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Education and Scientific Subcommittee


  • The promotion and improvement of education and training of healthcare professionals working in the field of HIV medicine with reference to the association’s aims and in liaison with other agencies and institutions
  • Providing advice on postgraduate and continuing education
  • To take an advisory role for the scientific programme of and be responsible for the submitted abstract review for BHIVA’s conferences and symposia

The subcommittee is also responsible for the BHIVA research awards.

The terms of reference of the subcommittee are determined by the BHIVA executive committee.


Membership comprises a chair, vice chair, ordinary members, a community representative, chair of the BHIVA conference subcommittee, and appointed members. The chair is appointed by the BHIVA executive committee and ordinary members are selected from the membership of the BHIVA executive committee. The appointed members are co-opted from the BHIVA membership and are selected to ensure the subcommittee has the appropriate level of expertise and representation to fulfill its duties and responsibilities.

Working Groups

The subcommittee is able to delegate specific functions and activities to appointed working groups. Click here for more information on the E-Learning Working Group.

In addition, the International Partnerships Working Group was set up in 2012 to promote BHIVA as a national organisation with an international reach, promote good clinical practice in the management and treatment of HIV and co-infections on a global level and to foster links with national and international organisations to influence policies in national/international HIV care and management. Click here for more information on International Partnerships.

Terms of Reference

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Committee Members


  • Prof Caroline Sabin, University College London

Vice Chair

  • Dr Brendan Payne, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle


  • Dr Nadia Ahmed, Mortimer Market Centre, London

  • Prof Brian Angus, University of Oxford

  • Dr Fiona Burns, Royal Free Hospital, London

  • Dr Subathira Dakshina, The Royal London Hospital

  • Prof Sarah Fidler, Imperial College London

  • Dr Douglas Fink, University College London

  • Dr Ashini Fox, Nottingham City Hospital

  • Dr Julie Fox, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Prof John Frater, University of Oxford

  • Dr Lewis Haddow, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Prof Saye Khoo, University of Liverpool

  • Prof Derek Macallan, St George's, University of London

  • Dr Nicola Mackie, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • Dr Karen Rogstad, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Dr Amanda Samarawickrama, Sexual Health South West London

  • Dr Maryam Shahmanesh, University College London

  • Dr Jonathan Underwood, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff

  • Dr Clare van Halsema, North Manchester General Hospital/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

  • Prof Alan Winston, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

HIV Trainees Club representative

  • Dr Muge Cevik, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

NHIVNA representative

  • Dr Hilary Piercy, Sheffield Hallam University

UK-CAB representative

  • Mr Alastair Hudson

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to see Members of the E-Learning Working Group

Education and Scientific Subcommittee Workspace

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