Edgar Stene 2023 Competition

EULAR logoThe EULAR Edgar Stene Prize Competition runs yearly in memory and honour of the late Edgar W. Stene, who had severe ankylosing spondylitis. First prize is EUR 1,000, including a travel bursary to attend the EULAR Congress 2023. Second prize is EUR 700 and Third is EUR 300.

The competition has now launched for 2023 with entries called on the topic:

“How better communication with my doctor improved my life with an RMD”.

EULAR PARE are encouraging people to write about their personal experiences on the topics and answering the questions:

  • What is your experience of communication with your doctor? Why is good communication important to you?
  • How important is it for you to speak openly with your doctor about any relevant issues?
  • Do you feel understood and taken seriously by your doctor? Is there enough time given to your consultations? How is good communication achieved?
  • What role does the patient play in effective communication? Have you any tips to share for other patients?
  • Use this opportunity to express your expectations, hopes and even visions as to how communication with doctors could be improved in the future.

The EULAR Edgar Stene Prize competition is open to people 18 years and over who are living with a rheumatic and musculoskeletal (RMD) disease.

As the UK’s national member organisation of EULAR–PARE, ARMA appoints a judging panel to decide upon the one essay we will submit on behalf of the UK.

The deadline for UK entries in the competition is 5 December 2022.

You are invited to send an entry that meet these guidelines (click to view Rules document in PDF).

Please submit your completed essay along with your name, consent form, email address and telephone number to projects@arma.uk.net by midday Monday 5 December 2022. 

The Edgar Stene Prize winner, chosen by a EULAR jury, will be announced by 15 March 2023.

For more information about the prize please visit the Stene Prize page on the EULAR site.