10th to 13th November

CALL FOR AWARD PAPERS-2017


LIST OF PAPERS FOR CYTOCON-2017


  1.    Jwala Devi Award Papers

  2.    Col. D. B. Nayar Memorial Award Papers

  3.     Nalini Bai Thakkar Award Papers

  4.     Free Oral Papers

  5.     Poster Presentations



Guidelenes for Oral Paper Presentation in Cytocaon 2017


Guidelines for submission of Abstracts for Proferred papers and Posters


To download guidelines for oral presentation


To download guidelines for poster presentation 

Each delegate is allowed to present either one proffered paper or poster.

Case reports shall be accepted only as posters (GBM 2010).

The candidate is to submit the abstract of the paper to be presented through e-mail to the Secretary of IAC and to the Organising Secretary of the conference before the last date mentioned in the brochure.

The last date for submission of abstracts is extended to 25th of August 2017

The abstract submitted should contain the following heads in the order mentioned below:
(a) Title : Entire title of paper should be in capital letters without any abbreviation.
(b) Author(s) : Presenting author’s name should be underlined
(c) Affiliation : Department and institution of the presenting author
(d) Address : Complete postal address of the presenting author for communication
(e) E mail : E mail id of the presenting author for communication
(f) Mobile : Contact number of the presenting author for communication
(g) Text of abstract : It should be structured around 250 words using Times New Roman size 12 font and should consist of introduction, aim/objective, material and method, observation/result and conclusion.

(h) Format of document : Microsoft Word Document only

Satya Monga Award


This award is given to the best paper published in the field of immunocytochemistry
in an indexed journal. The award comprises of a medal and a certificate
ELIGIBILITY:-Any IAC member below the age of 35 years.
PROCEDURE:-Announcement for this award shall be made in the IAC newsletter in the March issue.It shall also be displayed on the IAC website by end of March. The announcement
shall also indicate the last date before which the paper is to be sent to Secretary IAC for
consideration for this award.
The following criteria are followed in selection of this award:
(a) Publication should be within the last three years.
(b) Publication should be in an indexed journal.
(c) Applicant must be the first author or the corresponding author of the published paper.
(d) Applicant should submit written permission from other co-authors for entering the
paper for this award
Reprint of paper in consideration should be sent to Secretary IAC along with proof of age
before the deadline indicated in the announcement

Nalini Bai Thakkar Award(NBT)


AWARD : The award comprises of a certificate and prize money of Rs. 1,000.00 (Rupees one thousand only) to be paid by cheque
ELIGIBILITY : An MBBS doctor under the age of 35 years (as determined by his age as on 31st December of the year in which the presentation is being made who is either doing orhasdone post graduation in pathology in India.
Honorary members and life associate members are not eligible for this award
The candidate should be registered for the annual IAC conference
PROCEDURE :The candidate should submit full text for this award through e-mail to the secretary IAC and Organising Secretary or through submission of file through website.
The last date for receipt of papers is 15th August 2017
It should be clearly indicated on top of the text of paperthat the paper is being submitted for Nalini Bai Thakkar award.
The abstract of the submitted paper should contain the following heads in the order
mentioned below :
(a) Title : Entire title of paper should be in capital letters without any abbreviation.
(b) Author(s) : Presenting author’s name should be underlined
(c) Affiliation : Department and institution of the presenting author
(d) Address : Postal address of the presenting author
(e) E mail : E mail id of the presenting author
(f) Mobile : Contact number of the presenting author
(g) Text of abstract : It should be structured around 250 words using Times New Roman size12 font and should consist of introduction, aim/objective, material and method,observation/result and conclusion.
Once submitted, no corrections shall be permitted in the paper.
Guidelines for presentation: The selected candidates shall be appropriately informed by Secretary IAC at least one month before the conference.
During the annual conference, the NBT award paper presentations shall be held on the first
day of the conference in the morning session after the IAC Academy oration.
Each presentation shall be for 8 minutes and 2 minutes shall be for question and answer

List of NBT contestant

Jwala Devi Award


The award comprises of a certificate and a prize money of Rs. 1,000.00
ELIGIBILITY:The candidate should be a cytotechnician or a cytotechnologist working in India andshould be registered for the annual IAC conference in which he/she intends to compete
for this award.
Honorary members and life associate members are not eligible for this award.
PROCEDURE:The candidate is to submit the abstract of the paper to be presented through e-mail to the Secretary of IAC and to the Organising Secretary of conference before 15th of August 2017.It should be clearly indicated on top of the paper that it is being submitted for Jwala Devi award. The abstract of the submitted paper should contain the following heads in the order mentioned below
(a) Title : Entire title of paper should be in capital letters without any abbreviation.
(b) Author(s) : Presenting author’s name should be underlined
(c) Affiliation : Department and institution of the presenting author
(d) Address : Postal address of the presenting author
(e) E mail : E mail id of the presenting author
(f) Mobile : Contact number of the presenting author
(g) Text of abstract : It should be structured around 250 words using Times New Roman size12 font and should consist of introduction, aim/objective, material and method,
observation/result and conclusionOnce submitted, no corrections shall be permitted in the paper.
The selected candidates shall be appropriately informed by Secretary IAC at least one
month before the conference.During the annual conference, the Jwala Devi award paperpresentation shall be held on the first day of the conference in the morning session after the Nalini Bai Thakkar award paper presentation.
Each presentation shall be for 8 minutes and 2 minutes shall be for question and answer

List of Jwala Devi Award

Col. D. B. Nayar Memorial Award


This award is given to the best proffered oral paper on oncology presented in the annual conference of Indian Academy of Cytologists.The aim is to promote research in oncology.
AWARD:-The award comprises of a gold plated silver medal, a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 15,000.00.
ELIGIBILITY:An MBBS doctor under the age of 35 years (as determined by his age as on 31 st December of the year in which the presentation is being made) who is either doing or has done post graduation in pathology in India.
Honorary members and life associate members are not eligible for this award. The candidate should be registered for the annual IAC conference in which he/she intends to compete for this award.
PROCEDURE:The candidate is to submit full text of the paper to be presented through e-mail to the Secretary of IAC and to the Organising Secretary of conference before the deadline mentioned in the brochure. The candidate should also submit proof of their official age in this communication. It should be clearly indicated on top of the text of paper that the paper is being submitted for Col. D. B. Nayar memorial award.
The abstract of the submitted paper should contain the following heads in the order mentioned below :
(a) Title : Entire title of paper should be in capital letters without any abbreviation.
(b) Author(s) : Presenting author’s name should be underlined
(c) Affiliation : Department and institution of the presenting author
(d) Address : Postal address of the presenting author
(e) E mail : E mail id of the presenting author
(f) Mobile : Contact number of the presenting author
(g) Text of abstract : It should be structured around 250 words using Times New Roman size 12 font and should consist of introduction, aim/objective, material and method, observation/result and conclusion.
Once submitted, no corrections shall be permitted in the paper.
During the annual conference, this award paper presentations shall be held The total time allotted for this session is one hour. Each presentation shall be for 8 minutes and 2 minutes shall be for question and answer pertaining to that paper. At the end of first 7 minutes, a bell shall be sounded to inform the presenter that the paper should be concluded in next one minute.
If the presenting author is not available for the presentation at the designated time and place, no other person will be permitted to present the paper on his/her behalf and this paper shall not be considered for the award.

List of Col. D. B. Nayar Memorial Award here.


Dr. Panna Choudhury Memorial Award


This award is given to the best original article published in the Journal of Cytology during the past one year by a resident Indian. The aim is to promote publication of good quality original articles in our Journal of Cytology.

AWARD : The award comprises of a gold plated silver medal and a certificate.

ELIGIBILITY : Only resident Indians are eligible for this award.

PROCEDURE : 1.  No announcement shall be made for this award.

2. The following criteria shall be followed in selection of the awardee:-
(a) Publication should be in Journal of Cytology.
(b) Publication should be during the past one year and shall comprise of papers from Issues 3 and 4 of previous year and Issues 1 and 2 of current year.
(c) Ahead of print articles shall not be considered for the award.
(d) Publication should be an original article.
(e) The awardee shall be the first author of the published paper.
3. The judges shall evaluate the published papers for the following:-
(a) originality of paper – 5 marks
(b) content of paper – 10 marks
(c) relevance of the topic in present scenario – 5 marks

4. The judges shall submit scanned copy of their signed evaluation sheet for final compilation to Secretary IAC by the stipulated date as determined by the Secretary IAC.
5. The Secretary IAC shall compile the marks given by the judges. The candidate receiving the highest sum total of marks shall be declared winner. In case of a tie, all papers shall be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cytology for re-evaluation. If even after his/her review there is a tie , then the final decision shall lie with the President IAC.
6. The award may not be given if the judges are of the common opinion that none of the papers are of the desired quality.
7. The winner shall be appropriately informed by Secretary IAC, at least one month before the conference, so that he/she may be present to receive the award at the valedictory function of the conference in the year in which the award is won.





For abstract please E-mail it both to Organising Secretary & Secretary IAC


Organising Secretary : cytocon2017@gmail.com


Secretary IAC : devpathprasoon@gmail.com, dev_prasoon@hotmail.com