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2019 Porto

23rd ESPACOMP conference

Porto, Portugal



This year’s ESPACOMP conference will have a special focus on
Digital Health and Patient Empowerment


Website will be updated continuously



Information will follow soon!



We hereby invite you to consider submitting an abstract with the findings of your latest adherence research to the ESPACOMP conference. We welcome submissions on all aspects of medication adherence research (e.g. intervention research, observational studies, implementation science, measurement studies, policy guidelines).
Deadline for abstract submission is June 10, 2019.

The platform for abstract submission is available here

The following topics will be addressed in the parallel sessions:


  • (Digital health) interventions to improve medication adherence
  • Policy & health care systems initiatives to support adherence-enhancing strategies
  • Patient empowerment and its role in promoting adherence
  • Patient involvement in medication adherence research
  • Measurement: Innovative methods for monitoring medication adherence
  • Multilevel determinants of medication non-adherence
  • Clinical and economical consequences of medication non-adherence
  • Improving the medication evidence research: novel methodological approaches


Note: The presenting author(s) must register and attend the ESPACOMP Conference. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and conference registration fees.



  • Your abstract should not exceed 300 words
  • All abstracts must be in English, the official language of the Conference
  • Abstracts should be arranged in the following order: Introduction-Methods-Results-Conclusion
  • Abstracts should not contain any tables, figures, references or acknowledgements
  • Abstracts will be reproduced in the Abstract Book exactly as submitted, incorrectly prepared abstracts will not be accepted nor considered for publication
  • The presenting author(s) must register and attend the ESPACOMP Conference. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and conference registration fees




Intersection of implementation science and e-Health

The 2019 ESPACOMP annual meeting in Porto will be preceded by a day-long workshop on 21 November addressing the intersection of implementation science and e-Health. Building upon prior ESPACOMP implementation science workshops, the goal of this advanced workshop is to delve deeply into how implementation science can inform intervention development and delivery of e-health interventions with the goal of creating programs that can be adapted to local context, disseminated or translated to other settings, and sustained over time. To accomplish this goal, we will review an international case study addressing stem cell transplantation. Balancing theoretical discussion, and practical hands-on learning, this workshop will be comprised of interactive presentations, group work, and discussion. The workshop will be facilitated by Bart van den Bemt(Netherlands), Sabina De Geest (Switzerland & Belgium), Leah Zullig (USA), and Lynn Leppla (Switzerland).


Adherence Data Analysis

The 2019 ESPACOMP annual meeting in Porto will be preceded by a 3-day workshop on Adherence Data Analysis, on 19-21 November. This workshop expands on previous ESPACOMP training in order to provide more practical tools, especially for early career researchers, to learn and perform analyses of adherence data from multiple sources in a supportive environment and interactive manner.


The programme focuses on transparent and reproducible data analysis in R. It will cover R basics, adherence concepts, research design issues, hands-on demonstrations, and group and individual practice sessions using R on three data sources: electronic monitoring, electronic healthcare databases (prescription, dispensing or claims data), and self-report. Participants will be able to use the example datasets and code provided, and also to adapt code for their own datasets and research needs.


The workshop will be facilitated by Sam Allemann, Alex Dima, Isabella Locatelli, Marie Schneider, Bernard Vrijens and Ira Wilson. 


Further information will follow soon!



University of Porto, Faculty of Pharmacy

The Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto (FFUP, was established in 1921. Since then it has provided education, research and development, pursuing academic excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. In addition to the transmission of scientific knowledge and skills, FFUP has a constant concern with the human and ethical dimensions, graduating professionals of excellence in the different areas of the pharmaceutical sciences. The faculty is one of the most renowned and sought-after institutions in Portugal, due to the experience and skills of the highly-qualified teaching and research staff, the quality of training provided and the type of research performed. The Faculty currently offers an integrated master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, six masters and seven PhD programs, some of them in collaboration with other institutions. The academic staff is integrated in four R&D Units (classified as Outstanding, Excellent and Very Good). These research units are focused on many different research fields, covering subjects such as analytical chemistry, bromatology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, biotoxicology, environment, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology and phytochemistry. FFUP is highly active and productive as far as scientific research is concerned, holding one of the top positions in the ranking of the scientific production at University of Porto.


Official images of Faculty and additional information are available here:

Date meeting
2019-11-21 → 2019-11-23