Dr Jonas David Keuler (Marienhospital Stuttgart, Germany) is the winner of the Sir Peter Simpson Prize 2021. Every year, the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care grants the Sir Peter Simpson Prize to the candidate who obtains the best score at the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Part II examination the year before. Unfortunately, Dr Keuler was unable to attend the awards ceremony at this year’s annual congress in Milan, Italy. Therefore, the ESAIC examinations committee has decided to present the award to Dr Keuler as part of a local ceremony in Stuttgart. On November 7, 2022, the Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the Marienhospital Stuttgart, Prof. Dr Rene Schmidt, presented Dr Keuler with the Sir Peter Simpson Prize on behalf of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. Congratulations, Dr Keuler!
Dr Sir Simpson was the first President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. He was knighted in 2006 for services to the NHS and initiated the first European-wide qualification in anaesthetics.
Every year, the European Society of Anaesthesiology grants the Sir Peter Simpson Prize to the candidate who obtains the best score at the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Part II examination.
What is granted?
In recognition of the outstanding achievement, the European Society of Anaesthesiology grants different advantages to the winner:
- The Euroanaesthesia congress registration fee will be waived the year following the Part II examination.
- A contribution towards the travel and accommodation expenses incurred by the attendance at the European Diploma Presentation Ceremony of the Euroanaesthesia congress up to a maximum of 500 Euro (provided that original receipts for travel to and accommodation at the congress venue are received by the ESAIC Examinations Office).
- The winner will be awarded during the Euroanaesthesia Congress at the Awards Ceremony the year following the Part II examination.
Candidates do not need to apply to be eligible for the Sir Peter Simpson Prize, they participate automatically as they sit the EDAIC Part II examination.