Announcement Details

Announcement of scholarships for the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting.

Jul 05 2019

Dear IADVL Members,
On behalf of the IADVL EC 2019, it is our pleasure to invite applications from IADVL members (PLMs and LMs) for the following scholarships for the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting to be held from March 20 –  March 24, 2020  at Denver.
        A. 2020 AAD Annual Meeting Registration Scholarship (Two) 

Scholarship recipients are nominated by IADVL and benefits include 

Waiver of the non-member registration fee for the Annual Meeting
One admission to a ticketed half-day course
Invitation to attend the International Scholarship Recipient Reception and Dinner on March 19th, 2020
Invitation to attend the International Member Reception on March 20th, 2020
The following are the criteria for this scholarship
Must be a board-certified dermatologist
Nominated by their national dermatologic society
Attach a signed and official letter of recommendation (PDF preferred format) to online application.  Only letters of recommendation from recognized national dermatologic societies will be accepted – local societies or foundations may not submit letters without an enclosed letter from the national society
Has not received an international scholarship from the IADVL/ AAD in the past

        B. Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship (Two)

Scholarship recipients are nominated by IADVL and benefits include 

Complimentary registration
Admission to one ticketed half-day course
A stipend ranging from $1500 - $2,000 USD to assist with hotel and other expenses. Poster Abstracts displayed at the meeting, featured on the AAD website and on the mobile app. An invitation to attend the Int'l Scholarship Reception and Dinner, as well as the Int'l Member Reception.
The criteria for this scholarship are as follows:
  • Abstract must be submitted with application. 
  • Only nationals of developing countries are eligible. 
  • Apply as a resident in dermatology or apply within three years of completing dermatology residency training at the time of the meeting. 
  • Be endorsed by a national dermatologic society. A signed letter of endorsement from the society is required to be attached to the online application and must be in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF). 
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended AAD meetings. 
  • Previous International scholarship recipients of IADVL/AAD are not eligible. 
  • No deferrals permitted. Eligible applicants may reapply the following year if unable to accept scholarship.

Applicants need to fill up and send the attached application form to with a copy to  on or before 31st  July, 2019. The mail should be titled 'Application for 2020 AAD Scholarship: Your name' and should include the following as attachments:

  • Short CV of a single page, preferably with a publication list.
  • Abstract.


  1. Applicant has to be a bonafide member (PLM/LM) of IADVL and need to quote that.
  2. Applicant needs to state clearly whether he/she has received AAD or any other scholarship ENDORSED by IADVL before.
  3. If applicant is presently a PG trainee, a letter from the Head of the Department stating this must be submitted along with the application.
  4. The applications will be evaluated by three judges having no conflict of interest nominated by the IADVL Academy; the evaluation criteria are attached. 
  5. The results will be declared by 20th August, 2019.
  6. The AAD deadline to apply and nominate applicants towards both the above scholarships for the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting is 1st September, 2019
  7. For Registration Reciprocal Scholarships, a signed official letter of recommendation will be provided to each nominee to attach to their online application. Further, a nomination form for each nominee will be filled up online by the Secretary General, IADVL. 
  8. For Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarships, signed letters of endorsement will be provided to the two best poster abstracts. The awardees have to upload the abstracts themselves with the letter of endorsement from IADVL.

Kindly disseminate the information to all concerned and interested.


Dr. K. A. Seetharam                                        Dr. P Narasimha Rao

Dr. Deepika Pandhi                                        Dr. Umashankar Nagaraju

(For and on behalf of IADVL Academy)     (For and on behalf of IADVL EC)

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