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46th National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists

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46th National Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists

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Extempore Registration is now open for PG Students.

Post Graduate Thesis Based Award Paper


General instructions for Abstract Submission

  1. Abstract submission for Post Graduate Thesis Based Award paper will be open till 30th September 2017 ( 17:00 IST). Please note that after 30th September 2017 you will no longer be able to upload abstract for this session.
  2. Eligibility: Postgraduates who have cleared the exam in the previous 2 years are eligible (for ex. 2015, 2016, 2017 for the current year)
  3. The applicant should mention the year of passing MD/DNB
  4. Registration for DERMACON 2018 is mandatory for submission of abstract.
  5. The postgraduate has to be Provisional life member and the guide a Life member of IADVL.
  6. All abstracts to be uploaded on the official website scientific portal only.
  7. Abstracts submitted through any other means will not be considered
  8. All abstracts must be submitted in English. A “blind” selection process will be used. No identifying features such as names of hospitals, medical colleges, clinics or places may be listed in the title or text of the abstract. Do not include the names of authors either. Their names and affiliations (institutions) will be registered separately when submitting the abstract online.
  9. Any candidate who has previously presented a paper with similar topic at National level forum would be disqualified.
  10. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. Abbreviations must not be used in the title. The title should be written entirely in capital letters.
  11. The size of the abstract is limited to 300 words (this includes title and body of abstract)
  12. Structure your abstract using the following subheadings:
    • Introduction & Objectives: A sentence describing the purpose of the study
    • Materials & Methods: Describe your selection of observations or experimental subjects precisely
    • Results: Describe your results in a logical sequence
    • Conclusions: Emphasise new and important aspects of the study and conclusions that are drawn from them
    • Conflict of interest : Declaration of conflict of interest is mandatory
  13. Check spelling and grammar carefully. Direct reproduction from your electronically submitted abstract text means that any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific data will be reproduced as submitted. Any such error will be the responsibility of the participant, DERMACON 2018 scientific committee shall not take responsibility for the same.
  14. Please do not include tables, graphs and images in the abstract.
  15. Ethical clearance from the Institutional Ethics Committee should also be submitted
  16. The applicant, guide and co-guide have to give an undertaking that the proposed thesis is their original study plan and there are no conflicts of interest.
  17. Failure to comply with the following requirements will lead to automatic rejection of the submission: Use generic names. The use of commercial drug names, brands and registered trademarks are strictly prohibited. Drugs should be referred to by the active substance or pharmacological designation. No mention of pharmaceutical company names should be included in the abstract.
  18. Abstract for award paper should be submitted through the link given below.
  19. Once you have successfully uploaded your abstract, you will get an acknowledgement through your registered email and phone number.
  20. The selected abstracts along with the name of the presenter will be uploaded in the website in the given space.

General instructions for Presentation

  1. The presentation can be powerpoint (preferably .pptx) using MS Office 2011, Windows 8 or as a Keynote upto version 7.0.5 or powerpoint 2011 version 14.7.1 as wide screen 16:9 aspect ratio.
  2. Each hall is equipped with a laptop and a projector. To assure high quality and near seamless transition between talk and speakers, a network based presentation system will be used.Usage of own laptops or other devices will not be permitted.
  3. All movie files should be brought as mp4/ avi / mov along with the presentation in a single folder
  4. At the time of loading please verify and ensure that your videos are working.
  5. Award paper presentation should NOT exceed 7 minutes time. Only judges can ask questions to award paper presenters, no question from audience will be allowed in award  papers.
  6. There should NOT be more than 7-8 lines and each line should not have more than 8-10 words, in each slides of award paper presentation.
  7. Please note maximum number of slides for award paper must be 14 only.
  8. Use of unnecessary animations and transitions will be seen as distraction and can be marked negatively.
  9. If any special fonts are used please bring the presentation as a pack and go (if created on Windows) or save it as .pptx as the fonts will get embedded and bring your laptop to the preview room.
  10. All presenters should declare their conflicts of interest at the beginning of presentation.
  11. There will be a digital reverse timer at the hall and all participants are requested to stick to the allotted time. It should be noted that the screen will go blank after the stipulated time.
  12. All presenters are requested to load their presentations at least 3 hours before their presentation time and get a receipt from the preview room.
  13. No changes will be allowed to be made to the presentations at the last hour.
  14. Only material submitted at the preview room will be allowed for presentation.
  15. Presentations will be accepted only from pen drive or CD/DVD and cannot be connected from mobiles or the internet.
  16. All presenters are expected to be in the scheduled hall 30 minutes before presentation. If the presenter is absent at their turn, no further chance will be given.
  17. Dr.Rajeev Sreedharan (+91 9447685757; ) will be the ombudsman.


  • Online submission of abstracts opens 05 Mar 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline - Award Paper 31 Aug 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline - Free communication, Post Graduate Thesis based Award Paper¬†and E poster 30 Sep 2017
Scientific Secretariat - Email: | Phone: +91-944 660 4015

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