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Dr Vani Prasad Atluri from Australia, a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, with expertise in Lymphedema surgery visited IAD. He demonstrated visualization of superficial lymph flow in real-time using Indocyanine Green (ICG) technology.

A one-day training program on Dermatology Nursing and Integrative Treatment for Lymphoedema/Lymphatic Filariasis was conducted at the Institute of Applied Dermatology in Kasargod for BSc Nursing students from Malik Deenar College of Nursing, Kasaragod. As part of the program, students had the opportunity to interact with IAD founder-director Dr S R Narahari, IAD Ayurveda Consultant Dr Roopa Kamath and IAD Dietician (Integrated Diet Therapy) Sruthi Mol V. Additionally, the students observed massage therapy and yoga therapy sessions for patients at the IAD.


Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Chairman of IAD Ethics Committee and Founder Member of FERCI at FERCICON 2023

IAD Ethics Committee Chairman and FERCI Founder-Member Dr Pradeep Kumar was felicitated by Dr Nandini K Kumar, Vice President, Forum For Ethical Review Committees in India, New Delhi and Former Deputy Director-General Sr. Grade (ICMR) at FERCICON 2023, the three-day International Conference of the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India organised by PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore from December 7 to 9. IAD is proud to have established a strong ethics committee in 2000 to offer guidance in addressing ethical issues that arise in patient care. The committee ensures the protection of the rights, safety and well-being of the patients




We were honoured to have Smt Alankrita Pandey IAS, Executive Director Rajya AYUSH SamitI Bihar at our Patna treatment centre where Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema patients are offered free treatment under a project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Smt Alankrita Pandey, IAD Mentor Prof Terence Ryan of Oxford University, IAD Founder-Director Dr S R Narahari and IAD Director Dr K S Prasanna interacted with the patients and presented them with medical kits. Our team of doctors also visited the houses of the patients listening attentively to their concerns and explaining the integrative medicine being offered for successfully treating complex Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema.

We are pleased to announce the 11th National Symposium on Evidence-Based Integrated Medicine for Lymphatic Filariasis and other Lymphoedema, organized by the Institute of Applied Dermatology in collaboration with Government Ayodhya Shivkumari Ayurved College & Hospital, Begusarai,  on 15th Sept 2023. National / International Lymphedema experts, researchers, and professionals will participate in the event

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Patient Examination Camp 

Public Function and Panel Discussion 

Key Note Address 




IAD Founder-Director Dr. S R Narahari, Prof. Terence Ryan of Oxford University, United Kingdom, and other doctors from IAD explaining the treatment process for a patient with acute Lymphatic Filariasis to healthcare workers from Malappuram. These healthcare workers are attending a two-day training program at the Institute of Applied Dermatology in Kasaragod.




The 11th National Symposium on Evidence-Based Integrated Medicine for Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema was conducted at our campus on the 5th and 6th of September 2023.  Kasaragod MLA Shri N A Nellikkunnu inaugurated the two-day symposium in the presence of Kasaragod Assistant Collector Shri Dilip K Kainikkara. IAD founder-director Dr S R Narahari, Professor Terence Ryan, Department of Dermatology, Oxford University, London, University of Cape Town Dermatology Head Prof Gail Todd, Mankadda Community Health Centre Civil Surgeon Dr Abdulla Manima, IAD director Dr. K S Prasanna and IAD Chief Administrative Officer M Bhaskaran were present on the occasion. The symposium is a platform for global healthcare experts to engage in insightful discussions on the innovations in integrative medicine for the successful treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema

IAD Director Dr. S R Narahari spoke at the WHO Global Summit on Traditional Medicine in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. His groundbreaking presentation “Introducing Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine for Filarial Lymphedema as a Public Health Intervention”, at the summit is a true testament to his years of research and dedication in developing an integrative treatment protocol for the successful management of Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema. His presentation highlights how the integration of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Allopathy is proving to be a successful approach in treating Filarial Lymphedema, paving the way for a healthier world.

We had the privilege of welcoming Dr Bhupendra Tripathi, Country Lead for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) India, to our centre at Rajkiya Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The unwavering support of BMGF has been instrumental in our mission to combat lymphatic filariasis and provide free treatment to those in need. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to BMGF for their continuous support, and we are grateful to Dr Bhupendra Tripathi for gracing us with his presence