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Focal theme: Emerging Challenges in Health Care and a Resurgent Ayurveda

The International Ayurveda Seminar is the central component of Global Ayurveda Festival. It is an ensemble of scholars from all over the world, the student community and policy makers for one common cause – expose and exchange knowledge, for a wider and impactful reach of Ayurveda. The Seminar is planned to enable the contemporaneity, that needs to reflect in what we think, write, speak and do in Ayurveda. As said by the Masters, only that knowledge which can be constantly renewed and relived, the application of which can be constantly reshaped and developed continue to be of any significance to mankind. Everything else remain as historic monuments. International Ayurveda Seminar is a tribute to those Masters who constantly renewed while remaining loyal to roots that run deep in antiquity. As in the previous episodes, this time too, the world will see and listen when GAF shows and speaks Ayurveda.

This episode of GAF- IAS will project the concepts, strengths, possibilities and accomplishments– related to clinical, integrated medicine and research – in selected themes, including the Pandemic of Degenerative and Neurological Diseases, Drug Development for the New Millennium, New Practises in Ayurvedic Surgery, Environmental Ayurveda, Integrated Interventions in Oncology, Antimicrobial Resistance, Developmental Disorders in Children and many more.

This set of themes will be represented in a well-structured manner, meant to enable a responsible globalization of an effective Indian medical tradition. The contribution Ayurveda has to offer as a medical science, in meeting the challenges posed in these areas of health care, will be explained from the perspectives of scholars, practitioners, researchers, integrated medicine experts and policy makers. The structure of the whole program is planned to have a continuity and conclusion in each day’s deliberations.

Plenary Sessions
Under each theme there will be a plenary session that will focus on knowledge exposition and translation – practical and experience-based exposition of classical knowledge and on history and possibilities of translation of above traditional knowledge, integration from an integrated medical perspective and globalization to present the scope and steps for expanding Indian healing traditions to optimize the global healthcare.

Special Sessions on Accomplishments And Perspectives
Then there will be a special session on accomplishments and perspectives -presentations on accomplishments – research / practice – in the respective theme and of the perspectives of senior Ayurveda experts on what was heard in GAF-IAS, aided by their knowledge and wisdom.

Panel discussion
Panel discussion will be held with the participation of senior experts representing practice, integrative medicine, research, education, and policy on the respective theme discussing points deliberated during the day and arriving at conclusions /resolutions / declarations.

Record-Breaking Milestones: A Pinnacle of Ayurveda Excellence in GAF 2023

Paper and poster presentations have an important slot in the Seminar and participation with papers and posters on focal and sub-themes had been invited with a deadline of 10th 25th October 2023. With a staggering 2,500 abstract submissions received, it has placed us in a league of our own as no other international Ayurveda seminar has reached such heights. The event has set a new record by approving 1,000 scientific papers for oral presentation and 1000+ poster presentations, covering over 60 topics, which will take place across an impressive 16 venues, all in parallel. These presentations will cover an array of topics that revolve around the central theme of “Emerging challenges in Healthcare and a resurgent Ayurveda” along with various sub-themes.


  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Developmental Disorders, Autism spectrum and Learning Disorders
  • Stress and neuro-cognitive disorders
  • Geriatric – Functional Ability
  • Metabolic NCDs – Diabetes and Liver Diseases
  • Pain and Palliative Care
  • Retinal Diseases, Diabetes Eye Disease
  • Obesity Epidemic



  • Rasayana as a public health tool in communicable diseases
  • Role of Ayurveda in graceful ageing


  • Preventive medicine
  • Yoga
  • Public Health
  • Ayurveda in occupational health
  • Cosmetology in Ayurveda
  • Nutrition and health
  • Medical applications of Yoga


  • Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical research in Ayurveda
  • Medicinal plants – new research
  • Medicinal plants – conservation
  • Innovative drug delivery systems
  • Nutraceuticals, nutricosmetics, nano herbals


  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • New disease entities and Ayurveda
  • Cardiac diseases and Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda in Rehabilitative medicine



Science and Sastra

  • Trans disciplinary research and Ayurveda
  • Technology and Innovations in Ayurveda AI and Ayurveda
  • IT & Ayurveda
  • Integrating Biotechnology and Bioinformatics in the era of ‘omics’
  • Ayurveda and Conservation Biology


  • Neonatal care
  • Pediatric Nutrition
  • Behavioural and developmental disorder
  • Management of common pediatric conditions
  • Samskaras and their scientific aspects


  • Environment, Climate change and Ayurveda
  • Policies, rules and regulations in mainstreaming Ayurveda
  • Industry – Tribal Community Interface
  • Forest Produce: a sustainable demand-supply model
  • Medicinal Plants: Knowledge sharing and relationship building platform

Prasutitantra & Striroga

  • Reproductive Health
  • Maternal Health


  • Sense organs and health – a contemporary understanding
  • Preventive care in ENT and Ophthalmology


  • Innovations and advances in Salya
  • Musculo-skeletal ailments with special focus on marma
  • Ayurvedic Management of Piles & Fistula


  • Applied toxicology
  • Ayurveda in the current infectious diseases
  • Scope of Ayurveda in skin disease

Allied Knowledge Systems

  • Mrigayurveda/ Hastyayurveda
  • Ethno-veterinary practices
  • Vrikshayurveda
  • Ethno-agriculture practices sector


  • Mental Health – contemporary understanding and management

Rasasastra and Bhaishajyakalpana

  • Rasa preparations – new research
  • Rasa application – new frontiers
  • Nano Medicine and Rasasastra
  • Scientific Aspects of Ayurveda Medicine Manufacturing
  • Latest innovations in Medicine Manufacturing

Samhita and Siddhanta

  • Ayurveda – Classics, commentaries and concepts
  • Literary research
  • Manuscriptology


* 18% Tax GST Extra


* 18% Tax GST Extra

Registration fee includes access to all main and sub sessions of seminar, access to the exhibition and free download of books of abstracts, seminar kit ,food coupons for 5 days and entry to cultural programs.SAARC professionals & Rest of the world delegates will have also access to all sessions of International Conclave, Business Meet and Buyer Seller Meet.










DEC 2-3, 2023

INR 2,500/-

INR 2,500/-



DEC 4, 2023

INR 600/-

INR 1,100/-



DEC 4, 2023

INR 1,000/-

INR 1,500/-

Note :

  • Entry to the above programs will be free for registered delegates
  • In case if someone had registered for any or both of the above programs, and later on paid for delegate registration, then the amount paid for the above programs will be deducted from the delegate registration fees, before making payment.
  • Separate registration for the above programs are not available for SAARC & other International Delegates.


Registration payments can be made using either Online or Offline (directly to the bank) method provisioned in the User Dashboard by following the instructions given below :

    • Please create a GAF-Suite Web Account at login to the User Dashboard at for Abstract Submission, Delegate Registration, Pre-conference workshop and International Business Meet Registrations. Individual registrations for Ayurveda Biology Conclave, Seminar On Vrikshayurveda & Mrigayurveda also can be done in the same user dashboard independently for those who are not registering as a delegate.
    • Online Payment Method : On the User Dashboard, payments for registrations can be made Online using Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets, UPI etc. and the corresponding Delegate/Entry Pass will be allotted immediately.
    • Offline Payment Method : Another payment option is to make the payment  directly to the bank account of Global Ayurveda Festival mentioned below and enter the details of the payment, such as IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI, Cheque, DD etc. on the Offline Payment form provisioned inside each registration page on the User Dashboard. The Offline Payment details submitted will be verified by the concerned GAF authority at the earliest and once the payment is confirmed, the Delegate/Entry Pass will be issued immediately.
    • Bank Account Details (For Offline Payment) :

Account Name : Global Ayurveda Festival
Account Number : 67164122719
Bank : State Bank of India
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Bulk Registration for students

  • Category 1 (10-20 delegates) : 10%
  • Category 2 (21 -50delegates) : 15%
  • Category 3 (51 and more) : 20%
  • Members of partner organizations : 10%


  • Non – Stipend PG Students can avail BAMS Students Fee Structure on production of certificate from the Principal of the institution.
  • All delegate registrations are without accommodation. Accommodation can be booked online separately at our website through service providers at negotiated rates.