Third Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH - Awards and Scholarships

Date: 1 - 4 April 2014

Venue: Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool

As has become customary at BHIVA and BASHH conferences, outstanding quality research was reflected in the oral and poster presentations. Of the 526 abstracts submitted, 492 were selected - 45 as oral presentations and 447 as poster presentations. This was the highest number of both submitted and accepted abstracts at a BHIVA or BASHH conference.

The AbbVie Travelling Scholarships in collaboration with BHIVA and St Stephen's AIDS Trust

AbbVie, in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the St Stephen's AIDS Trust (SSAT), have set up an exchange scholarship for practising HIV doctors, under 35 years of age from developing and transition countries, to travel to the UK for training purposes. The objective was to increase their understanding of the treatment and management of HIV in the UK and to disseminate this information and experience when they return to their country of origin.

In exchange, scholars from the UK (SpR or StR grade) travelled to the home country of a winning overseas applicant in order to take part in a placement at an HIV centre or hospital.

4 x Winners:


Left to Right: Dr David Asboe, Dr Sadat Quoraishi (AbbVie Representative), Dr John Matsekete (Zimbabwe), Dr Alexandra Teleka (Malawi), Dr Jan Clarke, Dr Subathira Dakshia (Barts Health NHS Trust, London) and Dr Alex Salam (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London).

MSD International Travel Bursaries

MSD have provided a grant to support travel scholarships for 8 UK-based consultants and non-consultant healthcare professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and non-clinical researchers) who are working in the field of HIV medicine. This enabled the winning applicants to travel to the recent CROI Conference in Boston, USA, in March 2014, and each award contributed towards the winner's registration fee, travel costs and accommodation expenses. The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Olubanke Davies, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Gillian Fraser, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow
  • Dr Anna Garner, Rotherham General Hospital
  • Ms Siobhan Lynch, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
  • Dr Kaveh Manavi, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Mr Neal Marshall, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Nashaba Matin, Barts Health - Royal London Hospital
  • Dr Emma Wainwright, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA/BASHH

Owing to its long association with BHIVA and BASHH, Mediscript has provided this annual award for the two best oral or poster research presentations during the conference in the fields of social sciences and community-based work. A further annual award is also to be given to the authors of the best paper published in HIV Medicine.

Winners:

O21: 'Home HIV sampling linked to national HIV testing campaigns: a novel approach to improve HIV diagnosis'

Dr Michael Brady, Terrence Higgins Trust

Prize collected by Garry Brough on behalf of Dr Brady

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P8: 'Choral singing and psychological and physical wellbeing: findings from evaluation of the UK community choir of people living with HIV – Joyful Noise'

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

BHIVA Best SpR Clinico-Pathological Case Presentation

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best Clinico-pathological case presentation at conference.

Winner:
'The Clone Wars'

Dr Jake Bayley, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

BHIVA/ BASHH Best Case Presentation
(Pregnancy, breastfeeding and HIV)

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best Clinico-pathological case presentation at conference.

Winner:
'Third Trimester Conundrum'

Dr Subathira Dakshina, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

The BHIVA / BASHH Maggie Godley Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference presented by a doctor of consultant status who works in a district general non-teaching hospital, in the UK.

Winner:

O34: 'Feasibility and acceptability of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination programme (HPV4) for young men who have sex with men (MSM) within a comprehensive sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and sexual health engagement strategy: Results from the first year'

Dr John McSorley, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

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BHIVA / BASHH Abstract Presentation from an undergraduate

This prize is awarded for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference presented by an undergraduate student.

Winner:

O22: 'A hepatitis C virus core antigen assay is a cost-effective, sensitive and specific test in the detection of acute hepatitis C infection in HIV-infected subjects'

Mr Robert Carney, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

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Commended Poster Presentations

15 Commended Poster Presentations:

No.

Title

Name

Affiliation

P5 A network approach to ensure high quality HIV outcomes: the experience of a remote small unit Dr Nicola Brink Guernsey Health and Social Services Department
P73 Telephone follow-up for epididymo-orchitis and pelvic inflammatory disease Dr Matthew Phillips Manchester Centre for Sexual Health
P88 A qualitative survey of attitudes towards HIV among providers of community care Dr Janet Garley Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
P106 Key factors in the acceptability of TasP in Scotland: an exploratory qualitative study with communities affected by HIV Dr Ingrid Young MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
P135 Young people’s input into a national proforma to detect risks for child sexual exploitation when attending for a sexual health service - meaningful engagement is possible and invaluable Ms Georgia Johnson Brook, Manchester
P156 Treatment switches following periods of low-level viraemia Ms Sophie Jose University College London
P192 HiV-Link: A mobile phone-based expert consultation platform for HIV/AIDS care in Ethiopia and Uganda Dr Mark Nelson Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
P209 Depression, STI risk behaviour, and use of sexual health services in Britain: Findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) Dr Clare Tanton University College London
P252 HIV testing in an asylum seeker initial accommodation centre Dr Emma Street Department of GUM, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
P265 HIV testing in the ED is effective and sustainable Dr Kerry Lim Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
P282 Outreach initiatives encourage HIV testing in hard to reach communities Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan Naz Project London
P323 Longer term follow up of Protease inhibitor-based dual antiretroviral therapy (PIDAT) in clinical practice Mr Neal Marshall Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
P371 HIV transmission and the law: what do people living with HIV understand? Dr Matthew Phillips Manchester Centre for Sexual Health
P373 An outbreak of Shigella flexneri infection amongst MSM in Brighton: a descriptive study Dr Fiona Cresswell Royal Sussex County Hospital
P433 Chancroid – down but not out- lessons from a case report Dr Pam Barnes New Croft Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

The BHIVA Ian Williams / BASHH Best Poster Presentation
BHIVA Ian Williams Best Poster Presentation

This prize was awarded to the presenter of the best poster research presentation during the conference. All 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:

P88: 'A qualitative survey of attitudes towards HIV among providers of community care'

Dr Janet Garley, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Commended Oral Presentations

3 highly commended presentations:

No.

Title

Name

Affiliation

O13 IP-10 levels in HIV/HCV co-infection decrease with the initiation of successful antiretroviral (ART) therapy: Implications for earlier ART in co-infected patients?
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Dr Kate Childs King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
O27 Disease burden due non-chronic viral hepatitis-related liver disease in HIV positive individuals: preliminary results from a longitudinal cohort study'
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Dr Natalie Shur Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
O35 High-risk drug practices associated with Shigella flexneri serotype 3a infections amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in England
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Ms Victoria Gilbart Public Health England

The BHIVA Margaret Johnson / BASHH Best Oral Presentation Award

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 had to be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

O23: 'Seminal HCV RNA level may mirror dynamics of plasma HCV RNA in HIV-positive men with acute HCV'

Dr Daniel Bradshaw, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia.

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