The 1999 symposium on patient compliance and persistence was held at the University of Leuven on November 15.


1:00 – 2:00 Welcome and Registration

2:00 – 2:30  Practical aspects of electronic monitoring of patient’s adherence in the management of resistance to treatment for hypertension.
Marie-Paule  Schneider, Ph.D.c, Pharmacist, University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland)

2:30 – 3:00  Patient compliance in the dialysis and renal transplant population: a prospective clinical outcome and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Irina Cleemput, Ph.D.c., Health Economist,Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

3:00 – 3:30  A nurse managed intervention for medication compliance in patients with severe psychosis.
Christine Fransens, Ph.D.C., Nurse Scientist,University Psychiatric Center of Kortenberg (Belgium)

3:30 – 4:00  Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:30  Impact of dosing regimen on compliance
Erik de Klerk, MD,Maastricht (The Netherlands)

4:30 – 5:00 Calculating the power and sample size for a compliance study
Emmanuel Lesaffre, Ph.D., Biostatistical Center,Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

5:00 – 5:30  The impact of compliance in pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies
Bernard Vrijens, Ph.D., Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science,University of Ghent (Belgium)

5:30 – 6:00  Observations on changes in the compliance field since 1989
John Urquart, MD,Palo Alto, CA (USA) and Maastricht (The Netherlands)

7:00 Dinner at Restaurant: Faculty Club – Leuven

Conference venue: Room 2, Tower Building, St Raphael Hospital – 8th Floor. Kapucijnenvoer 33; B-3000 Leuven (Belgium)