Adherence to treatment: global challenge, tangible solutions

Significant problems with adherence persist across geographies and therapy areas, leading to non-optimal care and delays in recovery.1 Aside from continuous progress in healthcare technologies and the regular launch of new medicines every year, according to the WHO, the most effective intervention to improve the health of the overall population is to increase adherence to treatments.2  

Adherence has traditionally been framed as a problem of patient understanding, and even memory (as patients are thought to simply “forget” their treatment). But what if this belief ignores the real issues and reinforces misconceptions? Approximately 25% of patients after being discharged from hospital stop some of their treatment within the first week. This signals that the problem isn’t simply memory but is rooted in deeper behavioral and societal factors.3  

At the a:care Congress 2022, you will learn: 

  • About the pervasive myths that hide the true drivers of non-adherence 
  • How to shift the paradigm and treat the person, not just the disease 
  • How patients understand adherence, and how their insights can be used in clinical practice 

This year the congress will have regional satellite meetings to discuss key regional issues and explore insights into the regional drivers and solutions of non-adherence. There will be satellite meetings from India, Brazil, the rest of Latin America, the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Pakistan region (METAP) and the Asia-Pacific region. 

REGISTER TO YOUR PREFERRED OPTION

GLOBAL (English)

ASIA-PACIFIC (Vietnamese, English)

BRAZIL (Portuguese)

INDIA (English)

LATIN AMERICA (Spanish)

MIDDLE-EAST, TURKEY, AFRICA, PAKISTAN (French, English)

Global session led by international speakers in English. Satellite is a combination of global sessions and regional sessions in regional languages.

Global session

Program

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An exciting and innovative program 

The congress will address the common misconceptions with regards to adherence and take a deeper look at the underlying drivers behind non-adherence. Through a two-day agenda of presentations and panel discussions the a:care congress will equip you with the tools to address non-adherence through theory-driven, evidence-based behavioral interventions. 

Speakers

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A diverse faculty of behavioral scientists, clinicians and patients

Chaired by Prof John Weinman, Professor of Psychology at King’s College London, the congress features sessions from international clinical experts across multiple therapy areas. The congress will feature patient voice sessions to hear from individuals who struggled with adherence and can provide a first-person perspective on the specific challenges they faced.  

Learn more about regional satellites

Visit the regional website pages



References

1. Jose J, Bond C. Medication Adherence: still a problem. Int J Pharm Practice. 2021;29(2):93-95. doi:10.1093/ijpp/riaa019 

2. Brown MT, Bussell JK. Medication adherence: WHO cares?. Mayo Clin Proc. 2011;86(4):304-314. doi:10.4065/mcp.2010.0575 

3. Fallis BA, Dhalla IA, Klemensberg J, Bell CM. Primary Medication Non-Adherence after Discharge from a General Internal Medicine Service. PLOS ONE. 2013;8(5):e61735. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061735. 


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