Saturday, April 1
Location/Time Speaker/Event Title of Speech
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 1
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and opening remarks
9:15 - 9:30 am Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR
(Patron of the Congress)
Consciousness – The Foundation of Health, Happiness, and Long Life
9:30 - 9:45 am AYUSH Minister - H. E. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
9:45 - 10:00 am High Commissioner of India - H. E. Mr. Y. K. Sinha
10:00 - 10:15 am Virendra Sharma, Chairman - All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences
10:15 - 10:30 am Dr. Jose Saraiva Felipe, Former Minister of Health and Secretary of Interministerial Commission of Planing and Coordination
10:30 - 10:40 am Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, India Ayurveda – The Prevention Oriented Health Care
10:40 - 10:50 am Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade, India Ayurveda Propagation Worldwide
10:50 - 11:00 am Dr. med. Rainer Picha, Austria A Disease-Free Society — Is it Possible?
11:00 - 11:15 am Tea Break
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 2 Theme: Ayurveda Education
11:15 - 11:30 am Maharishi's Contribution to the Rise of Ayurveda in the World - A video presentation
11:30 - 11:45 am Dr. Walter Mölk, Austria Ayurveda, a Foundation for Integrative Medicine
11:45 - 12:00 noon Padma Shri Prof. Ram Harsh Singh, India Shifting Paradigms of Ayurvedic Education in Global Perspective
12:00 noon - 12:15 pm Padma Shri Prof. Anant Darshan Shankar, India Structure and logic underlying the Ayurvedic knowledge system
12:15 - 12:30 pm Panel Discussion
12:30 - 12:45 pm G R O U P   P I C T U R E
12:45 - 1:45 pm Lunch Break
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 3 Theme continues: Ayurveda Education
1:45 - 2:00 pm John Hagelin, PhD (Harvard), USA Maharishi Vedic Medicine is ultra-modern, cutting-edge medicine — Unified Field Based Medicine
2:00 - 2:15 pm Dr. Fred Travis, USA Drivers of Development to Optimize Brain Maturation
2:15 - 2:30 pm Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, PhD, FAMS, India Integrative Approaches For The Future: Ayurveda, Genomics and Epigenetics
2:30 - 2:45 pm Mark Rosenberg, Germany The Future of Ayurveda Education in Europe
2:45 - 3:00 pm Dr. med. Harsha Gramminger, Germany Cost and Health Benefits from Integrating New Age Ayurveda into European Health Systems
3:00 - 3:10 pm Panel Discussion
3:15 - 4:30 pm Parallel Sessions
Presentations and Discussions
Short presentations of research papers followed by general discussion on the theme between panelists and audience
Cremant Suite Parallel Session 1 Theme: Mixed Topics (Heart Disease, Cancer)
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Dr. Robert Schneider
5 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, USA How Modern Biomedical Science is Discovering and Validating Core Ayurvedic Principles of Health and Prevention
Dr. Pooja Sabhrawal, India Cancer and epigenetics interrelationship in prevention and cure
Dr. Anil Patil, MBBS, MD (BOM), India Efficacy of "Sanyukta Upachar Paddhati®" on tubal block
Dr. Rohit Sane, India Effect of heart failure reversal treatment as add-on therapy in patients with chronic heart failure: A randomized, open-label study
Dr. Mahesh Birla, India CADRM (Coronary Artery Disease Reversal Management) Successful case studies by Ayurvedic Management
Panel Discussion
Hall 2 (Chalon) Parallel Session 2 Theme: Mixed Topics
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Dr. Oliver Werner
4 speakers x
15 minutes
Dr. Donn Brennan, Ireland Can Ayurveda save the NHS?
Prof. Stefan Lagrosen, Linnaeus University, Sweden The Transcendental Meditation technique and workplace health promotion – review of research and conceptual analysis
Associate Prof. Yvonne Lagrosen, University West, Sweden Ayurveda for workplace health – a qualitative study
Ram Shrivastava, India Maharishi AyurVeda – Sustainable Practices and Differentiators
Panel Discussion
Hall 3 (Reims) Parallel Session 3 Theme: Panchakarma
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Dr. Wolfgang Schachinger
4 speakers x
15 minutes
Rahul Kumar Singh, India Management of spinal disorders by Panchakarma & Marma Chikitsha
Dr. Ambika Prasad Nayak, India Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment for Low back pain w.s.r. to PIVD – an evidence based practice
Dr. Salim Mulla, India Efficacy of Panchakarma in Endocrinopathies
Dr. Vijay Potdar, India Role of Yoga Basti in Shwas (Bronchial Asthma)
Panel Discussion
Hall 4 (Epernay) Parallel Session 4 Theme: Brain Health
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Dr. Fred Travis
4 speakers x
15 minutes
Dr. Priyanka Ganpat Chorage, India Panchabhautik Approach to Maintain Brain Health
Dr. Sarvpreet Singh, India Brain health - an ayurvedic perspective
Dr. Pavitra Saran, India To evaluate the efficacy of Vishnutaila Nasya in the management of Ardita W.S.R. to Bell's Palsy
Dr. Geetanjali Ranade, India Effect of Olfaction in health and disease
Panel Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 pm Tea Break, Exhibition and Poster Presentations
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 4 Mixed Themes
5:00 - 5:15 pm Robert Verkerk, BSc MSc DIC PhD FACN, UK The future of Ayurvedic botanicals in the EU
5:15 - 5:30 pm Renee Mann, UK State of Ayurvedic education in UK
5:30 - 5:45 pm Dr. Indira Anand, PhD, B.A.Hons Ayurvedic Medicine, UK Combining therapeutic Yoga with Ayurvedic treatment
5:45 - 6:00 pm Professor Gerard Bodeker, University of Oxford, UK Ayurvedic dietary approaches in combatting NCD’s
6:00 - 6:15 pm Dr. Vijay Murthy, PhD, UK Healing Intentionality & Transferring Intentionality in consciousness based practice of Ayurveda in the management of Cancer
6:15 - 6:30 pm Panel Discussion
6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner
Parallel Public Events
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Ayurveda for Everyone 7 Public Lectures and Traide Fair
8:00 pm MERU Concert of Classical Indian Music
Sunday, April 2
Location/Time Speaker/Event Title of Speech
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 5 Theme: Ayurveda Practice
9:00 - 9:15 am Ashtavaidya E.T. Divakaran Mooss, India
9:15 - 9:30 am Vaidyaraj Sunil B. Patil, India Ideal Panchakarma Center, Charaka's view
9:30 - 9:45 am Ashtavaidyan A N Narayanan Nambi, MD (Ayu), India Management of Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda
9:45 - 10:00 am Hari Sharma, MD, DABIHM, FACN, DABP, FCAP, FRCPC, USA Ayurveda – How Purusha (Consciousness) and Prakriti (Nature) Manage Cellular Physiology
10:00 - 10:15 am Dr. phil. Karin Pirc, Germany Treating Diabetes II with Maharishi Ayurveda
10:15 - 10:30 am Dr. med. Wolfgang Schachinger, Austria Ama Pachana, research on heart rate variability
10:30 - 10:45 am Dr. Ajit Singh, Australasia Treating Mental Illness - Ayurveda's integrative approach
10:45 - 11:00 am Panel Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 am Tea Break
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 6 Theme: Ayurveda Products - Systems and Regulations
11:30 - 11:45 am Ranjit Anand Puranik, India "Quality First Programme" - Implementing universally acceptable protocols in Quality Assurance
11:45 - 12:00 noon Anand Shrivastava, India Role of Maharishi AyurVeda in Health-Care and Longevity
12:00 noon - 12:15 pm Dr. med. Oliver Werner, Switzerland Regulatory challenges facing Ayurvedic products in the European Union
12:15 - 12:30 pm John Fagan, PhD, USA Consciousness Based Health Care: modulating gene expression to achieve system-wide balance and integration through the Ayurvedic modality, Transcendental Meditation
12:30 - 12:45 pm Panel Discussion
12:45 - 1:45 pm Lunch Break and Visit of Exhibitions
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 7 Mixed Themes
1:45 - 2:00 pm Dr. Sunanda Ranade, India Concept of immunisation in Ayurveda
2:00 - 2:15 pm Dr. Asmita Wele, MD (Ayurveda pharmacology), India Ayurveda Bio-inorganicals – Promising New Genre of Medicine
2:15 - 2:30 pm Prof. Gunvant Yeola, MD, PhD, India Ayurveda for cognitive and behavioral disorders
2:30 - 2:45 pm Palitha Serasinghe, D.A.M.S., PGCert HE, PhD – Medicine & Pharmacology, FAMA, MIBiol, MAPA, UK Recent Advances of Research on Rasayana Herbs
2:45 - 3:00 pm Dr. med. Christian Kessler, MA, Germany Comparative effectiveness of Ayurveda and conventional care in knee osteoarthritis - a randomized controlled trial
3:00 - 3:10 pm Panel Discussion
3:15 - 4:30 pm Parallel Sessions
Presentations and Discussions
Short presentations of research papers followed by general discussion on the theme between panelists and audience
Cremant Suite Parallel Session 5 Theme: Nutrition and Digestion
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Prof. Gerard Bodeker
4 speakers x
15 minutes
David Lovel Smith, PhD, New Zealand Why Eating when Empty is Good for your Health
Dr. C.B. Singh, India Prevention for diabetes
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, India A clinical observational study on patients of Celiac Disease - Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Dr. Amrapali Patil, India Ayurveda in Obesity Management
Panel Discussion
Hall 2 (Chalon) Parallel Session 6 Theme: Yoga and Ayurveda
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Indira Anand, PhD
5 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Aditya Jahagirdar, India Effect of Yoga postures, Pranayama and yogic kriya along with change in food habit (wholesome diet) as mentioned in Ayurved for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Dr. Madhu Pandey, India Yoga and Ayurved - a boon for Women Health
Dr. Midori Shoji, Japan About the Bishow qiqong healing handled by life-energy (Qi) and the Miracle eight methods
Dr. Swati Chobhe, India Effect of Nadishodhan Pranayama on Inspiration Capacity
Dr. Pallavi Chaphekar, India Use of singing bowls in health restoration - Ayurvedic perspective
Panel Discussion
Hall 3 (Reims) Parallel Session 7 Theme: Women's Health
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: Rene Mann
5 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Supriya Gugale, India Study of Importance of six procreative factors (Shadgarbhkarabhavas) in antenatal care to improve the gestational age at birth
Dr. Gita Moghe, India Study of dietary habits in school girls with respect to incidence of early menarche
Dr. Pranav Khasgiwale, India Ayurvedic management of uterine hypoplasia (shandhi yonivyapada) - a case study
Dr. Umesh Kalekar, India Female Infertility and miracles of Ayurveda
Dr. Sandeep Deval, India Recent Advances of Ayurveda in Treatment of Cancer
Panel Discussion
Hall 4 (Epernay) Parallel Session 8 Theme: Mixed Topics
3:15 - 4:30 pm Chair: John Fagan, PhD
5 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. K.V. Dilipkumar, India Ayurveda psycho therapeutic practice - experiences and experiments
Dr. Sanjay Satpute, India A study of suicidal thoughts & its prevention like TM and other Maharshi ways
Dr. Ratnaprabha Nale, India Role of stress in skin health
Dr. Pragya Singhal, India To study the Efficacy of Ayurvedic Management (combination of Arogyavardhini Vati and Rohitak loha) in the treatment of Yakrittroga vis-à-vis Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)
Ratgamage Himalee Shantilata Kumari De Silva, Sri Lanka Assessment of Mental Health Literacy in Ayurveda – a new area of Research
Panel Discussion
4:30 - 5:00 pm Tea Break, Exhibition and Poster Presentations
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 8
5:00 - 5:15 pm Dr. Gaurang Joshi, India Frontiers of Medicine in Ayurveda Dermatology - Psoriasis
5:15 - 5:30 pm Dr. Keith Wallace, USA Microbiom and Ayurveda
5:30 - 5:45 pm Supaya Wenuganen, PhD, USA Can Transcendental Meditation Increase Ojas and Reprogram our Genome and Gene Expression for Longevity?
5:45 - 6:00 pm Dr. Robert H. Schneider, MD, FACC, USA Mind over Aging: An Integration of Modern Medicine and Ancient Vedic Perspectives on Overcoming Aging
6:00 - 6:15 pm Dr. phil. Malte Hozzel, Germany Use of essential oils as anti-microbial allies
6:15 - 6:30 pm Dr. Bevan Morris Highlights of the Congress and Concluding Remarks
6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Thames River Cruise
Parallel Public Events
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Ayurveda for Everyone 7 Public Lectures and Traide Fair
Monday, April 3
Location/Time Event Topics
Cognac Room Establishing Ayurveda globally Main topics of discussion:
9:00 - 12:00 noon Strategy and planning with the Ministry of AYUSH and Ayurveda leaders from India and throughout the world.
  • Establishing highest quality education in Ayurveda for experts and the public in each country
  • Supporting the interaction of the practice of Ayurveda in the health service of each country
  • Promoting scientific research on Ayurveda to encourage its global recognition
  • Ensuring global availability of authentic Ayurveda products, by overcoming regulatory hurdles and implementing procedures to guarantee safety and purity
  • Establishing highest quality education in Ayurveda for experts and the public in each country
The discussion will include news and details of projects already underway in specific countries.
9:00 - 12:00 noon Alternative Programme: London Sightseeing Tour
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Rich Vegetarian Lunch (open to participants in morning and afternoon sessions)
Cognac Room Global Maharishi AyurVeda Summit Main topics:
2:00 - 5:00 pm Strategy and planning with the leaders of Maharishi AyurVeda from all countries of the world
Session chaired by Dr. Tony Nader, MD, PhD, Patron of the Congress
  • Opening remarks: Global vision for Maharishi AyurVeda, Dr. Rainer Picha, Chairman International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation
  • Keynote address by Dr. Tony Nader, MD, PhD, Patron of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation
  • Achievements, breakthroughs, areas of concern, and suggestions for expansion from Maharishi AyurVeda leaders of different countries
  • Brainstorming on how Maharishi AyurVeda globally can support the achievement of the topics of the morning session and the Congress as a whole
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