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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

What's Happening?
Accepted presentations in the category of award paper, postgraduate thesis based award paper, free communications and e Poster updated !! Announcement of IADVL DERMACON 2018 SCHOLARSHIP IADVL membership is mandatory for presentation in DERMACON 2018, for all those who have submitted abstracts in the category of Award paper, PG Thesis based award paper, E-posters and free communications. Extempore Registration is now open for PG Students. Scientific program updated. View for details.

Free communications

Prestigious national platform for residents and practicing dermatologists to share their work and experience. Conducted as different sessions as decided by the scientific committee and the best communication per session will be awarded prize.

General instructions for Abstract Submission - Free communications

  1. Abstract submission for free communication will be open from 1st March 2017  till  30th September 2017 ( 17:00 IST). Please note that after 30th September 2017 you will no longer be able to upload abstract for free communication.
  2. Abstract submission for free communication is open for practising dermatologists, post graduate residents and academicians.
  3. 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.
  4. The material in the abstract must be the original work done by presenter and co authors.
  5. No late submissions will be accepted.
  6. 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.
  7. The size of the abstract is limited to 300 words (this includes title, body of abstract, spaces, tables and graphics and pictures)
  8. Abstracts are called as two categories - clinical studies and case reports
  9. Structure your abstract using the following subheadings:

    Clinical Study

    • 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

    Case Report

    • Introduction : Should include why this case is being presented,  relevance of the case to dermatologic fraternity.
    • Report of the case: Brief account of the salient feature
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. No mention of pharmaceutical company names should be included in the abstract.
  13. Acceptance of abstract will be according to a the criteria given. Each criteria is of equal importance.
    • Is the content interesting, informative, novel or important?
    • Are the methods valid, the results relevant and the conclusions justified by the data?
    • Are the data presented with clarity and with appropriate structure?
    • Is the text written according to proper English grammar and style?
  14. Registration for DERMACON 2018 is mandatory for submission of abstract.
  15. Abstract for free communication should be submitted through the link given below.
  16. Once you have successfully uploaded our abstract, you will get an acknowledgement through your registered email and phone number.
  17. The status of your abstract will be intimated within 10 days of evaluation deadline.
  18. The selected abstracts along with the name of the present will be uploaded in the website in the given space.

General Instructions for Free Communication

  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. Free communications should not exceed 7 minutes time. There will be 3 minutes discussion time after each presentation
  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 free communication.
  7. Please note maximum number of slides for free communication must be 16 only.
  8. 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.
  9. All presenters should declare their conflicts of interest at the beginning of presentation.
  10. 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.
  11. All presenters are requested to load their presentations atlas 3 hours before their presentation time and get a receipt from the stipulated time.
  12. No changes will be allowed to be made to the presentations at the last hour.
  13. Only material submitted at the preview room will be allowed for presentation.
  14. Presentations will be accepted only from pen drive or CD/DVD and cannot be connected from mobiles or the internet.
  15. All presenters are expected to in the scheduled hall 30 minutes before presentation. If the presenter is absent at their turn, no further chance will be given.
  16. 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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