To increase the awareness of Ayurveda overseas, especially in Europe, an MoU for Scientific and Educational Collaboration was signed between Ayurvedic Point, Italy and the Personal Services Company “Istituti Milanesi Martinitt e Stelline e Pio Albergo Trivulzio” (IMMS-PAT).
IMMS-PAT is one of the biggest and most important geriatric centre in Italy found many centuries ago. It is a nursing and health care institution with a total of over 1200 beds. It functions as a geriatric care center, rehabilitation unit as well as a hospice for the sick and the needy. It also includes community housing for disadvantaged children and outpatient facilities for 25 medical specialties with 80,000 visits/year.
The collaboration between the institutions will kick off a symposium on June 24th, 2019 that will deal with the clinical approach of Traditional Medicines on elderly and frail patients. The event will anticipate a series of educational events for the medical as well as health care personnel of IMMS-PAT aimed at the practical elaboration of research projects.
The MoU between Ayurvedic Point and IMMS-PAT is undoubtedly a landmark event for all stakeholders of Ayurveda. Apart from this, a course on ‘Introduction to Ayurveda’ will be introduced to medical students in the State University of Milan. This will be an exciting moment of encounter between Ayurveda and Modern Medicine in Italy.