10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF BUDDHI CLINIC IN CHENNAI30TH NOVEMBER 2019 AT THE MADRAS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION4.30 – 5.30 PM: High Tea & Buddhi Immersion5.30 – 7.00 PM: Keynote Lectures & Presentations4.30 – 5.30 PM: High Tea & Buddhi Immersion5.30 – 7.00 PM: Keynote Lectures & PresentationsHighlights:Keynote Address: Mr. Anurag Sharma, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha & Director- Baidhyanath GroupValedictory Address: Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman- TVS Motor Company Ltd.Keynote Address: Prof. Perminder Sachdev, Neuropsychiatry Institute, Sydney, Australia
Why are neurological and mental health disorders important?
With 9·0 million (95% uncertainty interval [UI] 8·8–9·4) deaths and 16·5% (16·1–17·0) of global deaths, neurological disorders is the second leading cause of death after heart disease and with 276 million (247–308) DALYs and 11·6% (10·7–12·4) of global DALYs, it is the leading cause of disability.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7.4 percent of global DALYs are caused by disorders in the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- The WHO data below show the percentage of total global DALYs contributed by each disorder within the mental and behavioral disorders category.
- Of all disorders within the mental and behavioral category, major depressive disorder carries the heaviest burden, accounting for 2.54 percent of all global DALYs.Together, Neurological and Mental Health disorders contribute to almost 20% of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) as per WHO 2019 data.Why integrated care?Published research from the United States has shown that even in that most advanced of nations (Maulik P et al, 2013) over 40% of people with neuropsychiatric conditions seek complementary and alternative medicine options for treatment on their own, including a large number of US veterans with post-conflict conditions.About Buddhi Clinic:We are the pioneers and innovators of integrated care for the brain and mind. Apart from diagnosis and drug treatments, a standard in most medical settings, we provide a unique 360* evaluation of body, brain and mind; and a range of therapeutic solutions that bring together, seamlessly, modern science & the wisdom of ancient healthcare traditions. Our patients have brain mapping and Ayurveda consultations; psychological assessments and Naturopathy consultations; physical therapy, sleep analysis & neuromodulation care, all under one roof, all on one day, if they so please. Buddhi Clinics offer 14 treatment modalities in permutations and combinations curated by us through empirical research. Our primary focus is neurology and mental health rehabilitation and therapy, although our care paradigms address a range of pain, mental health, lifestyle & disablement conditions.About the 10 year Journey in Integrated Care:Beginning as Neurokrish, a multidisciplinary care center for neurology, psychiatry & neuropsychiatry, in 2002, the integrated care journey began with the induction of the Trimed Therapy concept on 3rd December 2009. The basket of holistic interventions that could be inducted into this model, grew through empirical research, as did the expertise in neurological and mental health conditions. The concept of Buddhi, our single specialty focus came in 2015-16 following customer focused market research followed by empirical research on our data and accumulated case studies. The Buddhi Clinic model of integrated brain and mind care has evolved in leaps and bounds from there to now include strong medical leadership across centres as well as new technologies for diagnosis and treatment & research- a blend of modern science & ancient wisdom.About this Program:In this program we are celebrating our 10 year journey in “integrated care”, starting with a “multidisciplinary neuropsychiatry clinic”, launching in 2009 an integrated Complementary & Alternative Medicine concept, combined with modern medicine, eventually developing through empirical research and clinical practice into Buddhi Clinic, a single specialty brain & mind care model.Our journey has been pioneering, blending modern neuroscience and the wisdom of ancient healthcare traditions holistically. Over 10 years we have cared for over 10000 patients (over 6000 on EHR) and delivered over 100,000 interventions. On this auspicious day we celebrate these important milestones, announce the arrival of yet another pioneering healthcare model in Chennai as a 5 centre enterprise and dedicate ourselves to the service of humanity through “Buddhi Seva” embracing the motto, “there can be no healthcare without service”! They keynote lectures by our guests of honour will deliver key messages on this occasion: Mr. Anurag Sharma on public policy and the need for integration; Mr. Venu Srinivasan on social entrepreneurship and Prof. Perminder Sachdev on the future of brain and mind care. Below are the key points from their lectures.Quotes from Mr. Anurag Sharma’s address:
- What I am witnessing here is a healthcare revolution; modern medicine doctors, allopathic specialists, working side by side with AYUSH physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists and rehabilitators to deliver care and rehabilitation for the brain and mind
- In this regard, I would view the Buddhi Clinic model of “integrated brain and mind care” as not just pathbreaking and revolutionary, but as one that could well represent the future of healthcare, in this specialty and beyond. A model that is worthy of emulation and replication as part of public policy.
- That there is an in-built element of “seva” that touches the have-nots in our society, also gladdens my heart. Such pioneering work must reach the underprivileged and I am so happy to note that Buddhi on Wheels ambulances are delivery free therapy in special schools and institutions for those with neurological and mental health disability. It is very important that quality healthcare reaches the last man and the last mile.
- Buddhi Clinic is truly an admirable “Made in India” blend with global potential.Quotes from Mr. Venu Srinivasan’ address:
- It is imperative that we embrace the robustness of modern neuroscience with all the technological advancements that abound; equally it is imperative that we explore and embrace the wealth of knowledge in our ancient traditions, Ayurveda & Yoga in particular that hail from India. In this regard the unique amalgam that Buddhi Clinic offers holds great promise and can be India’s contribution to the neuroscience and mental health firmament, globally
- I am delighted to note that their entire care pathway is paperless and uses a cloud based electronic health record which is now in its second edition. I am also very happy to note that Buddhi Clinic tracks clinical outcomes constantly, making research and development eminently possible. Published data is extremely important and the work of Buddhi Clinic will hold lessons for professionals around the globe. I see the Buddhi Books as just a beginning
- In developing countries like India, there is a need for healthcare that goes beyond commercial considerations and comes from the heart. I am so happy to see that Buddhi Clinic has been able to leverage on the help of philanthropists and corporates through CSR, making Buddhi Seva, the provision of free care to those in need, possible. I am very impressed with their 10 year anniversary declaration “there can be no healthcare without service” and wish them well in this social impact journey, which I am told runs alongside entrepreneurshipAbstract of Prof. Perminder Sachdev’s lecture:The population of the world is ageing rapidly. The greatest proportional increase in population has been in the oldest old, i.e those over 85 years, with the centenarians being the fastest growing population. The maximum recorded age of a human is 122. Is it possible that this maximum age will be exceeded soon, and if yes, by how much? Work in animal models suggests that the life span of smaller mammals can be increased by as much as 50% through genetic or other manipulation. Is this possible in humans? Will humans of the future live to 150 years or even longer? This talk will examine the evidence for and against this possibility.
Quotes from Prof. Dr. Ennapadam S Krishnamoorthy, Founder of Buddhi Clinic
- Integrated Care in any discipline is based on five foundations
- The first foundation is “Glasnost” – openess of mind that enables examining ones own disciplines critically and other disciplines for the advantages they offer
- The second foundation is “Collaboration” the ability to interact freely between disciplines and across disciplines
- The third foundation is “leadership” a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”
- The fourth foundation is “Perestroika’ literally meaning “restructuring”- in integrated care, restructuring the care model to a. bring in inputs from various disciplines as well b. deliver them seamlessly in a process driven fashion; are both important
- The fifth foundation is “Innovation & Research” which in Buddhi Clinic is represented by the “Buddhi on Wheels” mobile therapy units, “Buddhi Seva” social impact program, and “Buddhi Books” the documentation of our path-breaking work through case studies.On the occasion of completing 10 years of integrated care, Buddhi Clinic
- underlined its commitment to continued social impact “there can be no healthcare without service”
- released a 10 year -10000+ patients- 100,000+ interventions stamp of excellence, specially developed for the occasion
- released the 1st issue of its registered newsletter “Cerebral Musings” carrying a wealth of information about the brain and mind for a wide audience, physicians, multidisciplinary professionals and lay intelligentsia
- recognised the many associates and staff members who had contributed to its growth over a decade