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2022 Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting - 3 May

08 Sept 2021 | by Choosing Wisely Australia

With the theme Choosing Wisely for a sustainable health system, this year’s National Meeting is offering a platform for Choosing Wisely members and supporters, consumer advocates, health services and other healthcare influencers to reflect on the some of the key challenges facing our health system and the role that consumers and health professionals can play within it to support a sustainable health system.

Call for Abstracts

Submit an abstract

Abstracts are now open for the Choosing Wisely Australia 2022 National Meeting.

We invite abstract submissions that highlight advances and learnings in supporting the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative, and support health system sustainability.

Within the theme Choosing Wisely for a sustainable health system, abstract submissions will be accepted as e-poster presentations or lightning talks based on the following streams:

  • Lessons learned from the pandemic: from reducing low-value care to engaging consumers
  • Choosing Wisely for environmental sustainability
  • Partnering with consumers to improve health systems
  • Reducing unnecessary care: from aged care and disability care to transitions of care settings

We welcome abstract submissions that highlight advances and learnings in supporting the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative that support health system sustainability.

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

Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words.

Abstract types

Abstracts were 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 a 5 minute presentation using up to 5 slides. Lightning talks are designed for a quick summary of your project or initiative. Presenters will be required to pre-record their presentation and provide an mp4 file.

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.

Submit an abstract

Closing date for submission

The closing date for abstract submission is Friday 25 February 2022. Submission of abstracts will not be accepted after this date.

Authors will be notified of the success of their submission on Tuesday 22 March.

Registration

Registration for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting is now open. We welcome all delegates and look forward to seeing you online at this virtual event.


Register

Registration Fees

The registration fee for all virtual attendees is $100.

The fee is in Australian dollars and includes 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Payment

Registration fees must be paid by MasterCard or Visa at the time of registration. Note that payments will appear as Expert Events on your credit card statement.

How to register

You must register your participation via the CWA 2022 online portal. You will receive an immediate confirmation via email, including a paid tax invoice. If you do not receive this email, please first check your junk box, then contact [email protected].

Privacy policy

Your personal information will be held and utilised by NPS MedicineWise in accordance with our Privacy Policy (nps.org.au/privacy). This may include contacting you about future events hosted by NPS MedicineWise.

Terms and conditions

1. Registration cancellation and/or non-attendance

(a) If you are unable to attend this Event, You may transfer your registration for this Event to a colleague by advising the meeting secretariat via email, [email protected].

(b) Registration refunds will not be provided as presentations will be recorded and available for viewing on demand for a set period of time at the conclusion of the event.

(c) Cancellations due to extenuating circumstances will be considered by the Organising Committee.

2. Full payment required:

Full payment must be made by credit card at the time of Your registration to attend this Event.

3. Cancellation or postponement of the Event by the Host

(a)The Host reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Event at any time in its sole discretion and for any reason, including circumstances beyond its control.

(b) If the Event:

(i) is cancelled:

A. reasonable endeavours will be made to notify You and details of cancellation will be posted to this website. You are responsible for checking for such notifications/alerts prior to the Event; and

B. subject to proof of purchase, a refund of monies actually received is Your sole entitlement in the event of cancellation and neither We nor the Host will be liable for any losses You incur as a consequence of such cancellation, including but not limited to transportation or accommodation costs, and loss of enjoyment; and

(ii) subject to proof of purchase, a refund of monies actually received is Your sole entitlement in the event of cancellation and neither We nor the Host will be liable for any losses You incur as a consequence of such cancellation, including but not limited to transportation or accommodation costs, and loss of enjoyment; and

A. reasonable endeavours will be made to notify You (in this clause a “Variation Notice”) and details of the postponement/venue will be posted to this website. You are responsible for checking for such notifications/alerts prior to the Event;

B. on receipt of a Variation Notice, at Your option You may:

  • notify Expert Events that You cannot, or do not wish to, attend the Event as varied, in which case, subject to proof of purchase, a refund of monies actually received is Your sole entitlement and neither We nor the Host will be liable for any losses You incur as a consequence of such postponement, including but not limited to transportation or accommodation costs, and loss of enjoyment; or
  • notify Expert Events that You wish to attend the Event at its new (postponed) date(s) and/or venue, in which case, the monies paid by You will be retained,

and if, within 14 days of the date of the Variation Notice, You do not notify us in writing under paragraph A of this sub-clause, You are deemed to have registered for the Event at its new (postponed) date(s) and/or venue on these terms and conditions and the monies You have paid will be retained as payment for the Event as varied;

4. Event subject to change– While the Host will make reasonable endeavours to stage the Event as advertised, You agree that the following may occur without liability of any kind to You:

(a) changes to the venue or the location of the Event or components of the Event within the venue;

(b) changes to programme content, its order or session times;

(c) changes to the speakers, entertainers and other presenters;

(d) changes to the social programme and the venue(s) for dinners and other social events.

If any changes occur to the Event as advertised, reasonable endeavours will be made to arrange for reasonable substitutes, subject to availability and the circumstances that made the change(s) necessary or desirable. Notice of substantial and material changes will be placed on this website. You are responsible for checking for such notifications/alerts prior to the Event.

5. Your conduct at this Event– At all times during this Event You must:

(a) conduct Yourself in a reasonable, respectful, considerate and lawful manner;

(b) not act, speak or otherwise communicate in a manner that is offensive, obscene or that reasonable persons may consider to be offensive or obscene;

(c) if You consume alcohol, do so reasonably and responsibly;

(d) not place the safety and health of any person(s) at the Event at risk;

(e) not cause personal injury to, or defame, any person or damage the property of any person;

(f) be respectful towards speakers and others expressing their opinions and refrain from causing a nuisance or interrupting or disrupting programme content;

(g) comply promptly with Our reasonable and lawful directions and those of the authorised staff of the Host, its contractor and of the relevant venues; and

(h) comply with COVID-19 protocols as provided in clause 21.

We or the Host may, without liability to You, eject You from the Event and/or refuse entry to the Event or any part of the Event if We or the Host, acting reasonably, consider that You are in breach of these terms and conditions, or for any other reasonable cause.

7. Your conduct at this Event– At all times during this Event You must:

(a) conduct Yourself in a reasonable, respectful, considerate and lawful manner;

(b) not act, speak or otherwise communicate in a manner that is offensive, obscene or that reasonable persons may consider to be offensive or obscene;

(c) If You consume alcohol, do so reasonably and responsibly;

(d) not place the safety and health of any person(s) at the Event at risk;

(e) not cause personal injury to, or defame, any person or damage the property of any person;

(f.)be respectful towards speakers and others expressing their opinions and refrain from causing a nuisance or interrupting or disrupting programme content;

(g) comply promptly with Our reasonable and lawful directions and those of the authorised staff of the Host, its contractor and of the relevant venues; and

(h) comply with COVID-19 protocols as provided in clause 21.

We or the Host may, without liability to You, eject You from the Event and/or refuse entry to the Event or any part of the Event if We or the Host, acting reasonably, consider that You are in breach of these terms and conditions, or for any other reasonable cause.

7. Photography and videography/filming

(a) You may use handheld cameras and/or smart phones at the Event to take photographs and videos/films for personal, non-commercial use, provided the act of so doing is not disruptive, intrusive or in breach of intellectual property or privacy rights and provided that the subject of such photography and videography/filming consents. Such photographs and videos/films may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.

(b) We or the Host may hire service providers (photo/video/streaming/audio) to document and display the Event experience. We and the Host may also use social media to post photos and videos and to display select submissions at the venue and on Our or the Host’s websites.

(c) You irrevocably authorise Us and the Host to:

i. record You (picture and voice) on photos, films and sound recordings (each, a “Recording”); and

ii. edit and incorporate the Recording into a photo, video gallery, short film or webinar as a record of and for the promotion of the Event and future similar events, for no monetary or other compensation to You and You acknowledge and agree that You have no right, title or interest in such Recording

If you are processing this registration on behalf of an attendee, you must ensure that the attendee is aware of, and complies with these terms and conditions of registration and attendance.



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