International Symposium "Multimorbidity research at the cross-roads"
International researchers, physicians and health services and health policy decision makers met at the Alfred Nobel Forum in Stockholm, on 21st May, 2018. Outstanding keynote speakers from Europe and the U.S.A., such as Mary Tinetti, Martin Roland, Luigi Ferrucci, Stewart Mercer, Cynthia Boyd, Jose M. Valderas and Alessandra Marengoni and discussants set the scene for subsequent constructive panel discussions. Additionally, the programme and the venue provided excellent opportunities for an exchange of ideas and networking among the ca. 120 participants. A summary of the lessons learned and presentations from the Symposium can be found on the website (http://www.multimorbidity2018-stockholm.se/). Three working groups are currently collaborating in the preparation of reviews on clinical management and the public health aspects of multimorbidity, with the aim of publishing them by the end of the year.
The entire meeting was funded by the Journal of Internal Medicine (JIM), with further support from the Aging Research Centre (ARC) of Karolinska Institutet, the University of Exeter, the KI Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology (SfoEpi), as well as the European Network on Multimorbidity 'Threads & Yarns'.
Speakers and organizers of the Multimorbidity Symposium (from left to right): Martin Roland, Stewart Mercer, Susan Smith, Jeanet W. Blom, Amaia Calderón, Davide Vetrano, Christiane Muth, Jose M Valderas, Laura Fratiglioni, Luigi Ferrucci, Mary E Tinetti, Graziano Onder, Cynthia Boyd, Alessandra Marengoni, Maria Eriksdotter, Mieke Rejken, Kristina Johnell, Ellen Nolte.