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ADMISSION Collaborative & AGE Research Group host inaugural MLTC Symposium

The ADMISSION Collaborative and AGE Research Group were delighted to host the inaugural UK Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTC) Symposium welcoming over 130 delegates, including academics and patient and public representatives, from across the UK.

The focus of this online event was to discuss future directions for MLTC research, foster collaborations within the rapidly expanding MLTC research community and ultimately allow us to continue to drive change and progress in treatment.

Delegates were privileged to hear Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care and Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for Health Research, deliver a fantastic keynote talk. Professor Chappell highlighted that taking MLTC research out of the “too difficult box” is an NIHR Priority – a challenge that delegates can hopefully rise to and help achieve.

Following on from Professor Chappell, delegates heard from lead investigators on some of the MLTC research collaboratives and artificial intelligence for MLTC (AIM) projects funded in recent years by MRC and NIHR.  Prof Avan Sayer (Newcastle University, NIHR Newcastle BRC) showcased the work of the ADMISSION Collaborative; Prof Mike Barnes (Queen Mary University of London) and Prof Nick Reynolds (Newcastle University) discussed the newly funded AI Multiply project and Prof Tim Frayling (University of Exeter) presented the work of the GEMINI Collaborative. 

 “Best event I've attended in a long time. Very interesting to hear from the AI researchers.” – MLTC Symposium Delegate

“I am a staff nurse in acute medicine who has a particular keen interest in Long term conditions. I have further plans to study at Level 7 and this was the type of information that really informs my work. Information learnt on the day was important in my updating developments and improvements in management of Long-Term conditions.” – MLTC Symposium Delegate

There was then an opportunity to hear from next generation researchers with excellent talks delivered by Dr Ing Lee (MuM-PreDiCT), Dr Mo Osman (ADMISSION) and Dr Kimberly Kendall (LINC) on their recent findings and their routes into MLTC research.

Smaller focused group discussions provided a networking opportunity and, alongside Q&A sessions which everyone was encouraged to contribute to, enabled meaningful links to be developed between delegates.

“I really enjoyed the symposium and exciting to see the enthusiasm for impactful research in this area, and willingness to collaborate between groups.” – MLTC Symposium Delegate

We aim to carry on these conversations and would like to thank everyone who joined us for the event.

Last modified: Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:21:23 BST