|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 74-75
Event report of international webinar on “Update neurology in Ayurveda 2022”
Rajkumar B Gupta
Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Submission||02-Mar-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||05-Mar-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||31-Mar-2022|
Dr. Rajkumar B Gupta
Flat No. 101, Plot No. 189, Madhav Apartment III, Narendra Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Gupta RB. Event report of international webinar on “Update neurology in Ayurveda 2022”. J Indian Sys Medicine 2022;10:74-5
An international webinar was jointly organized by the Department of Panchakarma and Department of Dravyaguna of Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H) Wardha, India. The objective of the program was as follows:
- To update the neurology in Ayurveda.
- To give platform to the delegates to present their research work in the field of Ayurved neurology.
It was a 2-day webinar held on January 21, 2022, and January 22, 2022, consisting of four plenary sessions (two each day).
The program started with Dhanwantari Stavan (prayer of Lord Dhanwantari).Then, pretest was taken.
In the first plenary session of day 1, imminent guest speaker Dr. Sonia Rawal, assistant professor of St. Marry Doctor of Physical Therapy Program from USA, delivered a session on “Importance of physiotherapy in common neurological conditions with their limitations.” She emphasized on the practical utility of physiotherapy with its diverse applications in the field of neurology [Figure 1]. She elaborated usefulness of various techniques of physiotherapy in various neurological conditions that included traditional physiotherapy techniques, strengthening exercises, bed mobility, neurodevelopmental technique, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, task-specific overground locomotor training, body weight-supported treadmill training, robotic-assisted treadmill training, robotic-assisted body weight training, and virtual reality-coupled treadmill training.
In the second plenary session, imminent guest speaker Dr. Rama Jaysundar, head of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Department, AIIMS, New Delhi, focused on aspects such as correlation between Ayurvedic and modern diagnosis in neurology and application of interdisciplinary approach of diagnosis in the field of neurology [Figure 2].
|Figure 2: Dr. Rama Jaysundar, head of NMR Department, AIIMS, New Delhi, delivering her lecture|
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Plenary sessions were followed by the inaugural session, which was proceeded by Dr. Vedprakash Mishra, pro-chancellor of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University) [Figure 3]; Dr. Rajiv Borle, vice chancellor; Dr. Babaji Ghevade, registrar; Dr. Abhyuday Meghe, officer on Special duty; Dean Dr. Vaishali Kuchewar, dean academics; Dr. Pradnya Dandekar, vice dean administration; Dr. Shrihari Sharma, vice dean academics; Dr. Gaurav Sawarkar, organizing chairman; Dr. Shweta Parve; and Organizing Secretary Dr. Rajkumar Gupta.
Dr. Shweta Parve introduced the theme of webinar, followed by the presidential address by Dr. Vedprakash Mishra. He emphasized on the need and appropriateness of the selection of the topic for the webinar. The inaugural function was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Rajkumar Gupta [Figure 4]. After that, scientific sessions were conducted in the afternoon.
The second day of international webinar started with the plenary session of August guest speaker Dr. Satheesh Kumar from Australia. He delivered session on the topic “Emotions, experience and evidence—Role of Ayurvedic medicine in the management of neuro-muscular conditions.” He emphasized on the significance of learning integrity and documenting Ayurveda. Dr. JLN Shastry’s recorded lecture on “Herbal nootropic drugs in neurological disorder” was mailed to all the delegates. He discussed scientific studies on some important herbal nootropic drugs of Ayurveda used in neurological disorder.
In these two days of international webinar, a total 10 scientific parallel sessions were conducted.
A total of 107 papers and 13 posters were presented, out of which 40 paper presentations were of faculty, 53 were of postgraduate scholars, and 14 were of undergraduate (UG) scholars on various themes of the webinar.
Then “students feedback” and “posttest” were taken.
The workshop concluded with the valedictory function. The posttest was carried out, and all the participants were honored with e-certificates. The overwhelming response was contributed by 300 participants (MD, PhD, faculty, UG, practitioner); this international webinar helped in enriching the knowledge of participants and making them aware of “Updated neurology in Ayurveda.”
The average learning gain score of the workshop was 84.25%.
The team behind the successful webinar was faculties of both Department of Dravyaguna and Department of Panchakarma.
Financial support and sponsorship
Financial support was provided by DMIMS (DU.)
Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of interest.
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