22nd Annual Conference of BHIVA - Awards and Scholarships

Date: 19 - 22 April 2016

Venue: Manchester Central, UK

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

Commended poster presentations

15 highly commended posters from 178 poster presentations displayed.

No.

Title

Name and Affiliation

P8

The next generiction

Miss Venita Hardweir
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

P17

Is Kivexa with rilpivirine as effective as Eviplera for switch in clinical practice?

Mr Neal Marshall
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

P27

Clinical outcomes of co-prescription of ranitidine with boosted atazanavir and rilpivirine-based ART

Mr Neal Marshall
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

P33

Exploring the possibility of switching to a single-tablet regimen for HIV-positive patients on a protease inhibitor (PI)-based regimen

Dr Melanie Rosenvinge
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London

P42

The quest for a prophylactic HIV vaccine continues: results from a Phase I trial using novel routes of DNA vaccination in HIV-uninfected volunteers

Dr Goli Haidari
Imperial College London

P47

Gag- and Nef-specific responses are associated with increased proportions of regulatory T cells in treated chronic HIV-1 infection

Mr Alex Cocker
Imperial College London

P81

Neurocognitive and neurometabolic effects of switch from efavirenz to ritonavir-boosted lopinavir

Dr Brendan Payne
Newcastle University

P83

Review of causes of death in HIV-positive patients in London in 2014

Dr Sharanjit Dhoot
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

P93

Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in HIV infection: an emerging cause of significant liver disease in patients on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)?

Dr Katie Macdonald
King's College Hospital

P104

Use of plasma human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) viral load measurement: a joint evaluation of practice in 3 HIV units

Dr Diarmuid Nugent
Mortimer Market Centre

P124

Explaining variation in an HIV testing trial: a new model based on diffusion of innovations theory

Miss Heather McMullen
Queen Mary University of London

P128

Should all HIV-positive patients have a baseline chest X-ray?

Dr Matthew Page
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

P142

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in an HIV clinic: characteristics of those screening positive

Dr Colette Smith
University College London

P144

Accuracy of reporting undetectable HIV viral load among people with HIV on antiretroviral treatment

Miss Janey Sewell
University College London

P154

Early experience with development of a dedicated clinic to screen for cognitive defects in HIV-positive patients

Dr Thomas Whitfield
North Manchester General Hospital

BHIVA Commended Oral Presentation Awards

3 highly commended presentations:

No.

Title

Name and Affiliation

O18

Condomless sex in HIV-diagnosed men who have sex with men in the UK: prevalence, correlates, and implications for HIV transmission

Ms Marina Daskalopoulou
University College London

O24

Baseline predictors of HIV Infection in the no-PrEP group in the PROUD trial

Dr Monica Desai
Public Health England

O22

A calculation of the financial impact of opt-out HIV testing in a London Emergency Department (ED)

Dr Hannah Alexander
King's College Hospital, London

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