National meetings

2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

24 Feb 2021 | by Choosing Wisely Australia

On behalf of NPS MedicineWise, Choosing Wisely Australia invites you to our 2021 National Meeting to be held virtually on 19 May 2021. It follows the National Medicines Symposium to be held on 18 May 2021.

Abstracts are now open: Choosing Wisely: Empowering consumers to choose wisely

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This year’s National Meeting offers a platform for Choosing Wisely members and supporters, consumer advocates, health services and other healthcare influencers to engage in discussions, presentations and workshops about empowering consumers and supporting health professionals to be champions for changing the conversations in our health system so that people only receive care that is evidence-based and truly needed.

The National Meeting follows the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2020 on Tuesday 18 May, with the theme Evaluating quality use of medicines: How do we know if we're making a difference?

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now open for the Choosing Wisely Australia 2021 National Meeting to be held virtually on Wednesday 19 May.

This year’s National Meeting offers a platform for Choosing Wisely members and supporters, consumer advocates, health services and other healthcare influencers to engage in discussions and presentations about empowering consumers and supporting health professionals to be champions for changing the conversations in our health system so that people only receive care that is evidence-based and truly needed.

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

Within the theme Empowering consumers to choose wisely, abstract submissions may be accepted as e-poster presentations or lightning talks based on the following streams:

  • Building consumer confidence in shared decision making
  • Health professionals leading by example
  • Impact of ‘the conversation’
  • Changing culture in organisations and systems

We particularly welcome presentations from consumers, carers and/or support workers, as well as co-presentations with both a healthcare provider as well as a consumer, carer and/or support worker.

If you submitted an abstract for the 2020 Choosing Wisely National Meeting, which was cancelled due to COVID-19, you are encouraged to update and resubmit your abstract for this year’s National Meeting.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words.

Abstract types

Abstracts will be accepted for e-poster presentations and for lightning talks.

E-poster presentations are 3 minute presentations with 3 slides. Presentations will be pre-recorded and made available on the event site through the meeting and after the event.

Lightning Talks are 5 minute presentations, designed for a quick summary of your project or initiative. A select number of Lightning Talks are presented in concurrent streams during the program and made available after the event.

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.

Abstract submission instructions

In each abstract authors are asked to demonstrate how their work contributes to advances and learnings in supporting the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative.

Abstracts should:

  • clearly reflect your identified stream
  • 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:

  • brief background which summarises the idea/issue/evidence the abstract intends to address
  • list the objectives, methods, setting and/or scope of the work
  • describe the work so far and any findings and implications.


To begin the submission process you must first enter your contact details which is done via the Contact information tab above. After entering your contact information, additional tabs will appear that will enable you to upload and submit your abstract. 

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Closing date for submission

The closing date for abstract submission is Monday 22 March 2021. Submission of abstracts will not be accepted after this date.

Authors will be notified of the success of their submission on Wednesday 7 April.

Choosing Wisely National Meeting secretariat

For assistance with refunds, or for general information about the 2021 National Meeting, please contact the National Meeting secretariat Expert Events at [email protected] or telephone +61 7 3848 2100.

Registration

Registration for the 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting is now open.

There are different types of registration, so please read all the information on this page before registering.

  • 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting only
  • Both the 2021 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting and the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2021

How to register

Register online. Discounted tickets are available for those who would like to attend both the 2021 National Meeting and NMS 2021.

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

Registration fees

All prices are in Australian dollars and include 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Registration typeEarly registration
by Friday 29 March 2021
Late registration
from Saturday 30 March 2021
Full registration – Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting$100$100
Combined registration to attend the 2021 National Meeting and NMS 2021 (attendance at both days)$175$200

Payment methods

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.

A paid tax invoice will be automatically emailed to the address supplied upon submission of your registration

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].

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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.

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2019 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting

The 2019 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting, hosted by NPS MedicineWise, was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday 30 May.

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