The 2001 symposium on patient compliance and persistence was held at the University of Gent on November 14.


12:00 – 13:00 Welcome, Registration, Lunch.

13:00 – 13:45  Patient compliance in hypertension: noncomplier or nonresponder?
Michel Burnier, MD. Division of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine and University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland

13:45 – 14:30 Relation between visual acuity increase and compliance in patching therapy for amblyopia.
Sjouke Loudon, Drs. AIO, Department of Eye surgery, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

14:30 – 15:15  Relationship between HIV-infected patient’s  adherence to therapy and viral load.
Bernard Vrijens, Senior Statistician, Aardex Ltd.

15:15 – 15:45  Coffee break.

15:45 – 16:30  Adherence to asthma therapy: elaborating a measurement model.
Erik Van Ganse, Alexia Marrel, Patrick Marquis, Laurent Laforest, Elisabeth Stahl, Ann-Christin MoerkLyon and Lund, France

16:30 – 17:15  Poor ‘patient’ compliance of healthy volunteers with instructions to self-administered study drugs.
Robert Vander Stichele, MD. Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, Ghent University

17:15 – 18:00  Therapy resistant hypertension and compliance.
Edouard Battegay, MD. University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland

18:00-19:00 Closing remarks.
John Urquhart, Division of Pharmaco-Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

19:00  Dinner at Restaurant  “De Blauwe Zalm”.

Conference venue: “Faculteitszaal”; Ghent University Hospital; De Pintelaan 185; 9000 Gent, Belgium