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Post Graduate thesis based award session:

The IADVL EC and Academy have initiated an award session that will be open to all Postgraduates who have cleared the exam in the preceding 2 years. Please note that evaluation shall be carried out by the IADVL Academy members with a pre-structured evaluation sheet. Novelty of the research topic and research methodology shall be given priority in the evaluation. There are 3 awards for this session and the winners (both the guide and postgraduate) will be awarded with certificates and Rs 10000, 8000, 5000 each for the first 3 prizes.


  • 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. Only one candidate per guide will be considered per conference.
  • The candidates are also required to submit-Ethical clearance certificate from the Institutional Ethics Committee and Clinical trials registry certificate (for interventional studies) with the abstract. An undertaking that the proposed thesis is their original study plan and there are no conflicts of interest has to be signed and submitted by the applicant, guide and co-guide.
  • Applications for these will be invited by 31st July 2018. Watch this space and for further updates.

Dr Ramesh Bhat
President, IADVL

Dr Umashankar Nagaraju
Hon. Secretary General, IADVL

Dr KA Seetharam
Chairperson, IADVL Academy

Dr Deepika Pandhi
Convener, IADVL Academy


  • All abstracts must be submitted in English- Times New Roman and with a font size of 12. To ensure blinded review-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) should be sent in Document1 (attached) separately when submitting the abstract
  • The material in the abstract must be original and not previously published.
  • No late submissions will be accepted.
  • 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 not be written entirely in capital letters.
  • The size of the abstract is limited to 350 words
  • Structure your abstract using the following subheadings:
    • Background
    • Aims & Objectives
    • 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
    • Limitations
    • Conflict of interest : Declaration of conflict of interest is mandatory
  • No references, graphs, figures or tables are needed with abstract submission.
  • Check spelling and grammar carefully.
  • The Academy will review the abstracts & the acceptance will be communicated to the presenting author and the guide by 21st Aug 2018.

Check List

  1. Document 1- Authors and Institute details
  2. Abstract as per instructions
  3. Ethical clearance certificate from the Institutional Ethics Committee
  4. Clinical trials registry certificate (for interventional studies)
  5. An undertaking that the proposed thesis is their original study plan and there are no conflicts of interest - signed by the applicant, guide and co-guide (if there is/are co-guide). Also include that it has not been submitted for consideration for free or award paper in the same conference.