Prize winners at the 22nd Annual Conference of BHIVA, Manchester 2016

Research excellence was again reflected by the breadth and depth of oral and poster research presentations at this year's conference. Of those abstracts submitted, 208 were selected for presentation – 30 as oral presentations and 178 as poster presentations. All selected abstracts are published in HIV Medicine (2016, Volume 17 Supplement 1), 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.

MSD Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA

MSD has provided travel scholarships to 8 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 the recent CROI Conference in Boston.

The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Jasmini Alagaratnam

  • Dr Daniel Bradshaw

  • Dr Kate Childs

  • Dr Ellen Dwyer

  • Dr Julie Fox

  • Dr Achyuta Nori

  • Dr Brendan Payne

  • Dr Jaime Vera

MSD Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA

Left to right: Dr Adrian Palfreeman, Mr Bill Gardner (MSD), Dr Daniel Bradshaw, Dr Jaime Vera, Dr Ellen Dwyer, Dr Achyuta Nori, Dr Brendan Payne, Dr David Asboe

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

Owing to its long association with BHIVA, two prizes were awarded by Mediscript to the best oral or poster presentation for work in the field of social sciences or community-based work.

Winner:

O5: 'HIV treatment information and advocacy 2014/15: continued demand for community support services'

Mr Robin Jakob, HIV i-Base

Winner:

P149: "Listen to us, learn from us, work alongside us": UK findings from a global participatory survey among women living with HIV

Ms Sophie Strachan, The Sophia Forum

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

Left to right: Dr Adrian Palfreeman, Mr Roy Trevelion (on behalf of Mr Robin Jakob), Ms Sophie Strachan, Dr David Asboe

BHIVA Best Case Presentation Awards

3 awards available from presentations made during the case presentation lunchtime workshops held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Overall the standard was extremely high and it was difficult to select one winner from each session.

  • Winner - Clinico-pathological Case Presentation Session:
    IL6 be damned!
    Dr Charles Williams, St George's Hospital

  • Winner - Difficult Pharmacology Case Presentation Workshop
    Polypharmacy and Polypathology
    Dr Alessia Dalla Pria, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Winner - Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Case Presentation Workshop
    Livering on the edge
    Dr Adele Wolujewicz, Liverpool Centre for Sexual Health

BHIVA Best Case Presentation Awards

Left to right: Dr Adrian Palfreeman, Dr Adele Wolujewicz, Dr Alessia Dalla Pria, Dr Charles Williams, Dr David Asboe

The Ian Williams Best Poster Presentation Award

Ms Venita Hardweir

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best poster research presentation during the conference. 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:

P8: 'The next generiction'

Ms Venita Hardweir, Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton

The Margaret Johnson Best Oral Presentation Award

Dr Jonathan Underwood

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 must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

O12: 'Brain MRI changes associated with poorer cognitive function despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy'

Dr Jonathan Underwood, Imperial College London