GE/DGAI prize for research

GE Healthcare and Germany's DGAI (the country's society for anaesthesiology and intensive care) are offering their first clinical sciences research prize, worth 60,000 euros. To be funded by GE for the next three years, the award aims to promote comprehension of clinical practice in anaesthesiology, intensive care and emergency medicine and pain therapy, via intensive clinical research.

One of the award’s initiators: DGAI’s new President, Professor Hugo Van Aken,...
One of the award’s initiators: DGAI’s new President, Professor Hugo Van Aken, Head of the Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Münster University Hospital

Applications for the first GE/DGAI research prize closed on 15 February. Now it will be up to the panel of judges to decide on the first winner. The panel includes internationally recognised medical professionals such as Professor Peter M Suter, Vice President of Research at the University of Geneva and Professor D Pierre Coriat, of the C.H.U. Pitié-Salpétrière, and Chairman of the Dépt. D’Anesthésie-Réanimation in Paris, and is headed by Professor Sten G.E Lindahl of the Karolinska Institute, who is also Head of Research and Education at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm.

The award will be presented at this year’s anaesthesiology congress in Hamburg (5-8 May), held by the DGAI. Founded as a medical/scientific society in 1953, today the Society reports it has over 12,000 members and continues to encourage them to work together to scientifically expand and advance anaesthesiology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine and pain therapies. (‘Infoservice’section)


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