Gerd Gigerenzer had the honor of holding this year's Hufeland lecture

November 11, 2015

Once a year, the “Stiftung Allgemeinmedizin” invites an important personality to give a “Hufeland Lecture” on basic questions of medicine.

Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Adaptive Behavior and Cognition research center, had the honor of holding this year's Hufeland lecture. Each year the Primary Health Care Foundation invites an eminent figure to give the Hufeland lecture (named after Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, who was Goethe's and Schiller's physician) on fundamental issues in medicine. The foundation based its decision to invite Gigerenzer on his lifetime work in scientifically investigating and describing risk perception and clinical decision processes in (primary care) physicians' work, which has decisively contributed to increasing knowledge, transparency, and acceptance of primary health care.  The lecture, titled "The Patient's Century: On Dealing with Risks and Chances", took place on November 14th and will be published in the Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin.

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