The JSS Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Mysuru, Department of Post Graduate Studies in Panchakarma, is conducting a CME for Teachers in Panchakarma from June 18th to June 23rd 2018, sponsored by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeetha, Government of India, New Delhi. The CME was Inaugurated on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 9.40 am, by lighting the lamp. Chief Guest Dr. Lakshmi Narayana Shenoy, Deputy Director, Government Ayurveda Research Centre, Mysuru, addressed the gathering and emphasized on the development of the national programme for AYUSH, the importance of collecting quality data and publications about Ayurveda treatments in high impact journals to gain a place in the international platform. In 2006, the Government of Karnataka introduced a programme for ASHA workers and has planned to improve it online with the National programme by 2020. He wished all the Ayurveda practitioners should work to make Ayurveda, a mainstream of Medical science.

Shri R. Mahesh, Director, Medical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, presided over the function. He spoke about the importance of research in Ayurveda. “Lack of funds and impact journals may be one of the reason, obstructing the quality research in Ayurveda,” he said. He focused on the role of the teachers and practitioners in instilling confidence, skills, and knowledge about Ayurveda in young doctors and students for their successful practice.

This six-day CME is all about detailed discussion and analysis of concepts explained in Ayurveda classical textbooks on Panchakarma treatment, its indication, contra-indication, a practical demonstration for the upliftment of skills and knowledge of Panchakarma faculty members. About 12 resource persons from all over India have been invited to participate in the scientific sessions.

Dr. Rajesh A. Udapudi, Principal, JSS Ayurveda Medical College graced the occasion. Dr. Veena G. Rao, Co-ordinator of the programme, Professor and HOD, introduced all the guests and gave a cheerful welcome to the gathering. Dr. Seethadevi P., Reader, proposed a vote of thanks. Faculty members Dr. Shashikiran, Dr. Manjunath Kanti, Dr. Suma K. J., and PG students were present. Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by PG student Dr. Anisha. Another PG student Dr. Sushma M. compered. More than 30 delegates from all over India are participating in the six-day programme