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25th Annual Conference of BHIVA - Scholarships and Awards

Date: 2 - 5 April 2019

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre, UK


BHIVA Best Oral Research Presentation

This prize will be awarded to the presenter of the best oral research presentation during the conference. To be eligible for this prize the presenter must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).


BHIVA Best Poster Presentation

This prize will be awarded to the presenter of the best poster research presentation during the conference. To be eligible for this prize the presenter must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).

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The BHIVA Best Case Presentation

A prize will be awarded to the presenter of the best case presentation as part of the BHIVA Lunchtime Clinico-pathological Case Presentations Workshop. Applications must be received by Friday 1 February 2019.


Commended Oral Presentations

Up to 6 awards will be presented in recognition of the best oral research presentations during the conference. To be eligible for these prizes the presenter must be of junior grade (sub-consultant or equivalent).


Commended Poster Presentations

Up to 15 awards will be presented in recognition of the best poster research presentations during the conference.


Mediscript Awards in collaboration with BHIVA

2 prizes will be awarded for the best oral or poster research presentation during the conference in the field of social sciences and community-based work.

All oral and poster research presentations will be judged by a BHIVA appointed oral and poster research judging panel.


The prizes will be presented at the Prizes and Awards Ceremony on Friday 5 April.


BHIVA Science Scholarships

Science Scholarships are available for researchers and scientists wishing to attend the conference who submit an abstract that is accepted for oral or poster presentation. Up to 10 awards will be available to medical students undertaking research or to those studying for a PhD, MD or similar postgraduate qualification. The scholarship will cover the registration fee, a contribution of a maximum of £100 towards travel expenses, and accommodation will be reimbursed at a maximum of £75/night for a maximum of three nights (2, 3 & 4 April). To apply, please submit your abstract online, and then email conferences@bhiva.org indicating that you have submitted an abstract and wish to apply for a Science Scholarship. In addition, written confirmation is required of your student status and this should be outlined when submitting your abstract. All applications must be received by 18 January 2019. All applicants will be notified during the week commencing 11 February 2019 as to whether their application has been successful.


BHIVA Community Registration Support

Community registration places are open to application by representatives of UK-based community organisations who are registered charities or who are under the umbrella of UK-CAB (UK Community Advisory Board). If an organisation meets neither of these criteria then they can put forward representation for consideration by BHIVA. If your organisation has not registered for BHIVA conferences previously, then a representative’s registration form needs to be accompanied by a brief résumé of the aims and objectives of your organisation on headed paper. Community registration places are limited and will be allocated as fairly as possible, in principle on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of two registrations per community organisation. The award covers registration for the conference only. The deadline to receive applications is 18 January 2019. Please note: it is essential that applications are received by this date in order to be considered for support. To apply for a community registration place please register online via the conference section of the website, selecting the category ‘Community’. Please note that successful community registrants will be required to pay the full applicable registration fee post conference, if they fail to attend the conference or provide 14 days’ notice of their cancellation. It is necessary for community registrants to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.


BHIVA Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships will be awarded to UK-based community workers to attend the conference. Up to 10 awards will be available to applicants who are affiliated with an HIV treatment, research, vaccine information or educational organisation and who are actively involved in community treatment and prevention, education or training. In addition, successful applicants need to have a viable plan to share what was learned at the conference, particularly with other treatment and research educators. Only one award per organisation will be granted. The scholarship will cover the conference registration fee, a contribution of a maximum of £100 towards travel expenses, and accommodation will be reimbursed at a maximum of £75/night for a maximum of three nights (2, 3 & 4 April).

Please apply online, selecting the category ‘Scholarships’, and provide a written statement of how you will meet the above criteria. Applications must be received by 18 January 2019. Successful applicants will be notified during the week commencing 11 February 2019. Please note that successful community scholarship registrants will be required to pay the full applicable registration fee post conference, if they fail to attend the conference or provide 14 days’ notice of their cancellation. It is necessary for community registrants to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.


BHIVA Registration Scholarships

Registration Scholarships have been made available to assist delegates to attend the conference. Up to 10 awards will be available to healthcare professionals who are retired, not working, or employed in a part-time (half-time or less [20 hours]) or equivalent capacity. In addition, students involved in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate work will also qualify for these awards. The scholarship will cover the conference registration fee.

Please apply online, selecting the category ‘Scholarships’ and provide a written statement of your current status. In addition, please supply a statement as to how attending the forthcoming conference will be of benefit to you. All applications must be received by 18 January 2019. Successful applicants will be notified during the week commencing 11 February 2018. Please note that successful scholarship registrants will be required to pay the full applicable registration fee post conference, if they fail to attend the conference or provide 14 days’ notice of their cancellation. It is necessary for registration scholarship applicants to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket if they wish to attend this event.