Keracon 2019


Dear friend / colleague,

It's our great pleasure to welcome you to Keracon 2019 - the seventh annual meeting of the Cornea Society of India [CSI], to be held from 13 - 15th December 2019 at Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom, Kerala.

Keracon, the flagship annual conference of our young society, known for its passion to the subject brings in some novelty every year. This time, the focus is on 'Corneal Inflammations. As in the previous years, we expect more than 600 delegates, stellar international faculty, best possible expertise from this part of the world, and promise you a feast of academic deliberations, case based discussions and vibrant interactive sessions.

Kerala, named as one of the ten paradises of the world – by National Geographic Traveller is known among many things for its pristine backwaters. Kumarakom village is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad lake which offers a scenic view of lush greenery within emerald green backwaters, best enjoyed travelling in water. Our conference venue, Backwater Ripples is indeed an idyllic location to absorb its beauty, but also has spacious halls and other conference amenities.

After your busy scientific sessions, take a stroll in the evenings through the countryside or take a sunset cruise to enjoy the play of myriad colours in the sky.

For sure, it would be an event, not to be missed. Looking forward to see you at Kumarakom for Keracon 2019.

Dr Vinay Pillai

Dr Anil Radhakrishnan

Backwater Ripples,
Nazerath Church Road,
Kumarakom - 686563
Kottayam District, Kerala


Registration Tariff - Click here

Registration Tariff

Category Upto 30th Jun 01st Jul - 30th Sep 01st Oct - 05th Dec
CSI Member Rs. 7670 Rs. 8850 Rs. 11210
Non - Member Rs. 8850 Rs. 10030 Rs. 12390
Delegate in Training Rs. 4720 Rs. 5900 Rs. 7670
International Delegate USD 240 USD 295 USD 355

Manual Registration / Payment
1. Download the Registration Form, print it and fill it up.
Click here to download Registration form
2. Cheque / DD to be made in favour of "Keracon Cornea Society of India" payable at Bangalore.
3. The duly filled up Registration form and the Cheque / DD to be sent to the following address.
Cornea Society of India (Hallmark Events)
Maruthi, 688, 1st floor,
6th Main, 3rd block,
BEL Layout, Vidyaranyapura,
Bangalore - 560097
Ph: 9880880682

a) Reg Tariff includes GST @ 18%
b) Bonafide certificate to be produced by PG's
c) Conference registration is mandatory to attend wetlab
d) Please add Rs. 100 for outstation cheques
e) Booking for rooms at each hotel will be closed as soon as our guaranteed rooms are filled

Cancellation Policy - Click here

Cancellation Policy

Dates Refund on Registration Refund on Accommodation
Cancellation done before 31st July 2019 75% Refund 50% Refund
Cancellation done after 1st August to 15th September 2019 50% Refund 50% Refund
After 15th September 2019 25% Refund No Refunds

1) All Cancellation requests should be sent through an email to the Official Conference Managers -
2) The GST and online charges will not be refunded.
3) Refunds will be processed 30 days after the conference.

Online Registration / Payment

For Online Registration - Click Here

a) Online service charge of 3% is applicable for online registrations.

Abstract Submission

Free Paper / Poster / Video submission guidelines
  1. Submission: Abstracts may be submitted online only.
  2. Language: All abstracts must be submitted in English (Arial font 11).
  3. Abstracts must contain original material & the work should be done in India.
  4. The Chief/Presenting author must be a member of Cornea Society of India.
  5. Maximum two submissions for each presenter either as Chief author or Co-author (Free Paper + Poster; Free Paper + Video; Poster + Video)
  6. There will be Award for - Best Paper, Best Poster and Best Video.
  7. The abstract for Free Paper and Poster: is to be submitted as structured (300 words)
    • Title
    • Purpose
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • Financial interest: Yes/No
    • Conflict of Interest: Yes/No
    • Declaration: Not presented earlier/Published/or Accepted for publication
  8. The duration of Free Paper is 6 minutes and Duration of Video maximum of 8 minutes.
  9. Any Free Paper/Poster/Video presented earlier in any major conferences or already published/accepted for publication will not be considered.
  10. The abstract for Video may be structured or non-structured (300 words). Followed by abstract submission for video, original video to be shared via google drive/email before 15th August 2019. The submission will not be considered for evaluation if the original video is not received before 15th August 2019.
  11. Name or Institutional affiliation should not be disclosed in the video abstract, as all abstracts will be judged anonymously.
  12. Abstract Submission deadline is 15th August 2019.
  13. - Abstracts selection will be subject to a peer review by two independent experts. Authors will be notified of acceptance by email.
  14. Abstract authors must register for the conference by 15th August 2019.
  15. If an abstract is accepted, the presenting author must attend the congress and present it in person.

Cornea Society of India (Hallmark Events)
Maruthi, 688, 1st floor,
6th Main, 3rd block,
BEL Layout, Vidyaranyapura,
Bangalore - 560097

Mobile: 9880880682

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