1st International Ayush conclave of Kerala Februray 15th to 19th 2019 at Kanakakkunnu, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Dr. Sassan Behjat

Former Director, Complementary and Alternative Systems, UAE

Dr. Sassan Behjat is the founder and principal consultant at Medblend, a homeopathic medicine consultancy and research service provider, in Cupertino, California. For the past 28 years, Sassan has been actively involved with the development of homeopathy: as a homeopathic physician, a consultant to government health regulatory authorities and an entrepreneur engaged in expanding the domain of homeopathy in the public health. Sassan is a strong supporter and an advocate for an integrated healthcare delivery system, in which Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) plays a dynamic role in preventive and clinical services. On several occasions, Sassan has served as an expert to WHO on development of policies related to rational use of CAM and its integration into national health services. Currently, he is focusing his energies on the systematic growth of homeopathy in the Middle East. During his employment at the UAE Ministry of Health, he was actively involved in clinical services at the Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine and concurrently was involved in establishing CAM therapies through Curative Medicine Department in the Ministry of Health. Later he was promoted to serve as the Director of the Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and played an active role in establishment of CAM in the UAE and GCC. At Medblend, Sassan provides trainings on CAM, regulatory affairs consultancies, and research services with the aim of improving the quality of natural products and therapies, and facilitating better access to high quality natural products for doctors and consumers. Sassan is currently serving as a member of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States and serves on the Board of Directors at California Homeopathic Medical Society.