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Education and Scientific Subcommittee


  • The promotion and improvement of education and training of healthcare professionals working in the field of HIV medicine with reference to the association’s aims and in liaison with other agencies and institutions
  • Providing advice on postgraduate and continuing education
  • To take an advisory role for the scientific programme of and be responsible for the submitted abstract review for BHIVA’s conferences and symposia

The subcommittee is also responsible for the BHIVA research awards.

The terms of reference of the subcommittee are determined by the BHIVA executive committee.


Membership comprises a chair, vice chair, ordinary members, a community representative, chair of the BHIVA conference subcommittee, and appointed members. The chair is appointed by the BHIVA executive committee and ordinary members are selected from the membership of the BHIVA executive committee. The appointed members are co-opted from the BHIVA membership and are selected to ensure the subcommittee has the appropriate level of expertise and representation to fulfill its duties and responsibilities.

Working Groups

The subcommittee is able to delegate specific functions and activities to appointed working groups. The E-Learning Working Group is responsible for the development and publication of e-learning modules for the purpose of continued professional development with the aim of promoting good clinical practice - click here for more information on E-Learning.

In addition, the International Partnerships Working Group was set up in 2012 to promote BHIVA as a national organisation with an international reach, promote good clinical practice in the management and treatment of HIV and co-infections on a global level and to foster links with national and international organisations to influence policies in national/international HIV care and management.

Terms of Reference

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Committee Members


  • Prof Caroline Sabin, Royal Free and UCMS, London: Medical Statistician


  • Prof Brian Angus, University of Oxford

  • Dr Tristan Barber, Homerton University Hospital, London

  • Dr Fiona Burns, University College London

  • Dr Mas Chaponda, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

  • Dr Katie Conway, Kent Community Health NHS Trust

  • Prof Lucy Dorrell, University of Oxford

  • Prof Sarah Fidler, Imperial College London

  • Dr Douglas Fink, Royal Free Hospital, London

  • Prof Saye Khoo, University of Liverpool

  • Prof Derek Macallan, St George's, University of London

  • Prof Mark Nelson, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

  • Dr Adrian Palfreeman, Leicester Royal Infirmary

  • Dr Karen Rogstad, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Melinda Tenant-Flowers, King's College Hospital, London

  • Prof Alan Winston, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

HIV Trainees Club representatives

  • Dr Johnny Boylan

  • Dr Sophie Candfield

NHIVNA representative

  • Mr John McLuskey

UK-CAB representative

  • Mr Alastair Hudson

Independent Chair: BHIVA Research Awards

  • Dr Ian Williams, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

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to see Members of the E-Learning Working Group

Education and Scientific Subcommittee Workspace

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