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Pulmonology

Vibeke Backer

DMSc, MD

Chief Respiratory Physician, Department of ENT and Centre for Physical Activity Research | Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Vibeke Backer

Biography

Vibeke Backer, MD, DMSc, is the Chief Respiratory Physician at the Department of ENT and Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

She has worked in the field of respiratory diseases since 1983 with a focus on obstructive lung diseases, respiratory allergy, and lung cancer. Furthermore, she has given scientific talks nationally and internationally on respiratory diseases and has chaired several international congresses. Prof. Backer has published more than 400 articles and is a former Editor-in-Chief at the Clinical Respiratory Journal. Currently, she is deputy editor at the European Clinical Respiratory Journal.

Throughout her career, she has developed, chaired, and taught more than 100 PhD courses and has developed more than 30 specialist courses for healthcare specialists in asthma and COPD, and worked as an examiner in general medicine, pulmonary medicine, acute respiratory medicine, OSCE, and OSVAL.

In 2015, Prof. Backer was part of a team appointed IOC Research Centre Copenhagen by the International Olympic Committee. In 2011, she received the Global Excellence in Health Award for her research in sport and asthma, and in 2008 she was given National Honours in respiratory medicine.