Bursary & PG Clinics - IASG

Guidelines and Format IASG BURSARY Program

Duration: Full Day


All postgraduate students / research scholars (MD/MS/DNB/MCh/PhD), GI Surgery and related specialties Preference will be given to

  • M.Ch/DNB GI Surgery Residents
  • Sophomores rather than final year residents
  • IASG Member (Only DNB/MCh GI surgery residents are eligibile to become members)
  • Should not have received the bursary award in the past.
    Number of places: Twenty-Five (25)

Last date: Same as last date for submission of abstract without late fee (31st May)

Application Process:

  • Should apply after the announcement of Bursary Program (1st January) and before the last date (5.00 PM, 31st May)
  • Should apply in the application form downloadable at IASG Web site.
  • Must submit an abstract for IASGCON. If the abstract is a case report or a video presentation least likely to get selected.
  • Must have Registered for the conference (Registration fee will be reimbursed to the selected candidates)
  • Must submit a brief write up 250 words on why she/he wishes to participate in the program.
  • DNB/M.Ch GI Surgery Residents, preferably should become members of IASG

Selection Process:

  • Selection will be based on independent marking of the write up and the quality of the abstract submitted by 3-4 peer reviewers.
  • If more than 2 slots are going to a single institution, then moderate the selection process so that preferably there are not more than 2 awardees from a single institution.
  • Preference:
    • GI Surgery Residents (M.Ch or DNB)
    • Sophomores
    • Members of IASG
  • Education Committees Decision is Final
  • Selection will be finalized by 15th June and communicated to the applicants and the selected list will be put up on the website.
  • Selected Awardees should send a demand draft amount of Rs 5000/- as caution deposit, payable to Secretary, IASG (Not Organising Secretary) so as to reach the IASG Secretariat (Not Organising Secretariat) before 5 PM 30th June. Write your name behind the DD for easy identification. In addition, send an electronic copy (Scan) as an attachment to the mail ids mentioned below. Defaulters will forego their bursary award and the award will be given to the next candidate in waiting.
  • Drafts will be returned to those candidates attending the bursary program by the Secretary, IASG along with reimbursement of Registration Fee, during IASGCON at the time of awarding the Bursary Certificates.
  • Selectors: IASG Education Committee


  • Bursary awardees will be provided tickets from their place of work (by air or train as applicable) to the conference city and accommodation during the period of the conference, along with complimentary registration. (They will be expected to be present throughout the duration of the conference.) The travel will be organized by the IASG Education Committee by the least expensive mode and dates and timings will be at the discretion of the IASG Education Committee. Requests for changes will not be ordinarily accepted. No reimbursement will be given for travel booked directly by the awardees.
  • Visit to one or two GI Surgery centers in the city where the Conference is being held will be organized (subject to logistic considerations). No exam format case discussions will be conducted. The program will have a mix of discussion / description of a technique, a case capsule to be run by local residents and bursary awardees, a session on a non-surgical topic, a paper critiquing session and a mentorship session.
  • Bursary award certificates will be given to those attended the bursary at the end of the conference followed by a Group photograph. The certificates will not be given in absentia to any one other than the candidate (except with prior permission from Convener, Education committee)

Commitment from Awardees:

  • All awardees who are M.Ch/DNB GI Surgery Residents should become members of IASG before Bursary. (This is not applicable for MS Gen. Surg. and M.Ch/DNB residents from specialities other than GI Surgery)
  • All awardees will have to attend the bursary day program as well as the rest of the conference.
  • The awardees have to submit the report in electronic form not more than 300 words to the Secretary, IASG within 48 hours after completing the bursary (Before the Award Ceremony)

Disciplinary Action:

  • If the Bursary awardees do not attend after confirmation (without valid reason to the satisfaction of Education Committee) will forefeit the Caution deposit amount of Rs 5000/- and Registration fee will not be reimbursed.
  • If the awardees are found to be absent during bursary session or in the conference (without a valid reason to the satisfaction of Education Committee) will forfeit the Caution Deposit amount of Rs 5000/- and the Conference Registration amount will not be refunded. The same will be communicated to the defaulters, Head of the Department by the Education Committee.

Program Outline:

  • Visit to 2 centers in the city; preferably one public and one private center. Purpose of visit should be to see work processes in different environments. Also exposure to a disease or treatment or a surgical procedure in which that center excels or has a large experience
  • One technique: 1 hour session
  • One case capsule: 1 hour session; Run by residents of the local center(s), panelists: bursary awardees, 2-3 faculty in front row for critical comments
  • One non-surgical topic: 1 hour session One mentorship session: 1 hour
  • One paper critiquing session: 1 hour
  • All sessions to have emphasis on local skills
  • NB: Entry strictly restricted to Registered Applicants

Guidelines and Format for PG Clinics program

Duration: Daily morning, 1.5 hours for 4 days


  • All M. Ch / DNB GI Surgery students, preferably exam going. However, a center chief may prefer to send sophomores each year.
  • All Bursary applicants are eligible
  • Number of places: No limit
  • Last date: Same as last date for submission of abstract without late fee (31st May)

Application Process:

  • Should apply after the announcement of PG Clinics Program (1st January) and before the last date (5.00 PM, 31st May)
  • Should apply in the application form downloadable at IASG Web site.
  • Must submit an abstract for IASGCON.
  • HAVE to register for the conference and to be booked for the PG clinics program.
  • NO financial support will be provided

Program Outline:

  • Examination format
  • Case discussions, ward rounds
  • Some should be video presentations or virtual case scenarios, so that discussion can progress beyond history.
  • Entry strictly restricted to Registered Applicants

Scanned electronic copies of the applications should be sent by mail to:
iasgabstracts@gmail.com; iasgbursary@gmail.com; iasgsecpradeep@gmail.com;
Last Date: 31 May 2017, 5,00 PM

IASG Secretariat:
Dr Pradeep Rebala MS, M Ch (Surg.Gastro),
Secretary, IASG,
Senior Consultant,
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology,
Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Somajiguda,
Hyderabad 500082, Telangana, India

Past Bursary Awardees

2016 2017

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