The most important activity of the Association is to conduct the National Conference of IASSTD & AIDS every year, in different places of India (details given below), since its inception. In these conferences clinicians, microbiologists, epidemiologists and social scientists of National and International reputation gather together to exchange their views and ideas. Post graduates who attend these conferences are benefited by updating their knowledge with the latest academic events discussed at the National Conference. We have Orations, Award papers, Guest Lectures, Quiz programmes in addition to regular scientific sessions.
Orations are delivered by learned experts in this field from both National and International faculty. Dr.V.Govindan Nair Memorial Award and Dr.P.S.Ranganathan Memorial Award paper are the two award papers which find a regular place in the activities of the National Conference. The first award is with restriction of age (below 35 years) and the latter without any age restriction. The young post-graduates are encouraged to present scientific papers and to enthuse them they are even reimbursed to and fro railway fare to attend the conference. Guest lectures delivered by National and overseas doctors in the speciality is part of National Conference. It is a feast to listen to those lectures.
General Body Meeting of the Association is held during the National Conference to discuss and pass resolutions in addition to discuss about the Association matters and election of office bearers.
The resolutions passed at these conferences pertaining to the specialty are being forwarded to the Government for their implementation.