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Announcement inviting applications for PG Thesis based award paper session at DERMACON INTERNATIONAL 2023

Sep 19 2022

Dear members of the IADVL,

A postgraduate thesis-based award session will take place at DERMACON 2023 to be held at Mumbai from February 23-26, 2023.  The thesis-based award session will be open to all postgraduates who would have appeared for their exam by the last date of abstract submission (in this case 5th October, 2022) or have cleared the exam in the preceding 2 years (i.e. after October 2020).

There are 3 awards for this session and the winners (both the guide and postgraduate) will be awarded with a certificate and Rs 10000, 8000, 5000 each for the first, second and third prize, respectively. 

Eligibility: The application has to be forwarded by the guide of the postgraduate. It is mandatory for the postgraduate to himself/ herself present the paper. Pre-registration for the conference will be mandatory for the postgraduate whose abstract is selected for this session. 

Please note that the thesis or any part of the thesis should not have been published or presented in any conference (oral/poster) before the last date of abstract submission (October 5, 2022). Candidates who have presented the paper already at a previous MIDDERMACON or DERMACON are thus not eligible to apply.

For preparation of the abstract, please refer to the accompanying instructions. The candidates are also required to submit ethical clearance certificate from the Institutional Ethics Committee. An undertaking that the proposed thesis is their original study plan and there are no conflicts of interest has to be signed by the applicant, guide and co-guide (if applicable) and submitted (sample format attached). Any paper selected in this category, will not be considered for free or award paper in the same conference (DERMACON 2023). 

The evaluation shall be carried out by the IADVL Academy members with a pre-structured evaluation sheet. The evaluation sheet accompanies the announcement to help in preparing the abstract.

Please apply online using the google form link below



Please keep the following documents ready to upload

1.     Abstract as per instructions (word document)

2.     Ethical clearance certificate from the Institutional Ethics Committee (pdf)

3.     Signed undertaking according to sample format attached (pdf)

Any query may be directed to


Dr Shekhar Nana Pradhan & Dr Ranugha PSS

IADVL Postgraduate Activities Coordinators                                 

Dr Lalit K Gupta                                        Dr Rashmi Jindal

(Chairperson, IADVL Academy)             (Convener IADVL Academy)

Dr Rashmi Sarkar                                     Dr Dinesh K Devaraj

(President, IADVL)                                    (Hon. Secretary General, IADVL)

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