Prince Daniel presents the Nordic Medical Prize

On Wednesday 27 January, Prince Daniel presented the Nordic Medical Prize.

Chairman of the Nordic Medical Prize Björn Rydevik welcomed all those present, after which Prince Daniel presented the Nordic Medical Prize to:

Professor Lars Engebretsen from the University of Oslo and Professor Roald Bahr from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, for their fundamental studies of common sports injuries.

Professor Jon Karlsson from the University of Gothenburg, for his fundamental research into ligament injuries in foot and knee joints, and for having decisively raised the level of clinical research within orthopaedics and sports medicine with a large number of excellent studies. 

Professor Michael Kjær from the University of Copenhagen, for his extensive and internationally leading research that has mapped the basic effects of physical activity on the human endocrine system and connective tissue.

The 2015 winners were recognised "for their internationally leading research that has created scientific-based knowledge about the significance of physical activity in terms of human health, together with scientific-based actions relating to preventive measures and the treatment of sports injuries."

The 2015 Nordic Medical Prize recognises research within sports medicine and physical activity.

The ceremony concluded with each of the professors giving a speech.

The Nordic Medical Prize

The Nordic Medical Prize, which is awarded by the Nordic Medical Prize Foundation in association with Folksam, is one of the Nordic region's biggest medical prizes and is awarded each year to one or more researchers in recognition of outstanding scientific performance.