Criteria and category for abstract submission

INNOVATION Award paper criteria

The submissions can be novel techniques, unique approaches in specific subject, innovative use of existing instrument/technology and research which establishes new insight into hair treatment / diagnostics /practice of trichology or hair restoration The innovation should be a original invention/discovery.

Ten abstracts would be shortlisted, of which 5 would be chosen for presentation. It can include :

  • A publication in a peer reviewed journal. It can include an article which has been submitted for publication/approved.
  • It can include an unpublished or completed research.

For shortlisted abstracts, a full text article would be necessary for final selection. If it is a device, a video of how device works will be requested. It should be accompanied by a disclaimer that it is an original invention of the author/authors.

The scientific jury HAIRCON 2018, will select 5 papers, out of which the best paper will be awarded with Best Innovation award.

Assessment: A jury will be constituted who will assess the innovation with respect to

  • Originality and scientific logic
  • Materials and methods
  • Reliability of results
  • Utility( Relevance)

Award paper

For oral presentation award papers, it should be an original study- case report/short studies won’t be accepted for award category

Assessment: A jury will be constituted for each category of paper, who will assess with respect to the below fields

  • Originality of the idea
  • Methodology
  • Analysis of results
  • Utility ( Relevance)
  • Thoroughness of discussion- Quality of writing style in term of accuracy, clarity, readability, and organisation of the study
  • Quality of research/study - Quality of research incorporating; (i) critical analysis of current literature , theories and findings, and (ii) consistency and coherency of the study
  • Positioning - Clear positioning of paper in existing national & international literature with a conclusion(s) that is both convincing and of significant potential

The scientific jury will select top 5 original work , study or research papers for HAIRCON 2018 Award paper session, out of which the best paper will be awarded


The scientific jury will select top ten E posters out of which the best poster will be awarded prize by a jury. Maximum 10 power point slides to be aligned for the e poster Short Oral presentation of the awarded E poster on 18 February 2018 The remaining entries can display their E posters at HAIRCON 2018

Last date for submission of abstracts: 30th November 2017

The award paper abstracts not selected may be selected for case report presentations or invited talk or e-posters