Recipients of SSAI & ACTA awards

ACTA foundation award:



Recipient and lecture title

Reykjavik 2015 Prof. Anders Perner – Trials and Tribulations with “Industry”
Turku 2013 Dr. Lars I. Eriksen – Basic and clinical science in neuromuscular block
Bergen 2011 Prof. Ville Pettila – Success factors in large scale cooperation in medical research.
Odense 2009 Dr. Kaare Christensen – Does ageing effect anaesthesiologist?
Gothenburg 2007 Prof. John Severinghaus – Oxygen
Reykjavik 2005  


SSAI Åsmund Lærdal lecture

(in collaboration with the Laerdalfoundation) :



Recipient and lecture title

Reykjavik 2015 Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent – Patient Safety is a Matter of our Heart
Turku 2013 Dr. David K Menon – Linking pathophysiology, tissue fate, and outcomes in TBI
Bergen 2011 Prof. Charles Gomersall – The importance of education for safe practice of anaesthesia and intensive care
Odense 2009 Dr. D. Østergaard – Education and patient safety
Gothenburg 2007 Dr. Marét Castren –
Reykjavik 2005 at this congress the lecture was not given
Helsinki 2003 Dr. Jerry Nolan – Advances in CPR
Tromsø 2001 Prof. Lance Becker – The opportunity of  hypothermia
Århus 1999 Dr. Chris Grande – Advances in Trauma Care
Stockholm 1997 At this congress the support was as an exemption used to cover the costs of a panel   discussion on ethics of resuscitation (Advanced medical care – at all costs?)
Reykjavik 1995 Dr. Brendan Finucane – The difficult airway
Kuopi 1993 Prof. Mads Gilbert – Caring humanism and continuous struggle against premature death and suffering
Trondheim 1991 Prof. Peter Safar – Advances in Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation


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