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National Medicines Symposium 2018

Population to Personal Healthcare: The future is now
Evolving systems | Reimagining policies | Clinical innovations

30 May - 1 June 2018
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Registrations open

The tenth National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2018 will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2018 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, Australia.

NMS is the pre-eminent symposium on quality use of medicines, diagnostics and health data in Australia. Held every two years, the conference is designed to present the latest and most thought-provoking content in the medicines and health environment, delivered by international and nationally acclaimed experts.

It is a unique cross-disciplinary event, bringing together some of the most influential organisations, individuals and decision-makers in the health sector to debate and discuss quality use of medicines, diagnostics and health data challenges and opportunities.

Attracting people from all sectors of the health industry, NMS is a rare opportunity to network, share expertise, ideas and innovations.


The conference organising committee looks forward to welcoming participants to the National Medicines Symposium in Canberra, in May 2018.

We are delighted to offer a platform to connect health care professionals locally and abroad, and to share their knowledge and expertise with the wider community.

The focus of this three-day event will be Population to Personal Health Care: The Future is Now. This will include an exploration of current innovations, provide international perspectives and promote discussion around medicines and the health environment in Australia and across the globe.

The event will commence with a keynote presentation and welcome reception, followed by a two-day conference with workshops, lightning talks, panel discussions and poster presentations. These sessions will provide an opportunity for health care professionals working in all fields to present and discuss their work with their peers.

A number of keynote speakers have been invited to take part in the conference and further information on confirmed speakers is available below.


See the variety of local and international industry experts speaking at this event.

Find out more about the speakers.


At this event, we will present discussions and scenarios from Australia and around the world to demonstrate the impacts and opportunities of this current future. We will contextualise real world examples of the impact that personalised medicine and other disruptive innovations are having now, and how they are influencing health decision-making at all levels.

Full program now available.


Registration for NMS 2018 is open. Join people from across the health landscape to network, learn, and share expertise.

Find out more about types of registration, cost, payment methods, cancellation and transfers. 

Previous events

The ninth National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2016 was held 19–20 May 2016 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to make NMS 2016 such an excellent experience.

Find out more about NMS 2016.

Other events

Choosing Wisely Australia logo

The Choosing Wisely Australia 2018 National Meeting will also be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra on Wednesday 30 May, as a satellite meeting to NMS 2018. Find out more.

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Date reviewed: 7 March 2018
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