21st Annual Conference of BHIVA - Awards and Scholarships

Date: 21 - 24 April 2015

Venue: The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK

BHIVA/AbbVie/SSAT (BASS) Exchange Scholarships

AbbVie in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the St Stephen's AIDS Trust (SSAT) have set up an exchange scholarship for UK-based Specialist Registrars (SpRs) and Specialty Registrars (StRs) who are training in the field of HIV medicine and who are also BHIVA members. The exchange scholarship will enable winning applicants to travel to a developing or transition country to take part in a placement at an HIV unit for up to 2 weeks. It is anticipated that the programme will provide a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the treatment and management of HIV in the developing world and for scholars to disseminate this information and experience when they return to the UK.

In exchange, an overseas scholar from a developing or transition country will travel to the UK to take part in a placement at an HIV centre or hospital. The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Clifford George Banda, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

  • Dr Megan Keira Crofts, Bristol Sexual Health Clinic

  • Dr Lakshmi Jain, Central and North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Dr Tafara Moga, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Zimbabwe

BHIVA/AbbVie/SSAT (BASS) Exchange Scholarships

Left to Right: Dr David Asboe, Dr Megan Keira Crofts, Dr Lakshmi Jain, Dr Clifford George Banda, Dr Tafara Moga,
Ms Melinda Bertwistle (AbbVie representative), Dr Adrian Palfreeman

MSD International Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA (CROI 2015)

MSD Ltd in collaboration with the British HIV Association made provision for 8 scholarship awards to be made available to assist healthcare professionals (BHIVA Members only) to attend the 22nd Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) held in Seattle, Washington USA on 23-26 February 2015. The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Joanne Baxter, North Manchester General Hospital

  • Dr Emilie Elliot, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

  • Dr Stuart Flanagan, The Royal London Hospital

  • Dr Anna Goodman, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Dr Goli Haidari, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

  • Dr Jennifer Leighton, Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation

  • Ms Nadia Naous, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

  • Dr Jonathan Underwood, Imperial College, London

MSD International Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA (CROI 2015)

Left to Right: Dr David Asboe, Dr Goli Haidari, Dr Jonathan Underwood, Ms Nadia Naous, Dr Stuart Flanagan, Dr Emilie Elliot, Dr Jennifer Leighton, Mr James Suares (MSD representative), Dr Adrian Palfreeman

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

Owing to its long association with BHIVA, two prizes were awarded by Mediscript for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference in the field of social sciences and community-based work.

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

Winner:

O4: 'Patient information leaflets (PILs) currently require graduate-level reading skills equivalent to The Guardian or The Telegraph'

Mr Simon Collins, HIV iBase

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

Winner:

P158: 'Peer Navigators - can patient-led support contribute to clinical and well-being outcomes?'

Mr Allan Anderson, Positively UK

BHIVA Best Case Presentations

Dr Sian Warren

Clinico-pathological Case Presentations

Winner:
'Is diarrhoea always due to protease inhibitors?'

Dr Sian Warren, Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Dr Nadia Ahmed

Difficult Pharmacology Case Presentations

Winner:
'A real QT'

Dr Nadia Ahmed, Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Alex Stockdale

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Case Presentations

Winner:
'Elite control in pregnancy'

Dr Alex Stockdale, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

BHIVA Commended Poster Presentation Awards

15 Commended Poster Presentations:

No.

Title

Name

Affiliation

P8

Early clinical experience of dolutegravir in an HIV cohort in a larger teaching hospital

Dr Suzanne Todd

Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

P28

The impact of abacavir sulphate and tenofovir on platelet function

Dr Mark Nelson

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London

P35

Acute HIV infection after initiation of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure: Reasons, challenges and suggested management

Dr Goli Haidari

Imperial College, London

P43

Vertical versus horizontal HIV in young people aged 18-25

Dr Rebeca Marcus

Barts Health NHS Trust, London

P50

Darunavir/ritonavir in pregnancy - a multicentre retrospective analysis

Dr Soonita Oomeer

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

P66

Adding rituximab to CODOX-M/IVAC chemotherapy in the treatment of HIV-associated Burkitt lymphoma is safe when used with concurrent cART

Dr Fiona Burns

Royal Free Hospital, London

P74

Relationship between phosphate reabsorption, age, tenofovir and bone mineral density in a large cohort of HIV-positive men

Dr Amanda Samarawickrama

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

P80

Deaths due to viral hepatitis and other causes of liver disease among a large national HIV cohort, England and Wales

Miss Sara Croxford

Public Health England

P125

Reducing very late diagnosis of HIV infection in south west England using serious incident reporting (SIR)

Dr Charlotte Davies

University Of Bristol

P126

Audit of HIV testing in adult patients, aged over 16, admitted to an acute care unit for medical and surgical patients, January to April 2014 inclusive

Dr Nisha Mody

King's College Hospital, London

P158

Peer Navigators - can patient-led support contribute to clinical and well-being outcomes?

Mr Allan Anderson

Positively UK

P165

Transfer audit: Review of the local pathways for HIV patients transferring their care into the unit and of the quality of information provided by the 'sending' unit, June 2013-2014 inclusive

Dr Nisha Mody

King's College Hospital, London

P168

Significant benefit of a targeted HIV testing module on medical students' knowledge and confidence

Mr Mickey Chong

University College London

P169

Antiretroviral drug wastage in a teaching hospital's sexual health and infectious diseases clinics

Dr Bhagteshwar Singh

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

P183

Patients' preferences for the delivery of HIV services: A qualitative study of the roles of secondary versus primary care

Mr Alex Pollard

Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Dr Goli Haidari

The Ian Williams Best Poster Presentation Award

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:

P35: 'Acute HIV infection after initiation of post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure: Reasons, challenges and suggested management'

Dr Goli Haidari, Imperial College London

BHIVA Commended Oral Presentation Awards

3 highly commended presentations:

No.

Title

Name

Affiliation

O5

Patient experience within NHS HIV specialist services: Results from the Positive Voices pilot survey

Ms Meaghan Kall

Public Health England

O20

Treatment for hepatitis C infection in the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UK CHIC) study

Ms Alicia Thornton

University College London

O23

Risk factors for acute allograft rejection in HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients

Miss Esther Gathogo

King's College, London

Miss Amie Patel

The Margaret Johnson 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 must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

Winner:

O26: 'To determine the prevalence of HIV seroreversion across 5 collaborating paediatric HIV centres in the UK'

Miss Amie Patel, Brighton and Sussex Medical School