8.00-8.30 Registration and coffee

8.30-8.45 Welcoming: Karin Dahlman-Wright (KI Vice-President), Ulf de Faire (JIM Editor-in-Chief)

8.45-9.30 Introductory key notes: Luigi Ferrucci (US), Gauden Galea (WHO)

9.30-11.00   Session 1: Definitions and assessment of multimorbidity [click here to see the abstracts]


Chair: Laura Fratiglioni (Sweden)

Towards an integrated conceptual framework for multimorbidity, frailty and disability
Speaker: Stewart Mercer (UK), Discussant: Graziano Onder (Italy)

Multimorbidity patterns: methods, evidence and implications for the management of multimorbidity
Speaker: Alessandra Marengoni (Italy), Discussant: Amaia Calderón (Sweden)

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00   Session 2: Multimorbidity and clinical practice [click here to see the abstracts]


Chair: Christiane Muth (Germany)

Methods for weighing and applying available clinical evidence for patients with multimorbidity
Speaker: Mary Tinetti (US), Discussant: Kristina Johnell (Sweden)

The role of continuity of care in moderating the impact of multimorbidity on health care and outcomes
Speaker: José M Valderas (UK), Discussant: Chris Salisbury (UK)

13.00-14.30 Lunch and networking

14.30-16.00   Session 3: Multimorbidity and health policy [click here to see the abstracts]


Chair: Ellen Nolte (UK)

Performance and quality of care assessment in the multimorbidity era
Speaker: Cynthia Boyd (US), Discussant: Mieke Rijken (Netherlands)

Redesigning health systems for responding to the multimorbidity challenge
Speaker: Martin Roland (UK), Discussant: Antonio Sarria (Spain)

16.00-16.30 Conclusions and closure of symposium