Call for Research Proposals on Comorbidities in RMDs

Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) usually occur in conjunction with other diseases (comorbidities). Traditionally, RMDs are seen as isolated diseases and one does not account for comorbidities. However, in real life, not least due to the ageing population, comorbidities become increasingly important. Comorbidities develop independently from the respective RMD, although sometimes the underlying RMD may increase the risk for certain comorbidities.

FOREUM Foundation for Research in Rheumatology considers studies on comorbidities of key importance for patients with RMDs as they help to better interpret the overall patients’ condition and prognosis. FOREUM therefore wishes to instigate research which improves the knowledge on comorbidities in RMDs. This effort aims to improve the overall management of patients with RMD and may feed into individualized treatment and management strategies.

All applicants considering submission of a proposal are invited to send a short letter of intent by September 10, 2018 to FOREUM. The structure and required content of the letter of intent are described in the ‘Letter of Intent template’.

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