23rd Annual Conference of BHIVA - Awards and Scholarships

Date: 4 - 7 April 2017

Venue: Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool

MSD International Travel Bursaries in collaboration with BHIVA

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 24th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) which was held in Seattle, Washington USA on 13-16 February 2017.

The value of each scholarship was capped as a contribution towards an award winner’s registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses.

The winners of the award this year were as follows:

  • Dr Tristan Barber

  • Dr Alessia Dalla Pria

  • Dr Sarah Duncan

  • Dr Rebecca Metcalfe

  • Dr Katrina Pollock

  • Dr Rebecca Simmons

  • Ms Sonali Sonecha

Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

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

Winner:

O27: Affording formula: HIV-positive women's experiences of the financial strain of infant formula feeding in the UK

Ms Bianca Karpf, Body & Soul

Winner:

P142: Uncharted territory: a report into the first generation growing older with HIV

Ms Laura Scott, Terrence Higgins Trust

BHIVA Best Case Presentation Awards

3 awards available from presentations made during the case presentation lunchtime workshops held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Overall the standard was extremely high and it was difficult to select one winner from each session.

  • Winner - Clinico-pathological Case Presentation Session:
    Light at the end of the tunnel
    Dr Owen Seddon, University Hospital of Wales

  • Winners - Low level viraemia Case Presentation Workshop
    Thirteen, lucky for some: lessons learned from managing long-term low-level viraemia
    Dr Lucy Rivett, Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge

    The perils of boosted Hepatitis C treatment
    Dr Nilani Uthayakumar, Mortimer Market Centre, London

  • Winner - Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Case Presentation Workshop
    HIV test? No thank you
    Dr Natasha Astill, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Commended poster presentations

15 highly commended posters from 176 poster presentations displayed.

No.

Title

Name and Affiliation

P7

Clinical outcomes of patients switched to darunavir/cobicistat from boosted ritonavir-based antiretroviral therapy

Dr Sian Warren
Cardiff Royal Infirmary

P21

Tenofovir alafenamide: real-life data from a large teaching hospital

Dr Stephen Megarity
Royal Victoria Hospital

P23

Who is not on ART?!

Dr Paul Hine
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust

P32

InterPrEP (II): internet-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with generic tenofovir DF/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) in London: analysis of safety and outcomes

Dr Isaac Alysius
56 Dean Street, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

P36

4M 'my health, my choice, my child, my life': developing a national network of 'Mentor Mothers' to support women living with HIV through pregnancy

Ms Angelina Namiba
Salamander Trust

P37

Adherence and cost saving with the use of Pill Glide in antiretroviral therapy

Dr Caroline Foster
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

P44

Predicting future cardiovascular risk in adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV

Dr Radhini Karunaratne
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

P83

Medicalising normality? Using a simulated dataset to assess the performance of different diagnostic criteria of cognitive impairment

Dr Jonathan Underwood
Imperial College London

P87

NAFLD in HIV is associated with age and metabolic factors but not HIV-specific parameters in a prospectively characterised cohort

Dr James Maurice
Imperial College London

P120

HIV testing of patients with indicator CNS infections in a large teaching hospital in England

Dr S Defres
University of Liverpool

P136

Experiences of stigma and discrimination among women living with HIV in the UK: findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Survey UK 2015

Mr Alastair Hudson
Public Health England

P137

Experiences of stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings for trans people living with HIV in the UK: findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Survey UK 2015

Mr Matthew Hibbert
Public Health England

P142

Uncharted territory: a report into the first generation growing older with HIV

Ms Laura Scott
Terrence Higgins Trust

P152

Frequent stable attenders: is HARS missing the true complexity of stable patients?

Dr Ami Patel
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

P176

Should healthcare practitioners discuss parenthood possibilities with HIV-positive MSM? Preliminary findings from the MAIL Study

Dr Tristan Barber
University of Cambridge

BHIVA Commended Oral Presentation Awards

3 highly commended presentations:

No.

Title

Name and Affiliation

O19

TDF associated renal tubular dysfunction: non-invasive assessment of mitochondrial injury


 

Mr Ryan Samuels
Newcastle University

O22

Clinical research cerebral MRI findings in HIV positive subjects and appropriate controls


 

Miss Srishti Chhabra
Imperial College London

O24

Acute hepatitis C infection in lower risk MSM: an evolving picture


 

Dr Laura Midgley
Mortimer Market Centre, London

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:

P23: Who is not on ART?!

Dr Paul Hine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

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:

O8: Routine blood-borne virus testing for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C in the emergency department: the 'new normal'?

Dr Sarah Parry, Royal London Hospital