Building a medicinewise community from the ground up: abstracts invited

24 November 2011

Abstract submissions are now being invited for the seventh biennial National Medicines Symposium (NMS), to be held 24 – 25 May 2012 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Submissions are invited from everyone involved in quality use of medicines, including students, community groups, health organisations, health professionals and researchers.

NPS CEO Dr Lynn Weekes says the event is already attracting interest from all segments of Australia’s health industry.

“NMS 2012 will provide the opportunity for participants to network and share expertise at the leading symposium on quality use of medicines in Australia,” says Dr Weekes.

“NPS is excited to be bringing together the partners to Australia’s National Medicines Policy along with international representatives to learn, discuss and debate contemporary quality use of medicines issues.

“The theme for NMS 2012 is building a medicinewise community, and the symposium program will allow attendees to explore the challenges and the opportunities available to make this a reality,” says Dr Weekes.

The program has been compiled by some of Australia’s leading quality use of medicines health professionals and academics. Topic streams as part of the symposium will include:

  • safer use of medicines
  • an ever changing health system
  • enabled by new technologies
  • valuing the consumer experience; and
  • putting policy into practice.

Abstract submissions for NMS 2012 are now open. To view the preliminary program, register your interest in attending NMS 2012, or submit an abstract visit


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