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International Seminar on Ayurveda for NCDs

ENS,THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An international seminar on Ayurveda for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), organised as part of the Global Ayurveda Festival-Kerala, planned in the city from February 9 to 15, will explore strategies to address NCDs in an Ayurvedic perspective.

The three-day seminar is scheduled to be held from February 9 to 11 and is organised by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) in association with the Government of Kerala and the Ayurveda fraternity in the state.

It will focus on the strengths of the Ayurvedic system of medicine in the prevention and management of NCDs.

The organisers have called for papers for presentation from Ayurveda practitioners, research institutions, Ayurveda pharmaceutical players, herbal medicine experts, doctors, scientists and students on related topics.

Papers on topics ranging from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, liver disorders, neurological and pulmonary diseases, gender specific NCDs, mental disorders, obesity, geriatric care, cancer, healthy life style practices to degenerative diseases have been invited.

About 3,000 registered delegates are expected to attend the seminar.

The last date for submission of abstracts is January 10, 2012 and the full paper, January 25, 2012. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail (gafkerala@gmail.com) or CD in specified format available in the website http://www.gaf.co.in. Entries should be sent to Global Ayurveda Festival, CISSA, MBC-27, Museum Bains Compound, Nanthancode, Kowdiar PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.


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