EULAR Awards: Stene Prize

Every year, EULAR and the Standing Committee of PARE offer the Edgar Stene Prize for the best essay on a previously determined topic. Plenary Session at the Annual EULAR Congress and is invited to the congress dinner. In addtion, the costs for the congress and four nights are covered by EULAR. The second and third winner receives a prize money of EUR 700 and EUR 300 respectively.

The national organizations of people with arthritis / rheumatism invite people with RMDs in their countries to participate in the competition by writing and submitting an essay on the topic of the year. Essays may be written in any national language and should not exceed two typewritten pages. Employees of the national patient organizations or scientific societies / health professional societies are excluded.

The best entry from each country will be submitted for the final decision made by the jury elected by the PARE Standing Committee.

Winners of the Stene Prize

2019

Winner: Ovidiu Constantinescu, Romania

Runner-Up: Victoria Sarkisiants, Russia

third place: Francisco Carreira Roca, Spain 

2018

Winner:  Magdalena Misuno, Poland
" My personal champion - supporting my everyday life with a rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease"

2017

Stefanie Hulst, The Netherlands
"Diagnosis from the perspective of a child"

2016

Simon Stones, UK
"Living with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD): How to take action to enjoy life to the full"

2015

Charlotte Secher Jensen, Denmark
"Taking control of my life - working together with health professionals to achieve my personal goals"

2014

Marinka Stein Due Sørensen, Denmark
"Vision 2043 - my ideal world for people with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease"

2013

Mette Toft, Denmark
"Growing up or growing older - my secret for healthy aging with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease"

2012

Raijna Heimonen, Finland
"Overcoming the challenges of getting around with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease"

2011

Lill Due, Norway
"How Exercise improves my Life with a Rheumatic Disease"

2010

Karin Nørgaard, Denmark
"Working with a Rheumatic Disease - My Daily Reality"

2009

Emmi Myöhänen, Finland
"My rare condition"

2007

Lena Andersen, Denmark
"The small things in life matter"

2005

Monika King, Switzerland
Essay on coping with fatigue and tiredness of arthritis/rheumatism: 
"My tiredness - an encounter"

2003

Nanna Valentin Gaarde, Denmark
"Is it easy to get an appropriate job? Strategies/My Experiences"

2001

Frances Bell, United Kingdom
"The long way to acceptance of my chronic diseas"

1999

Erzsebet Bernscherer, Denmark
"How do you expect modern IT Technology to be of any use to rheumatics in the future?"

1995

Monique Faure, France
"The every day life of a young person with arthritis from childhood to adolescence"

1991

Mona Rasmussen, Denmark
"How I deep my sense of humor and enjoyment of life despite a rheumatic disorder"

1987

Krystyna Baziuk, Poland
"What has helped me mostly in controlling my illness?"

1983

Aleksandra Drogi, Poland
"The rheumatic person in the family"

1981

Karin Heramb, Denmark
No topic 

1975

JM Tuin-Brouwer, Netherlands
"Rheumatism" 

Related information

Stene Prize competition 2020

“Being a person with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD) – How my voluntary work benefits me”

Letter to the Presidents and Liaison Officers of national EULAR PARE

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Stene Prize Rules 2020

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Stene Prize Jury 2020

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