December 2019 UMRI Multimorbidity Research Network Launch

December 2019 UMRI Multimorbidity Research Network Launch

The University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI) Multimorbidity Research Network organised a network launch event on Friday 13th Dec 2019 at 12noon – 5pm at the Core Technology Facility. The event was co-hosted by Prof Niels Peek (UMRI network lead; Digital Health), Dr Jenny Humphreys (Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMD), Prof Evan Kontopantelis (Data Sciences and Health Services Research) and Dr Suzanne Verstappen (RMD Epidemiology, Work).

Vice Dean for Research & Innovation Prof Nigel Hooper opened the event, and an introduction to the UMRI multimorbidity research network was provided by Prof Niels Peek.

Further speakers included:
• Prof Stewart Mercer, Professor of Primary Care and Multimorbidity, University of Edinburgh
• Prof Jose Valderas, Professor of Health Services and Policy Research, University of Exeter
• Prof Tracy Hussell, Professor of Immunology and the Director of the Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation, University of Manchester
• Dr Ivan Pavlov, MRC PSMB Programme Manager for multimorbidity and chronic illness.
The programme also included breakout sessions to discuss methodology and clinical challenges, and short presentations from recently funded pump-priming studies.

Presentations (zip)