Prize winners at the 19th Annual Conference of BHIVA, Manchester 2013

Research excellence was again reflected by the breadth and depth of oral and poster research presentations at the BHIVA Annual Conference. Of those abstracts submitted, 235 were selected for presentation – 26 as oral presentations and 209 as poster presentations – by the Abstract Review Committee, which comprised members from BHIVA’s Education and Scientific, and Conferences subcommittees as well other members of the Association, who were invited to participate due to their relevant specialties. All selected abstracts are published in HIV Medicine (2013, 14 Suppl 2), and available to download here.

Click here to view the full list of this year's prize winners. Pictured below are some of the winners.

BHIVA / AbbVie / SSAT (BASS) Exchange Scholarships 2013

Abbott, in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the St Stephen’s AIDS Trust (SSAT), have set up an exchange scholarship for practising HIV doctors, under 35 years of age from developing and transition countries, to travel to the UK for training purposes. The objective was to increase their understanding of the treatment and management of HIV in the UK and to disseminate this information and experience when they return to their country of origin.

In exchange, scholars from the UK (SpR or StR grade) travelled to the home country of a winning overseas applicant in order to take part in a placement at an HIV centre or hospital.

4 x Winners:

Left to Right: Dr Elizabeth Gatley, South Africa, Mr Alex Paskins (AbbVie representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).
Left to Right: Dr Charlotte Hall, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, Mr Alex Paskins (AbbVie representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).
Left to Right: Dr Sally Jewsbury, North Manchester General Hospital, Mr Alex Paskins (AbbVie representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).
Left to Right: Dr Kiplangat Sigei, Kenya, Mr Alex Paskins (AbbVie representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).

MSD International Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA

MSD has provided travel scholarships to 11 UK-based consultants and non-consultant healthcare professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and non-clinical researchers) who are either training or working in the field of HIV medicine. The value of each scholarship was capped as a contribution towards an award winner’s registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses at either the recent CROI Conference in Atlanta. Some of the winners can be seen below:

Left to Right: Dr Paul Collini (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield), Mr Alastair Paice (MSD representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).
Left to Right: Dr Matthew Phillips (Manchester Royal Infirmary) Mr Alastair Paice (MSD representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).
Left to Right: Dr Karen Rogstad (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield), Mr Alastair Paice (MSD representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).
Left to Right: Miss Kay Seden (University of Liverpool) Mr Alastair Paice (MSD representative) and Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).

BHIVA Best SpR Case Presentation

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best Clinico-pathological case presentation at conference.

Winner:
'A multi-system syndrome: is it the drug or is it a bug?'
Dr John Thornhill, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

Left to right: Dr John Thornhill (Barts Health NHS Trust, London), Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

Two prizes were awarded for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference in the field of social sciences and community-based work.

Winners:
P2: 'Are Health and Wellbeing Boards in higher HIV-prevalence areas prioritising HIV prevention'
Miss Babs Evans, MBARC

Left to right (top): Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA), Miss Babs Evans (MBARC).

O1: 'Is primary care prescribing for people with HIV safe? A review of practice in an inner London setting'

Left to right (bottom): Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA), Dr Rosie Wellesley (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry).



BHIVA Ian Williams Best Poster Presentation

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best poster research presentation during the conference. All poster research presentations were judged by a BHIVA-appointed poster research judging panel, and to be eligible for this prize the presenter had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:
P178: 'The emergence of new viral strains following treatment failure in an HIV-Positive cohort infected with acute HCV'
Dr Tamer Abdelrahman, University of Glasgow

Left to right: Dr Tamer Abdelrahman (University of Glasgow), Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).

BHIVA Margaret Johnson Best Oral Presentation Award

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best oral research presentation during the conference. All oral research presentations were judged by a BHIVA-appointed oral research judging panel, and to be eligible for this prize the presenter had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:
O16: 'Loss to follow-up after pregnancy among women living with HIV in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: the role of African ethnicity'
Dr Shema Tariq, City University, London

Left to right: Dr Shema Tariq (City University London), Professor Jane Anderson (Chair BHIVA).