Abstract submissions are closed

Abstract submissions for NMS 2018 are now closed, but you can still register for the event.

The organising committee of the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2018 is pleased to announce that abstract submissions are now open for NMS 2018, Population to Personal Health Care: The Future is Now.

NPS MedicineWise invites you to submit an abstract on one of the following topics:

  • Evolving systems
  • Reimagining policies
  • Clinical innovation

Abstract presenters are encouraged to utilise case studies that demonstrate how systems, policies and clinical innovations are evolving. 

For more detail on the content of the three program areas, see Program

How to submit an abstract

You will need to create an account with login details in order to proceed. All abstracts should be submitted through our abstract submission portal.

Closing date for abstract submissions is Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Presenting at NMS 2018 is an opportunity to spark discussion and showcase your work with an audience of experts from across Australia.

All abstracts are peer-reviewed and only a limited number of the highest scoring abstracts will be approved for inclusion in the program. Abstract submissions are invited for: ·

  • lightning talks
  • panel discussions
  • pitches
  • posters

Lightning talks

Lightning talks are short and dynamic presentations on key topics. The format of this presentation requires you to begin by identifying the issue, then present your solution, and end by demonstrating your results. Lightning talks will be allocated 5 minutes in the plenary session so it is important that these are polished. There will be an opportunity to rehearse your presentation at the end of the first day of the conference.

Panel presentations and Q and A

Panel discussions are an excellent way to present different perspectives and gain audience insight. There are very limited spaces within the program, to ensure the highest quality panel discussions. In the abstract submission, authors must:

  • nominate the topic
  • identify the speakers

Panel discussions will be allocated an hour in the relevant concurrent streams. It is the responsibility of the author to arrange and brief speakers as well as facilitate the discussion. It is expected that authors will have previously contacted speakers to determine their availability before submitting the abstract. To get the most out of each panel discussion, there should be no more than three speakers, and one facilitator. Please include time for audience questions and discussion.

Pitch presentations

Pitch presentations involve a short interactive session where authors present an idea in preparation for implementation or research and receive feedback and advice from a panel of experts and the audience. There are limited places for pitch presentations, to ensure the highest quality pitches. Pitches will be allocated 10 minutes for the pitch and 15 minutes for the discussion and feedback.

Poster display and presentation

Poster displays are a rewarding opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues and experts from across Australia. All posters are peer-reviewed before being accepted for display to ensure they meet the high quality standards that NMS demonstrates and promotes. Posters will be presented in hard copy format and displayed in the main break out area ensuring maximum exposure. Time will be allocated in the program for poster presentations. 

Abstract submission instructions

In each abstract authors are asked to demonstrate how their work contributes to improving the quality of healthcare and health outcomes.

Abstracts should:

  • clearly reflect your identified sub-theme
  • have been proofread to ensure correct spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • be a maximum of 300 words

The format of the abstract should have three parts.

  1. Identify the idea/issue/proposal the abstract intends to address.
  2. List the objectives and/or scope of the work.
  3. Describe the work so far and any findings.

All programs and activities described should reflect these principles:

  • Partnering with consumers
  • Innovation in practice and health technologies, including the use of medicines and medical tests
  • Identifying the common ground and shared objectives