Registration for NMS 2018 is now open. We welcome all delegates and look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

There are three different types of registration:

Please read all the information on this page before registering.

During the symposium, a registration desk will be open in the foyer on the ground floor of the National Convention Centre, Canberra, and assistance will be available:

  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018 – 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Thursday, 31 May 2018 – 7.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Friday, 1 June 2018 – 8 am to 3.30 pm

How to register

You can register online as an individual or in a group of two or more delegates from the same organisation. Students can register as individuals or in groups of five from the same university.

Individual registration

Please create a new user account. It is important that you record your sign in details for later use. This will allow you to access your registration record to update your contact details, to make changes or to pay by credit card.

If you have submitted an abstract, you have already created an account – please sign in with your existing account email address and password.

By registering online, you will receive an immediate confirmation via email, including a tax invoice.

Register as an individual

Group registration

Organisations can use the group registration link to register multiple delegates. The group coordinator will need to create a new user account. It is important that you record your sign in details for later use.

This account will give the group coordinator access to the conference registration site to register participants and generate and print one tax invoice for payment. Individual participants will receive automated emails confirming their registration.

Register as a group from the same organisation

Student registration

Student registration is available for full-time students who are not currently employed full-time, either as individuals, or in groups of five from the same university.

Student group of five registration must be registered using the “Student Group” registration link. All five students must be registered in the same transaction.

In order to keep the price as low as possible, student registration fees (individual or group of five) do not include a ticket to the Gala symposium dinner and National MedicineWise Awards. Tickets may be purchased for $140 during the registration process.


Registration for NMS 2018 includes the following:

  • attendance at all symposium sessions on Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June 2018.
  • a copy of the program and abstract book
  • access to the symposium proceedings
  • morning teas, lunches, and afternoon teas
  • attendance at the welcome reception networking evening on Wednesday 30 May
  • one ticket to the Gala symposium dinner and National MedicineWise awards on Thursday, 31 May 2018 (not included for student individual or group of five registrations).
  • CPD points for GPs.


NMS 2018 has been approved for professional development accreditation by the following professional bodies:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) 

    This activity has been accredited for 24 (Category 2) points in the RACGP QI & CPD
    Program for the 2017-2019 triennium (activity number 131386).

RACGP accreddited

  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) 

    ACRRM accreditation pending.

ACRRM accreddited

Registrations received after Monday, 21 May 2018 are not guaranteed a satchel and symposium materials.

Registration fees

Registration fees are based on the date of receipt of payment (not the date of registration). All prices are in Australian dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Registration type Early registration
by Friday, 20 April 2018
Late registration
from Saturday, 21 April 2018
Full registration $870 $980
Student/unwaged  $400  $500
Single day registrations $500 $600
Student group of five$1500$2200

Payment methods

For individual registrations, a tax invoice will be automatically emailed to the address supplied upon submission of your registration.

For group and student group registrations, the group coordinator must generate and print a group tax invoice through the group registration portal.

Registration fees can be paid by:

  • Credit card – MasterCard or Visa. Note that payments will appear as Expert Events on your credit card statement.
  • Cheque – payable to: NPS MedicineWise. All payments must be in Australian dollars. Post to NMS 2018, c/o Expert Events, PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia.

We are unable to accept payment by direct debit. 

Changes to your registration

You can sign into your registration record using your account email address and password if you need to make changes to your registration. Alternatively, you can request a change in writing by emailing the symposium secretariat at

Cancellations and refund policy

Cancellations must be advised in writing by emailing the symposium secretariat at

Registration cancellations received by Friday, 20 April 2018 will receive a refund of registration fees, less an administrative charge of $110.

Refunds for cancellations received after Friday, 20 April will be at the discretion of NPS MedicineWise. Eligible refunds will be issued after the conclusion of NMS 2018.

Transfer of registration

Registrations are transferable to a colleague at any time prior to the event, provided the NMS 2018 secretariat is advised in writing. Email transfer requests to


Booking accommodation with your registration

Accommodation has been reserved on behalf of NMS 2018 delegates at Crowne Plaza and Waldorf Apartment Hotel until Friday, 20 April 2018. Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings and is subject to availability. To secure the conference accommodation rates, bookings should be made online as part of the registration process. Please note that accommodation costs are additional to your registration fees. See the table below for room rates.

Arrival time

Please indicate your estimated time of hotel arrival on your registration form. If you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time, it’s recommended that you book the room for the evening prior to your arrival. If arriving after 1800, failure to advise your arrival time may mean that your room will be released.

Changes to your accommodation booking

Please notify your requests for changes and cancellations in writing to the NMS secretariat via Each hotel’s cancellation policy is listed below further below.

Extending your stay

If you wish to extend your stay prior to or following NMS 2018, please specify your requirements in the special requirements field during the accommodation booking process. Availability and rates will be checked with the hotel before your reservation is fully confirmed.

Payment for accommodation

Please note that payment of accommodation is not taken at the time of completing an online conference registration, however a credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee your room with the hotel. A wider range of credit cards are available for accommodation payment (including Diners and American Express). Accommodation providers have varying deposit and guarantee requirements (please refer to each hotel’s payment and cancellation policies below). Each hotel will charge a one-night deposit at 30 days prior to arrival. Should a credit card decline or expire at this time, a valid replacement card will need to be provided to continue holding the booking.

If you wish the hotel to settle your account with a credit card of which you are not the signatory, you must provide written authority to the hotel to do so. A third party credit card form will be emailed to the guest approximately 30 days prior to check in. This form should be completed and returned directly to the hotel.

Recommended hotels

Room rates are in Australian dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). Room rates are based on single or double occupancy.

HotelRoom typeRoom only rate/nightDaily breakfastBedding configurationWalking distance to Convention Centre
Crowne Plaza
City View room 

King bed
(or 2 double beds upon request)

Approx. 2 mins
Waldorf Apartment Hotel

Studio apartment

One bedroom apartment


A la carte from restaurant

King bed
(or 2 single beds upon request)

Approx. 5 mins

Crowne Plaza
1 Binara Street, Canberra City

Crowne Plaza Canberra is a full service hotel with premium amenities, located in the heart of the CBD. The hotel is within walking distance to the city’s best shopping, restaurants, bars and attractions. The sun-lit atrium lounge is ideal for impromptu meetings and drinks with colleagues and is a tranquil place for you to relax and recharge after a long day. Hotel facilities including an onsite restaurant and bar, a gym, sauna and pool, 24-hour business centre and secure, underground parking.

Room type: The City view room offers delegates the choice of a king bed or twin rom with double beds, both with a stunning view of the city. Rooms are designed with deluxe features, including plush bedding, fast Wi-Fi, modern ensuites, plasma television and spacious in-room work spaces to ensure your comfort and productivity whilst travelling.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.
Internet: Free Wi-Fi for IHG® Rewards Club members. Non-members: $9/2 hours or $19/24 hours
Car parking: Valet Parking is $25/day; Self-parking is $20/day.
Security bond: Credit card is required at check in or $100 per night if paid by cash.
Payment: The hotel will charge a one night’s deposit at 30 days prior and the final balance is to be paid at check-in.
Credit card service fee: 1.5% for normal credit cards and 3% for Amex and Diners.
Triple occupancy rate: $65 per night. (No additional bedding provided)

Cancellation policy: Cancellations within 30 – 15 days of arrival will result in a charge of one night. Any cancellations, no shows or changes to bookings within 14 days of arrival will result in a 100% charge for all nights.

Waldorf Apartment Hotel
2 Akuna Street, Canberra City

Waldorf Canberra Apartment Hotel is a 4 star apartment hotel centrally located in the heart of Canberra City CBD and is within easy walking distance of exploring the myriads of shops, the main Canberra Shopping Centre, boutiques, restaurants pubs and bars, plus the Canberra Theatre Centre across the road. Hotel facilities include a heated indoor lap pool, spa, gym, half size tennis court and the London Restaurant and Bar. Apartments are stylishly designed for spacious accommodation, decorated with timeless elegance in comfortable tones and textures, all of quality finish.

Room type: Studio or one bedroom apartment. All apartments have granite bench top kitchens with hotplates, under bench oven, microwave, shower over bath, washer, dryer, air conditioning, wireless internet and a safe.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 10:00am.
Internet: WiFi is $10/day.
Car parking: Parking is $15/day and very limited. There is also paid public car parking across London Circuit.
Security bond: A valid credit card or $200 cash deposit is required on check in. Photo ID is required by all guests paying cash.
Payment: The hotel will charge a one night’s deposit at 30 days prior and the final balance is to be paid at check-in.
Credit card service fee: a 1.5% administration fee will apply.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will incur a one night cancellation fee. No shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee.