Join us for the National Medicines Symposium
The future of medicines: good for people, good for the planet
- Wednesday 8 November 2023, 10am - 4.30pm AEDT
- Format: Virtual
- Cost: Free
In Australia, health care contributes close to 7% of our nation’s greenhouse gases, with medicines being one of the largest contributors. Pharmaceutical waste throughout the global supply chain can lead to environmental, human, and animal toxicities, and in the case of antibiotic residues.
Delivering environmentally sustainable and adaptable health services is critical for all sectors and an important national priority. Incorporating sustainable practices in healthcare settings, including the appropriate use of medicines can improve the safety and quality of care, improve the health of the community, reduce low value care, unwarranted variation and reduce waste.
Hosted for the first time by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, NMS23 brings together leading organisations, experts, clinicians, consumers, and policymakers in a timely discussion on emerging and key issues around sustainability and the quality use of medicines.
The symposium will feature healthcare leaders and champions of sustainability from overseas and Australia sharing ideas, innovations, challenges, and solutions for medicine sustainability and appropriate care. The symposium will have a strong focus on highlighting innovative ideas and initiatives that could be incorporated to improve appropriate use of medicines.