Saturday, April 1
Location/Time Speaker/Event Title of Speech
Cremant Suite Plenary Session
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 All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences - Amarjeet-Singh Bhamra
10:15 - 10:30 am Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, India Ayurveda – The Prevention Oriented Health Care
10:30 - 10:45 am Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade, India Ayurveda Propagation Worldwide
10:45 - 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 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 Prof. Padma Shri 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 Prof. Padma Bhushan Shri B. M. Hegde, India How might Ayurveda help modern medicine to make sickness care reasonable?
12:30 - 12:45 pm Panel Discussion
12:45 - 1:45 pm Lunch Break
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 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 Session
Presentations and Discussions
Short presentations of research papers followed by general discussion on the theme between panelists and audience
Cremant Suite
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session
6 speakers x
12 minutes
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. Donn Brennan, Ireland Can Ayurveda save the NHS?
Ram Shrivastava, India Maharishi AyurVeda – Sustainable Practices and Differentiators
Dr. Anurag Shrivastava, India
Anil Patil, MBBS, MD (BOM), India The Futuristic Medicine – Sanyukta Upchar Padhati
Anil Patil, MBBS, MD (BOM), India The Futuristic Medicine – Sanyukta Upchar Padhati
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6 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Sanchit Mishra, India Epistemological differences between Ayurveda and Modern Sciences: a much needed study
Dr. Pooja Sabhrawal, India Cancer and epigenetics interrelationship in prevention and cure
Dr. Chandar Shekhar Kaushik, India Epigenetics and ayurvedic embryology
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
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Hall 3 (Reims)
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session Theme 2: Cardiovascular Disorders / Lifestyle
6 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Mahesh Birla, India CADRM (Coronary Artery Disease Reversal Management) Successful case studies by Ayurvedic Management
Dr. Vijay Potdar, India Role of Yoga Basti in Shwas (Bronchial Asthma)
Dr. Ambika Prasad Nayak, India Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment for Low back pain w.s.r. to PIVD – an evidence based practice
Dr. Madhu Pandey, India Yoga and Ayurved - a boon for Women Health
Dr. C.B. Singh, India Prevention for diabetes
Dr. Midori Shoji, Japan About the Bishow qiqong healing handled by life-energy (Qi) and the Miracle eight methods
Hall 4 (Epernay)
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session Theme 3: Brain Health / Mixed Topics
6 speakers x
12 minutes
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
Dr. Priyanka Ganpat Chorage, India Panchabhautik Approach to Maintain Brain Health
Dr. Sarvpreet Singh, India Brain health - an ayurvedic perspective
Dr. Badekila Sathyanarayana, India A scientific evaluation of Hiranyapraash TM an ayurvedic nanomedicine to revive ayurvedic concept of Swarnaprashana to boost natural immunity in children
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4:30 - 5:00 pm Tea Break, Exhibition and Poster Presentations
Cremant Suite Plenary Session Mixed Themes
5:00 - 5:15 pm Renee Mann, UK State of Ayurvedic education in UK
5:15 - 5:30 pm Dr. Indira Anand, PhD, B.A.Hons Ayurvedic Medicine, UK Combining therapeutic Yoga with Ayurvedic treatment
5:30 - 5:45 pm Palitha Serasinghe, D.A.M.S., PGCert HE, PhD – Medicine & Pharmacology, FAMA, MIBiol, MAPA, UK Recent Advances of Research on Rasayana Herbs
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 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
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11:00 - 11:15 am Panel Discussion
11:15 - 11:30 am Tea Break
Cremant Suite Plenary Session 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 Mixed Themes
1:45 - 2:00 pm Dr. Sunanda Ranade, India Concept of immunisation in Ayurveda
2:00 - 2:15 pm Asmita Wele, MD (Ayurveda pharmacology), India Ayurveda Bio-inorganicals – Promising New Genre of Medicine
2:15 - 2:30 pm Prof. Gunvant Yeola, MD, India Comparative study to evaluate the efficacy of topical oil application on scalp for memory enhancement
2:30 - 2:45 pm Robert Verkerk, BSc MSc DIC PhD FACN, UK The future of Ayurvedic botanicals in the EU
2:45 - 3:00 pm Dr. Gaurang Joshi, India Frontiers of Medicine in Ayurveda Dermatology - Psoriasis
3:00 - 3:10 pm Panel Discussion
3:15 - 4:30 pm Parallel Session
Presentations and Discussions
Short presentations of research papers followed by general discussion on the theme between panelists and audience
Cremant Suite
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session Mixed Themes
6 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Ajit Singh, Australasia Treating Mental Illness - Ayurveda's integrative approach
Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, USA How Modern Biomedical Science is Discovering and Validating Core Ayurvedic Principles of Health and Prevention
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Hall 2 (Chalon)
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session Theme 4: Nutrition and Digestion / Lifestyle
6 speakers x
12 minutes
Dr. Amrapali Patil, India Ayurveda in Obesity Management
Dr. K.V. Dilipkumar, India Ayurveda psycho therapeutic practice - experiences and experiments
Dr. Venkta N. Joshi, UK Food medicine in Ayurveda as practised in UK
Dr. Sachin Kotalgaonkar, India Panchakarma for Vata disorders
Dr. Pradeep K Kurunhikattil, India Association of life style and prakriti in the causation of diabetic retinopathy in diabetic patients
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)
Hall 3 (Reims)
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session Theme 5: Women's Health
6 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. Salim Mulla, India Efficacy of Panchakarma in Endocrinopathies
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Hall 4 (Epernay)
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Parallel Session Theme 6: Skin Health / Mixed Topics
6 speakers x
12 minutes
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)
Rajlakshmi Ramesh, India Ayurveda in irregular menstruation
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, India A clinical observational study on patients of Celiac Disease - Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Rahul Kumar Singh, India Management of spinal disorders by Panchakarma & Marma Chikitsha
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4:30 - 5:00 pm Tea Break, Exhibition and Poster Presentations
Cremant Suite Plenary Session
5:00 - 5:15 pm Dr. med. Christian Kessler, MA, Germany Comparative effectiveness of Ayurveda and conventional care in knee osteoarthritis - a randomized controlled trial
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)
Cremant Suite 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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