23rd Annual Conference of BHIVA - Awards and Scholarships

Download Final ProgrammeDate: 4 - 7 April 2017

Venue: Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool


The BHIVA Margaret Johnson Best Oral Research Presentation


This prize will be awarded to the presenter of the best oral research presentation during the conference. All oral research presentations will be 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). The prize will be presented at the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 April.

The BHIVA Ian Williams Best Poster Presentation

This prize will be awarded to the presenter of the best poster research presentation during the conference. All poster research presentations will be judged by a BHIVA-appointed poster research judging panel, and to be eligible for this prize the presenter must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent). The prize will be presented at the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 April.

The BHIVA Best Case Presentation

A prize will be awarded to the presenter of the best case presentation as part of the BHIVA Lunchtime Clinico-pathological, Pregnancy and breastfeeding and Low-level viraemia Case Presentations Sessions. Applications must be received by 3 February 2017. The prizes will be presented at the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 April.

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Commended Oral Presentations

Up to 3 awards will be presented in recognition of the best oral research presentations during the conference. To be eligible for these prizes the presenter must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent). All oral presentations will be judged by a BHIVA-appointed oral research judging panel. The awards will be acknowledged during the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 April.

Commended Poster Presentations

Up to 15 awards will be presented in recognition of the best poster research presentations during the conference. All poster research presentations will be judged by a BHIVA-appointed poster research judging panel. The prizes will be awarded at the end of Thursday 6 April. The awards will be acknowledged during the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 April.

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

2 prizes will be awarded for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference in the field of social sciences and community-based work. The awards will be presented at the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7 April.

BHIVA Science Scholarships

Science Scholarships are available for researchers and scientists wishing to attend the conference who submit an abstract that is accepted for oral or poster presentation. Up to 10 awards will be available to medical students undertaking research or to those studying for a PhD, MD or similar postgraduate qualification. The scholarship will cover the registration fee, a contribution of a maximum of £100 towards travel expenses, and accommodation will be provided for a maximum of three nights (4–6 April). To apply, please tick the appropriate box when submitting your abstract online, indicating that you wish to apply for a Science Scholarship. In addition, written confirmation is required of your student status and this should be outlined when submitting your abstract. All applications must be received by 13 January 2017. All applicants will be notified during the week commencing 13 February 2017 as to whether their application has been successful.

BHIVA Community Registration Support

Community registration places are open to application by representatives of UK-based community organisations who are registered charities or who are under the umbrella of UK-CAB (UK Community Advisory Board). If an organisation meets neither of these criteria then they can put forward representation for consideration by BHIVA. If your organisation has not registered for BHIVA conferences previously, then a representative's registration form needs to be accompanied by a brief résumé of the aims and objectives of your organisation on headed paper.

Community registration places are limited and will be allocated as fairly as possible, in principle on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of two registrations per community organisation. The award covers registration for the conference only. The deadline to receive applications is 13 January 2017. Please note: it is essential that applications are received by this date in order to be considered for support. To apply for a community registration place please register online via the conference section of the website, selecting the category 'Community', or alternatively, download the Community Registration form below and fax or post this to the Conference Organiser. Please note that it is necessary for community registrants to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.


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BHIVA Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships will be awarded to UK-based community workers to attend the conference. Up to 10 awards will be available to applicants who are affiliated with an HIV treatment, research, vaccine information or educational organisation and who are actively involved in community treatment and prevention, education or training. In addition, successful applicants need to have a viable plan to share what was learned at the conference, particularly with other treatment and research educators. Only one award per organisation will be granted. The scholarship will cover the conference registration fee, a contribution of a maximum of £100 towards travel expenses, and accommodation will be provided for a maximum of three nights (4–6 April).

Please apply online, selecting the category 'Scholarships', and provide a written statement of how you will meet the above criteria. Alternatively, download the Community Registration form below and apply in writing, submitting a covering letter along with your registration form, either by post or fax. Applications must be received by 13 January 2017. Successful applicants will be notified during the week commencing 6 February 2017. Please note that it is necessary for community scholarship applicants to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.


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BHIVA Registration Scholarships

Registration Scholarships have been made available to assist delegates to attend the conference. Up to 10 awards will be available to healthcare professionals who are retired, not working, or employed in a part-time (half-time or less [20 hours]) or equivalent capacity. In addition, students involved in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate work will also qualify for these awards. The scholarship will cover the conference registration fee. Please apply online, selecting the category 'Scholarships' and provide a written statement of your current status. In addition, please supply a written statement as to how attending the forthcoming BHIVA conference will be of benefit to you.

Alternatively, download the Registration Scholarship registration form below and apply in writing to the Conference Organiser, submitting your registration form by post or by fax. All applications must be received by 13 January 2017. Successful applicants will be notified during the week commencing 13 February 2017. Please note that it is necessary for registration scholarship applicants to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.


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BHIVA Junior Registration Scholarships

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) have made provision for 30 scholarship awards to be made available to UK-based non-consultant healthcare professionals who work in the field of HIV medicine to attend the 23rd Annual Conference of BHIVA. The scholarship will cover the delegate's conference registration fee only. It will be necessary for applications to book and organise their own accommodation, travel and purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.

Applications for BHIVA Junior Registration Scholarships are now closed.

Registration Scholarships in collaboration with ViiV Healthcare UK

ViiV Healthcare in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) have made provision for scholarship awards to be made available to assist healthcare professionals to attend the 23rd Annual Conference of BHIVA which is to be held in Liverpool on 4-7 April 2017. The scholarship will cover the delegate's conference registration fee only, it will be necessary for applicants to book and organise their own accommodation, travel and purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.

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