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Conference Awards

NHIVNA Best Oral Presentation Award

Awarded for the best oral presentation at the NHIVNA Annual Conference. A NHIVNA-invited expert panel will judge the award and will review oral presentations based on the following criteria: quality of presentation; quality of research; impact on nursing practice; originality and considered ethical issues (if appropriate).


NHIVNA Best Poster Presentation Award

Awarded for the best poster displayed at the NHIVNA Annual Conference. A NHIVNA-invited expert panel will judge the award and will review the poster based on the following criteria: quality of presentation; quality of research; impact on nursing practice; originality and considered ethical issues (if appropriate).


NHIVNA Commended Poster Presentation Award

As above but will be awarded to three runners up.


Krattinger Rennison Charitable Trust Nursing Research Award

Awarded for an original piece of research presented at the NHIVNA Annual Conference either as an oral or poster presentation. A NHIVNA-invited expert panel will judge the award and will review presentations based on the following criteria: the principal investigator is a nurse; an original piece of research; demonstrates an understanding of the research process; has an impact on nursing-related HIV policy as well as patient care; research contains an explicit discussion of the relevance of the research to nursing practice/policy and considered ethical issues (if appropriate). Winning presenters will be required to write up their research for the journal HIV Nursing.


NHIVNA/Mediscript Clinical Practice Award

Awarded for a clinical practice initiative that has made an impact on patient care presented at the NHIVNA Annual Conference either as an oral or poster presentation. A NHIVNA-invited expert panel will judge the award and will review presentations based on the following criteria: quality of presentation; impact on patient care; relationship to nursing care; recommendations for future practice; considered ethical issues (if appropriate).


The Jane Bruton Rising Star Award

Awarded for the best oral presentation or poster displayed at the NHIVNA Annual Conference by a student or junior nurse. A NHIVNA invited expert panel will judge the award and will review oral and poster presentations based on the following criteria: the lead presenter must be a student or junior nurse (up to band 5–6) holding active NHIVNA membership. Please note that nurses studying for a masters or PhD would not be eligible for this award.