The ACARA (Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda), Amrita School of Ayurveda and Indian Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM) India, will organize a Conclave on “Cancer Care and Research in AYUSH: Developing a Roadmap” from February 15-17, 2019.

Venue: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi


Recognition of & respect for true knowledge and achievement in the field of traditional medicine has always been a commitment at IASTAM -India . It is also a stated mission statement of IASTAM India for the past 25 years. It has also been IASTAM – India’s endeavor to provide a bridge between different streams of knowledge & faculties involved in the development of the Traditional Systems of Medicine. These Awards are in tune with the interdisciplinary spirit of IASTAM. Specifically, the effort is to recognize pioneering work done by authorities from the Modern Sciences of Allopathy, Pharmaceutics, Molecular Biology & others for the enrichment of Ayurveda & other Traditional Systems.

The mission of IASTAM is to strive for multidisciplinary studies and research for the priority based application of the traditional wisdom, ancient knowledge and practice of traditional systems of Asian medicine.

The constitution of IASTAM India was formulated by Pandit Shiv Sharma, Chairman of the Central Council of Indian Medicine and the stalwart of high standard in Ayurveda, in April 1980 at Pune University with assistance of Prof. R.K. Mutatkar of the Department of Medical Anthropology, Pune University.

With nearly 400 life and regular members representing various faculties, IASTAM is an important and only multidisciplinary organization in the country dedicated to the cause of Indian Systems of Medicine Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Yoga and Tibetan Medicine. During more than three decades of its existence, organisation of several meets on specific subjects, two international conferences in Mumbai with large participation of students, scholars and experts, Iastam India has established itself as an important multi-disciplinary

Organisation with more than 400 life members representing different faculties, Iastam is dedicated to the cause of Indian systems of medicine; Ayurveda, Siddha & Yoga and to continue to provide deliberations and dialogues that would help further the studies and researchers in this field.

Cancer Care and Research in AYUSH: Developing a Roadmap

Worldwide, cancer is the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease. Prevention and treatment measures focusing on environmental factors have been implemented, but little progress in reducing the incidence of cancers has been made. The cost of cancer treatment remains prohibitive in major parts of the world. Cancer burden in India is growing and 1 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in a population of 1·2 billion. In age-standardized terms, the mortality burden of cancer in India is comparable to that seen in high-income countries. Such figures are partly indicative of low rates of early-stage detection and poor treatment outcomes.

In India, there is widespread use of traditional medical systems like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy for management of Cancer in various stages of its clinical presentation. There are reports of benefits from such interventions, even as there are serious concerns about the delay in seeking conventional care as well as herb-drug interactions that can lead to adverse outcomes. On the other hand, there is a strong consensus that primary and secondary prevention, pain and palliative care, as well as supportive care during chemotherapy and radiation, are the areas of promise where AYUSH systems can make substantial contributions in cancer care. Drug discovery from cancer from traditional therapeutics has always been an area of research interest for several decades that needs new dimensions. It is also believed that the AYUSH knowledge base can help throw new light on the development of the disease and its manifestations.

In these circumstances, there is a need to develop integrative approaches and treatment guidelines for the management of cancer to maximise treatment outcomes. This calls for a systematic dialogue and continuous deliberations between practitioners of AYUSH systems and conventional medicine as well as researchers and academicians.

The Conclave on “Cancer Care and Research in AYUSH: Developing a Roadmap” is an outcome-oriented step in this direction. The conclave aims to achieve the stated objective of a roadmap through structured deliberations for well-defined endpoints with the following sub themes : 

  • Developing Drugs and Products for Cancer Management
  • Clinical Insights for Understanding Cancer in AYUSH
  • Cancer Biology and AYUSH Principles, Evolving Integrative Approaches
  • Treatment modalities for AYUSH in Cancer
  • Prevention of Cancer, AYUSH Perspectives

February 15, 2019: There will be a Pre Conclave Workshop on “Clinical Experiences in Management of Cancer”. Entry is restricted to 100 participants. The IASTAM Award Function will also be held in the evening of February 15, 2019.

February 16, 2019: The main sessions of the Cancer Conclave will be conducted.

February 17, 2019: Selected abstracts and posters will be presented. The Conclave will conclude in the afternoon with the Valedictory Session.


Who Can Attend

 The Fee for Delegates is Rs. 1000/- which includes lunch and tea for two days with the conference kit. Registration does not include accommodation. Delegates are encouraged to book rooms in nearby hotels.



  • Dr. Neeraj Tandon
  • Dr. Kishor Patwardhan
  • Prof. Shailendra Saraf
  • Vaidya Anant Dharmadhikari
  • Dr. C. Suresh Kumar
  • Dr. B. N. Gangadhar
  • Dr. S. Natarajan
  • Dr. Shriram Savarikar
  • Vd. S. D. Kamat
  • Vd. DevendraTriguna
  • Dr. Robin James Marles
  • Prof. S. C. Lakhotia


Pre conclave workshop on Ayush treatment modalities of cancer. February 15, 2019.

Method of Payment

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Conclave + Workshop
Payment Details Rs. 
Up to November 252018 Rs. 1200 (India)
Up to December 15, 2018 Rs. 1750 (India)
Up to January 152019 Rs. 2300 (India)
Payment Details Rs.
Up to November 252018 Rs. 1000 (India)
Up to December 15, 2018 Rs. 1500 (India)
Up to January 15, 2019 Rs. 2000 (India)
For International Delegates
Payment Details $
Up to November 252018 USD 50
Up to December 15, 2018 USD 75
Up to January 15, 2019 USD 100

Call for Abstract

Abstracts are invited for submission related to the below Focus areas

  • Developing Drugs and Products for Cancer Management
  • Clinical Insights for Understanding Cancer in AYUSH
  • Cancer Biology an AYUSH Principles, Evolving Integrative Approaches
  • Treatment Modalities for AYUSH in Cancer
  • Prevention of Cancer, AYUSH Perspectives
  • Clinical Case reports in cancer management

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 31, 2018
  • Notification of Selected Abstracts: January 15, 2019


Dr. Prajeeshnath E. N.
Amrita School of Ayurveda,
Amritapuri campus Clappana P. O.
Kolam 690525, Kerala, India.

IASTAM - India
C/o College of Ayurved,
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University,
Dhankawadi, Pune - Satara Road,
Pune - 411043.
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Event Details
2019-02-15 09:00 to 2019-02-17 16:00
School of Ayurveda
Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda
NIRF 2018
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