Prize winners at the Fourth Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH, Edinburgh 2018

As has become customary at BHIVA and BASHH conferences, outstanding quality research was reflected in the oral and poster presentations.  Of the 485 abstracts submitted, 445 were selected - 45 as oral presentations and 400 as poster presentations.

All selected abstracts were published in HIV Medicine (2018, Volume 19 Supplement 2), and are 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 Travel Bursary Scholarships 2018 Funded by MSD Ltd

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 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) which was held in Boston, USA on 4-7 March 2018. Scholarship awards were capped at a maximum of £2,000 each and were considered a contribution towards an award winner's registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses. The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

  • Dr Owen Seddon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

  • Dr Matthew Page, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham

  • Dr Virginia Rasi, University College London

  • Dr Charlotte-Eve Short, Imperial College London

  • Dr Sophie Flavell, Mortimer Market Centre, London

  • Dr Jane Nicholls, North Bristol NHS Trust

  • Dr Bridie Howe, City Hospitals Sunderland

  • Dr Erasmus Smit, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (Bursary carried over from 2017)

BHIVA Travel Bursary Scholarships 2018 Funded by MSD Ltd

Left to right: Professor Chloe Orkin (BHIVA Chair), Dr Virginia Rasi, Dr Matthew Page, Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Dr John Forni (MSD representative)

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA and BASHH

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.

P147: "How does a national mentor mother training project support women living with HIV through pregnancy? A qualitative evaluation of 4M: My Health, My Choice, My Child, My Life"

Miss Laura Kwardem, Salamander Trust

O29: "Trans:mission – a community-led HIV testing initiative for trans people and their partners at a central London"

Mr Aedan Wolton, cliniQ CIC

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA and BASHH

Left to right: Mr Mitul Patel (Mediscript Ltd), Mr Aedan Wolton, Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan (collecting the award on behalf of Laura Kwardem), Professor Chloe Orkin (BHIVA Chair), Dr Olwen Williams OBE (BASHH President)

BHIVA/BASHH Best Case Presentation Award

Dr Hardeep Kang This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best case presentation as part of the BHIVA/BASHH Lunchtime Clinico-pathological Case Presentation Workshop.

Winner:

HHV-8 a diagnosis to debate

Dr Hardeep Kang, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

BHIVA/BASHH Best Abstract Presentation from an Undergraduate Award

BHIVA/BASHH Best Abstract Presentation from an Undergraduate Award This prize was awarded for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference presented by an undergraduate student.

Winner:

O31: Mapping the violence landscape among female sex workers in Karnataka, south India: associations between violence exposure by perpetrator, and HIV/STI risk

Miss Alicja Beksinska, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

BHIVA/BASHH Best Sexual Health Poster Presentation Award

Dr Eric Chow This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best sexual health-related poster research presentation during the conference. To be eligible for this prize the presenter had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

P103: Kissing but not sex is the strongest risk factor for oropharyngeal gonorrhoea in men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional survey

Dr Eric Chow, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Australia

BHIVA/BASHH Best HIV Poster Presentation Award

Dr Nadia Ekong This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best HIV-related poster research presentation during the conference. To be eligible for this prize the presenter had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

P71: Awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the black and minority ethnic (BME) community: results of a questionnaire survey

Dr Nadia Ekong, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

BHIVA/BASHH Best Sexual Health Oral Research Presentation Award

Dr Mathew Page This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best sexual health-related oral research presentation during the conference. To be eligible for this prize the presenter had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

O42: Are all HIV postal sampling kits the same? Dried blood spots signi´Čücantly outperform conventional mini-tube sampling in a real world comparative review

Dr Mathew Page, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

BHIVA/BASHH Best HIV Oral Research Presentation Award

Ms Meaghan Kall This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best HIV-related oral research presentation during the conference. To be eligible for this prize the presenter had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

O23: Met and unmet health, welfare and social needs of people living with HIV

Ms Meaghan Kall, Public Health England