Annual meetings

24th ESPACOMP conference:

ESPACOMP is more than a meeting. It is a community of adherence researchers and practitioners. It is a place for us to connect, learn, and advance the field of medication adherence. This year we cannot safely convene in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, we are delighted to convene several highlights of the conference virtually on the ESPACOMP website. These highlights will include keynote presentations by Marie Paule Schneider, this year’s winner of the John Urquhart Memorial Lecture, and by Alexandra Dima.

The call for abstracts is now open and we will hold a virtual poster session. Exciting and new this year, abstracts will be published following in the annual meeting.

We will hold two workshops this year on research topics, one focused on adherence data analysis and one on hybrid designs in implementation science. Adherence-related education materials for health care practitioners will be provided free of charge to all participants registered to the conference.

There will also be corporate roundtable. While we cannot convene in person this year, we are delighted to have multiple opportunities to remain connected. As events are online, this year we can provide access to cutting-edge adherence research and learning at a reduced cost.

We remain committed to providing a forum to connect adherence and look forward to seeing you in 2021 in Estonia!

Leah Zullig, president ESPACOMP 2020

Keynote speakers

Professor of medication adherence & interprofessionality

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland (ISPSO), University of Geneva, Switzerland

Director of pharma24, an academic community pharmacy, Geneva

“The John Urquhart Annual Memorial Lecture”

Title: Partnership between patients and interprofessional healthcare providers along the multifaceted journey to medication adherence

Nov 13, 2020 (16:00-17:00 CET)

Senior Research Fellow
EA 7425 HESPER Health Services and Performance Research
Université Claude Bernard Lyon

Title: Adherence Data in the Big Real-World: analysis principles and methods to improve research evidence and patient outcomes

Nov 20, 2020 (16:00-17:00 CET)

Event Program

During these uncertain times, we appreciate the importance of maintaining connections with colleagues and learning about cutting edge medication adherence initiatives. For the annual meeting this year we are offering high quality content at a reduced price.

The scientific program consists of two keynote presentations, three workshops, a corporate round table discussion,  and scholarly poster sessions. All of these materials will be available online.

A calender of events is available here below:

Oct 27 (16:00-18:00 CET) – Adherence Data Analysis Workshop (Module 1)
Nov 6: Abstracts available online
Nov 10 (15:30-16:00 CET) – Opening Sesion ESPACOMP 2020
Nov 10 (16:00-17:00 CET) – Interprofesional round table
Nov 12 (15:00-18:00 CET) – Implementation science workshop
Nov 13 (16:00-17:00 CET)Keynote Lecture: Marie Paule Schneider
Nov 16, 17, 18, and 19 (16:00-17:00 CET) – four daily oral poster sessions
Nov 17 (14:00-16:00 CET) – Adherence Data Analysis Workshop  (Module 2)
Nov 20 (16:00-17:00 CET) – Keynote Lecture: Alex Dima

Conference Workshops

Workshop 1

Implementation Science

November 12 15:00-18:00 CET: Basics of Implementation Science and an Introduction to Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Designs

Click here to download the program

Workshop 2

Adherence Data Analysis

October 27 16:00-18:00 CET – Module 1: The ABC, EMERGE and TEOS frameworks and applications to study design and data analysis

November 17 14:00-16:00 CET- Module 2: Analysing adherence data from Electronic Healthcare Databases (EHD) and Electronic Monitoring (EM)

Click here to download the program

Workshop 3

HCPs Education

Adherence-related education materials for health care practitioners will be provided free of charge to all participants registered to the conference.

Registration fees

Registration fees are listed here below:

To register multiple participants from the same institution or any for queries related to registration and payment, please contact the meeting secretariat at:

Conference Location

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ESPACOMP conference will be held online

Call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts on Medication Adherence is now closed

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