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Conference: Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?

27 October 2015


Multimorbidity, usually defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person, is a growing concern in our society and a challenge facing patients, health professionals and health systems' sustainability.

Using interactive formats, this conference will provide a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals, researchers, policy-makers, professionals from the pharmaceutical and ICT industry, insurers and patient representatives to share experiences and existing knowledge on multimorbidity from regional models of care to research and decision-making tools. Building upon success stories and innovative practices, participants will learn about the evidence base to support a change of mind-set from disease-oriented management to patient-oriented care. Participants will also be invited to reflect on how to overcome the barriers to achieve a common framework to work on multimorbidity.

This DG SANTE conference is an invitation to everyone interested in management of patients with multiple illnesses to come together to:

  • raise awareness on the relevance and urgency to deal with multimorbidity.
  • share experiences and practices in the management of multimorbidity.
  • learn from innovative healthcare approaches.
  • explore together how to address the barriers to address a common framework on multimorbidity.
  • create a common engagement across stakeholders to start addressing the issue at European level.

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