John Brodersen modtager Magda og Svend Aage Friederichs Nordiske Mindelegat ved Nordisk Kongres i Göteborg – Københavns Universitet

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23. juni 2015

John Brodersen modtager Magda og Svend Aage Friederichs Nordiske Mindelegat ved Nordisk Kongres i Göteborg

Forskningslektor John Brodersen, som er ansat ved Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis og Afdeling for Almen Medicin, modtog Magda og Svend Aage Friederichs Nordiske Pris ved prisuddelingen i forbindelse med Nordisk Kongres 2015 i Göteborg.

Magda og Svend Aage Friederichs Nordiske Pris på 100.000 kroner uddeles hvert andet år til en forsker inden for almen praksis/almen medicin, som har udmærket sig selv i en nordisk kontekst, og som er kendt uden for sit eget land. Prisen gives både som en anerkendelse af den forskning, der allerede er udført, og i forventningen om, at modtageren fortsat vil fremme den nordiske forskning inden for almen praksis og almen medicin.

Prisen blev overrakt af professor Niels Bentzen, som i sin motivation sagde:

I have the pleasure to motivate the prizewinner of this year’s Nordic Research Prize in Family Practice from Magda and Svend Aage Friederichs’ Memorialfund. The prize – one hundred thousand Danish Crowns – is awarded to a General Practitioner, who has contributed to the development of thinking and research in Family Medicine in the Nordic countries.

In the past 20 years the prize has been awarded to a number of Nordic colleagues. Some of whom are present here today.

This year 3 highly respected colleagues have been nominated. The Board has given special emphasis, that this year’s prizewinner of the Nordic Research Prize is known not only in the Nordic countries, but also among GP’s and academics in the rest of the World.

The prizewinner has a long experience from general practice, teaching family medicine and doing research. His research has covered a wide spectrum of family medicine: overmedicalisation and overdiagnosis, quaternary prevention, evidence based medicine, effect of screening, psycho-social consequences of screening, medical ethics and prevention. He master both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has developed the skills of statistic psychometric validation of questionnaires.

His research is very important to day, but will be even more in the future. His ideas are controversial, but his relentless efforts to curb what he sees as an increasing tendency for modern medicine to promote preventive practices that inflict unforeseen harm to healthy people. This combined with his highly rigorous research has brought him supporters, but also many enemies. He has met more resistance than most other GP researchers, but he is not giving up. He is a forceful member of the Nordic Risk Group.  Has presented papers and chaired sessions at the Nordic Congresses and  Wonca meetings. From a young irritating and critical GP-researcher, he has now risen to become an authority with a world-wide impact on medicine through his scientific publications in BMJ, the Lancet and other international journals with a high impact!

Yes – you must all have guessed it: The Nordic Research Prize in Family Practice 2015 goes to John Brodersen from Denmark!

Derefter kom John Brodersen på scenen og modtog prisen.

I det svenske tidsskrift Dagens Medicin udtaler praktiserende læge Bernd Sengpiel, som var formand for komitéen, der arrangerde Nordisk Kongres: "Han är ju kontroversiell, men samtidigt också ett bra exempel på någon som kan ge belägg på det som allmänläkare ofta upplever i vården när det gäller just risken med att överdiagnosticera patienter. Så att han fått utmärkelsen var lite som grädden på moset." Læs i øvrigt omtalen af kongressen via linket her: http://www.dagensmedicin.se/artiklar/2015/06/18/rekordstort-intresse-for-nordisk-kongress/