Friday 31 August 2018 (Arrival day):
18:00 – Welcome reception and registration
Saturday 1 September 2018:
08:00 - 08:45 – Registration
09:00 - 11:00 – Inauguration and opening ceremony
Guests of honour the Minister of AYUSH, Government of India, H.E. Shripad Naik; the Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Venu Rajamony; and prominent speakers.
11:00 - 12:20 – Plenary Session: Unearthing the Botanical Treasure of Dutch and Indian Golden Age: The Hortus Malabaricus (Garden of Malabar)
- Prof Dr Pieter Baas, awarded a national honour as a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 2005. Former director, National Herbarium of the Netherlands. Research associate, Naturalis Bio Diversity Centre: 'Hortus Malabaricus as a Monument of Traditional Knowledge and Innovative Botany'.
- Prof Dr A G Menon, Professor of South Asian Studies, Leiden University, Researcher on Hortus Malabaricus: 'Herbalization of a Conflict: Dutch East India Company, Governor Van Reede tot Drakestein and Hortus Malabaricus'.
- Dr Annamma Spudich, Scholar in residence, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India: 'Hortus Indicus Malabaricus: Indian Botanical Medical Knowledge in 17th Century Europe'.
- Dr Gerda A. van Uffelen, Head of collection management, Hortus Botanicus, Leiden: 'Hortus Botanicus Leiden: Over 400 Years of Plant Collections'.
12:20 - 12:40 – Panel Discussion followed by group picture
12:40 - 13:30 – Lunch
13:20 - 14:50 – Plenary Session: Ayurveda – Therapeutic Potential and Natural Approaches to Health
14:50 - 15:00 – Tea break
15:00 - 16:40 – Plenary Session: Ayurveda – Therapeutic Potential and Natural Approaches to Health
16:40 - 16:50 – Tea break
16:50 - 18:20 – Plenary Session: Ayurveda – Therapeutic Potential and Natural Approaches to Health
CME Credit Points: Artsen Vereniging Integrale Geneeeskunde (AVIG) has granted 13 accreditation-points: 10 points for naturopathy and 3 points for practice oriented education.
Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ayurvedische Geneeskunde (ANVAG) has granted 4 points for Ayurveda education.
18:20 - 19:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Leiden Canal Cruise – Sailing through the beautiful city of Leiden on a boat trip, one experiences the very rich culture of the city: many canal-side monuments, museums and the lively center of Leiden. For instance, you will sail pass Weddesteeg, the street in which Rembrandt was born, as well as Hortus Botanicus gardens and the University of Leiden, the oldest gardens and oldest university in the Netherlands.
Sunday 2 September 2018:
9:00 - 10:30 – Plenary Session: Ayurveda – Therapeutic Potential and Natural Approaches to Health
10:30 - 12:00 – Parallel Sessions: Ayurveda – Preventive and Therapeutic Approaches to Natural Healthcare (10 speakers in 2 halls)
12:00 - 13:00 – Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 – Parallel Sessions: Ayurveda – Preventive and Therapeutic Approaches to Natural Healthcare (21 speakers in 3 halls)
15:00 – 17:30 – Visits to:
Hortus Botanicus Garden, Leiden: The Hortus Botanicus Leiden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Western Europe. Founded in 1590 and expanded in the centuries afterwards, the Hortus is the green heart of Leiden. Collecting, nursing and studying for four centuries has produced a beautiful garden with a variety of alien, unknown crops. The special gardens and greenhouses, including the collection of Hortus Malabaricus species, the Japanese garden and the Victoria greenhouse, are worth a visit.
Leiden University Library: Visiting the treasure treatise of Hortus Malabaricus and the botanical heritage of the Dutch Golden Age represented by herbarium collections, books and botanical drawings in the Special Collections of the Artis library, Leiden University library and Naturalis treasure room.
18:00 - 19:00 – Dinner
20:00 - 21:30 – Documentary Films Premier: 'Ayurveda Unveiled' by Gita Desai and 'Spice Route' by Dr. Sajin Philip
Monday 3 September 2018:
9:30 - 13:30 – Seminar on India - Netherlands Collaboration in Healthcare Including Ayurveda
Organized by the Embassy of India in the Netherlands, the seminar will include presentations by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and the Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Venu Rajamony. Dutch government healthcare officials, medical professionals, business and other stakeholders will come together to discuss opportunities in modern and traditional systems of medicine.
Session includes vegetarian buffet lunch.
After Lunch – Sightseeing tour to Delft, Den Haag and Amsterdam for Vaidyas on Congress Extension programme. This option is also available to the Vaidyas just attending the Congress. Visit 'Sightseeing' for details.