Annual meetings

The 24th ESPACOMP conference was held online 10 – 20 November 2020

Under the presidency of Prof. Leah Zullig, the live virtual conference brought together an international and interdisciplinary audience of physicians, pharmacists, nurses and researchers with interest and expertise in medication adherence. The theme of the conference was “Patient and public engagement in medication adherence research”.

The conference hosted two keynote presentations by Prof. Marie Paule Schneider, winner of the John Urquhart Memorial Lecture, and by Dr. Alexandra Dima.

Two workshops were held on research topics: one on the analysis of adherence data, the other on hybrid designs in implementation science. Adherence-related education materials for health care practitioners were also available free of charge to all participants registered to the conference via the ESPACOMP Website.

An Interprofessional round table on adherence and COVID-19, supported by corporate members of ESPACOMP, discussed the impact of the pandemic on adherence-related issues.

The conference experience has not finished! Registered participants will have access to all the content of the conference and can consult the virtual posters and oral communications.

Registration is still open! You can still access the virtual ESPACOMP Conference 2020 content by registering here. New registrants will have access to all conference content.

We look forward to seeing you at the ESPACOMP 2021 conference!

Event Program

Conference Recordings & Materials

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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)

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

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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)

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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:

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Conference Location

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

Call for abstracts

The Call for Abstracts on Medication Adherence is now closed

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