|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 194-195
Karma 2019, national conference on “Therapeutic and Surgical Advances in Ayurveda”
Devyani P Dasar (Jaiswal)
Department of Shalya Tantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||24-Jan-2020|
|Date of Decision||24-Jan-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||25-Jan-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Feb-2020|
Dr. Devyani P Dasar (Jaiswal)
Meghdoot Apartment, M-5-14, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra, 442001.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Dasar (Jaiswal) DP. Karma 2019, national conference on “Therapeutic and Surgical Advances in Ayurveda”. J Indian Sys Medicine 2019;7:194-5
Departments of Shalya Tantra, Shalakya Tantra, Panchkarma, and Rog Nidana Vikriti Vidnyan of Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre (MGACH and RC), Wardha, Maharashtra, India, a constituent college of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, had organized a one-day national conference “Karma 2019” on April 5, 2019.
The objectives of the conference were as follows:
- To bring a prospective approach through primary understanding of Ayurveda followed by a research into interdisciplinary connections.
- To bring the simplified yet scientific understanding of the basic concepts of Ayurveda that forms the framework of this ancient of health.
- To serve to be a bridge to apply concepts and advances in modern sciences for practicing Ayurveda, and vice versa.
The conference was attended by 163 delegates; of which, 15 participants were Professors, 22 were Associate Professors, 10 were Assistant Professors, 62 were postgraduate students, and 54 were undergraduate students.
The conference started with the inauguration at the hands of Hon’ble Dr. Rajiv Borle, Vice Chancellor, DMIMS (DU). Dr. Ashutosh Gupta, President, Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine (MCIM), Dr. Ramdas Avhad, and Dr. Dilip Wange, Registrar, MCIM, were guests of the function. Dr. Abhyuday Meghe, OSD, DMIMS (DU); Dr. Shyam Bhutada, Organizing Chairman and Dean; Dr. Priti Desai, Dean Academics; Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar, Vice Dean PG; Mr. V. R. Meghe, Coordinator of MGACH and RC. Heads of respective departments Dr. Kiran Khandare, Dr. Roshana Bhutada, Dr. Shweta Parve, and Dr. Arun Wankhede. Dr. Devyani Dasar (Jaiswal) as Organizing Secretary were the other dignitaries present for the inauguration function. Program proceeded with introductory and welcome speech by organizing chairman who briefly explained about the importance of national conference and ideas of research in Ayurved. Hon’ble Dr. Rajiv Borle, Vice Chancellor, delivered his enthusiastic speech and the program concluded by vote of thanks given by Dr. Devyani Dasar (Jaiswal).
The first plenary session was on “A Successful Ayurvedic Management of Thromboangitis Obliterans (Burger’s Disease) with Leeching—A Colour Doppler Evaluation” by Dr. M. Bhaskar Rao, Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, S. V. Ayurved College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, wherein he shared his experience.
The second plenary session was delivered by Dr. P. Muralikrishna, Professor, Department of Panchkarma, S. V. Ayurved College, Tirupati, wherein he addressed with “Advanced and Modified Techniques of Panchkarma.”
Third plenary session was ended by Dr. Ramdas Avhad, Eminent Ayurved Consultant and Panchkarma Physician, on “Various Ayurveda Techniques in Different Cases.”
Postlunch session started with fourth plenary session delivered by Dr. Mahesh Kasav, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Aaradhya Netralaya, Pune, Maharashtra, India, on “Recent Concepts and Research Trends in Ophthalmology.”
The delegates highly appreciated the plenary sessions’ deliberation and were motivated to work more detail in the above fields [Figure 1].
Plenary sessions were chaired by Dr. Kiran Khandare, Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar, Dr. Shyam Bhutada, and Dr. Roshana Bhutada, and were co-chaired by Dr. Premkumar Badwaik, Dr. Shweta Parve, Dr. Sadhana Misar, and Dr. Neeti Kedar.
Conference finally proceeded with scientific sessions, five parallel paper presentation sessions, and one poster presentation session in different locations at DMIMS campus. Seventy-eight research papers with 11 poster presentations were done. These sessions were chaired by Dr. Ramesh Babu, Dr. Vinod Ade, Dr. Satyam Supare, Dr. Arun Wankhede, and Dr. Neeti Kedar, and were co-chaired by Dr. Renu Rathi, Dr. Amol Deshpande, Dr. Gaurav Sawarkar, Dr. Poonam Sawarkar, and Dr. Swapnil Borage. Poster presentation session was chaired by Dr. Saurabh Deshmukh and was co-chaired by Dr. Pooja Shrivastav.
Valedictory function was conducted in the presence of all guest speakers. Four best papers and two best poster awards were given to respective faculty, postgraduate students, and undergraduate students.
All delegates expressed that the conference was very fruitful in updating their knowledge. Pretest and posttest were conducted before and after the program, respectively. The average learning gain from conference was 71.30%.
Financial support and sponsorship
Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of interest.