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    20th International Ayurveda Symposium

    September 14 – 16, 2018 in Birstein, Germany



Program - 20th International Ayurveda Symposium 2018


  Highlights of the 20th International Ayurveda Symposium
  Ayurvedic therapy strategies for lifestyle diseases
  Ayurveda & detox – Langhana therapies (Panchakarma, Fasting, Cleansing)
  Traditional Ayurvedic texts in the light of modern science


Preliminary program

Please note that speakers, topics, duration and time of the lectures are subject to change.


Abstracts are available for those lectures printed in red and accompanied by the symbol ». Please click on the lecture title in order to read the text.


Friday, Sep 14, 2018

Time Dhanvantari    
5:00 pm

6:00 pm

6:00 pm

7:15 pm

Opening session
Mark and Kerstin Rosenberg (Welcome from Directors of REAA)
Prof. Dr. S.N. Gupta (Head of the REAA‘s Academic Advisory Board)
Smt. Pratibha Parkar (Consul General of India in Frankfurt)
Sh. Pramod Kumar Pathak (Joint Secretary of AYUSH) - to be confirmed
Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari (General Director All India Institute of Ayurveda)
Susanne Simmler (Vice Council Commissioner, Main-Kinzig district)
Representatives from politics and health care service

7:15 pm

8:15 pm

Panel discussion
Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom as a guideline for lifestyle disorders

Chair: Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, Dr. med. Ananda Chopra

8:15 pm

10:45 pm
Dinner &  Get together


Saturday, Sep 15, 2018

Time Dhanvantari Lakshmi Sarasvati Massage training room
8:00 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:15 am

Panel discussion
Chair: Mark Rosenberg

10:30 am
11:30 am
  Practical Ayurveda guidelines to enjoy health and vitality in everyday life
Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar
  Detox – Removing toxins with Ayurveda
Ralph Steuernagel HP

Case study
Prostate cancer treatment in Ayurveda 
Dr. Hans H. Rhyner

   Ayurveda and Sri Lankan traditional medicine approaches in joint disorders (Sandhigata Roga) and clinical trials
Dr. Kamal Perera
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

» Psychic aspects during different stages of a Pancakarma treatment
Prof. Dr. S.N. Gupta


Importance of the Ayurvedic constitution in practical therapy – a critical view
Elmar Stapelfeldt MA HP


Increasing efficiency of Panchakarma treatments by Marma therapy
Markus Ludwig HP


Exhibitors' panel

Sourcing and researching Ayurvedic herbs
Joanna Webber, Pukka Herbs

How to sell Ayurveda products in a legal way
Buko Hartmann, Amla Natur GmbH

1:00 pm
2:30 pm
Ayurvedic lunch
2:30 pm
3:45 pm
   The Charaka Samhita as a guideline for practicing Ayurveda?!
Dr. med. Ananda Chopra
   Ayurvedic blood-letting treatment - Theory and practice
Dr. med. Wolfgang Schachinger

Expert panel: Research project & case studies
sACRo - Series of Ayurveda case reports online
Chair: Elmar Stapelfeldt MA

  Converging path of ancient Ayurvedic texts and modern medicine
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede

Classic Pancakarma for patients with rheumatoide arthritis
Dr. med. Hedwig Gupta

4:15 pm
5:30 pm

» Clinical use of Langhana treatment for thyroid hypofunction
Prof. Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Nambi

Case studies with discussion

Chair: Elmar Stapelfeldt MA HP
Speakers: Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth, Dr. med. Ananda Chopra

Exhibitors' panel

The influence of teeth on overall health
Dr. Annette Jasper, Muscanadent

Experiencing Ayurveda in its country of origin
Katharina Hegemann & Ann-Christin Hammer, Neue Wege Reisen

Ayurveda in the centre of society - How is Ayurveda perceived in Germany?
Steffen Werner, Ayurveda Journal


Ayurveda Labs
Your body talks: Subtle effects of Ayurvedic massage 
Chair: Petra Wolfinger

Food as medicine for lifstyle disorders 
Lecture, workshop, discussion and case studies
Chair: Kerstin Rosenberg


The role of Pancakarma in the management of liver diseases
Dr. Abhay Kulkarni

6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Dinner & open networking
7:00 pm
7:45 pm
Info event: University program "Master of Science (MSc) in Ayurvedic Medicine"
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
  Evening concert - classic Indian music


Sunday, Sep 16, 2018

Time Dhanvantari Lakshmi Sarasvati Massage training room
7:00 am
8:00 am
Traditional Indian fire ceremony - Yagna
8:00 am
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
  Vataj Hridroga – Vata as cause of heart disease
Prof. Dr. S.K. Mishra

Amarjeet Singh Bhamra

  Cleansing the mind
Ulrich Koch MD
Dinacharya - Ancient purification routine for modern times 

Carmen Tosto
10:15 am
11:15 am

Fasting and detox diet in Ayurveda
Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari

  Lifestyle disorder no 1: Ayurveda for treating metabolic syndrom
Oliver Becker HP

Nidra Rog – insomnia:
Case studies from clinical practice
Vanita Kansal HP

    Doshas in the context of traditional vedic architecture (Vastu Shastra)
Mark Rosenberg
11:45 am
1:00 pm

The structure of classic Ayurvedic writings - A hidden story
Dr. Ram Manohar


The purifying intelligence of water 
Dr. med. Antonio Morandi


Obesity – Treatment for Sthaulya in Ayurveda 
Dr. med. Annette Müller-Leisgang

   Panel discussion:
Experiences with Vastu architecture in ayurvedic therapies in India 
Chair: Mark Rosenberg
Speaker: Prof. Ashtavaidyan Narayanan Nambi, Hans H. Rhyner (invited)

Asthanga Hridrayam in the light of modern science
Dr. Vijith Sasidhar


Ritucaya – Detox with local and seasonal food combinations
Kerstin Rosenberg

  Integrating Ayurveda into Western health systems – cost and benefit by example of the Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. med. Harsha Gramminger
1:00 pm
2:15 pm
Ayurvedic lunch
2:15 pm
3:15 pm

Intermittent fasting & physical activity in the context of Langhana as a detoxification approach for Ayurvedic practice in the west 
Dr. Vijay Murthy


The concept of Langhana therapy: Amapachan – Agnideepan
Michael Rohrschneider HP

  Ayurvedic categorisation of native plants 
Dr. med. Kalyani Nagersheth
  » Fire and love: Increasing fertility with Ayurveda Yoga Chikitsa
Manuela Heider de Jahnsen
3:30 pm
4:45 pm

Panel discussion
Pros and cons of a vegan lifestyle from an Ayurvedic perspective
Chair: Kerstin Rosenberg
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, Dr. Vijay Murthy, Vanita Kansal HP (invited), Elmar Stapelfeldt MA HP

4:45 pm
5:00 pm
  Closing session
Farewell with Kerstin & Mark Rosenberg

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