BoCE has organized 3 international conferences at the Harvard Medical School.
2016: 80 participants from 4 countries attended with 12 speakers. Theme: Integrative Medicine.
The idea of the establishment of the Boston Center of Excellence was germinated in 2016. In a first time attempt to explore the field of integrative medicine to find out what and how much research is being done within the top institutes - both Modern Medicine and Traditional system around the world. To our surprise we found over 25 researchers from Boston area and connected with another 25 knowledge e3xperts from India and other countries. We had our first International conference at the Harvard Medical School. We discussed the need for integrating Yoga and Ayurveda in the health care systems around the world. The response or overwhelming.
2017:200 participants from 5 countries attended with 25 speakers/presenters. Theme: Opioid and Pain Management.
From the success of our first conference we expanded our team and reached out to many more reputed institutions and individual researchers and practitioners. We all know the Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the US. In the traditional systems we have cheaper and natural ways to deal with pain. So the root cause of using strong chemicals to reduce pain can be reduced. In addition there are good treatment protocols using integrative approach to deal with addiction and not only opioid but other substances and alcohol as well. We have connected with a large number of experts and researchers in the field. We also connected with various government agencies including the State of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. We have work with the Health and Human Services as well.
2018: 300 participants from 15 countries attended with 45 speakers/presenters. Theme: Cancer and Palliative Care. Provided Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit to the participants.
This time we involved not only the experts from all over the world, but also representatives from WHO, State and Federal agencies. The response was phenomenal.
In addition, BoCE Organized and took part in several on-site and on-line seminars and workshops.