Advanced Care Research Centre

Methodological challenges in research on physical-mental health multimorbidity

On 7th Feb, the Usher Institute is hosting an event looking at methodical challenges around multimorbidity research.

Hosted by our Director, Prof. Bruce Guthrie, we encourage you to attend this event. The programme is below, and for further details, and to register, click here.


09:15     Platform opens for attendees to log in  

09:30     Welcome & overview - Bruce Guthrie, The University of Edinburgh

Session 1 – Measuring multimorbidity 

09:50    Talk 1: Variation in the definition and measurement of multimorbidity in research - Iris Ho, The University of Edinburgh

10:00    Talk 2: How to operationalize physical and mental health conditions using routine records - Regina Prigge, The University of Edinburgh

10:10    Talk 3: How to efficiently harmonise data across different birth cohorts for multimorbidity research - Jorge Arias de la Torre, King's College London

10:20    Questions and discussion

10:40    Break

10:55    Talk 4: Defining depression in health datasets - Kelly Fleetwood, The University of Edinburgh

11:05    Talk 5: Pooled cohort data: challenges and remedies to temporal variability in depression measurements and its consequence for multimorbidity trajectory - Alexandru Dregan, King's College London

11:15    Questions and discussion

Session 2 – Methods for clustering and trajectories      

11:30    Talk 6: A comparison of methods for identifying multimorbidity patterns - Amy Ronaldson, King's College London

11:40    Talk 7: Modelling trajectories of disease in multimorbidity for the population of Wales - Rhiannon Owen, Swansea University

11:50    Talk 8: On clustering of multiple long term conditions: what can we do more with machine learning? - Sohan Seth, The University of Edinburgh

12:00    Questions and discussion        

12:20    Break

12:30    Chaired panel discussion

               Chair: Caroline Jackson, The University of Edinburgh

               Panel: Alexandru Dregan, Bruce Guthrie, Rhiannon Owen

12:50    Closing remarks - Bruce Guthrie 

13:00   Close

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 Methodological Challenges in Research on Physical-Mental Health Multimorbidity - Feb 2022 - Programme (201.66 KB PDF)