Therapeutic adherence:
the challenges
18th April 2018, 10:00 – 14:00
European Economic and Social Committee - Room  JDE 62
Rue Belliard 99, Brussels


In line with the topic of healthcare systems’ sustainability, addressed in the previous conferences of the European Patients‘ Rights Day, the twelfth edition will contribute to the current policy debate on how to achieve a more sustainable provision of care. The poor adherence to treatments has, in fact, significant implications for the expenditures of healthcare and it is estimated to increase costs of approximately €80 billion a year.

The event will be an occasion to foster communication among different partners/actors in the healing and caring process to improve adherence to treatments and take commitments to increase the respect of patients’ rights and their involvement as  fundamental active partners with health professionals in their own care, respecting the fundamental values recognised by the European Charter of Patients’ Rights.

What are the informative needs and doubts, the unspoken requests and all the elements that somehow can impede the complete adherence to therapies, in particular with regard to chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes,cancer, etc.)?
How the key role of civic and patient organisations in empowering patients and their families can be enhanced?

Starting from concrete experiences, good and bad practices, the conference will provide patient associations, health care professionals, scientists, pharmacists, industry and representatives of national and European institutions with the opportunity to work together in identifying the main changes that are necessary to face non-adherence to treatment plans.


Register here for the event and share with us your good practice/experience on therapeutic adherence!

For more information please write to Daniela Quaggia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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