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26 March 2021

NATIONAL WEBINAR – Awareness Programme on
‘Pharmacovigilance for Ayurved Drugs’

26th March 2021 through ZOOM and was live on YouTube


National webinar on Pharmacovigilance for Ayurved drugs was jointly conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University College of Ayurved and IASTAM India

The field of Pharmacovigilance is growing rapidly and its development is making tremendous impacts in ASU Drugs and pharmaceuticals. This
national webinar is aimed to understand the principles of Pharmacovigilance in Ayurved in view of ADR, misleading advertisements, product development,
challenges and solutions.

184 online delegates participated at the event.

13 December 2020

Interactive Conclave on ‘Ayurveda And Viral Infection: Translational Modalities’

13th December 2020 in a semi-virtual mode @ Hotel The Orchid, Pune


Along with the 11th IASTAM Oration and Award Function 2020, the aim of the conclave was to review Viral Disease in the context of preventive and therapeutic solutions based on Ayurveda, develop few hypotheses and evolve modalities that could be utilized for validation
of the hypotheses.

2 Orations with two sessions in a question-answer format focused on translational modalities research and strategic thinking.  The main theme of the conclave revolved around certain key issues where a multidisciplinary integrative approach is needed for viral diseases.

55 in-person attendees and more than 100 online delegates were registered for the event

18 February 2019

Seminar on AYUSH Products – Regulatory Aspects for Global Reach

18 February 2019 Pune Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed To Be University)


This seminar focuses on the 4 Perspectives Pharmaceutical, Ayurvedic, Industry and the challenges in regulatory aspects for the promotion of AYUSH products globally.

Dr. Robin Marles, Senior Scientific Advisor, Health Canada was the Chief Guest and Key note speaker. The Guest of Honour, Dr. S. S. Savrikar, Chairman Scientific Body Pharmacopeia Commission of ISM & H. Shri Chadrakant Bhanushali, Dr. Sunil Baskaran, Dr. Vinod Kuber, Dr. Narendra Bhatt, were the invited speakers. The seminar emphasized on urgent need to evolve AYUSH criteria based on its own needs and experiences that can satisfy global requirements of safety and evidence of use.

15-17 February 2019

Conclave on Cancer Care & Research in AYUSH: Developing a Roadmap

15-17 February 2019, Kochi, Amrita School of Ayurved, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham


The Conclave was organised with the aim to develop a roadmap for Cancer Care and Research through structured deliberations for well-defined endpoints.

✓ 2 orations, 50 Resource Persons, 150 scientific papers, 4 Plenary sessions, Round Table discussion.

4 Sessions- Cancer Prevention; Treatment Modalities; Drug Development; Cancer Biology

In the Round Table there was discussion and debate and it was decided to constitute 4 working groups under the 4 thematic areas of the Conclave designating a convener for each. The members of the working group will take further steps to formulate the Roadmap for Cancer Care and Research from the AYUSH perspective.

2-4 February 2018

International Conference on Challenges for Global Competitiveness of AYUSH and Natural Products

2-4 February 2018 Delhi Pharmaceutical Science and Research University

The aim of the conference was to discuss the challenges for global competitiveness of AYUSH and Natural Products and to explore Integrative Approaches for the AYUSH Product Development with Modern Pharmaceutical Technology.

✓3 orations, 12 key lectures, 300 scientific papers


  • Growing demand for Ayurveda in Europe particularly in German speaking countries – present status and future challenges By Mr. Mark Rosenberg European Academy of Ayurveda – REAA, Birstein, Germany,
  • Of sledge hammers and synapses: traditional medicine in new era of biology by Prof. (Dr.) Larry Walker, University of Mississippi, USA
  • Natural Product Drug Driven Discovery: New Opportunities from New BiologyByDr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director CSIR- IIIM, Jammu, India

17th April 2017

Brainstorming Meet on NITI AYOG Initiative the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCISM)

17th April 2017,Pune, India

3 Member committee under National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) AAYOG Proposed replacing the Indian Medicine Central Council (IMCC) Act, 1973 by two new acts.

✓ Views were asked from stake holders.

IASTAM Meet (47 Participants)

  • To deliberate on the NITI AAYOG proposal involving academics, practitioners, researchers and industry.
  • To discuss the issues and the impact of the proposed bill in a systematic manner, its impact and to evolve collective viewpoint.

Session I – Introduction: Subject Matter and Scope of Discussion
Session II – Deliberations on Impact
Session III – Deliberations on Issues and Suggestions
Session IV – Recommendations

21st February 2017

Mini Symposium on New opportunities in Academic Research in Ayurved

21st February 2017, Pune, India

To introduce, initiate and opportunities to the academic research at national and global level.

Interactive Session on Research in Ayurveda, Epistemology and Modality of Guna.

Moderated and coordinated: Dr. Narendra Bhatt

Experts: Dr. Antonio Morandi; Italy and Dr. S. N. Gupta; Nadiad.

18th – 19th

Conclave on Translational Research Opportunity in Ayurveda

18th – 19th February 2017, Varanasi, India

To find out and identify National and Global opportunities and newer scope for translation research and to develop modalities of research for Ayurved. (3 Orations, 3 Keywords)

  • Dr. Simone Hunziker – Globalization of Ayurveda for Sustainable Global Health
  • Dr. Antonio Morandi – Directions of Research for Ayurveda
  • Dr. G. N. Qazi – Medicinal and Aromatic plants- A pivotal & Lifeline sector for Global & Indian TSM

✓ Role of Botanical Translational Research in better health; Dr. A. K. Tripathi

✓ Opportunities in Translational research in Ayurveda; Dr. C. K. Katiyar

✓ Translational research opportunities in Ayurveda; Dr. Narendra Bhatt

Panel Discussions (13 Experts), Scientific Sessions – Parallel (18), Oral papers (72), Poster Presentations (11)

21st and 22nd February 2016

Consultative Meet to Prioritize Ayush Research Activities in the Field of Cancer For International Collaboration

21st and 22nd February 2016

This consultative meet was organized by IASTAM India, at behest of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India to deliberate on Cancer, an issue of great significance in an outcome oriented manner.

This consultative meet aimed to identify potential therapeutic solutions and AYUSH interventions (therapies) that could help to address one or more aspects in cancer care and cure. More…

Between 3rd to 7th January 2016

ICAAM 2016 – International Conference on Advances in Asian Medicine

Between 3rd to 7th January 2016, Pune, India

This First International Conference for Advances on Asian Medicine- ICAAM 2016 held on 3-7 January 2016, at Hotel Orchid, Balewadi, Pune.

It was indeed a most memorable and historical event in the life span of thirty five years of Indian Association for the study of Traditional Asian Medicine [IASTAM-India],with 700+ delegates including 70 International delegates. Selected 135 scientific papers and 18 posters. More…

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