The 2003 symposium on patient compliance and persistence was held at the University of Utrecht on November 6.



12:00-13:00 Registration and lunch

13:00-13:05 Welcome

13:05-13:50 Update session A – Marcel Bouvy

Nurse-led adherence support in hypertension: pragmatic primary care based randomised controlled trial.
Knut Schroeder, Tom Fahey, Tim J Peters, Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol.

Electronic recording of patching for amblyopia study (erpas): preliminary results.
S.E. Loudon, B. Simonsz, M.V. Joosse, M. Fronius, M. Awan, D. Newsham, R.A. Harrad, H.J. Simonsz. Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam.

Supporting Medication Adherence in Renal Transplantation. The SMART-study: Pilot findings.
Petra Schäfer-Keller, Kris Denhaerynck, Nicole Thannberger, Susanne Köfer, Andreas Bock, Christian Surber, Jürg Steiger, Sabina De Geest. Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel&Division of Clinical Nursing Science, Department of Internal Medicine University Hospital Basel

13:50-14:50 Update session B – Welmoed Meijer

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)  to enhance effective fluid management in haemodialysis patients on a fluid restriction ;
Linda Fisher. Department of Health Training Fellow/Cognitive Behaviour, Academic Department of Psychological Medicine, Weston Education Centre, London

The Impact study: Evaluation of the effects of a GP communication training on discussing medication adherence with asthma patients.
Sandra Broers MA, EMA Smets, PJE Bindels, JCJM de Haes. Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam OTIS: an intervention aimed at improving compliance in transplant patients.Kenneth Youngstein. Biocom Ltd, Zurich

Orientation on adherence improvement in Dutch pharmacies.
B.J.G. Daemen. Scientific Institute Dutch Pharmacists, The Hague

14:50-15:35 Update session C – Rob Heerdink

The association between non-compliance and change in medication regimen.
Boris L.G. Van Wijk, Olaf H. Klungel, Eibert R. Heerdink, Anthonius de Boer. Department of  Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht

Patterns of inhaled corticosteroid use in The Netherlands: a 10-year follow-up study.
Tanja Menckeberg, Marcel Bouvy, Madelon Bracke, Patrick Souverein, Svetlana Belitser, Jan Raaijmakers, Bert Leufkens. Department of  Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht.


Compliance with drug use after first prescription of chronic medication.
J.G. Hugtenburg, A.Th.G. Blom, S.U. Kisoensingh. Department of  Pharmaco­epidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht

16:00-16:30 Customer loyalty: what can healthcare learn from commerce?
Michiel van Mens, Bureau M, Amsterdam

16:30-17:00 Deviant behaviour and health risks.
Prof dr Marianne Junger, Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University.

17:00 Final words

18:30 Informal dinner in a fine local establishment

Conference venue: Faculty Club of the Department of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Utrecht.