National Medicines Symposium 2020

 

Welcome

On behalf of the conference organising committee, welcome to the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2020 to be held on Thursday 21 May 2020 in Sydney, Australia at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

NMS will directly follow the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting to be held on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

A networking function for all delegates will be held on the afternoon of 20 May.

 

About NMS 2020

The theme for NMS 2020 is Rising to the medication safety challenge’.

A unique cross-disciplinary event, NMS 2020 will bring together the most influential organisations, individuals and decision makers in the health sector to discuss and debate key issues around quality use of medicines and health technologies, and to encourage collective impact with a focus on the needs of the consumer.

In the context of medicine safety being named as a National Health Priority Area and the third WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge: Medication Without Harm, the program will provide the latest content in the medicines and health environment, delivered by acclaimed experts.

Attracting people from all sectors of the health industry, NMS 2020 is a rare opportunity to network, share expertise, ideas and innovations.

 

Program

NMS 2020 will include plenary sessions, lightning talks, panel discussions and poster displays. These sessions will provide an opportunity for health care professionals working in all fields to present and discuss their work with their peers.

We are currently seeking abstract submissions within the following streams:

  • Medication without harm
  • Insights from consumer journeys
  • Clinical innovation to meet new challenges
  • Partnerships in health, collaborating for impact
  • Medicines literacy for all

Find out more about submitting an abstract.

More details about the speakers and the full program will be announced over the coming months.

Registration is open now.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in May 2020.

 

Key dates

  • Abstract submissions open: Thursday, 30 January 2020
  • Earlybird registration opens: Thursday, 13 February 2020
  • Abstract submissions close: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • Earlybird registration closes: Friday, 17 April 2020

Further key dates will be added in the coming weeks.

 

Registration

Registration for NMS 2020 is now open. We welcome all delegates and look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

There are four different types of registration:

Please read all the information on this page before registering.

During the symposium we will have a registration desk on level 2 of the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Assistance will be available:

  • Wednesday, 20 May 2020,      16:00-18:00
  • Thursday, 21 May 2020,          07:30–17:30
 

How to register

You can register online as an individual or in a group of two or more delegates from the same organisation. Discounted tickets are available for those who would like to attend both NMS 2020 and the 2020 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting.

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

Student registration

Student registration is available for full-time students who are not currently employed full-time.

Register as individual student

Register for both NMS 2020 and the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

Discounted registration is available for those who would like to attend both NMS 2020 and the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting.

Register for both events

 

What's included

Registration for NMS 2020 includes the following:

  • attendance at the symposium on Thursday 21 May
  • a copy of the program
  • access to the symposium proceedings
  • morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
  • attendance at the welcome reception networking to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 May (following the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting)
 

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, 17 April 2020

Late registration

from Saturday, 18 April 2020

Full registration – NMS 2020

$250

$360

Student/unwaged – NMS 2020

$210

$210

Combined registration to attend NMS 2020 and the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting (attendance at both days)

$450

$670

 

Payment methods

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

For 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 cardMasterCard or Visa. Note that payments will appear as Expert Events on your credit card statement.

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 [email protected].

 

Cancellations and refund policy

Cancellations must be advised in writing to the NMS 2020 secretariat.

Registration cancellations received by Friday, 17 April 2020 will receive a refund of registration fees, less an administrative charge of $50.

Refunds for cancellations received after Friday, 17 April 2020 will be at the discretion of NPS MedicineWise. Eligible refunds will be issued after the conclusion of NMS 2020.

Transfer of registration

Registrations are transferable to a colleague at any time prior to the event, provided the NMS 2020 secretariat is advised in writing.

 

Accommodation

Booking accommodation with your registration

Accommodation has been reserved on behalf of NMS 2020 delegates at Sofitel Darling Harbour, Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour and Hotel Ibis Darling Harbour until Monday, 20 April 2020. 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 [email protected].

Cancellations

All cancellations must be advised by email to the conference secretariat. Please be aware that each hotel has a specific cancellation policy and this is listed below in the information about each hotel.

Extending your stay

If you wish to extend your stay prior to or following NMS 2020, please specify your requirements in the additional nights 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. Accommodation providers have varying deposit and guarantee requirements (please refer to each hotel’s payment and cancellation policies below).

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. A deposit equivalent to one night will be charged to the credit card 30 days prior to arrival. (If you are only staying for one night this would be full payment 30 days prior)

 

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.

Hotel

Room type

Room only rate/night

Bed and breakfast rate (one person/day)

Bed and breakfast rate (two people/day)

Bedding configuration

Walking distance to

Convention Centre

Sofitel Darling Harbour

Superior room

$329

$

$354

King bed

(or 2 double beds upon request)

Approx. 3 mins

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

Superior room

$265

$275

$300

Queen bed

Approx. 12 mins

Hotel Ibis Darling Harbour

Standard room

$215

$225

$245

Queen bed

Approx. 13 mins

Sofitel

Sofitel Darling Harbour

12 Darling Drive, Sydney

Sofitel Darling Harbour adjacent to the new International Convention Centre Sydney and just a short walk from the shopping areas. The 5 star hotel features 3 bars, a restaurant, club lounge & outdoor pool, The 590 rooms & suites combine French elegance and contemporary design, with breathtaking views of the Harbour.

Room type: The superior room offers delegates the choice of a king bed or twin room with double beds. Rooms are designed with deluxe features, including plush king bed, Wi-Fi, food and beverage facilities, plasma television and bathroom featuring bespoke French amenities.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 3:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Internet: Free Wi-Fi in your room and communal areas in the hotel.

Car parking: Casual car parking is available at the ICC parking station in Darling Drive or at Wilson Parking in Murray Street, Darling Harbour. Prices are subject to change without notice

Payment: A one night deposit will be charged at 30 days prior to arrival, any remaining balance will be charged at 15 days prior to arrival. All incidentals/ additional charges during your stay will be settled upon check-out.

Credit card service fee: 1.3% of the amount charged

Cancellation policy: Any cancellations received within 15 days prior to arrival will incur a 100% cancellation fee.


Novotel

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

100 Murray street, Pyrmont

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is located in the heart of Darling Harbour and adjacent to the International Convention Centre Sydney. The hotel proves unique accommodation and event options, within walking distance of shopping, dining and all points within Sydney’s CBD. Combining luxury bedding for a restful night's sleep, stay connected with premium WiFi. Complimented by a wide range of facilities; such as outdoor pool, In-Balance fitness room and tennis court.

Room type: The superior room boasts, a calm spacious oasis with a modern & timeless design, featuring warm colours, a luxury king koil bed and comfortable work & living space. Stay connected with premium WiFi, 48-inch SMART TV and bedside USB power

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Internet: WiFi complimentary for all loyalty members.
Delegates who are not already a member are invited to join on a complimentary basis

Car parking: Parking is available at $59 per car per night

Payment: the hotel will charge a one night deposit 30 days prior to arrival, any remaining balances will be finalised upon check in/check out.

Credit card service fees: a 1.3% administration fee will apply.

Cancellation policy: No shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Ibis

Hotel Ibis Darling Harbour

70 Murray Street, Pyrmont

Centrally located in the heart of Darling Harbour. Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour is surrounded by an array of tourist attractions, restaurants and bars, ibis is renowned for its quality, simplicity and value for money with many rooms boasting spectacular views of Darling Harbour. With a popular bar, restaurant, pool, gym, tennis court and 24 hour reception.

Room type: The standard rooms are a comfortable cozy room with city views to Pyrmont. From 16 square metres, with one queen Sweet Bed by Ibis, comfortable work space and WIFI.

Check-in/check-out: Check-in is available from 2:00pm. Check-out prior to 11:00am.

Internet: WiFi complimentary in all rooms and communal areas.

Car parking: Parking is available at $59 per car per night

Payment: the hotel will charge a one night deposit 30 days prior to arrival, any remaining balances will be finalised upon check in/check out.

Credit card service fees: a 1.3% administration fee will apply.

Cancellation policy: No shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

 

Questions?

Contact the NMS secretariat.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 3848 2100

Post: Expert Events, PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia.

 

Previous events

The ninth National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2018 was held 19–20 May 2018 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to make NMS 2018 such an excellent experience.

Find out more about NMS 2018.