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“The Future of Comprehensive Patient Care”

21 – 23 September 2018 — Ljubljana, Slovenia

The 5th International Ayurveda Congress has been held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 21 to 23 of September 2018. This congress illuminated the time-tested knowledge of Ayurveda with up-to-date insights from modern science. Break-through research about consciousness-based approach to cardiovascular disorders and specific Ayurveda approach to autoimmune disorders were presented — locating the inner healing intelligence of the human physiology to achieving the ultimate goal of Ayurveda – a disease free society.

World’s leading Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers have been invited to come together to showcase scientifically verified solutions to today’s problems of Lifestyle disorders in the fields of individual and public health. Vaidyas and health professionals engaged in Ayurvedic research presented their findings.

All health professionals wishing to expand the scope and effectiveness of their medical practice were invited to attend. In addition, policymakers and administrators in the field of health were invited to join the conference to gain insights to improve health care and reduce costs. The 5th Ayurveda Congress joinrd its efforts to rise the public awareness of the need for holistic approach to health with other sections of the 11th European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM2018), which was the "umbrella" event for all of them.

Supported by

Congress Presidents

Prof. Subhash Ranade

Prof. Dr.

Subhash Ranade

Chairman, International

Academy of Ayurved,

Pune, India

Dr Rainer Picha

Dr. Rainer Picha


International Maharishi

AyurVeda Foundation,

The Netherlands

Programme outline

Friday 21 September 2018 (Arrival day):

08:00 – 19:30 Registration
14:00 – 19:00 Open Ayurveda Day: Public presentations and Health Fair

Saturday 22 September 2018:

09:00 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00 – 13.00 Plenary session with Keynote speakers
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 16:30 Parallel Sessions (7 Halls)
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 19:30 Parallel Sessions (7 Halls)
20:00 Galla Dinner

Sunday 23 September 2018:

09:00 – 10:30 Parallel Sessions (7 Halls)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13.00 Plenary session (Congress resolutions)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:00 Closing Ceremony

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Gunvant Yeola
  • Dr. Rainer Picha
  • Dr. Walter Mölk
  • Prof. Em. Dr. Subhash Ranade
  • Martin Rickinger, M.S., MSCI

Initiative organizing Committee

  • Dr. Rainer Picha
  • Dr. Walter Mölk
  • Rolf Gründler
  • Andrej Majes
  • Prof. Em. Dr. Subhash Ranade
  • Martin Rickinger, M.S., MSCI
  • Prof. Dr. Gunvant Yeola
  • Dr. Wolfgang Schachinger
  • Tomaž Klojčnik M.Sc.