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Per Olav Vandvik – University of Oslo

Make Research Evidence Relevant, Replicable and Accessible to end users (Patient Stream)
Tuesday July 16th – 11:00

Make research evidence relevant, do end users want different things? (Patient Stream)
Tuesday July 16th – 11:00

Dr. Per Olav Vandvik is a professor at the Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo and acting consultant at the Department of Medicine, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Per has during the past 16 years spent most of his time trying to figure out how clinicians can make use of best current evidence together with patients. After thousands of hours teaching EBM he realised more was needed, for example to solve major problems with guidelines and other tools. Per has therefore since 2010 had the privilege of leading MAGIC as a non-profit research and innovation since 2010. Here a wonderful team of colleagues across the world aim to provide clinicians and patients with trustworthy guidelines, evidence summaries and decision aids at the point of care ( From launching MAGICapp for this purpose in 2013 MAGIC has moved on with to solve even bigger problems with evidence. This ambitious initiative, called a digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem, is likely to keep Per and colleagues busy for a lifetime. What gives him hope is the truly collaborative and generous culture of EBM providing a global network of people that are fun and nice to work with, as as exemplified in their BMJ Rapid Recommendations.

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