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Fourth Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH - Scholarships and Awards

Fourth Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH (Edinburgh 2018) Date: 17-20 April 2018

Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre, UK

The following awards were presented:

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)

The 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 Commended Poster Research Presentation Awards

There were 28 winners.

No.

Title

Name and Affiliation

P27

Tenofovir alafenamide versus tenofovir disoproxil fumarate: is there a true difference in efficacy and safety?

A Hill
Liverpool University, UK

P46

No microscope means no slides: does it matter when treating Neisseria gonorrhoeae? A review of local practice

A Gill
Cobridge Community Health Centre, SSOTP, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

P48

Sensitivity of COPAN Eswab versus direct inoculation for culture of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG)

N Astil
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK

P50

Testing for and managing Mycoplasma genitalium in women attending a GUM clinic

K Nichols
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

P67

An outbreak of HIV amongst homeless people who inject drugs (PWIDs): describing the epidemic and developing an innovative service model

R Metcalfe
Brownlee Centree, Gartnaval General Hospital, Glasgow, UK

P71

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

N Ekong
Leeds Centre for Sexual Health, West Yorkshire, UK

P82

Do adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) negatively affect sexual health outcomes, sexual risk-taking and wider health outcomes? A study of attendees at specialist sexual health services in Greater Glasgow and Clyde

L Kelso
NHS GGC, Glasgow, UK

P95

How many people need to take PrEP to prevent one new HIV infection? Meta-analysis of 32 HIV incidence studies in 64,741 patients

V Pilkington
Imperial College London, London, UK

P103

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

EPF Chow
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Australia

P127

Stigma Survey UK: an intergenerational comparison of stigma and discrimination in non-HIV healthcare settings across the UK

I Lut
Family Planning Association, London, UK

P138

What do commissioners and health providers think about the National Chlamydia Screening Programme in England? Findings of qualitative interviews conducted as part of an external review

G Davis
Public Health England, London, UK

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

L Kwardem
Salamander Trust, London, UK

P148

Increased rates of malignancy in youth living with perinatally acquired HIV; a single-centre case series

C Foster
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

P170

Diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive markers of fibrosis in HIV mono-infected patients with histologically confirmed NAFLD

J Maurice
Imperial College London, London, UK

P176

Frailty is dynamic in older adults living with HIV: a prospective observational study

N Hrouda
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK

P178

HIV as a risk factor in the initial presentation of a range of cardiovascular, coronary, cerebrovascular, and peripheral arterial diseases: a linked electronic health records study of 8 million adults in the UK

M Daskalopoulou
Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, UK

P185

Is there a difference in the frequency or severity of acute respiratory illness between HIV-positive and -negative individuals?

J Brown
University College London, London, UK

P221

A bird’s-eye view: using geospatial mapping to demonstrate changes in sexual health clinic catchment areas

R Morris
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

P232

Assessing the measurement of patient experiences and outcomes in healthcare settings on receiving care after sexual violence: a systematic review

R Caswell
University Hospital Birmingham, UK

P235

Can vaginal pH and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) POCT be used as a means of reducing vaginal microscopy in women with vaginal discharge?

S Legg
Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK

P284

Health-related quality of life of adults living with HIV in England and Wales: a utility analysis of EQ-5D-5L compared to the general population

M Kall
Public Health England, London, UK

P299

Stigma Survey UK: an intergenerational comparison of positive self-image across the UK

I Lut
Family Planning Association, London, UK

P340

Ethnic minority inequalities in sexual health amongst gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

A Hegazi
St George’s University Hospital, London, UK

P346

How often do people attend for HIV care?

P Kirwan
Public Health England, London, UK

P353

Litigation and HIV medicine: what’s going on?

M Phillips
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Cumbria, UK

P358

Oesophageal candidiasis as an HIV indicator: are we offering HIV testing routinely?

M Stevens
Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK

P383

Rising recalcitrant Trichomonas vaginalis; artefact or accurate?

R Scott
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

P388

Evaluating hepatitis C core antigen as a screening test in populations at high risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection

N Vora
Mortimer Market Centre, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

BHIVA/BASHH Commended Oral Research Presentation Awards

There were 6 winners.

No.

Title

Name and Affiliation

O17

Viral evolution in infant HIV infection

Dr Mimi Hou
University of Oxford

O18

CD32 is enriched on CD4+ T-cells with a T-follicular phenotype in gut-associated lymphoid tissue but does not associate with HIV DNA

Dr Genevieve Martin
University of Oxford

O27

Clinician-related factors associated with offering HIV tests to people aged 50+: a qualitative study

Ms Elaney Youssef
Brighton and Sussex Medical School

O28

A quantitative evaluation of the London Come Correct Condom Card (C-Card) scheme: does it serve those in greatest need?

Miss Natasha Ratna
Public Health England

O32

Investigating the prevalence of non-consensual sexual experiences in a Northern Ireland university student population

Presented by C Emerson on behalf of M Lowenstein
SCORE, Belfast

O34

HIV-2 in the UK – management and antiretroviral treatment outcomes

Dr Penelope Sellers
Barts Health NHS Trust, London

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 significantly 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