The event, “Ayurveda Keralam 2012,” will be focusing on the potential this ancient Indian system of medicine holds in addressing health challenges in modern times.
Organised jointly by the Kerala government and the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), an NGO working in the field of Ayurveda, the event will witness over 2,500 delegates take part in discussion on around 120 research papers likely to be presented during the conference, the Secretary General of the festival, Mr M.R. Vasudevan Namboodiri, said.
The major theme of discussions will be the role of Ayurveda in tackling non-communicable diseases with emphasis on lifestyle health problems like hypertension, heart ailments and diabetes, the organisers said.
The event will also showcase the expertise of Kerala in Ayurveda, where it flourished as an authentic medicinal system over the centuries.
Prominent speakers who will address conference include former director of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Mr M.S. Valiyathan, former Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr B M Hegde, and the CEO of the European Academy of Ayurveda in Germany, Dr Mark Rosenberge, among others.
Infosys co-founder and CEO, Mr S D Shibulal, will be a special invitee to one of the sessions of the event.