Forthcoming Events

CPD on Prameha (Diabetes) with Dr Deepika Gunawant

Date – Monday 24th June 2019
Time – 10am to 12am
Venue – Jubilee Room, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ

With such a rapid growth in the numbers of diabetics and pre-diabetics in recent years in this country, we thought it timely to revisit the subject and have a CPD on Prameha (Diabetes) with special focus on practical dietary treatments conducive to local patients. We are privileged to have a highly experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr Deepika Gunawant, who is well-known in the Ayurvedic community in the whole of Europe, to talk on the subject. She is Senior Consultant Ayurveda-Max Medcentre and Technical Expert-Quality Council of India (the Apex Accreditation Body).

Contribution: £10 per head

We would be grateful if you could kindly register your interest ASAP so that we could firm up the venue in good time. This CPD is also being opened to the general public at the same rate.

Please send your cheques made payable to BAAAP to our Treasurer: Neelam Kohli, Benhaven, 52 Paines Lane, Pinner, Middx HA5 3BT or pay directly into BAAAP bank account and confirm your payment by email to Neelam Kohli -

Account details:
Bank: HSBC plc
Address: 2 Love Lane, Pinner, Middx HA5 3EG
Account Name: BAAAP
Account number: 71474626
Sort Code: 40-36-21
Reference: CPD2406-<first 4 letters of your first name followed by the initial of your surname>

Brief Profile of Dr Deepika Gunawant

Dr (Mrs) Deepika Gunawant received her Graduate degree from Kolkata University (India) in 1985 and thereafter MD in Ayurveda in 1990 from the same University. She has a rich and wide experience of more than three decades ranging from research, clinical, teaching, operations, marketing and regulatory. She worked for Dabur for nearly five years in her first stint before moving to the UK in 1995. While in London, she worked in several positions as Marketing Director and Chief Physician with the Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain and the Ayurvedic Charitable Hospital in Central London. Rejoined Dabur as Head - Global Regulatory affairs and Business Development in UK in 2004 and relocated to India in 2007 with the same responsibility during her second stint. She worked as a Consultant with AYUSH from July 2009 to December 2010. From April 2011 to October 2015 - Medical Director (Max Ventures) and Head – Integrative Health and Wellbeing involved in setting up of 3 businesses –
1) Vana retreat - wellness department
2) Therapiya - a Centre for Integrative Medicine with ancient healing traditions in New Delhi
3) Vanaveda - Product conception to formulation and development based on traditional wisdom of Ayurveda with organic and eco certified ingredients
She continues to be associated with Quality Council of India (NABCB and NABH ) in the capacity of an Expert, and advising on various Ayush projects from 2009.

Presently - Senior Consultant - Ayurveda and Wellness with Max multispecialty centre at Panchsheel, New Delhi and Consultant to a number of companies working in the wellness space and new products development based on traditional Ayurveda wisdom.

While in UK – she worked as an Associate lecturer with the Thames Valley University in London for the Ayurvedic Degree course, worked as a Honorary Consultant with MHRA ( Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, UK) and was nominated twice as a member of the Working group formed under Dept Of Health, UK for statutory regulation of Herbal (Ayurvedic ) professionals ( HMRWG ).

She has lectured extensively and conducted programmes in Europe on various subjects of Ayurveda. Invited for workshops by WHO as an expert for setting up guidelines for Ayurveda courses. She was responsible for initiating two clinical trials in Brescia, Italy on Hepatitis B and High Cholesterol using Ayurvedic drugs. She has a number of International articles to her credit and is the co-author of the book entitled “Complete Illustrated guide to Ayurveda “ published in UK by Element books and available in over 500 libraries world over. She is the Founder President of British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners (BAAAP) in the UK and Founder Member of Central Italian Institute of Oriental Medicine (CISMO). She was awarded with “PRANACHARYA” in 2008 by the Ayurveda maha sammellan for her valuable contributions in promotion of Ayurveda globally.