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ASICON 2015: 30th Oct to 1st Nov, 2015: Call for SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

With great pleasure we extend invitation for the 8th National Conference of AIDS Society of India-ASICON 2015 to be held at JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai from October 30 – November 01, 2015. The ASICON 2015 will feature plenary, debates, symposia, workshops, case presentations, and meet-the-expert sessions from leading clinical experts and researchers. There will be oral and poster sessions primarily targeted to budding doctors and scientists with an interest in HIV/AIDS, from diverse fields of medicine. The conference will discuss and present the latest developments in diagnosis, prevention and management of HIV, co-infections/ opportunistic infections. Sessions on recent advances in the vaccine, early treatment, cure research, diagnostics and future drugs will be added strength. The conference has strong faculty with 25 international and 50 national experts. 

As a part of its continuous effort to enhance participation from young people, from its own resources, ASI has devised an ambitious Scholarship Programme for PG students, junior doctors and young researchers to enable them to attend ASICON 2015 and be part of the small HIV caring fraternity.

Scholarship award will cover any, many or all from - full registration fee, travel by train (A/C III tier) or bus, shared stay during conference days at the venue hotel itself and meals.

Priority will be given to applicants whose abstracts have been accepted for oral or poster presentation and for those nominated / selected by their Medical Colleges / Universities preferably through competitive process like Quiz. ASI will conduct an all-India multi-centre Quiz Contest on 13th September 2015 at 10 am and will also provide small grant for such competitions, if asked for. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated interests in HIV care and research, their worthiness to clinical practice/research, region they represent, ASI life members and nominees of ASI Governing Council members. Hence, applicants are encouraged to apply for ASI life-membership (www.asi-asicon.org). Those in recommending position (like dept. heads) will not be eligible for this scholarship.

Certificate of participation and Certificate of Scholarship will be awarded only after three days of attendance in the conference. In email correspondence asi.asicon@gmail.com, please mention ‘Scholarship’ in the subject line. Deadline for application has been extended:
15th September, 2015.

ASI decision will be communicated: 20th September 2015 and will be uploaded on website. Scholarship Committee’s decision will be final.


1.)" Those submitting abstracts and/ or applying for scholarship, it is advisable to book your tickets in IIIAC right away, to avoid inconvenience later. "


2.) "Scholarships being limited in number, preference will be given to those applicants who have submitted till 31st August, though efforts will be made to accommodate maximum possible. "