Severe mental illness and physical disease: Thursday 29th February 2024, 10am – 1pm
Severe mental illness and physical disease
People with severe mental illness have a shorter life expectancy than the general population, largely due to a greater burden of physical disease and in particular cardiovascular disease.
Severe mental illness is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and sub-optimal receipt of cardiovascular care. In this virtual conference we will discuss progress in this space, gaps and challenges, and opportunities for further advancement.
Hosted by researchers at the Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, with contributions from DataMind, the Health Data Research Hub for Mental Health we will hear from:
researchers working on projects relating to severe mental illness and receipt of cardiovascular care
people with lived experience, clinicians and public health and government representatives
This virtual conference (10:00 – 13:00) will discuss progress in this space, gaps and challenges, and opportunities for further advancement.