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About ENABLE- COST Action: A European Network to Advance Best Practices & Technology on Medication Adherence

The COST Action is divided into 4 main packages (WP):

WG 1

Current practice

Current practices on enhancing adherence in European countries.

WG 2

Adherence technology

Identifying & showcasing adherence enhancing technologies.

WG 3

Sustainable implementation

Paving the way for technology in healthcare systems.

WG 4

Communication and Dissemination

Identifying & showcasing adherence enhancing technologies.

Job van Boven, PharmD, PhD
Dr van Boven is the Chair of the ENABLE COST Action.

Assistant Professor at University Medical Center Groningen

funded by COST; European
cooperation in Science and

  • A survey across 38 European countries
  • Investigated approaches to maintaining continuous access to medication during the COVID-19.
  • A cross-sectional survey across 38 European countries
  • Snapshot of different European countries assuring medication
    management services during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • eHealth solutions emerged as pivotal in the provision of healthcare services.
  • Letter to the editor
  • Marks the beginning of the efforts in helping boost medication adherence in Portugal.

ENABLE website launch

One of the first milestones of the action was achieved by the launch of the WEBSITE.

  • Learn about the objectives and goals of the ENABLE action
  • Introduction of the working groups and their tasks.
  • Introduction to the action members
  • Communication of upcoming events & meetings
  • Communication of publications

RT-Delphi study launch

In October an RT-Delphi study will be launched to gather stakeholders’ comments and views on the proposed structure for the Medication Adherence Technologies repository. The aim is to gather views from all 39 ENABLE countries and to cover five different expertise/backgrounds (education/research, clinical practice, policymaking, technologies developers and patients’ representatives).

We invite ENABLE members and partner organizations to provide contact details for potential participants in the Delphi study.
Please forward the contacts to Alex Dima (alexandra.dima@univ-lyon1.fr) or Urska Nabergoj Makovec (urska.nabergoj.makovec@ffa.uni-lj.si)

Events & Meetings

ENABLE working group 3 meeting

To facilitate the capacity building, and stimulate progress beyond the state-of-the-art in research and practice of medication adherence.

ENABLE MC meeting

To discuss ENABLE COST Action progress and plan future steps.

The 25th Annual ESPACOMP Conference

Adaptability and Sustainability of Innovative Care Models to Improve Medication Adherence.

Webinar on MDR regulation

European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) presented by Dr. Maraina Madureira, Coordinator of the Medical Device sector at INFRAMED, Portugal.

COST provides networking opportunities for researchers and innovators in order to strengthen Europe’s capacity to address scientific, technological and societal challenges.