Academicians, healthcare specialists, researchers, clinicians, medical students, public health professionals, and industrialists from across the world will join together for the 4th edition of the Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF), to be held virtually from March 12 to 19.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the GAF V Muraleedharan said in Thiruvananthapuram that the GAF will be the largest Ayurveda Conclave in the world.
The meet will see 35 foreign academics and researchers and more than 150 scientists from the country. They will attend various sessions of the Conclave in five virtual platforms on eight days. International seminar, global exhibition and business meet on Ayurveda products and services are the key highlights. The fest will see 1150 research papers.
Along with highlighting research benefits, policy formulations and reforms connected with Ayurveda in different countries will be a key area of the seminar. Kerala, known as the cradle of Ayurveda, are the organizers of the GAF.
The focal theme of the meet is Strengthening Host Defence System –Ayurveda A Potential Promise. The conference will attempt to elucidate recent developments in the understanding of immune and inflammatory processes that determine the host defence vis-a–vis the core principles of Ayurveda and thereby point to new directions for the prevention and treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Scientific sessions in different segments of Ayurveda are also the highlight of the meet. UGC Vice Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan will preside over the session on Ayurveda and Research. DR. Christian Kessler, Department for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM), Charité University & Immanuel Hospital Berlin, Germany, Dr. Antonella Delle Fave, Professor at Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Robert Schneider, Dean, College of Integrative Medicine, Maharishi International University USA, Dr. Daniel E. Furst, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles etc. Are the prominent international speakers in the session.
In a unique development, representatives from 18 nations will present the current status of and future potential for Ayurveda treatment systems and its potential in their respective countries. Liver diseases also get a focus in the conference.
The authorities had decided to hold the GAF last year but postponed it because of Covid 19 pandemic.
More information on the virtual summit is available at www. gaf.co.in