Abstract submissions now open for our 2018 National Meeting

2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting
 National Convention Centre, Canberra

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Registrations open in December



The 2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting will bring together members, key stakeholders and influencers of the Choosing Wisely initiative, now in its third year. It is an opportunity for health professionals, consumers, researchers, funders and policy makers to come together to discuss, engage and network on topics related to reducing unnecessary care.

Building on the success of the inaugural 2017 meeting, this event will:
  • Highlight key achievements of Choosing Wisely to date
  • Share lessons learned
  • Provide opportunities for networking
  • Seek input into the future vision for Choosing Wisely
  • Showcase ways to get involved
We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting.

Abstract submissions are now open

We invite abstract submissions that highlight advances and learnings in supporting the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

These submissions could be accepted as presentations, vignettes, pitch presentations or posters based on the following streams:

  • Spreading the Choosing Wisely message: Cutting through the "noise" to engage consumers and health professionals
  • Changing culture through health professional education and training
  • Evidence of practice change: Achievements and lessons learned from primary to tertiary care
  • Innovative ideas to reduce low value care – in the form of a pitch presentation
Student prize
A prize will be awarded to the best abstract submitted by a student.
Peer review of abstracts
All abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed for inclusion in the program and successful authors will be required to register for the event to guarantee their time slot.

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:

  • presentations
  • vignettes
  • pitch presentations
  • poster display

Abstract types

1. Presentations
Presentations with the opportunity to take questions will be limited, but offer a good opportunity to showcase issues in up to 10 minutes, followed by a five-minute question and answer session.

2. Vignettes
Vignettes are brief oral presentations highlighting a specific topic with an emphasis on the practical implications/results. Authors present for 5 minutes using a single slide and answer follow up questions. Vignette authors are particularly invited to show how their work translates into outcomes.

3. Pitch presentations
Pitch presentations involve a short interactive session where authors present an innovative idea on how to reduce low value care and receive feedback and advice from a panel of experts and the audience. Pitches will be designated five minutes for the pitch and 10 minutes for the discussion and feedback. The number of these presentations will be limited.

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

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 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. Clearly describe the approach and outcomes. 

Closing date for abstract submission is Wednesday 28 February 2018. Submission of abstracts will not be accepted after this date.
Authors will be notified of the success of their submission on Wednesday 28 March 2018.

More information
The National Meeting will be held as a satellite meeting to the National Medicines Symposium 2018.
For assistance with an abstract submission, or for general information about the National Meeting 2018, please contact the National Meeting secretariat Expert Events at cwa2018@expertevents.com.au or telephone +61 7 3848 2100.


Last reviewed 01 November 2017