Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (V-YASA) has been organizing international conference on Yoga every alternate year since 1991. The theme for 21st INCOFYRA is “Integrating Best of East with Best of West in Medical Practice”. This was organised by VYASA in technical collaboration with S-VAYSA University between Jan 3 – 7, 2016.  The European Association for the study of Diabetes (EASD), the International Society for Hypertension (ISH), and British Heart foundation were collaborators of this event. The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modiji on Jan 3rd. It was attended by more than 10,000 delegates. His scintillating speech was a great kick start for the conference.

The scientific sessions included Plenary sessions, Parallel symposium, Panel discussions, Oral and Poster presentation. Every day we had one plenary session on modern medicine and one on integrative medicine.  In the afternoon, we had four parallel tracks on Diabetes, Oncology, Cardiology and Mental health. We had Panel discussions on Integrative medicine – Research, Education and Policy by experts. There were Oral and Poster presentation by many young researchers and professionals.

The scientific session started with Dr H R Nagendraji’s Keynote address on “Integrating Eastern Wisdom of Panchakosha, Adhi and Vyadhi with Western approach of Rigorous Research followed by Dr Prof. Andrew Boulton’s brilliant talk on “Diabetes –The Epidemic of the 21st Century”. 21st INCOFYRA had many eminent speakers including 15 international speakers and 50 national speakers. We had international speakers from Harvard Medical School, USA, University of Manchester, UK, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA, University of Padova, Italy, and many other prestigious hospitals. We had national speakers from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, DIPAS, New Delhi, HCG, Bengaluru, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bengaluru, Medanta – the Medicity, and many other prestigious institutions. We had 19 Oral presentations and 157 Poster presentations.

Along with 21st INCOFYRA a one day satellite symposium on “Recent advances in diabetes” is jointly organized by S-VYASA, EASD & ISH at Bengaluru city on Jan 7, 2016. Around 500 medical professionals would attend this program.

Total 2590 delegates attended this conference. There were 60 international delegates from Singapore, China, USA, Turkey and Srilanka. Students and faculties from SDM Ujire, JSS Ooty, Salem college attend this conference.

This conference addressed the urgent need for collaborative actions involving health professionals from conventional medicine and traditional medicine, policymakers, government organizations and Industries to deliver the best health care to public. Particular focus was placed on highlighting the importance of integrative medicine as preventive health care strategy, for the management of NCD’s and Promotion of Positive Health.


PM Modi ji at the 21st International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research & Its Applications

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