Awards

Awards

Want to win an award? ESRA is offering a plenty of opportunities to win.

Carl Koller Award 

The Carl Koller Award is the recognition of ESRA to the outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of Regional Anaesthesia and/or Pain Medicine. This award is presented once a year at the ESRA Congress.

2018 award winner: Barry Nicholls
2019 award winner: Guy Weinberg
2020 award winner to be announced at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress in Thessaloniki.

Recognition of Education in Regional Anaesthesia Award 

ESRA undertakes to support outstanding innovative activities or strategies in the field of Regional Anaesthesia by annually bestowing the Regional Anaesthesia Award. Such activities and strategies contribute to the conveyance and implementation of scientific evidence into clinical practice of Regional Anaesthesia and postoperative pain therapy and are deemed outstanding.

2018 award winner:  Øivind Klaastad
2019 award winner: Manoj Karmakar
2020 award winner to be announced at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress in Thessaloniki.

Albert Van Steenberge Honorary Lecture

The ESRA Albert Van Steenberge Honorary Lecture was created in 2011 as an ESRA Congress award, after sad loss of one of our Society founders.

2018 award winner:  Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
2019 award winner: Anna Server
2020 award winner to be announced at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress in Thessaloniki.

ESRA Research Grant Award

The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and & Acute Pain Management (ESRA) proudly presents the ESRA Research Grant in order to achieve the distinctive goals of ESRA, such as

  • to encourage specialisation of anaesthesiologists and other physicians in regional anaesthesia or pain management 
  • to promote, sponsor and encourage research in experimental, epidemiological or clinical settings regarding regional anaesthesia or pain management 
  • to help anaesthesiologists in under-resourced countries to develop their scientific programmes. 

2018 award winners: Jayne Gallagher  &   Carles Garcia-Vitoria
2019 award winner: Cheng Ong & Danny Hoogma
2020 award winner to be announced at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress in Thessaloniki.

ESRA Educational Video Competition

The Best Videos are presented at the ESRA Educational Video Competition during the Annual ESRA Congress. 

2018 winners:
1st: Sébastien Bloc with the video: Preoperative Information
2nd: María Teresa Fernandez with the video: Modified BRILMA and Sébastien Bloc with the video: Analgesia technique = Supraclavicular nerve and Axillary nerve blocks
3rd: Archana Areti with the video: Correlation of Sonoanatomy with Actual Anatomy of the Brachial Plexus above the Clavicle

The 2018 Educational videos will be soon available on the ESRA Academy.
2019 winners to be announced during the ESRA Networking Evening at the 38th Annual ESRA Congress in Bilbao.
2020 winners to be announced during the ESRA Networking Evening at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress in Thessaloniki.

ESRA Abstract Prizes

These monetary prizes are awarded to those judged by the Scientific Committee to be the best submissions of their category. These prizes are chosen based on scores from abstracts submitted and papers presented either in an Oral or E-Poster format. The presenting author must be a trainee or residence. 

Best Free Papers

The Best Free Papers will be presented during the Best Free Papers Session at the Annual ESRA Congress.

2018 winner: Mette Dam
2019 winners will be announced during the ESRA Awards Ceremony at the 38th Annual ESRA Congress. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive prize money after the Congress.
2020 winners will be announced during the ESRA Awards Ceremony at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive prize money after the Congress.

Best e-Poster Presentations

The abstracts that will be shortlisted as candidates for a Best E-Poster Award will be presented during the E-Poster Discussion sessions taking place Thursday and Friday in the E-Poster Area at the Annual ESRA Congress. 

2018 winner:  Chandi Sinha
2019 winners will be announced during the ESRA Awards Ceremony at the 38th Annual ESRA Congress. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive prize money after the Congress.
2020 winners will be announced during the ESRA Awards Ceremony at the 39th Annual ESRA Congress. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive prize money after the Congress.

Congratulations to all Awardees and Winners!