‘Shine a light’ on medical innovation with award nominations

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Australia’s innovations in medicines, medical tests and health technologies will be celebrated at the 2018 National Medicinewise Awards in Canberra.

The event is part of the 10th National Medicines Symposium, recognising outstanding contributions across seven categories including a new award for programs and initiatives to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Individuals, groups and organisations are being asked to submit an entry nominating their own achievements or those of others.

“There’s brilliant work right across Australia to address existing and emerging challenges in improving quality use of medicines, medical tests and other health technologies,” NPS MedicineWise executive manager Kerren Hosking said.

“The National Medicinewise Awards shine a light on and recognise the significant contributions people are making towards improving health decision-making.”

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on Thursday, 31 May 2018, in the middle of the three-day National Medicines Symposium, held every two years.

Entries and nominations will close on Friday 23 March 2018, and submissions can be made here.

“We look forward to welcoming entries from across the health sector, including clinicians, the private sector, academia, government, community and not-for-profit organisations, and health service providers,” said Ms Hosking, who is chair of the NMS 2018 Program Committee.

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