Day 1: 28 November 2019 (Thursday)

2.00 - 3.00 pm


[Gargi Auditorium]

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Prof Bhushan Patwardhan, Prof Nitin Karmalkar, Dr Manoj Kumar Bhat, Dr Aarti

Nagarkar [Dr Preeti Gautam]

3.00 - 5.30 pm

Grant writing for

AYUSH projects

[Gargi Auditorium]

Dr Vandana Gambhir, Dr Nirmala Rege, Dr Kalpana Joshi, Dr K Satyamoorthy, Dr Govind Raghupati, Dr Suresh

Ambudkar, Dr Rahul Mhaskar, Dr Julia Arnolds, Dr S L Hoti, Mr Ranjit Kumar, Dr A C Mishra (Chair)  

5.30 - 5.45 pm


6.00 to 7.00 pm

[Gargi Auditorium]

Vivek talks (Open to all): Dr Julia Arnolds (Why I study Ayurveda?), Dr Saketh Ram (Study of Samhitas – from hermitage to electronic age), Dr Ashwini Godbole (Medhya Rasayana under the microscope)

Day 2: 29 November 2019 (Friday)

10.00 - 11.30 am

Plenary 1

[Gargi Auditorium]

Dr Gururaj Mutalik (AyurYoga - an overdue integral approach for healing science) (video conference)

Dr Julia Arnold (Ayurveda and health challenges) Dr Ashok Vaidya (Chair)

11.30 - 1.00 pm

Panel Discussion - Potential of AYUSH systems in Cancer therapeutics

Dr C. B. Koppiker, Dr Padmaj Kulkarni, Dr S P Sardeshmukh, Dr Govind Ragupathi, Mr Charles Elie Nicollerat,

Dr Suresh Ambudkar (Chair) [Dr Santosh Dixit]

1.00 - 2.00 pm


2.00 - 4.30 pm

Parallel sessions

Ayurveda Biology and

Study Designs I

[Gargi Auditorium]

Prof Bhushan Patwardhan, Dr Kalpana Joshi (Biology of Ayurveda interventions), Dr K Satyamoorty (Overview of OMICS); Dr Ramesh Bhonde (Ayurveda and regenerative medicine); Dr Yogesh Shouche (Human microbiome and Ayurveda concepts);Dr Govind Ragupathi (Botanical immunoadjuvants for cancer vaccines); Dr Denis Chang(Preclinical PK-PD modelling for herbal drugs); Dr Suresh Ambudkar (Chair) (Potential of Ayurveda based botanicals as adjuvants for cancer chemotherapy)[Dr Preeti Gautam]

AYUSH Informatics and Data science [Charaka Auditorium]

Prof Darshan Shankar (Informatics and opportunities for AYUSH sector); Dr Ganesh Karajkhede (Learning from AyuSoft); Dr Saket Ram (NAMASTE Portal and NIIMH experience); Dr Leena Chhatre (Informatics initiatives of AYUSH Ministry); Mr Vinay Mahajan (Pattern analysis of electronic health records); Dr Aditya Abhyankar (AIML and AYUSH sector); Dr Vijay Bhatkar (Chair) [Dr Vandana Dhingra]

Clinical outcomes in research and practice [Bioinformatics meeting hall]

Dr Arvind Chopra (Quantification of clinical outcome); Dr Nirmala Rege (Patients Reported Outcomes in

Ayurveda practice and research); Dr Ravindra Ghooi (Quality of life tools in clinical research); Dr Sundeep Salvi (Clinical documentation for research), Panel Discussion: Observational therapeutics and clinical research in practice - Dr Rahul Mhaskar, Dr Ashwinikumar Raut, Dr P C Leung (Chair, Research in clinical practice)[Dr

Harsha Hegde]

4.30 - 5.30 

Tea and poster session

5.30 - 7.00 

Musical Evening (Open to all)

7.30 pm

Networking dinner

Day 3: 30 November 2019 (Saturday)

10.00 - 11.00 am

Plenary 3

Modernizing traditional medicine - a dialogue (Dr P C Leung and Dr Ashok Vaidya) [Dr Vishnu Joglekar]

11.00 am 

- 1.30 pm


Ayurveda Biology and

Study Designs II

[Gargi Auditorium]

Dr B B Nath (In-vivo models); Dr Mohan Wani (Preclinical models for studying bone and cartilage biology); Dr Rama Jayasundar (Exploring Ayurveda concepts through analytical techniques); Panel Discussion - Experimental models for Ayurveda concepts (Dr Tanuja Nesari, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Kishor Patwardhan, Dr Satish Rao, Dr

Subhash Padhye) Dr Julia Arnold(Chair) (In vitro models for tissue microenvironment and cancer


biology)[Coordinator: Dr Ashwini Godbole, TDU]

AYUSH and Epidemiology

[Charaka Auditorium]

Dr Rajesh Dixit (Epidemiological studies for AYUSH); Dr Rama Vaidya (Methods of Ayurveda

Pharmacoepidemiolgy); Dr P Unnikrishnan (Social science and Ayurveda research); Dr Arvind Chopra

(Community based studies); Dr Ritu Priya (Health System Research in AYUSH context), Dr Aarti Nagarkar

(Qualitative approaches for AYUSH research); Dr Mohan Gupte(Chair) [Dr Sarika Chaturvedi]

Analytical Techniques and drug interactions [Bioinformatics meeting


Dr Lal Hingorani (Natural product drug discovery and development – an industry perspective)

Dr Sharukh Barucha(Analytical tools and techniques in AYUSH research); Dr Hemant Agarwal (Harnessing the

Power of Flow Cytometry for Ayurvedic Research); Dr S P Joshi (Current regulatory requirements/limitations); Dr

Dada Patil (Herb-Drug-Disease Interactions: A pre-requisite for integrative Medicine); Dr Asmita Wele Dr Y K

Gupta (Chair) [Dr Swapnil Borse]

1.30 - 2.30 


2.30 - 3.30


Plenary 4: Ayurveda, yoga and TCM - Triveni Sangamof eternal wisdom

(Ayurveda - Dr Tanuja Nesari, Vaidya G G Gangadharan; Yoga - Dr Alex Hankey, Mr Ranjitsingh Bhogal; TCM –

Dr P C Leung, Dr Dennis Chang, Prof R K Mutatkar (Chair) [Dr P Unnikrishnan]

3.30 - 4.30


Plenary 5: Future health challenges – Priorities for

AYUSH research

Prof Darshan Shankar, Dr Y K Gupta, Dr Manoj Nesari, Dr Rama Jayasundar, Dr G G Gangadharan, Dr Rahul

Mhaskar Dr V M Katoch (Chair) [Dr Sujatha Raman]

4.30 - 5.30


Valedictory function

Conference Summary, participants’ feedback, concluding Remarks by Dr V M Katoch; Prof Bhushan Patwardhan,

Prof Nitin Karmalkar, Dr Manoj Kumar Bhat, Dr Aarti Nagarkar (Awards distribution) Compering- PCG, GT

Day 4: 1 December 2019 (Sunday) – Separate registration is required

10.00 am -

4.30 pm

Meta-research and

Evidence Based Medicine

[Gargi Auditorium]

A Workshop by Dr Rahul Mhaskar (University of South Florida, USA)