The abstract submission is now closed, Please. register now and attend the Tradmed International 2017 –Sri Lanka, International Symposium on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

The Symposium will cover a wide scope of TM and CM related issues under the two broad themes of ‘Traditional Medicine and Complementary Medicine service delivery for health promotion, disease prevention and management’ and ‘Safety, quality, efficacy, and regulation of Traditional Medicine and Complementary Medicine products’ but will not be limited to these.

Why Attend ?

The International Symposium will be a premier interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent research evidence, innovations and to discuss concerns and practical challenges encountered with a panel of specially selected internationally and locally reputed researchers and practitioners of TM and CM.

Bank Account Details for Offline Payments

Bank Code : 7278
Branch Code: 029
Swift Code: BSAMLKLX
A/C # : 0029 6000 3171
Bank Name : Sampath Bank Sri Lanka

Please send your bank draft reference or slip to following email addresses

Featured Speakers/ Keynote Speakers/ Plenary Speakers

Dr. Aruna Weerasooriya Ph.D

Professor & Research Scientist, PVAMU (Texas A&M University System)

Research interest : Medicinal Plants and Plant Systematics.

Dr. Gomika Udugamasooriya Ph.D

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston

Research interest : Cancer and plant based drug discovery.

Dr. Priya Weerasinghe MD, MSc, Ph.D ( Cancer Research and Tumor Immunology)

Professor and Physician, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Research interest : Oncosis / Natural Products.

Dr. Darong Wu (Deena), M.D., Ph.D

Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Director, Program for Outcome Assessment in TCM, Department of Clinical Epidemiology Physician, Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine at 2nd Affiliated Hospital of uangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China

Research Interest: Acupuncture, Pediatrics

Dr. Lyudmila Turyanska Ph.D

Assistant professor, Faculty of sciences, University of Nottingham

Research interest : Applications of Nano technology in bio imaging and drug delivery.

Dr. Shaji Kumar

Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India

Research interest : Homeopathy.

Dr. Ram Manohar BAMS, MD (Ay)

Research Director, Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amrita Schoolof Ayurveda, Amrita University, India

Research interest: Rheumatic diseases, Clinical Trials and Drug Development Research with a focus on Integrative Health Care and Medicine.

Dr. Madhaw Singh Baghel Ph.D., M.D. (Ayurveda), B.A.M.S.

Ex- Chairman, Ayurveda Chair, Medical School, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Dr. Akshay Anand

Professor, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India

Research interest : Integrative Medicine, retinal degeneration and regeneration using invitro, invivo and biotherapeutic approaches, analyzing the role of genetic and other risk factors that modify Stroke, PD and AMD to screening of novel drugs in memory enhancement.

Dr. N K Manjunath, Ph.D

Director - Research & International Affairs, SVYASA University, India

Research interest : Therapeutic effects of Yoga on Non communicable diseases.

Dr. B. Ravishankar

Director, SDM Centre for Research in Ayurveda and Allied Sciences SDM College of Ayurveda Campus Kuthpady (Lakshminarayana Nagar)

Research interest : Traditional Medicine, Evidence based medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine.

Dr. Mitali Mukerji

Senior Principal Scientist, Genomics and Molecular Medicine & Programme Director,CSIR-Ayurgenomics Unit , TRISUTRA Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

Research interest : Genome variation and its effect on human phenotypes and susceptibility to diseases.

Prof. Tony Perkins

Dean Academic (Health), Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University

Research interest : Anti-oxidants - ischaemia reperfusion injury, Cellular responses - oxidative stress, Molecular mechanisms – implantation, Pre-eclampsia.

Prof. Jagat Kanvar

Professor in Nano Medicine, College of Health, Deakin University , Australia

Research interest : Designing novel and safe targeted nano-medicine based nano-nutraceuticals for cancers, autoimmune disorders and inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Trudi Collet

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy, Faculty of Health, School - Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Research interest : Australian native plants: novel therapeutics for common global infections and diseases.

Prof. Thiruma Valavan Arumugam

Associate Professor, Experimental Stroke and Inflammation Research, Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Research interest : Hypoxisome and Inflammasome in Stroke, Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg), Mechanisms of Calorie Restriction Induced Neuroprotection, C-type Lectins in Stroke, Epigenetics of Intermittant Fasting and Stroke.

Dr. Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, International Institute for Global Health, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, University of United Nations, Tokyo, Japan

Research interest: Indigenous knowledge, Non-Communicable Disease, Biodiversity and ecosystem services, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, Traditional medicine, Traditional uses of natural resources.

Prof. Jiradej Manosroi

Manose Research Centre, Thailand

Research interest: Cosmoceuticals, Herbal Medicine, Thailand Traditional Medicine.

Prof. (Mrs.) Aranya Manosroi

Manose Research Centre, Thailand

Research interest: Cosmoceuticals, Herbal Medicine, Thailand Traditional Medicine.

Dr. Myeong Soo Lee

Principal Researcher, Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, South Korea

Research interest: clinical trials assessing the efficacy of several types of complementary therapies for various health conditions, standardization of syndrome identification for stroke in the point of view of Korean Medicine, developing diagnosis method for blood stasis in Korean Medicine, and developing clinical practice guideline in Korean Medicine.

Prof. Harry Steinbusch

Professor in Cellular Neuroscience, Consortium Leader EURON - European Graduate School of Neuroscience, President Neurotoxicity Society

Research interest: Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience, Raphe Nuclei.

Ms. Sue McKinney

Director, Crila Health

Research interest: Product Development using herbal/traditional Medicine.

Dr. Solveig Wiesener

The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), The Arctic University of Norway

Research interest: Risk governance, patient safety and legislation/regulation of T&CM. NAFKAM is a WHO collaborating center.

Dr. Velusamy Sundaresan

Senior Scientist, Dept. of Plant Biotechnology, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, India

Research interest: Ethnobotany, Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Conservation, Bioprospection.

Prof. (Mrs.) E.R.H.S.S.Ediriweera

Professor at Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo and Consltant physician in Panchakarma and Kayachikithsa at Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella

Dr. Danister Perera

ICH Expert, UNESCO, Research Scholar, PGIAR, University of Kelaniya

Research interest: Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Knowledge, Intellectual Property Rights, Traditional Medicine.

Dr. Pathirage Kamal Perera

Senior Lecturer, Head of the Department of Ayurveda Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka, Honorary Consultant in Ayurveda Community Medicine, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

Associate Professor Piyal Arunashantha Marasinghe

Advisor to the Provincial Department of Ayurveda, Uva Province, Sri Lanka and Ex- Scientific Officer-In-Charge, Herbal Garden, Haldummulla

Prof. H.A.S.Ariyawansa (Retired)

Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Rathnayake M. Abeyrathne

Head/Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya

Dr. Senaka Pilapitiya

Director / Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya - Sri Lanka Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Prof. Ranil De Silva

Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovation in Biotechnology & Neuroscience, Director, World Class Universities Grant Project,Founder Chairperson, Neuroscience Module Committee and Principal Investigator, Genetic Diagnostic & Research Laboratory and Human Brain Tissue and DNA Repository, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Research Interest: Neuroscience, Genetics, Cancer genomics and therapeutics and Natural products and Herbs based product development.

Prof. Priyani Ashoka Paranagana

Chair of Chemistry and Senior Professor at University of Kelaniya.

Dr. Manisha Shridhar

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, (WHO/ SEARO)

Research Interest: Intellectual property law, trade and public health.

Dr Zhang Qi

Head, Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Unit, WHO, Geneva.

Research Interest: Conventional and Traditional Medicine

Dr Arun Ravindran

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Director, Global Mental Health and the Fellowship programs, University of Toronto, Canada Clinician Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.

Research Interest: mood and anxiety disorders, including pharmacology of psychotropic agents, and their synergy with psychological and CAM therapies

Prof. Varsha Gandhi

Co-Director, Therapeutics and Pharmacology Program, Division of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Research Interest: Cancer therapeutics

Dr. Sara Lazar

Associate Researcher in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University USA

Research Interest: Neural Mechanisms, Yoga and Meditation

Dr. Vinay Kumar Khanna

Principal Scientist,System Toxicology And Health Risk Assessment,CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Vishvigyan Bhavan, Lucknow, India

Research Interest: Neuro toxicology and Behavioural toxicology

Dr Dale Nyholt

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Research Interest: Genetics, Statistics and Neurosciences

Dr. Sunil Kaul

Chief Senior Research Scientist, Biomedical Research Institute,National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan

Research Interest: molecular mechanism of stress, aging andcancer. Merging the traditional knowledge with modern technologies like gene silencing and imaging to understand the mechanism of action of Ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha and others

Prof. Renu Wadhwa

Prime Senior Researcher, Bio medical Research Institute, Japan

Research Interest: Molecular mechanism of aging and cancer using normal and cancer cells as model system.

Prof.Il Soo Moon

Professor of neuroanatomy, Graduate School of Medicine, Dongguk University in Republic of Korea.

Research Interest: cell and molecular mechanism of neuritogenesis of hippocampal neurons and scientific mechanisms for traditional medicine and to identify ‘neuroceuticals’ from inland medicinal plants and marine algae.

Dr. Vanitha R Muralikumar

President, Central Council of Indian Medicine, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.

Research Interest: Legal and Ethical regulations, Education in Ayurveda.

Dr. (Mrs) Viviyan Sathiyaseelan

Senior Lecturer, Grade 1 Head, Unit of Siddha Medicine, University of Jaffna. Jaffna, Sri lanka

Dr. Mohamed Haniffa Mohamed Nazeem

Senior lecturer Grade II Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya Sri Lanka

Dr.Chandima Wijayasiriwardena

Principal Research Scientist Herbal Technology Section, Industrial Technology Institute (Former CISIR), 363, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.

Prof. (Dr) Amnish Verma,

Former Consultant (WHO) AYUSH

Dr. M. W. S. J. Kumari

Chair - ERCIIM and Senior Lecturer, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo


Senior Lecturer-Grade II, Department of Dravyagunavignana, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo.

Dr. S.M.S. Samarakoon

Senior Lecturer-Grade I, Department of Deshiya Chikitsa, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo

Ms.Wimon Suwankesawong

Director of Technical and Planning Division, Former Head of the Health Product Vigilance Center of the Thai FDA, National Pharmacovigilance Center, Thailand.

Prof. Dr. Kuen-Woo PARK

Divisionof Biotech., Coll. of Bio-Sci., Korea University, Seoul, Korea Former: Presidents of Korean Soc. Hort Sci. and Korean Soc. Herbs and Aromatherapy

Dr. Rutchanee Chantraket

Head of Technical and Knowledge Bank Working Group, Technical and Planning Division, Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Bhavana Prasher

CSIR Ayurgenomics Unit –TRISUTRA, CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Mathura Road, New Delhi, India.

Who Should attend ?

International Symposium of the Tradmed International -2017 aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest research evidence in service delivery and production of TM and CM can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other.

Researchers will be offered an opportunity to share their research findings through oral and poster presentations. Abstracts to be presented will be selected based on the scientific validity through peer review by a panel of internationally selected reviewers who are specialized in each subject. Approximately 120 original abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and 100 abstract will be selected for poster presentation.

The Symposium will cover a wide scope of TM and CM related issues under the two broad themes of ‘Traditional Medicine and Complementary Medicine service delivery for health promotion, disease prevention and management’ and ‘Safety, quality, efficacy, and regulation of Traditional Medicine and Complementary Medicine products’. The broad themes are subdivided into twelve tracks. Hereby you are invited to submit abstracts of your research findings under one or more of the tracks.

All abstracts selected for oral and poster presentations will be published as a publication of the proceedings of the Conference. The outstanding abstracts (100-150) will be published in the Biomed Central Journal of Complementary and Alternative medicine (Impact Factor- 2.288). This is the first time that Sri Lankan Traditional Medicine Symposium proceedings will be published in an International Journal listed in PubMed of the US National Library of Medicine.

A. Traditional Medicine and Complementary Medicine service delivery for health promotion, disease prevention and managementB. Safety, quality, efficacy, and regulation of Traditional Medicine and Complementary Medicine products
Track 1 - Interpretation of traditional historical manuscripts on the light of modern sciencesTrack 8 - Quality assurance and standardization of products of traditional medicine
Track 2 - Integrated, Evidence based Traditional Medicine PracticesTrack 9 - Pharmacological studies of TM ingredients
Track 3 - Recent advances and evidence based practices of Traditional Medical systems on non- communicable diseasesTrack 10 - Organic farming, Cultivation, propagation and conservation of medicinal plants
Track 4 - Non-pharmacological interventions- Yoga and meditation for health promotion and medical astrologyTrack 11 - Laws/Treaties and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)related issues in herbal medicine and plant remedies
Track 5 - Restoring indigenous medical systems in Sri LankaTrack 12 - Use of modern science and technology in traditional medicine: product development, diagnosis and treatment - "Genomics towards personalized indigenous medicine"
Track 6 - Challenges in establishing evidence based practices in TM/CM
Track 7 - Strategies for healthy life styles through TM systems

Important Dates

Abstract submission on or beforeOctober 25, 2017
Acceptance NotificationsOctober 15, 2017
Early bird RegistrationNovember 10, 2017
Late Registration fromOctober 30, 2017


ParticipantsEarly Registration Fees On or before
November 10, 2017
Late Registration Fees
After November 10, 2017
All The abstract presenters should be pay4000 LKR4000 LKR
Local4000 LKR4000 LKR
Local (one day only)-1500 LKR
SAARC delegates125 USD150 USD
Other country delegates150 USD175 USD
Student registration2000 LKR2000 LKR
Day registration--

Event Schedule

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Dr. S M Samarakoon

Senior Lecturer
Institute of indigenous Medicine
University of Colombo,
Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.
Phone : +94 710494344
E-mail :

Dr. Nalika Gunawardena

National Professional Officer
(Health Systems Analysis and Evidence)
World Health Organization
(Country Office for Sri Lanka)