National meetings

2017 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

04 May 2017 | by Choosing Wisely Australia

NPS MedicineWise hosted the inaugural Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting for members and supporters in Melbourne on Thursday 4 May 2017. The aim of the meeting was to:

  • Showcase the progress of Choosing Wisely Australia in the two years since launch, including measures of success and impact;
  • Offer an exchange of ideas and connections to maintain and build momentum; and
  • Highlight both consumer and health professional innovations and opportunities that support a culture shift towards eliminating unnecessary healthcare practices.

Choosing Wisely in Australia

Dr Robyn Lindner
Client Relations Manager, Health Technologies
NPS MedicineWise

Managing the demand and improving the quality use of pathology testing at Gold Coast Health

Therese Kelly
Choosing Wisely Pathology Project Manager
Gold Coast Health

Are we choosing wisely?

Jessica Toleman
Acting Director of Pharmacy
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Clinical Lead / Coordinator - Choosing Wisely
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Reducing coagulation studies ordered at Austin Health

Asmara Jammali-Blasi
Project Manager - Choosing Wisely, Quality and Patient Safety Program
Austin Hospital

Implementation of Choosing Wisely Australia initiatives at Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Hospital

Dr Matthew Anstey
Intensive Care and Emergency Physician
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Choosing Wisely Australia Advisory Group

Disseminating, disinvesting and reducing low value care: The Monash Health experience

Angela Melder
Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Health

Choosing the best model of care for hernia surgery

Prof David Watters
Professor of Surgery
Barwon Health and Past President Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Spreading the Evolve message: Experiences of a palliative medicine physician

Dr Patricia Lee-Apostol
Palliative Medicine Specialist
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

NUTS: No unnecessary tests at Eastern Health

Janet Steele
Project Manager, Eastern Health

Choosing Wisely supporting antimicrobial stewardship

Vanessa Simpson
Senior Clinical Program Officer, Program Implementation
NPS MedicineWise

Personalising care for patients with dementia to encourage use of non-pharmacological strategies

Natalie Blacker
Development Coordinator
University of South Australia - Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services project

The COACH Program®: Empowering patients with cardiovascular disease to close their ‘treatment gaps’

A/Prof Margarite Vale
Founder and Director
The COACH Program

Clinical Associate Professor
Australian Catholic University

Clinical Associate Professor
Australian Catholic University

Evaluation insights from the first two years of Choosing Wisely

Leanne Atkins
Program & Product Lead, Evaluation
NPS MedicineWise

Using data to support Choosing Wisely principles in the Australian aged care setting

Dr Chris Alderman
Director of Clinical Excellence
Ward Medication Management

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2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting - Virtual event - 19 May

On behalf of NPS MedicineWise, Choosing Wisely Australia invites you to our 2021 National Meeting to be held virtually on 19 May 2021.


2020 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and with the safety and wellbeing of our meeting attendees, presenters, staff and suppliers as our highest priority, we have unfortunately had to cancel this year’s Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting. This was a difficult decision, as the National Meeting is an important component of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative, however in the circumstances we have made the decision that we are best placed to plan to meet again in 2021.