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Call for Scholarship Program

ASICON 2018: 2nd- 4th November, 2018

With great pleasure we extend invitation for the 11th National Conference of AIDS Society of India-ASICON 2018 to be held at Hotel ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru from 2nd - 4th November 2018. The ASICON 2018 will feature plenary, debates, symposia, workshops, case presentations, and meet-the-expert sessions with leading clinical experts and researchers as faculty in the field of HIV/AIDS. There will be oral and poster sessions primarily targeted to budding doctors and scientists with an interest in the field. 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 a 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 2018 and be part of the HIV caring fraternity.
Scholarship award will cover partial or full expenditure: registration, travel by train (A/C III tier) or bus and/or 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. 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 will be awarded only after three days of attendance in the conference. In email correspondence, please mention ‘Scholarship’ in the subject line.

ASI decision will be communicated: 30th August 2018 and will be uploaded on the website. Scholarship Committee’s decision will be final.


1. Online Scholarship submission is open. If unable to do so, send a soft copy (by e-mail) to: before 15th August 2018.
2. Those submitting abstracts and/ or applying for scholarship, it is advisable to book your tickets in IIIAC right away, to avoid inconvenience later.
3. Scholarships being limited in number, preference will be given to first time applicants, Oral and Poster presenters.
4. Those applicants, who have received scholarships twice from ASI will not be considered.