2nd International Research Symposium on Traditional Medicine

3rd - 5th May 2024 at UCFM Tower
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
Sri Lanka
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"One health for sustainable and healthy living of humans, animals, and ecosystems"

Program Book of AyurEx Colombo 2024

AyurEx 2024
Organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya in Collaboration with the Department of Ayurveda Sri Lanka
Program Book of AyurEx Colombo 2024

Sub Themes

  • Vrikshayurveda (ancient science of plant life & plant care) and Satvarurveda (veterinary medicine) with a holistic approach
  • Metabolic disorders in human and animal
  • Traditional practices on food, nutrition and food safety
  • Zoonotic disease and traditional medicine
  • Pharmacology, pharmaceutics and clinical trials
  • Preventive and curative measures of health issues
  • Advanced medical & surgical practices in traditional medicine
  • Eco-tourism, yoga, and wellness
  • High-tech innovations in traditional healthcare systems
  • Toxic effects on humans, animals and ecosystems
  • Antimicrobial resistance, environmental contamination, climate change, biodiversity, and habitat loss
  • Sustainable cultivation, organic farming, conservation, and propagation of medicinal plants
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Pre-Conference Workshop
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Prof. Vaidya Rabinarayan Acharya

Prof. Vaidya Rabinarayan Acharya has currently been serving as the Director General of the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) since March 2022. Prior to this, he worked as a Professor of Dravyaguna (Ayurveda Pharmacology) at ITRA, Jamnagar from September 2007 to February 2022.

After completing his BSc in Botany Hons. and Ayurveda Degree from Utkal University, Odisha, he pursued MD and PhD from Gujarat Ayurveda University. With over 27 years of teaching and research experience in drug research, Prof. Acharya has authored five books, 10 chapters, published more than 365 research articles, and holds one patent.
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Chief Guest
Dr. Susil Premajayantha

Minister of Education, Sri Lanka

Dr. Susil Premajayantha is the Minister of Education and the Leader of the House of Parliament, Sri Lanka. In 1991, Dr. Premajayantha started his political career when he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Urban Council of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Kotte. He was appointed in 1993 to serve as a member of the Western Province Provincial Council and as the local government's Minister of Agriculture. He was elected as the Chief Minister of the Western Province in 1995..
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Guest of Honour
Prof. Nilanthi de Silva

Vice-Chancellor of University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Prof. Nilanthi de Silva is the Cadre Chair, Senior Professor of the Department of Parasitology, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya. She was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 2012 to 2018 and a member of the Internal Quality Assurance Unit of University of Kelaniya since 2005. Later, she served as the Director of the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Commission from 2018 to 2020. She was the Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council from 2016 to 2020.
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Important dates

Abstract (Short/Extended) Submission Deadline - Closed

08th March 2024

31st March 2024 (Extended)

Author Notification

08th April 2024

Submission of Camera-Ready Copy and Registration - (Extended)

15th April 2024

25th April 2024 (Extended)