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Presenting at the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2020 is an opportunity to spark discussion and showcase your work with an audience of experts from across Australia.

We invited abstract submissions for poster displays or lightning talks that highlight the impact and key learnings of collaboration with a focus on improving outcomes for consumers.

All abstracts are peer-reviewed before being accepted to ensure they meet the high quality standards that NMS demonstrates and promotes, and only a limited number of the highest scoring abstracts will be approved for inclusion in the program.


Themes and streams

Within the theme Rising to the medication safety challenge, we are looking to showcase projects, initiatives, research, ideas, lessons learned and interventions. They can cover collaboration with consumers, cross-sector and/or multi-disciplinary approaches 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

Abstracts with a strong focus on consumer involvement and/or led by consumers were encouraged.


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 take place during the plenary session so it is important that these are polished.


Poster displays

Poster displays are a rewarding opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues and experts from across Australia. Poster displays will be presented in hard copy format and displayed in the main break out area ensuring maximum exposure.


Abstract submission instructions

Submitters were required to create an account with login details in order to proceed. All abstracts should be submitted through our abstract submission portal.

In each abstract authors were 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 proof read 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.

When submitting your abstract, you were also asked to provide the following information:

The closing date for abstract submission was Wednesday, 26 February 2020.



Contact the NMS secretariat.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 3848 2100

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