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JAMNAGAR, INDIA: The second international seminar on ayurveda is being held in Jamnagar, India from January 5-7, 2001. This will coincide with the Gujarat Ayurved University's 35th Foundation Day. Taking a leading role in ayurvedic medicine, the university has advocated that a "Memorandum of Understanding" to create uniform standards for ayurvedic practice and medicines be signed between six countries; namely Australia, Japan, Argentina, The Netherlands, Italy and Germany, as well as the State of California. Proposals are in the final stages for the official signing of the memorandum on January 5, 2001. The Naami Institute of Russia has already connected itself with India and the university. Through this process of affiliation, uniformity of education and training programs will be discussed at the international seminar, as well as the availability of raw materials, and clinical aspects of ayurveda.