Prize winners at the 23rd Annual Conference of BHIVA, Liverpool 2017

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, 206 were selected for presentation – 30 as oral presentations and 176 as poster presentations. All selected abstracts are published in HIV Medicine (2017, Volume 18 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 International Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA

The British HIV Association made provision for 8 scholarship awards funded by MSD Ltd to be made available to assist healthcare professionals to attend the 24th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) which was held in Seattle, Washington USA on 13-16 February 2017.

The value of each scholarship was capped as a contribution towards an award winner’s registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses.

The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Tristan Barber

  • Dr Alessia Dalla Pria

  • Dr Sarah Duncan

  • Dr Rebecca Metcalfe

  • Dr Katrina Pollock

  • Dr Rebecca Simmons

  • Ms Sonali Sonecha

Dr Tristan Barber

Dr Tristan Barber

Dr Rebecca Metcalfe

Dr Rebecca Metcalfe

Dr Rebecca Simmons

Dr Rebecca Simmons

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:

O27: Affording formula: HIV-positive women's experiences of the financial strain of infant formula feeding in the UK

Ms Bianca Karpf, Body & Soul

Ms Bianca Karpf

Winner:

P142: Uncharted territory: a report into the first generation growing older with HIV

Ms Laura Scott, Terrence Higgins Trust

Ms Laura Scott

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:
    Light at the end of the tunnel
    Dr Owen Seddon, University Hospital of Wales

  • Winners - Low level viraemia Case Presentation Workshop
    Thirteen, lucky for some: lessons learned from managing long-term low-level viraemia
    Dr Lucy Rivett, Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge

    The perils of boosted Hepatitis C treatment
    Dr Nilani Uthayakumar, Mortimer Market Centre, London

  • Winner - Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Case Presentation Workshop
    HIV test? No thank you
    Dr Natasha Astill, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Owen Seddon

Dr Owen Seddon

Dr Lucy Rivett and Dr Nilani Uthayakumar

Dr Lucy Rivett and Dr Nilani Uthayakumar

Dr Natasha Astill

Dr Natasha Astill

The Ian Williams Best Poster Presentation Award

Dr Paul Hine

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:

P23: Who is not on ART?!

Dr Paul Hine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The Margaret Johnson Best Oral Presentation Award

Dr Sarah Parry

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:

O8: Routine blood-borne virus testing for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the emergency department: the 'new normal'?

Dr Sarah Parry, Royal London Hospital