ASICON 2014: 12-14 December, 2014: Kolkata Call for SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


With great pleasure we extend invitation for the 7th National Conference of AIDS Society of India-ASICON 2014 to be held at Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences, Kolkata from December 12-14, 2014. The theme of ASICON 2014 is: “Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice” and 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. A PG Quiz contest students will be on 2nd Nov 2014 at 10 am.


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 2014 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 2nd Nov 2014 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 ( 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, please mention ‘Scholarship’ in the subject line. Deadline for application: 31st October, 2014.


ASI decision will be communicated: 5th November 2014 and will be uploaded on website. Scholarship Committee’s decision will be final.


President: Dr. Ishwar Gilada



Scholarship Applications are Closed