RiMS symposium brings adherence to the fore

An early morning satellite symposium kicked off the RiMS conference with a master class on adherence. As new oral treatments enter a landscape previously dominated by injectables the issue of adherence is more topical than ever.

The well-attended symposium, organised by Oyster and sponsored by Biogen Idec, used Alice in Wonderland as a theme to explore attitudes around taking medicines. Drink Me! The attitudes and behaviours of adherence included presentations from key opinion leader in the field Prof Rob Horne, MS Nurse Nicki Ward, and MS Nurse Emma Matthews.

A recent report from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society found that a third of NHS patients were non-adherent within 10 days of starting a medication – of these, more than 50% were unaware that they were not taking medicines correctly and 45% were non-adherent.

When asked for feedback on the symposium, one delegate said: “I thought this presentation was done very well and practical measures were given. It makes me smile how this topic keeps coming round with different names.”

More than 100 healthcare professionals attended the symposium and of those, 92% rated the session as good, very good or excellent. Following the success of the event, Oyster have produced a write up of the speaker’s presentations and a slide share DVD.


Published on: July 15, 2014

 

More than 100 healthcare professionals attended the symposium and of those, 92% rated the session as good, very good or excellent.