Dr. Cynthia Boyd to deliver public talk on multimorbidity

The growing prevalence of people who suffer from three or more health problems poses unique challenges for patients, caregivers and Ontario’s health system. This requires innovative thinking about the provision of healthcare.

The McMaster community is invited to learn more about these challenges and potential models of care during a public talk on Monday, Oct. 21 entitled “Patient-Centred Care for People with Multimorbidity.”

Dr. Cynthia Boyd, who will lead the session, is an associate professor from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who has conducted extensive research on caring for people with multimorbidity.

Dr. Boyd will describe the difficulties patients face in getting the care they need, and also outline her work related to developing models of care that are evidence-based and patient-centred. She’ll also highlight her experience in implementing these approaches.

The talk will take place from 5  to 6 p.m. in the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (Room 3020). All are welcome to attend, and there will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation.

This session is sponsored by the McMaster Health Forum, with financial support from the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative at McMaster.