Annual meetings

25th ESPACOMP Conference

ESPACOMP will organize its 25th annual conference online from the 8th to the 19th November, 2021. Please save the date for this 25th anniversary of our conference. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Adaptability and Sustainability of Innovative Care Models to Improve Medication Adherence” –. This theme is both timely and relevant in this period of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions, ESPACOMP will organize its 25th annual conference online again. As last year, these restrictions will not stop us from having an outstanding conference. We will address cutting-edge topics and recent research about medication adherence and compliance.

In response to participant feedback from the 2020 virtual meeting, ESPACOMP will re-arrange the format of the conference. This year’s conference will include short sessions (60-90 minutes) over the course of 2 weeks. The conference will include keynote presentations, interprofessional round tables, and oral and poster presentations of study findings. Conference workshops – e.g. about implementation of interventions and advanced data-analysis – will be arranged as well.

While the global pandemic presents us with restrictions for in-person meetings, opportunities provided through our virtual platform will guarantee that we can connect in a safe environment. This will enable you to actively engage in discussions, networking and presenting.

More information will be coming soon.

We hope to see you all in November, on the 25th anniversary of our conference!

The ESPACOMP Executive Committee

Conference Location

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 ESPACOMP conference will be held online

Call for abstracts

This year’s ESPACOMP conference will have a special focus on Adaptability and Sustainability of Innovative Models of Care to Improve Medication Adherence We invite you to submit 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 evaluation). 

The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59pm (CET) May 31, 2021.

All submitted abstracts will be scored by reviewers, and decisions on their acceptance will be communicated to the submitting authors by the end of July.

Due to the online format, accepted poster abstracts will be presented as small slide sets (4 slides maximum) with a recorded talk (maximum 5 minutes), rather than traditional scientific posters. Higher scoring abstracts will be selected for live oral presentation sessions. Accepted abstracts will be published in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

Abstract Format:
Abstracts must be structured, with section headings for Aim, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion.
Abstracts must be limited to 250 words, including the title.
Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 8 authors.
Abstracts must adopt the ESPACOMP-endorsed ABC Taxonomy
Authors must present in the abstract, in as much detail as space permits, information on the 4 minimum reporting criteria report according to the ESPACOMP EMERGE reporting guidelines.

Call for Workshop proposals

We welcome the submission of proposals for workshops at the 25 th ESPACOMP Conference which will be held online from November 8 th to 19 th 2021. The theme of the conference will be ‘Adaptability and Sustainability of Innovative Models of Care to Improve Medication Adherence’.

Several events will be organised for the 2021 conference, including keynote presentations, interprofessional round tables, presentations of papers and posters, as well as conference workshops. Proposal submissions for conference workshops are encouraged from all of the ESPACOMP Community. Workshops should be interactive and motivational sessions and follow the ESPACOMP mission

The deadline for submission of workshop proposals is is 11:59pm (CET) May 31, 2021.

All proposals will be evaluated by the ESPACOMP Executive Committee following the criteria detailed below. Notifications and decisions on their acceptance will be communicated by 15 July 2021.

Proposals will be evaluated based on several criteria by the ESPACOMP Executive Committee, including the complementary nature of the topics covered, their relevance to the conference, and their interactive format. Workshops should consist of a number of presentations, use formats that facilitate multidisciplinary discussions among academics, practitioners and policymakers, and go beyond the state of the art. Workshop selection will consider the following criteria:

Topic related to the theme of the conference and ESPACOMP mission

Quality of proposal (reference-based background, organization, clearly defined purpose, guidelines respected)

Workshop members’ expertise/experience on the topic

Innovativeness of the concepts addressed

Scientific and educational value

Time planning

Appropriate description of educational methods that foster interactions between speakers and audience

Steps to ensure absence of conflict of interest (e.g., promotional materials that may represent a conflict of interest will not be accepted)

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