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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.



Team DERMACON 2018 welcomes you all to the 46th National conference of Indian association of Dermatologists, Venereologist & Leprologists. It is with pride and pleasure we announce the theme and vision of our conference:

‘Take home dermatology - Podium to Practice’

Various sessions are structured in such a way each and every delegate should be able to take home knowledge gained from here and adapt it into their practice immediately and effectively. At par or ahead of various specialities, the stream of dermatology is also seen to channelise and dermatologists are sub specialising. We aim to provide a balanced approach to dermatology with justification to the true essence of clinical dermatology. Also, as a prestigious national platform for professional communications we have sessions dedicated for both practicing dermatologists and residents to share their work and experience.

Our Scientific Sessions


Review & Updates

  • Sessions dedicated to provide review and the latest update on various topics by faculty with special interest and experience in the respective area.
  • An interactive moderated panel discussion on each ‘review and update’

Expert Forum

  • Customised and structured session with experts sharing their experiences, challenges on treatment of different conditions and what they learned from years of practice.
  • Audience oriented interactive discussion.


  • Hot topics and spot lights of recent times discussed with reference to Indian context.
  • Focussed on recent advances.

E Poster

  • Recognising and redefining the stature and role of ‘Posters’  as an important mode of professional communication, DERMACON 2018 presents with a new outlook for E posters.
  • Posters will be selected by a blinded process and all the selected posters will be evaluated by separate teams of expert faculty prior to the conference.
  • ‘Pearls from Posters’ will be our focus session where excerpts from posters will be presented and discussed by an expert faculty.

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.

Award Paper

  • A competitive session which merits highly ranked presentations as “Best Paper” of 46th National conference of Indian Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists, DERMACON 2018”
  • Limited entry, so submit your work soon as abstract submission is open.

Choice of the year 2018

  • A platform to share innovations, ideas, original research work and your experiences !!
  • Open to young dermatologists as well as experienced minds.
  • Submit your entry as free communication.
  • All the 'Choice of the year 2018' talks will be awarded and innovation of the year if any will be recognised.

Spot the diagnosis

  • Images to spot the diagnosis will be displayed in convenient places in the venue and the delegates can write their diagnosis and submit.
  • Correct answers will be awarded.
  • In case of multiple correct entries, lot drawn to choose the winner.


  • For Post Graduate residents/trainees
  • Registration should accompany certificate from HODs.
  • Submitted to scientific committee secretariat with the subject line.
  • Entry should include name of the contestant, college and name of the HOD with contact information (email id and phone number)
  • A screening test as MCQs will be conducted at the venue and the the top 15 will be selected for the final contest.


  • 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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