Bhaktivedanta Medical Association Annual Conference 2019

East Meets West: A Holistic Approach to Health

  • Eastern view of death and dying
  • Application of meditation and Ayurveda in medical practice
  • Presentations and workshops on yoga and vegetarian/vegan diet
  • Implications of mental health on spiritual and physical well being.

Jan 18-21, 2019 at ISKCON of Houston

With special presentations by:

  1. Keynote address by Giriraj Swami – “Life’s Final Exam: Death and Dying from a Vedic Perspective.”
  2. Baxter Montgomery, MD, Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center
  3. Alejandro Chaoul, MD. Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer center
  4. Bhakti Marga Swami, “The Walking Monk”

 Registration Details:

*Meeting registration does not include hotel. *Childcare costs: Extra (TBD)

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Bhaktivedanta Medical Association Retreat

**CME AMA Category I 14.5 hours (expected)** – see details below
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REGISTRATION

  • Childcare: Extra Let us know if you will require childcare.
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  • Price: $200.00
    (Includes all 9 meals, no Hotel is included)
  • Price: $175.00
    Adults Meeting Early Registration (Includes all 9 meals, no Hotel). Must register before December 20, 2018
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Hotel Details:

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow

3000 N Loop W, Houston TX (2 miles from the temple, Shuttle service once a day) – Special meeting rate of $79/night. Please book at the following link:

https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1541691477453&key=GRP or call 1-713-688-0100 and mention ISKCON of Houston to get the rate. Must book by January 4, 2019

Any questions, please call Chaitanya Chandra das at (713)-FiveEightFive-6905

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

  • Opening presentation on Tales from Trails: Putting heart and feet towards a car-free care-free lifestyle. Bhakti Marga Swami, the Walking Monk.
  • Meditation: From the Himalayas to the Clinic. Alejandro Chaoul, MD. Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer center
  • Keynote presentation. “Life’s Final Exam: Death and Dying from a Vedic Perspective.” Giriraj Swami
  • Yoga and meditation demonstration by practitioner. Yamini Bhatt
  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstration and urban farm tour. Karuna Diedericks, Ayurvedic specialist
  • Panel discussion on implications of mental health on spiritual and physical well being. Dharmendra Kumar, MD, Reena Kumar, MD, and Leslie Reynolds, MD
  • Rationing Health Care with Limited Resources. Manuj Kapur, MD
  • Scientific basis and advantages of meditation. Randeep Suneja, MD.
  • Panel discussion by future teen leaders on Maintaining you sanity-is spirituality the answer?
  • Ayurveda: Catalyst to the Modern Life. Anand Yadav, Ayurvedic specialist
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

  • Whole food plant-based food diet for primary stroke and heart disease prevention. Pooja Gupta, MD
  • Mantra meditation in metalencephalography and its practical application in addiction. Vivek Baluja, MD.
  • Avoiding physician burnout panel discussion. Prasanna Tadi, MD and Aashish Pandya, MD
  • Breathing techniques by Anil Singhal, MD
  • Go stress free with wholesome healing. Usha Reddy, MD
  • Coordinating care for the “whole” patient: A nurse’s perspective. Jayna Patel, RN, transplant coordinator
  • Intermittent fasting and benefits. Hari Raman Pokhrel, MD. Hospitalist at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
  • Health benefits of Vegan Diet. Baxter Montgomery, MD, Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center.
  • Panel discussion on Reconciling Eastern traditional views of women in the current #metoo environement. Hansa Medley, MD, Jyotika Kapur, MD and Dehuti Pandya, Pharm D.
  • Eastern Spiritual Literature for God conscious seekers. Piyush Gupta, MD
 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Bhaktivedanta Medical Association.  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.