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Session: Panel discussion – Sharing reflections and best practice

Too many physicians miss non-adherence because they are not aware of how common it is, and too many patients think that a decline in their symptoms means they have overcome their health challenge and can stop their medication. Having a long-term treatment prescribed is a huge change in a person’s life. Healthcare professionals need to…

Session: Panel discussion – Raising adherence as a public health priority

This panel discussion aimed to identify and catalyze ideas to raise awareness of adherence as a public health priority. In this panel discussion, experts share their perspectives on medication non-adherence as a public health priority taking into consideration regional challenges and particularities. The group discussed the importance of building networks through workshops and conferences, raising…

Session: International Society of Hypertension – Raising awareness on non-adherence  

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. With high blood pressure leading to almost 11 million deaths each year, affecting both high and low-income countries, awareness of the challenge of non-adherence needs to be raised among health practitioners and patients globally to improve the detection, treatment and control of hypertension.…

Session: International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology – From treating diseases to treating patients: changing mindsets

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. Menopause is not only defined by the absence of menses and the appearance of hot flushes – it comes with many physical and psychological challenges that can be managed with appropriate medication. Professor Tommaso Simoncini discusses the physiological changes that occur during menopause…

Session: Practical individual interventions any healthcare professionals can apply to detect and address non-adherence 

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. “Patient adherence should be acknowledged as a critical health care issue, and a multidisciplinary approach to education and management in this area should be established” says Professor John Weinman. To raise awareness on the need to better manage adherence challenges, Professor Weinman describes…

Session: The challenge and causes of non-adherence

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. Non-adherence to treatment is often seen as a negative behavior or is associated with forgetfulness. Professor Rob Horne demonstrates that patients behave a certain way in response to a variety of parameters, including their beliefs, emotions and perceptions about their disease and treatment.…

Session: Consequences of non-adherence to narrow therapeutic index drugs

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. Depending on its intensity and the context of its occurrence, a single seizure can have profound social and medical consequences for patients and can strongly affect their quality of life. In the case of NTIs, one single dose omission can result in a…

Session: The paradox of non-adherence to treatment in oncology

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. The progress of medicine and oncological treatments has significantly improved chances of survival for numerous types of cancer. Professor Enrique De Madaria explains how the increased efficacy of treatment associated with improvements in galenic formulations has led to a change of paradigm for…

Session: Non-adherence is the new cardiovascular risk factor

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. Cardiovascular diseases are often asymptomatic. Their “silence” is one of the contributing factors to treatment non-adherence. Based on an extensive literature review, Professor Lale Tokgözoğlu demonstrates the medical and social burden of treatment non-adherence in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Her presentation addresses the…

Session: Welcome and congress introduction

This video is a recording of a session from a:care congress 2022. Professor John Weinman and Dr. Matthias Mueller open the congress by introducing the challenges adherence poses to global health and highlighting the innovative potential that dialogue between behavioral science and clinical practice offers. Speakers Prof. John Weinman Dr. Matthias Mueller

Session: Improving medication adherence with motivational interviewing – example of a heart failure patient

Cardiovascular diseases are a perfect example of a chronic disease where motivational tools can improve adherence. For example, one in seven heart attack patients stop taking prescribed treatment one-month after receiving a stent which improves blood flow to the heart1,2. Understanding aspects of behavioral science, including Prochaska and Di Clemente’s Stages of Change Model, can help…

Session: End of Day 2

Speakers Prof. John Weinman Cem Arkilic, MD Chief Medical Officer Abbott, Switzerland Olivier Gryson

Session: Acting on the unseen: How do we help patients to remain adherent when they are asymptomatic?

Treatment non-adherence in patients can be associated with lack of symptoms, interference with daily schedule, lack of understanding of disease or treatment, or fear of stigma associated with disease1.  This is especially the case with conditions like hypertension where many patients can be asymptomatic. However, medication non-adherence is not without consequences and can increase a…