National Medicines Symposium 2014
NMS is the pre-eminent quality use of medicines symposium held in Australia. Held every two years, the scientific program is designed to provide the latest and the controversial in the medicines and health environment and is delivered by international and nationally acclaimed experts.
NMS brings together individuals from all sectors of the health industry, providing the opportunity to network, share expertise, ideas and innovations.
Call for abstracts now open
It’s with great pleasure we invite you to participate in the eighth National Medicines Symposium (NMS 2014) to be held in Brisbane from 21-23 May 2014. The theme for NMS 2014 is Medicines in health: shaping our future. This unmissable event will explore current and future medicines challenges relating to sustainability, translating evidence into action and ethical decision making.
The NMS 2014 Scientific Program Committee invites submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations. This year for the first time we also invite you to submit abstracts for our ‘Lightning talks’—five minute presentations which will form part of the plenary program.
You should indicate which of the NMS 2014 streams you wish to submit your abstract for.
This theme will explore broad issues relating to future sustainability of medicines in terms of cost (economic and societal), access, quality and safety, investment and funding models in an increasingly competitive health environment.
Data -> knowledge -> action
Big data, small data, knowledge translation and health technology assessment are contemporary challenges faced by governments, the health sector and clinicians. This theme will look at the challenges in accessing new data, identifying gaps in evidence and translating knowledge into action.
Ethics and decision making
The changing medical environment is creating new ethical challenges for medical decision makers. This theme considers the ethical implications of medicines and medical choices, and how this affects decision making. For example access afforded to a few; personalised medicines, highly specialised drugs and consumer expectations.
Any programs and activities described should reflect the following principles:
- quality use of medicines
- the primacy of consumers and considerations for vulnerable communities
- partnership and consultation.
Oral presentations will be allocated 10 minutes in concurrent seminar sessions with five minutes for questions.
Lightning talks will be allocated five minutes in the plenary program. This is a fantastic opportunity to present your work in a plenary session of Australia’s leading medicines symposium. We will be looking for innovative presentations on key medicines issues, identifying the issue, presenting your solution, and demonstrating the result.
Posters will be displayed in the main break out area and time may be allocated for short presentations.
You can indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation on the online abstract submission form. All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed.
The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to decide the format of presentations and which NMS stream they will be presented in, on the basis of time and space available.
Submit your abstract
Abstracts are to be submitted via the online abstract submission site and should be a maximum of 300 words.
Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 24 February 2014.
Abstracts will not be accepted after this date. On completion of the online form you will be issued with an access key. Please record this for future use. The access key will allow you to retrieve your submission at a later date if you need to add details or make changes prior to the submission deadline.
Successful authors are required to register for NMS 2014 in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program.
Express your interest
To receive information about NMS 2014, including registration, accommodation and opportunities to become a supporting partner,please complete the online expression of interest form.
Abstract submission closes
Monday 24 February 2014
Abstract notification to authors
Tuesday 1 April 2014
Early registration deadline
Friday 18 April 2014
Accommodation booking deadline
Friday 18 April 2014
National Medicines Symposium
21–23 May 2014
For further information about NMS 2014, please contact:
Symposium Secretariat, Expert Events
Telephone: 07 3848 2100
PO Box 351
Hamilton Central QLD 4007