Conference on Integrative Medicine, Yoga, and Ayurveda Set for May 20-21 in Boston

Dr. Dinesh Patel
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BOSTON—A conference on integrative medicine, yoga, an Ayurveda, including pain and addiction management is set for May-20-21 at Harvard Medical School’s Martin Conference Center in Boston, organizers of the event said in a statement.

The conference is organized by Indo US Health Initiatives, Inc. Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital along with Institute of Advanced Sciences, and S-VYASA, Bangalore, India and a few other groups are also participating in the conference to explore how yoga and India’s ancient healthcare system Ayurveda can be used effectively to deal with these and other health issues at a much less cost.

Kanchan Banerjee: organizer of the conference and president of Indo US Health Initiatives.

The main sponsor of this event is the Harvard Pilgrim health insurance company.

For details about the conference please visit: .

Here is a list of speakers:

Key Note Speakers

Dr. (Padma Shree) H. R Nagendra, President, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA), India

Dr. (Vedacharya Padma Bhusan) David Frawley, Author and Scholar

Dr. Robert Schneider, Dean and Director, College of Integrative Medicine, Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi University of Management, IA.

Dr. B.N. Gangadhar, Director of National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), India

Dr. Dinesh Patel

Experts and Speakers

Dr. John Denninger, Director of Research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine ant MGH

Dr. G. N. Singh, Drug Controller General of India

Mrs. Latha Mangipudi, State Representative, New Hampshire.

Capt. Christopher Bersani, Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Federal Health Human Services (HHS) Region 1

Dr. Nitinga Desai, Member of Special Commission to Study the Incorporation of Safe and Effective Pain Treatment, Governor of Massachusetts.

Dr. Dinesh Patel, Emeritus Chief, Arthroscopic Surgery, Mass General Hospital

Dr. Ram Manohar,  Research Director for Ayurveda at the Amrita University India

Dr. Manjunath NK, Director International Affairs and Director R & D, S-VYASA, Bangalore, India

Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine

Dr. Sara Lazar, Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at MGH and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Bal Ram Singh, President, Institute of Advanced Sciences

Dr. Lisa Conboy, Health Researcher, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Pratibha Shah, Ayurveda expert, educator and therapist, Well Life

Dr. Matcheri S. Keshavan, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Nikki Myers, MBA, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, Founder Yoga of 12 Steps to Recovery Foundation

Dr. Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, MD,  Vice President of Development & External Affairs for Southern New Hampshire Health

Dr. Indranill Basuray, Cardiologist and Yoga expert, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Diana Lurie, Ayurvedic Professional, NeuroScience Researcher,  Dept. of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Montana

Dr. Ashutosh Shukla, Founding Director – Prana Integrative Medicine Institute & Director – Internal Medicine, Artemis Hospitals, Delhi NCR

Dr. Ariana Vora, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard medical, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Lucinda Jewell, Chair of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Board of Directors


Dr. Ram Manohar, Research Director for Ayurveda at the Amrita University: Musculo skeletal pain management through Ayurveda: Research

Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Yoga and anxiety disorders

Jay Gupta, Yoga Caps: Yoga and Relaxation

Dr. Prakash Mangalsseri, A.V.C. Kottakkal: Ayurvedic Intervention for pain management in Diabetic Neuropathy

Dr. Anusha Sehgal, Ayurvedic Practitioner: Demonstration of Ayurvedic First aid care and simple pain management techniques.

Dr. Jay Glaser, University of Mass. Medical School: Ayurveda and other Vedic medicine as stealth therapeutics for addiction management

Annalisa Cunningham, Yoga Therapist, Author of Healing Addiction with Yoga – A Yoga Program for People in 12-Step Recovery Programs

Nicoletta Longo – Founder and CEO –


Registration Fees: (includes lunch)

Two Days – May 20-21

Regular Participants: $50

Student (ID will be required): $25.


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