3rd International Conference on Tibetan Medicine

Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan Medicine) with a history of more than 2500 years is based on the unique system of Indigenous Medicine practiced in Tibet for hundreds of years with the integration of wisdom from various Asian medical systems. With the growing popularity of Sowa Rigpa worldwide due to its holistic approach and its multi-faceted wisdom, the responsibility to share and propagate the true essence of Sowa Rigpa has fallen on us to avoid any misrepresentation of our rich culture.

Conducting conference is one of the most effective approaches to share the profound knowledge of Sowa Rigpa to its practitioners and the interested individuals as well as to benefit all suffering beings. Thus, the idea of organizing international conference on Tibetan Medicine comes into birth.  We have invited Eminent Sowa Rigpa Professionals to explore their knowledge and practical experiences in accordance with the title of the conference.

This conference will be the 3rd International Conference on Tibetan Medicine, considering the Medical conference held at samye, Tibet during King Tresong Duetsen in the 8th century as the 1st international medical conference and the 2nd International Conference in the year 2012 at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India.


Day One – 25th Feb. 2018
Registration and Inaugural Session

Day Two – 26th Feb. 2018
Plenary Session – 2
Technical Session – 12
Paper Presentation – 3

Day Three – 27th Feb. 2018
Plenary Session – 2
Technical Session – 12
Paper Presentation – 3

Day Four – 28th Feb. 2018
Plenary Session – 1
Technical Session – 6
Paper Presentation – 6

Day Five – 1st March 2018
Practical Session – 6


The Registration to the conference is mandatory to be enabled to attend the sessions and the conference events. All the participants except guests and invited speakers are requested to fill up the registration form and pay the conference fees given below.  Please note that the registration fee includes conference kits, reception tea party, lunch, tea & snacks, and farewell dinner and participation certificate. Fees ones paid are not refundable. Student refers to the student of Medical Institutions registered under the CCTM.


To participate as a PRESENTER, please submit your abstract via email at editor2018ictm@gmail.com or through post by 30thNovember, 2017. Your abstract for 30 minutes paper presentation should be relevant to Sowa Rigpa and the medium of language must be in Tibetan or English. Summary of your paper presentation should be in one page and the full article in between 5-10 pages. All abstracts submitted will be evaluated for presentation and publication in the Book of Abstracts which will be available at the Conference. Individual will be informed after selection and will have to send their brief bio-data for the conference abstract book thereafter.


This Expo will be a part of ICTM and the main aim of this expo is to bring awareness and integration among Sowa Rigpa practitioners by providing opportunity for selling Sowa Rigpa books and products. The Expo will be held for four consecutive days from 25th – 28thFebruary 2018.  There will be limited stall for exhibition.


We offer Conference Sponsorship Opportunities to ensure added exposure for your Company or Institution. The minimum sponsorship amount that will bear the following benefits are INR 50,000/-

Conference Sponsors Receive:
Acknowledgement in the onsite Conference materials
Sponsors logo on conference website, event signage, printed brochure and proceeding book
Acknowledgement through presentation of Sponsorship certificate
Acknowledgement in “show slides” that will be run during the Opening Keynote Session and Luncheons.
Complimentary tickets to the closing dinner.


Foreign nationals attending the conference are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa. There is no provision of ‘Visa on Arrival’ in India. To request an invitation letter for visa, please send an email to 2018ictm@gmail.com.


Sarnath is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage center located 10 kms from north east of Varanasi City. This is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, ‘Buddham Sharanam Gachhami’, owes its origin to Sarnath. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism.


President:                    Dr. (Prof.) Lobsang Tenzin Rakdho, CUTS, Varanasi
Vice President:            Dr. Sonam Dolkar Oshoe, CCTM, Dharamsala
Secretary:                    Dr. Tsering Tsamchoe, CCTM, Dharamsala
Member:                      Dr. Dawa Tsering, CUTS, Varanasi
Member:                      Dr. Rabga, CTMI, Darjeeling

Organizing Secretary

International Conference on Tibetan Medicine (ICTM)
C/O Central Council of Tibetan Medicine
Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala-176215
Distt. Kangra, (H.P.) INDIA
Telephone: + 91-1892-223483 Tele Fax: + 91-1892-226462
For any enquiries, email to: 2018ictm@gmail.com

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