Ayurveda conference in Melbourne

Shripad Naik

There has been a surge in the number of qualified Ayurvedic practitioners in Australia. There are in fact several institutes in Australia offering an Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda and Yoga in Australia. In the wake of the growing interest in traditional medicine, the AYUSH International Conference and Exhibition will be held on 6 and 7 October at RMIT University, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne.

Held in collaboration with the Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy Department of India (AYUSH) and  the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA), this first of a kind conference is being held to further education and research in Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa (traditional Tibetan medicine) and other indigenous medical systems.

The conference is supported and funded by His Excellency, The High Commissioner of India to Australia and Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. The theme of this conference is prevention and management of pain and lifestyle diseases through AYUSH.

Participating delegates are from India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and USA. It is expected that around 300-500 delegates, including Indian AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik, the Indian High Commissioner to Australia Dr A M Godane, and Acting Consulate General of India in Melbourne Mr. Rakesh Malhotra are joining the event. “Support, collaborate and achieve is the main motto for the AYUSH 2018 conference in Melbourne,” said Dr Krishna Kumar, patron AAA.

This conference will set the foundation for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of advancing Ayurveda in 100 countries within the decade. Mr Naik underlined the need to work towards promoting the benefits of Ayurveda worldwide audience. “The Ministry of AYUSH is looking to launch some possible projects in near future in Australia that would aim to give scientific validation to the ancient medical science and integrate it with technology,” said Mr Naik.

Mr Greg Hunt Federal Health Minister, Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy and the opposition leader Mathew Guys have bene invited to attend the event.

For more information visit: www.ayushaustralia.org


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