Kesselring receives Margrit Egnér Award

Prof. Dr. med. Jürg Kesselring has received the Margrit Egnér Award for his lifetime achievements in anthropological and humanistic psychology at the award ceremony on November 12.

Jürg Kesselring received the prize for his empathetic, respectful and personalized way of dealing with patients suffering from severe brain damage, for his IRKK commitments in Africa and for his versatility in literature, music, and visual arts.

This year’s Margrit Egnér Foundation award ceremony, with the central theme ‘Pain’, took place on November 12 in the Aula of the University of Zurich. Prof. Kesselring, chief physician for Neurology and Neuro-rehabilitation at the Valens Clinics, gave a talk entitled «Placebo – mir gefällt das Wechselspiel von Gehirn & Geist» (Placebo – I like the interplay between brain & mind).

The Margrit Egnér Foundation awards an annual science prize to authors of scientific publications in the field of anthropological and humanistic psychology, including related disciplines in medical sciences and philosophy. The Foundation honors individual papers as well as lifetime achievements. More information