Grants & Awards - ESRA

Grants & Awards

Grants

With the aim of supporting basic scientific and clinical research in the fields of local anaesthetic pharmacology, surgery, obstetrics and pain management, ESRA offers 2 different Grant programmes:


ESRA Research Grant

The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (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

ESRA members from all over the world are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be ESRA members and should be in at least their third year of anaesthesia specialisation or enrolled in a regional anaesthesia PhD programme.

Applications can be forwarded any time of the year to the ESRA Office.

Two ESRA Research Grants were awarded in 2021:

  • Steve Coppens – Transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (TQL) for laparoscopic colorectal surgery: study protocol for a double blind, prospective randomized placebo-controlled multicenter trial.
  • Dylan Finnerty – Efficacy of the Erector Spinae Plane (ESP) block for Quality of Recovery in Posterior Thoraco-Lumbar Spinal Decompression Surgery: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial.

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ESRA Educational Grant

The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) offers the ESRA Educational Grant in order to achieve the distinctive goals of ESRA:

  • to encourage specialisation of anaesthesiologists and other physicians in regional anaesthesia or pain management
  • to promote and sponsor courses and workshops
  • to encourage teaching of regional anaesthesia in anaesthesiology training programmes
  • to help anaesthesiologists in under resourced countries

ESRA members from all over the world are encouraged to apply. However, emphasis will be placed  on applications from anaesthesiologists coming from countries that lack the financial infrastructures needed to achieve the education in regional anaesthesia.

Applicants should be ESRA members, have spent a minimal amount of time in their specialty, and be  in at least their third year of medical specialisation.

Applications deadline – 30 June 2021 & 31 December 2021

4 ESRA Educational Grants were awarded in 2021:

  • Federica Bruno from Italy
  • Ângela Mendes from Portugal
  • Polyxeni Theodosopoulou from Greece
  • Luísa Vaz Rodrigues from Portugal

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Awards

ESRA offers 4 different awards:

Carl Koller Award

The Carl Koller Award is the recognition of ESRA for the outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of Regional Anaesthesia and/or Pain Medicine.

Recognition of Education in Regional Anaesthesia Award

ESRA undertakes to support outstanding innovative activities or developments in the field of Regional Anaesthesia by annually awarding the Regional Anaesthesia Award.

This award is a reflection on excellence in teaching & clinical education in the field of regional anaesthesia.

Albert Van Steenberge Award

The ESRA Albert Van Steenberge Award was created in 2010 in the memory of Albert Van
Steenberge, one of the society’s founding members.
Recipients of this award are recognized based on the following:
• The recipient must be of European nationality
• The award will recognise a scientific article considered most relevant, in its contribution to the practice of regional anaesthesia and published in the year preceding the Annual Congress.

Best Chronic Pain Paper Award

The ESRA Best Chronic Pain Paper Award was created in 2020 to recognise chronic pain articles as it is the case with Regional Anaesthesia papers, with the Albert Van Steenberge award.

Recipients of this award are recognized based on the following:
• The recipient must be of European nationality
• The Award will recognise a scientific article considered most relevant, in its contribution to the practice of chronic pain and published in the year preceding the Annual Congress

Click here to access the list of awardees.