International Multimorbidity Symposium


You are invited to attend the International Multimorbidity Symposium held on Friday, November 15 at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.  This Symposium is being co-presented by the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Department of Family Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.  Attendees will have an opportunity to present and hear about ongoing and future multimorbidity research, as well as to collaborate with others to determine the next steps to move international multimorbidity research forward.  

This one-day symposium will start with two keynote speakers (Dr. Frances Mair from the University of Glasgow and Dr. Lauren Griffith from McMaster University), followed by 5-minute and 5-slide presentations by interested attendees (opportunity to submit abstract(s) is embedded within the registration) and breakout sessions focused on some of the key topics related to multimorbidity. The standard registration rate is CAD$75 for researchers, policy makers or health care providers and a reduced registration rate is CAD$25 for students, patients or caregivers.  

We welcome any academic researchers, policy makers, health care providers, students, patients and caregivers who are interested in multimorbidity -- importantly to ensure that our discussions represent as many perspectives as possible.  

If you have any further questions about the purpose or content of this symposium, please contact Kathryn Nicholson, PhD.


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Are you travelling to London for this Symposium?  Please find travel details on how to get to the venue, as well as our suggested accommodation options near the venue, here.  If you have any questions or concerns when arranging your travel and/or accommodations, please feel free to respond to this email. 

Are you a trainee (student or post-doctoral fellow) or patient/caregiver who would like to attend?  If yes ... Please submit the items below (as one PDF document) by Monday, September 30 for consideration.  Applicants will be sent a confirmation email upon submission and results will be shared via email by Friday, October 4.

Bursary Submission Items: 

  1. Please include the abstract submitted for presentation (if applicable). 
  2. Please summarize your total expenses (travel and accommodation) for attending this Symposium. 
  3. Please summarize (maximum 250 words) why you are interested in attending the International Multimorbidity Symposium. 
  4. Please submit to by Monday, September 30th.