"The Scientific Basis of Yoga and Meditation in Medicine And Public Health"
with special emphasis on
"Yoga for Heart Disease"
November 6th To 8th, 2020
At The University of Memphis | Memphis | TN 38152
H R Nagendra
Dr. H R Nagendra is the president of Vivekanada Yoga Anusandana Samsthana and Chancellor of S-VYASA University, a Category “A” University. He is the advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Yoga. He is also the President of the Indian Yoga Association. He has been extensively awarded by the Government of India, the United Kingdom and many other nations. He is considered the father of Yoga research not only in India, but the world over.
Prof. Ravi Kant
Dr. Ravi Kant is a Professor of Surgery and Padma Shri award winner. He is director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has been a winner of the Dr. Bidhan Ray award as a nationally famed teacher and academician.
Dr. Indranil Basu Ray
Dr. Basu Ray is an Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist working out of Memphis, TN, USA. A Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Science at Rishikesh, India. He is a former faculty member in Medicine (Cardiology) at the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Basu Ray has been meditating since the age of six. He is a disciple of Hariharnanda Giri, a kriya Yoga Master who was trained by Paramhansa Yogananda and Sri Yukteshwar Giri, – the great Kriya Yoga experts. His research centers on the use of meditation and yoga in modern medicine, particularly heart diseases.
He is also one of the ten cardiologists to write the world’s first scientific statement on the use of meditation in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases on behalf of the American Heart Association. Dr. Basu Ray has been invited to deliver lectures on his research at many premier institutes in the United States, including Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, Cleveland and the Mayo Clinic, as well as many other institutions in India and abroad.
Dr. Basu Ray is the author of numerous research articles and book chapters in cardiology. He is the editor of Clinical Cardiology, a book for medical curriculum for subspecialty training in cardiology with over 40 authors from all over the world. He is also the Editor in Chief for Cardiac Electrophysiology for Stat Pearl, an initiative to provide continuing medical education to physicians with the US National Library of Medicine under the National Institutes of Health.
Dr Marian Levy
Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND, is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis. Dr. Levy received her doctorate in public health from UCLA. A Registered Dietitian and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives to promote health equity, provide environmental support for healthy lifestyles, and enhance eco-responsibility. Since 2005, she has served on NIH special emphasis review panels for the National Institute for Minority Health. She received the Ruby R. Wharton Outstanding Woman Award for Race Relations and has been recognized with teaching awards from the University of Memphis (Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2011 Outstanding Dietetic Educator).
Dr. Bhanu Duggal
Dr. Bhanu Duggal is a professor and Head of Department at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India. She was in the past also a professor and Head of Department at the Grant Medical College and Sir JJ group of hospitals. She is a recipient of many awards, including the Diversity Travel Support Award in April 2013. Dr. Duggal is an internationally famed cardiologist with research in utilization of stents in clinical practice in India.
Dr. Karan Singh
Dr. Karan Singh was born heir apparent to Maharaja Hari Singh and Maharani Tara Devi of Jammu and Kashmir on 9 March 1931. During his 70 years in public life he has held a number of significant offices in the country. Starting at the age of 18 in 1947, he was for 18 years Head of State of Jammu and Kashmir. In 1967, he joined Smt. Indira Gandhi’s Cabinet as Cabinet Minister, at 36 the youngest person to do so. He continued as Cabinet Minister till 1977 and also briefly in 1979 during which he held a variety of portfolios. Later he was Ambassador to the United States, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, India’s delegate on the UNESCO Governing Board, as well as holding the Chancellorship of the Kashmir University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Banaras Hindu University.
He completed seventy years in public life in 2019 as a renowned scholar, philosopher and orator. A man of letters and recipient of the Padma Vibhushan award, he has authored over twenty books, including his Autobiography, Bridge to Immortality, Eassays on Hinduism, Humanity at the Crossroads and India and the World. His latest book An Examined Life is a selection of his writings over seven decades.