2020 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference
2020 HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference

Awards and Prizes

Levinia Crooks Emerging Leaders Award

For over 30 years Levinia took an active role in recognising especially emerging leaders within the BBV/STI and viral hepatitis field, and had personally mentored many talented individuals, researchers and practitioners. Two awards are given annually as a way of honouring her legacy and recognising her significant contribution to our sector.  

ASHM Early Career Awards

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


  • Case presentation
  • Social, Political and Cultural Aspects
  • Prevention, Epidemiology and Health Promotion
  • Discovery Research and Translational Science
  • Clinical Management and Therapeutics


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.

Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA) Prizes

ASHHNA awards prizes for the best poster by a nurse at both the Australasian Sexual Health Conference and the HIV/AIDS Conference. These 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.

Sexual Health Society of Victoria Best Poster Awards

A total of three awards will be given for the best poster presentations at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference. This includes two Best Poster Awards by all presenters and one Best Student Poster Award by a student presenter. The award winner will receive a certificate and one-year SHSoV free membership.


All accepted abstracts for poster presentation at the 2020 Australasian Sexual Health Conference are eligible.

To be eligible for the Best Student Poster Award, the presenter must be a current undergraduate or postgraduate student and register as “Students” at the conference. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible.

Judging criteria

The Best Poster Awards will be judged by the SHSOV executive committee. It will be based on the scientific quality and novelty of the abstract and the design of poster (e.g. layout, overall visual).

Sexual Health Journal

Sexual Health Journal is publishing the top 3 ranked abstract for each theme.