19th September, 2015 in Milan, Italy
Part of the 3rd International Congress on Āyurveda
The International Network for Development of Research on Āyurveda - INDRA (previously International Research Seminar on Āyurveda - IRSA) is an association of individuals and institutions across the globe to promote, initiate and coordinate research activities on Āyurveda. INDRA principal aim is to establish Āyurveda as an acknowledged medical system on a global scale. In addition, systematic research activities are intended to promote the comprehension of ayurvedic concepts and therapies, thus encouraging the interfacing and collaboration of Āyurveda with modern medical practice. The idea underpinning this initiative is that of Collaborative Medicine and Science - CoMS. This concept recently introduced to the scientific community is driving the worldwide efforts for the conceptual translation between different systems of knowledge in order to foster the emergence of new paradigms of knowledge, common platforms for the future development of Science. The Collaborative Medicine and Science - CoMS - concept is based on the individuation of commonalities between diverse epistemologies rather than of diversities, to be taken as conceptual references which like a new “Rosetta Stone”, will allow the translation of the notions and a fruitful dialogue.
About 100 delegates coming from 19 countries attended in 2014 and 2015 editions in order to take part in this process.
INDRA 2016 will bring together the Network members as well as other interested scientists and medical professionals. They will discuss the steps taken during the past years and initiate further activities.
Schedule of the Meeting:
9:00 Opening Remarks - Dr. Antonio Morandi and Prof. Rajesh Kotecha
9:10 Minutes of the Previous Meeting - Prof. A.N. Narajanan Nambi
9:20 Organization Report - Mark Rosenberg
9:30 Panel discussion - Chairman: Prof. Antonella delle Fave
9:40 The importance and possibilities for International research in Ayurveda - Prof. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina
9:50 How India can contribute in International research in Ayurveda - Prof. S.N.Gupta
10:00 White paper - INDRA guidelines for research - Prof. Martin Mittwede
10:20 Pilot Projects proposed from INDRA on International Research - Dr. Ram Manohar
10:40 Remarks from the Officials of AYUSH from India - Dr. Manoj Nesari
11:00 Coffe Break
11:30 Question time, comments and projects proposal
12:00 Concluding Remarks - Dr. Antonio Morandi and Prof. Rajesh Kotecha
YOUNG SCIENTISTS INDRA AWARD 2016 FOR BEST RESEARCH IN ĀYURVEDA: SELECTED ABSTRACT for ORAL COMMUNICATION
Dr Nimesh G Kachhiapatel, India - Multimodal Ayurvedic management of urinary incontinence in aged - a non-randomize, observational clinical study Download abstract
Dr Sreelatha Kulal, India - An open label prospective observational study to assess the effectiveness of Integrative whole system approach in the management of Sandhigatavata (Osteoarthritis)Download abstract
Dr. Maja Kolarević, Slovenia - Depression between Biomedicine and Ayurvedic medicine: a case of patients experiences Download abstract
WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS
2014 Dr. Sriranjini S. Jaideep - ITDHST, Benagaluru, India
"Effect of Āyurveda on recovery in pakshaghata (stroke) – a clinical and electrophysiological assessment"
2015 Dr. Dacia Dalla Libera - Ayurvedic Point, Milan, Italy
"Āyurveda helps in regaining language function and neural network balance in post-stroke aphasic patients: a pilot study"