Ayurveda & Metabolic Disorders - Schedule

 Saturday, June 8, 2013




7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Exhibitors & Sponsors Setup & Registration

8:30 AM– 9:00 AM


Vedic Recitation

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Welcome Speech

Shekhar Annambhotla, President, AAPNA

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Guest of Honour Speech

Scott Sawler, B.Sc, LLB, LLM, MBA, Director General, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD), Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Guest of Honour Speech

Dave Scotten, N.D., Academic Dean, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Vancouver, Canada

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Guest of Honour Speech

Arun Kumar Garg, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Professor of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Canada

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Break & Sponsors Visit

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Comprehensive Ayurvedic approach to metabolic syndrome

Keynote Address –Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc., B.A.M.S., R.A.C. –Director, Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Natural Agni Enhancement Quickly Reduces Stubborn Mid-Section Fat and Cellulite at 3-7 inches per Week, WITHOUT Rebound!

Tom Yarema, M.D, San Francisco, CA, USA


1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch & Sponsors Visit

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Ayurveda and the natural history of metabolic syndrome: implications for clinical success

Todd Caldecott, Dip. Cl.H, RH (AHG), Vancouver, Canada

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

The concept of Ayurveda & Metabolic disorders

Suhas Nayak, B.A.M.S, M.D-Ayurveda, PhD-Ayurveda, Vancouver, Canada

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM  

Sex Hormone-Testosterone, Metabolic Syndrome, Herbs and Ayurveda

Ranvir Pahwa, PhD, DNM, ND, Cl. Herb, DAc., DHM, HD, RAC, Saskatchewan, Canada

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Break & Sponsors Visit

5:15 PM  - 6:00 PM

Micro-organisms and your Digestive Health according to Ayurveda

Sivakumar Varma, Vancouver, Canada

6:00 PM - 6:45  PM

The Science of the Siddha’s: The Endocrine System, Chakras and Shakti

Steven S. Sadlier, Los Angeles, USA

6:45  PM - 7:30  PM

Ayurvedic Yoga Session  

Miria Lovlin, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

7:30 PM - 8:30  PM

Dinner & Sponsors Visit

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Ayurveda for Symptomatic Relief of Common Metabolic Disorders

Shaughn Jenson, RAC, CYT, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada


Sunday June 9, 2013




7:00 AM – 8:30 AM


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Evaluation of Ayurvedic Management for Obesity

Keynote Address: Prof. J.N. Mishra, PhD (Ayu), Retired Professor, State Ayurvedic College, Lucknow, India

9:30 AM – 10:15 PM

Autism Linked To Metabolic Disorders

Denise Tarasuk, ND, RN, MA-Ayu, RAC, San Jose, California, USA

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Break & Sponsors Visit

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Concept of Agni Vitiation in Metabolic Disorders

Nitin Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda, DNM, Toronto, Canada

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Synergy and Composition: Traditional Medicine in 21st century Science

Harish Vasudevan, PhD, Vancouver, Canada

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome

Jaisri Lambert, MA, RAC, Vancouver, Canada

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch & Sponsors Visit

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

The Concept of Agni & its importance in Metabolic Disorders

Hemant Kumar Gupta, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda, DNM, Ottawa, Canada

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Ayurvedic & Yogic Perspective to Psycho Neuro Endocrinology (PNE) and the role in Balanced Metabolism

Ismat Nathani, M.Sc, D.N.M, Toronto, Canada

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Break & Sponsors Visit

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Addiction and addictive behaviors causes severe metabolic disorders. How Ayurvedic approach helps!

Nirmala Raniga, Founder, Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center, Squamish, BC, Canada

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Synthesis of Yoga for a Healthy & Stress Free Life

Sri Venu a.k.a Stéphane Boisjoly,  Vancouver, Canada

5:45 PM – 6:15 PM

Naada Yoga & Jyothi Kriya

Yogacharini Maitreyi, Vancouver, Canada

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Closing Ceremony

Neelam Toprani, Founder & President, Padmasri Naturals, Inc. Vancouver, Canada