2019 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
2019 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference


Early Career Prizes

Awards will be given to early career researchers for best oral and poster presentation for each theme at the Joint Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences.


Candidates must be in the early stages of their research careers or those who are not involved with full time or professional research.

As a general guide candidates should have completed a PhD or Masters research degree not more than five years previously. Candidates who have not completed a PhD or Masters degree or who are not considered “professional researchers” are eligible at any time in their careers.


Winners for the best oral presentation will receive a complimentary registration to attend the 2020 conference.

Winners will be announced in the closing session for each conference.

The Alan Brotherton Prize in HIV Cure Research

Despite transformative changes to the diagnosis and treatment of HIV over the past 30 years, the search for an HIV cure is as relevant now as ever. Australian scientists, clinicians and community members have much to contribute to the search for a cure given our long track record of outstanding research and collaboration. As the focus on HIV cure strategies intensifies, engagement between people living with HIV and those researching and developing an HIV cure must be strong and purposeful.

In the spirit of Alan’s dedication to improving the lives of people living with HIV through partnership and the importance of HIV cure research, a $500 prize for the most outstanding abstract on research related to an HIV cure at the Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference will be offered.


Abstracts from all conference streams accepted for oral or poster presentation at the 2019 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference relating to HIV cure will be considered. As the award is to encourage new and emerging researchers, only presenters less than 10 years post PhD or MSc will be eligible. All community members are eligible.

The Alan Brotherton HIV Cure Prize will be judged by a panel comprising a person living with HIV, a member of the HIV Cure Community Partnership and an expert in cure research.

The winner will be announced during the closing plenary at the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference.

Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA)

Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA) Prizes. ASHHNA awards a prize for best poster by a nurse at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference and the HIV/AIDS Conference. This awards recognize outstanding contributions to sexual and reproductive health and HIV nursing, with the aim of encouraging innovation in clinical research and practice. Conference delegates must select ‘nurse’ on registration to be eligible.