Ayurveda and Yoga Research: Experience Meets Evidence

Apr 28, 2018 • 11:00am - 7:30pm

Join Mount Madonna Institute for a one day Symposium advancing health and healing through the integration of modern and traditional sciences. 

Research presentations given by leading scientists in the eld of integrative science from renown Universities in India and the United States: Includes (left to right) Key Note by Bhushan Patwardhan, PhD, FNASc, FAMS, Pune, India; with Anand Dhruva, MD, UCSF, Diana Lurie, PhD, UMT; Sudha Prathikanti, MD, UCSF; and others. 

For Registration and Accommodations call MMI Staff member, Manjarika at 408-846-4008.

$95 Includes Symposium, Dinner and Reception. $75 When included with overnight accommodation at MMC.

Presenters

Bhushan Patwardhan

Bhushan Patwardhan

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan, PhD, FNASc, FASC Director, Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. 

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan brings over 30 year experience in research and development in the area of evidence based Ayurveda, ethnopharmacology, drug discovery & development and integrative medicine. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (India) and National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). He worked as academic head of Manipal Education Group; Director, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bengaluru; Vice Chancellor, Deemed University in Pune, and visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He has worked on Boards of several Universities and member of important national committees of the University Grants Commission, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and Indian Council of Medical Research. He has worked on several policy making bodies and also has worked on Taskforces of National Knowledge Commission, Planning Commission, and Ministry of AYUSH. He was invited as consultant to the World Health Organization Geneva for a study on traditional medicine. He is recipient of several orations, awards and has delivered invited lectures at many national and international institutions. His recent scholarly books ‘Integrative Approaches for Health’ and ‘Innovative Approaches to Drug Discovery’ both published by Academic Press Elsevier have received excellent reviews. He has guided 19 PhD students, 8 Indian Patents, 2 US Patents and over 120 research publications with Scholar h-Index 41 and over 6550 citations.

Anand Dhruva

Anand Dhruva

Dr. Anand Dhruva is a cancer specialist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He provides integrative medicine consultations for cancer patients, drawing upon specialized knowledge of both standard and non-traditional approaches to treatments and supportive care. His goal is to integrate safe and effective complementary healing approaches into standard cancer care and survivorship. His practice is open to adults living with or beyond a diagnosis of cancer.

Diana Lurie

Diana Lurie

Diana I. Lurie, PhD., is a Professor of Neuropharmacology at The University of Montana. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, and directs a research laboratory focusing on neuroinflammation, and the response of the nervous system to natural products, including Ayurvedic herbs. Dr. Lurie is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and teaches neuroscience, Anatomy and Physiology, and courses in Ayurveda. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Ayurveda Journal of Health.

Sudha Prathikanti

Sudha Prathikanti

Sudha Prathikanti, MD, is Board certified in Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is also a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), she founded both the Integrative Psychiatry service and the Ayurveda consultation service at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, working there as core faculty from 2003-2011. She continues to teach at UCSF as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, and her research on treating depression with yoga has been featured in local and national media