There were a number of awards presented at the 2015 Autumn Conference; the Janssen Travel Bursary Scholarships in collaboration with BHIVA, the Brian Gazzard Lectureship in HIV Medicine, the BHIVA Best Clinico-Pathological Case Presentation, BHIVA Research Awards and the BHIVA Don Jeffries Research Award.
Janssen in collaboration with BHIVA awarded 7 scholarships to assist healthcare professionals to attend the International AIDS Society conference which was held in Vancouver, Canada on 19-22 July 2015.
Dr Laura Byrne, UCL Institute of Child Health
Dr Sarah Cavilla, Royal Sussex County Hospital
Dr Lisa Hamzah, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Dushyant Mital, Milton Keynes General Hospital
Dr Borja Mora Peris, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Chloe Orkin, Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Shema Tariq, Mortimer Market Centre Central North West London
Left to Right: Dr Borja Mora Peris, Dr Dushyant Mital, Dr Sarah Cavilla, Lord Norman Fowler, Dr Lisa Hamzah, Dr Laura Byrne, Dr Shema Tariq, Janssen representative Lisa McDougall and Dr David Asboe.
One award available from presentations made during the Clinico-pathological case presentation lunchtime workshop held on Thursday. Overall the standard was extremely high and it was difficult to select one winner from each session.
Dr Sarah Cavilla, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
BHIVA received 17 research award applications from its members in 2015, the standards of which were extremely high. BHIVA provided research awards to 5 UK-based applicant members and awarded a total of £55k. The BHIVA Research Awards 2015 are part-funded by BMS, Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare. BHIVA is also grateful for donations from BHIVA members.
The winners of this scholarship are noted below:
Dr James Brown, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Anna Maria Geretti, University of Liverpool
Dr Katherine Sutherland, University College London
Dr John Thornhill, Imperial College London
Dr Nina Vora, Mortimer Market Centre, London
Left to Right: Lord Norman Fowler, Dr James Brown, Professor Anna Maria Geretti, Dr John Thornhill, Dr Nina Vora and Dr David Asboe.
The lectureship was set up by BHIVA in honour of its Founding Chair, Professor Brian Gazzard, and is now in its 10th year. The lecture is selected to be presented from a short list of proposed topics and eminent speakers put forward for consideration by the BHIVA Conferences Subcommittee.
This annual prize was awarded to Professor Paul Kellam, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Edinburgh for his presentation 'Phylogenetics and transmission networks'.
David Asboe and Lord Norman Fowler presents Professor Paul Kellam with a commemorative trophy bowl and engraved pen in recognition of his Lectureship Award.
In 2012, as a memorial to Professor Donald Jeffries OBE, the BHIVA Education and Scientific Subcommittee instituted an award for the top-scoring project in the BHIVA Research Awards applications. This award has been set up in perpetuity, to honour Professor Jeffries' immense support and dedication to the British HIV Association.
This annual prize was awarded to Dr John Thornhill from Imperial College London for his research on 'HIV-1 Reservoir in Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) in Primary HIV Infection'.
Lord Fowler and David Asboe presented Dr John Thornhill with a commemorative engraved trophy bowl in recognition of his Research Award.
Click here for more information about the BHIVA Autumn Conference, London 2015.