Get ready for the National Medicines Symposium in Brisbane, 21–23 May 2014

11 December 2013

The eighth biennial National Medicines Symposium (NMS), Australia’s preeminent quality use of medicines forum, will be held in Brisbane from 21–23 May 2014.

Hosted by NPS MedicineWise every two years, the theme for the 2014 symposium is Medicines in health: shaping our future. The program centres on sustainability, ethics and decision making, and exploring how data and evidence translates into action.

NPS MedicineWise executive manager and chair of the NMS 2014 Scientific Programming Committee, Ms Karen Kaye, says NMS is renowned for challenging the status quo and bringing together thought leaders in quality use of medicines from across the country and abroad.

“NMS 2014 will bring together a wide spectrum of stakeholders from across the medicines sector, including key decision makers, academics and experts, health professionals and consumers, with leading international and Australian speakers showcasing innovation, advancements and best practice in medication management and policy,” says Ms Kaye.

Abstracts are now invited for oral and poster presentations.

“We expect the event to attract over 500 delegates from across Australia and abroad,” says Ms Kaye.

“Sub-themes of sustainability; data, knowledge and action; and ethics and decision making will help stimulate and drive debate and new thinking in the medicines space as we all work towards better health outcomes.”

More information

NMS 2014 is NPS MedicineWise’s eighth symposium. It will take place from 21-23 May 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.

Abstract submissions and expressions of interest for delegates and event sponsors are now open.

For more information and to register for more information or to submit an abstract, visit www.nps.org.au/nms

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