Day 1: Thursday, 28th November 2019 (2:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

A special session on ‘Grant writing for AYUSH projects’ will provide an overview of national and international funding opportunities, preparations for proposal writing, guidance on translating ideas into research proposals. Experts from funding agencies and senior scientists will participate in the session as resource persons.

Thematic sessions

Day 2: Friday, 29th November 2019 (2:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

  1. Inauguration and key note address
  2. Plenary session on AYUSH strengths for addressing present and future health challenges, potential of AYUSH based therapeutic adjuvants for cancer
  3. Musical Evening: “Nadanusandhan – Bliss through Peace ” The divine journey towards the path of salvation with complete harmony of mind, body, and soul through the ultimate extravaganza of classical dance and music. The most memorable evening by wonder couple Vaidya Dhananjay Daithankar (Santoor) and Dr Swati Daithankar (Dance), with Mr Ninad Daithankar (Santoor), Vaidya Rajendra Doorkar (Drums fusion), Mr Rohit Kulkarni (Synthesizer), Mr Sameer Puntambekar (Tabla) with others.

Thematic Sessions

Session code



Ayurvedic Biology and study designs - I

Use of in vitro and in vivo models for AYUSH research, clinical evaluation of AYUSH interventions, interdisciplinary research models for AYUSH concepts


AYUSH informatics and data science

Initiatives in AYUSH informatics, electronic health records, National AYUSH Morbidity and Standardized Terminologies Electronic (NAMASTE) portal, applications of data science for clinical practice and research


AYUSH and Epidemiology

Concepts and tools of epidemiology in health research, pharmaco-epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, and qualitative studies for AYUSH research

Day 3: Saturday, 30th November 2019 (2:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

  1. Yoga and heritage walk in SPPU campus
  2. Plenary session on AYUSH for non-communicable
  3. Panel discussion on AYUSH research for future health challenges
  4. Traditions for Generations: School students’ interaction with experts

Thematic Sessions

Session code



Ayurvedic Biology and study designs - II

Omics technologies- AyuGenomics, epigenomics, microbiome, case studies of Ayurvedic Biology


Clinical outcomes in research and practice

Clinical documentation, evaluation of clinical outcomes in AYUSH practice and research, use of visual analogue scale, patient reported outcomes, use of specific quality of life scales for various clinical situations


Analytical techniques and drug interactions

Use of analytical techniques (FACS, chromatography, TLC, HPTLC, HPLC, LCMS/MS, NMR and other hyphenated techniques) for PK-PD modelling and herb-drug-disease interactions


Yoga Conclave

Yoga for health promotion, Ayur-Yoga, Satvavajaya, Yoga Biology, Research methods for Yoga