The annual Alf Nachemson Lecture was established in 2002 by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) to honour the significant contributions of Dr. Alf Nachemson to the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making. Dr. Nachemson was a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and researcher from Sweden, and a founding member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee. When he passed away in 2006, the lecture was renamed the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. The lectureship is awarded to a prominent national or international individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to: causes or management of work-related musculoskeletal pain; evidence-based practice in the prevention of work-related injury, illness or disability; emerging challenges in the interface between work and health; or the role of evidence in policy-making.
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