Medicine and Health

Medication Optimisation in Multimorbidity

Knowledge sharing meeting involving international experts and local / national researchers working on improving prescribing for multimorbid patients

Medical research produces evidence on the best medicines for specific diseases. However, this research is mostly done with single medicines in patient with single diseases. In real life, many patients have more than one disease (multimorbidity) and applying research findings to these patients becomes complicated. For doctors, it can mean prescribing a medication that may lead to adverse effects, or avoiding a medication that may have potential benefits.

The factors that govern how best to prescribe for patients with multiple chronic diseases (multimorbidity) are complex and are being researched by multiple disciplines in healthcare including general practice (GP), pharmacy and geriatric medicine. By bringing these perspectives together, this meeting will provide a forum for sharing information and expertise to take advantage of interdisciplinary synergies in the area of medications management.

A number of international experts in this field will attend (Dr Martin Duerden, GP and co-author of the Kings Fund report on Polypharmacy and Medicines Optimisation (http://tinyurl.com/pscpl9s) and Professor Stewart Mercer, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Glasgow (http://tinyurl.com/p76awby), providing an opportunity for collaborative links and joint research proposals to take this important aspect of medical practice forward. If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please contact carolsinnott@ucc.ie



Category: Conferences: Medicine and Health
Date:
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: The River Room, Glucksman
Target Audience: Researchers / clinicians involved in prescribing and medicines management
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Carol Sinnott
021-4205527
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