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25th Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (Bournemouth 2019)

Date: 2 - 5 April 2019

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, UK


The 25th Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) will be held in the spring of 2019 at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth, UK.


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Late Breaking Abstracts

BHIVA invite submissions for late breaker abstracts with a deadline of 11th February 2019; applicants will be notified of decisions by 15th February. Abstracts that meet the following criteria will be considered for late breaker acceptance:

  • High degree of scientific interest with information that may have an immediate impact on UK guidelines or practice

  • Based on research findings that were not available at the time of the regular abstract submission deadline

Abstracts that have been submitted to and/or presented at an international meeting or been accepted for presentation at an international meeting within last 3-6 months will be considered as long as it can be demonstrated that the findings are of particularly high relevance to the UK HIV community.

Delegates who wish to present abstracts at conference must register within two weeks of hearing whether their abstract has been selected for presentation.

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Travel Bursaries supported by ViiV Healthcare UK

ViiV Healthcare UK in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) have made provision for travel bursary awards to be made available to assist UK based healthcare professionals to attend the 25th Annual Conference of BHIVA.

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Clinico-Pathological and PrEP Conundrums Case presentations

A cherished tradition of the conference is case presentations by specialty trainee registrars. These are popular sessions and provide a forum for trainees registrars to present in front of the UK HIV medicine community.

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BHIVA Lunchtime workshops

Places are limited and will be restricted to 80 delegates per workshop. Places will be available onsite, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the door of the lunchtime workshop. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the start of each workshop. Each workshop will begin promptly at the time indicated in the programme.

BHIVA Invited Lectures and Sessions supported by unconditional educational bursaries

BHIVA Invited Lectures can be supported by means of a bursary grant, kindly donated by sponsors. In the organisation of these sessions, all correspondence and liaison with the speakers invited to participate in these sessions has been administered by BHIVA and speakers are under no obligation to the sponsoring company. Donated bursaries go towards supporting the honorarium, travel and accommodation of speakers. The slots are educational in content and form part of the BHIVA plenary programme, and thus qualify for CPD accreditation.

Social events

There are two social events: a Welcome Reception (Wednesday) to be held at the Bournemouth International Centre, and a Gala Dinner (Thursday) which will be held at the Royal Pavilion. A contribution of £40 will be required if you wish to attend the Gala Dinner – to try to ensure a full turnout, and that funds are not wasted.

Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend any of these social events. If later you find you cannot attend, please let the Conference Organisers know at your earliest convenience. If written notice is received by 1 March 2019, 75% of your payment will be returned.

Awards and Scholarships

A number of scholarships and awards are available at this conference.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Medical staff in career grade posts who are enrolled with one of the Royal Medical Colleges for Continuing Professional Development will be entitled to receive CPD credits at the rate of one CPD credit per conference hour (exclusive of travel, refreshments, social events and satellite symposia). The conference will be allocated a maximum of 6 CPD credits per conference day.


The exhibition represents an essential and integral element of the conference, providing participants with an excellent platform for networking as well as an opportunity to gain further insight into cutting-edge technology, latest healthcare solutions and services within the field of HIV and GU medicine. Entrance to the exhibition hall is free for all registered delegates.

Download Exhibitors’ Guidance Pack

Download Exhibition Booking Form

Download Exhibitors Delivery Timetable Booking Form

Download Sponsors’ Satellite Symposium and Lunchtime Workshop Guidance Pack

Download AV / Branding Requirements Booking Form

Download AV / Branding Requirements Booking Form (Sponsors’ Satellite Symposium Rehearsal Room)


The registration fee does not include accommodation. It is very important to book accommodation early as rates will increase significantly nearer the time of conference. Click here for more information and to book accommodation online.

Conferences Subcommittee

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