(IIM
-
B)
.

He

was

awarded

the

DBT’s

overseas

associateship

in

niche

areas

of

biotechnology,

and

was

awarded

the

Indian

National

Academy

of

Sciences

(INSA)
-

bilateral

exchange

award

with

the

Czech

Science

Academy
.

He

has

worked

as

scientist

as
-
well
-
as

at

senior

management

positions

in

stem

cell

biotech

companies

in

India
.

Dr
.

Deb

is

carrying

out

research

in

the

areas

of

nanobiotechnology
,

cancer

immunotherapies
,

chronic

allergy

and

pain,

implantable

biomedical

devices,

screening

herbal

components

and

traditional

Ayurvedic

etc
.
,

preparations

in

tissue

regeneration

rejuvenation

and

cancer
..

He

has

published

several

peer

reviewed

research

papers

and

book

chapters,

and

is

also

an

active

reviewer

and

Editoral

Board

member

for

5

international

publishing

houses
.

He

is

the

founder

of

Association

of

Cell

Transplantation

Surgeons

and

Scientists

(ACTS)
.

He

is

the

author

of

the

book

entitled

“Stem

Cells
;

Basic

and

Applications”

by

McGraw

Hill

New

Delhi

and

“Stem

cell

Technologies”

by

McGraw

Hill,

New

Jersey,

USA
.

He

is

actively

involved

in

evaluating

biotechnology

and

biopharma

business

and

research

proposals

for

Debt

/

PE

funding,

as

the

venture

partner

India

,

for

Angelico

Biotechnology

ventures,

UK
.


DR SHIRDI PRASAD
TEKUR


Dr
Shirdi

Prasad
Tekur

has been in General &
Paediatric

practice at
Bangalore Urban since 1982 in areas of Community Health,
Alternative systems of Health care, Herbal medicine, Holistic
Counseling, Mind management, Spiritual development. Worked in
Disaster management situations at Bangladesh 1991


post cyclone,
SriLanka

1992


post IPKF operations & 2005 post Tsunami. He was a
part of Bangalore NGO response during
Uttarkashi
,
Surat
,
Latur

earthquakes. He worked in area of Disability and Community based
rehabilitation with Leonard Cheshire International, SRMNAB,
Narendra

foundation,
Samarthya

and other NGOs. He has been a
trainer
-
of
-
trainers with National level NGO networks like VHAI, CHAI
and CMAI &State level networks like VHAK,
Fevord
-
K



DR RAM MANOHAR


Dr
.

Ram

Manohar

is

currently

the

Director

and

CSO,

AVP

Research

Foundation

and

also

the

Managing

Editor,

Ancient

Science

of

Life,

Quarterly

Research

Journal

on

Ayurveda,

The

Ayurvedic

Trust,

Coimbatore
.

He

is

widely

known

for

his

contributions

to

streamlining

research

in

Ayurveda,

the

most

pioneering

one

being

the

National

Institutes

of

Health,

US

funded

project

on

collaborative

research

for

Ayurveda

that

for

the

very

first

time

demonstrated

that

conventional

Double
-
blind,

Randomized,

Controlled

studies

can

be

adapted

in

Ayurveda

with

a

study

on

Rheumatoid

Arthritis,

that

has

been

published

in

the

Journal

of

Clinical

Rheumatology
.

He

has

many

publications

in

peer

reviewed

and

other

journals,

has

presented

in

numerous

national

and

international

conferences

and

is

also

the

author

many

book

chapters
.

He

was

the

Co

Author

of

paper

of

study

on

Ayurveda

in

Rheumatoid

Arthritis

that

was

selected

for

“Excellence

in

Integrative

Medicine

Research

Award”

by

European

Society

of

Integrative

Medicine,

21

September,

2012
.
Dr
.

Ram

Manohar

has

indepth

knowledge

of

Ayurveda

scriptures

and

is

also

very

adept

at

translating

them

for

contemporary

relevance,

be

it

research

or

clinical

practice
.




DR
NAVEEN VISWESWARAIAH


Naveen

Kalkuni

Visweswaraiah

completed a five year medical degree in Yoga and
Naturopathy (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, i.e., B.N.Y.S.) from University of
Mangalore and registered as ‘Naturopathy physician & yoga therapist’. Subsequently
completed his Ph.D. in 2005 with a thesis entitled ‘Psychophysiology of meditation including
responses to external stimuli’ under the guidance of Shirley
Telles
, from faculty of Science,
Bangalore University, Bangalore.

Currently he is the Joint Director of Research and Co
-
Head
of ICMR
Center

for Advanced Research on Yoga and Neurophysiology and a project under
Cognitive Science Research Initiative of Department of Science & Technology. Dr.
Visweswaraiah

has 30 research publications related to above mentioned 4 areas of research
and 4 chapters in books. He is also a Executive Director of ‘Foundation for Assessment and
Integration of Traditional Health Systems [FAITHS] a registered research trust committed to
evidence based practice of Indian medicine and its’ integration with the mainstream health
care.