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An International Conference

Points Of Interest

  • Pre-conference workshop – on best practices in research methods and publishing in the field of Integrative Medicine.
  • Showcase your research in Integrative Medicine – awards for the best poster, oral presentations, and original research proposals.
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Quiz – with preliminaries and finale.
  • Invited symposiums, keynote and plenary sessions on the role of Integrative Medicine in clinical care, research, and academic training.
  • Experiential learning through interactive sessions and demonstrations of Yoga and Ayurvedic interventions.
  • Networking opportunities with established researchers and representatives from funding agencies.

Highly Notable

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade

Dharmadhikari, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, Member of parliament (Rajyasabha)

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH

Vaidya Jayant Deopujari

Chairman, National Commission of Indian Systems of Medicine

Dr. L. Mahadevan

Professor and Consultant Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital Kanyakumari

Dr. N. S. Chatterjee

Scientist G and Head, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, ICMR Photo of NS Chatterjee

Dr. B.N. Gangadhar

President, MARB, National Medical Commission and Professor Emeritus, Integrative Medicine Department, NIMHANS

Dr. Balachundhar S

Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Director, Sadhguru Center for a Conscious Planet, USA

Dr. S.R. Narahari

Chairman and Director & Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasaragodu

Dr. B Shreenivasa Prasad

President, Board of Ayurveda,
National Commission of Indian Systems of Medicine

Dr. Raghavendra Rao M

Director, Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN)

Vaidya Rabinarayan Acharya

Director General, Central Council of Research in Ayurvedic Sciences

Dr. H. R. Nagendra

The Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University (S-VYASA University)

Dr. Antonio Ishwar Morandi

Chairman and Director – “Ayurvedic Point”, Milan, Italy and President- Italian Scientific Society for Ayurvedic Medicine (S.S.I.M.A.)

Dr. Akshay Anand

Professor(Non-Medical), Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Girish Tillu

Assistant Professor- Department of Health Sciences
Executive Editor – Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Dr. Sanjay Phadke

Senior Consultant Neuropsychiatrist
Jehangir Hospital & Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Chair, Centre for Behavioural Medicine, Pune

Dr. Reinhard Bogle

Senior Yoga Practitioner

Day-to-Day Schedule

DAY 1 - 23rd November 2023 (Pre-Conference Workshops)

09:30 - 11:30 (Day 1)

Workshop 1: Research Methods

Workshop 2: Mind-Body Medicine

11:30 - 11:45 (Day 1)


11:45 - 13:15 (Day 1)

Workshop 1: Projects and Publishing in Integrative Medicine

Workshop 2: Yoga and Marma

13:15 - 14:00 (Day 1)


14:00 - 14:45 (Day 1)

Quiz Screening

15:15 - 17:00 (Day 1)


Charaka Hall

17:00 - 17:15 (Day 1)


DAY 2 - 24th November 2023 (Conference)

08:00 - 09:00 (Day 2)

Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:45 (Day 2)


09:45 - 10:15 (Day 2)

Keynote address - Integrative Medicine in healthcare

10:15 - 11:45 (Day 2)

Symposium on Integrated models of healthcare


11:45 - 12:00 (Day 2)


12:00 - 13:00 (Day 2)

Panel discussion - Roadmap for Integrative Healthcare in India

13:00 - 14:00 (Day 2)


14:00 - 14:45 (Day 2)

Integrative Medicine in Clinical Care - Plenary 1

14:45 - 15:30 (Day 2)

Integrative Medicine in Clinical Care - Plenary 2

15:30 - 16:00 (Day 2)


16:00 - 17:00 (Day 2)

Dr. Antonio Ishwar Morandi - Plenary 3

17:00 - 18:00 (Day 2)

Oral Presentation

Research Grant Award & Poster Presentation

18:00 - 20:00 (Day 2)

Cultural Programme & Dinner

DAY 3 - 25th November 2023 (Conference)

08:00 - 09:15 (Day 3)

Yoga For Stress

Ayurveda Demonstration

Psychosocial Interventions

09:15 - 09:45 (Day 3)


09:45 - 10:30 (Day 3)

Integrative Medicine in Research - Plenary 2

10:30 - 10:45 (Day 3)


10:45 - 11:30 (Day 3)

Invited Symposia 1a

Invited Symposia 1b

11:30 - 12:00 (Day 3)


12:00 - 13:00 (Day 3)

Oral Presentation

Research Grant Writing Competition

Poster Presentation

13:00 - 14:00 (Day 3)


14:00 - 14:45 (Day 3)

Integrative Medicine in Training & Academics - Plenary 3

14:45 - 15:30 (Day 3)

Invited Symposia 2a

Invited Symposia 2b

15:30 - 16:00 (Day 3)


16:00 - 17:00 (Day 3)

Oral Presentation

Poster Presentation

Oral Presentation

17:00 - 18:00 (Day 3)


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The last date for abstract submission is November 10, 2023, and the last date for conference registration is November 12, 2023.

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  • Dr. Pratima Murthy, Director, NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Dr. HR Nagendra, Chancellor, SVYASA University, Bengaluru
  • Dr. D Nagaraja, Former Director, NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • Dr. M S Valiathan, National Resarch Professor, Manipal School of Life Sciences, MAHE, Manipal
  • Vd. Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH

International Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Matcheri Keshavan, Harvard USA
  • Dr. Balachundhar Subramaniam, Harvard USA
  • Dr. Antonio Ishwara Morandi, Italy
  • Dr. Reinhard Bogle, Yoga forum, Munich

National Advisory Committee

  • Vd. Jayant Deo Pujari, Chairperson, National Commission of Indian Systems of Medicine
  • Dr. N. S. Chatterjee, Scientist G and Head, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, ICMR
  • Prof. B N Gangadhar, President, MARB, National Medical Commission and Professor Emeritus, Integrative Medicine Department, NIMHANS
  • Dr. Kausthubha Upadhyay, Advisor, National Commission of Indian Systems of Medicine
  • Vd. Rabinarayana Acharya, Director General, CCRAS, New Delhi
  • Dr. Raghavendra Rao, Director, CCRYN, New Delhi
  • Dr. B R Ramakrishna, Vice – chancellor, SVYASA University, Bengaluru


  • Dr. Shivarama Varambally, Professor of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry


  • Dr. Kishore Kumar R, Professor and Head, Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS

Joint Secretaries

  • Dr. Hemant Bhargav, Associate Professor, Dept. of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS
  • Dr. Bharath Holla, Associate Professor, Dept. of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS
  • Dr. Umesh C, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS
  • Dr. Shivakumar V, Scientist D, Dept. of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS
  • Dr. Nishita Jasti, Scientist B, Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS
  • Dr. Anirudh C. R. (Jignasa)


  • Dr. Aarti Jagannathan, Additional Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS


  • Dr. Sachin Singh Basera (Jignasa)

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