2018 AUSTRALIAN PAIN SOCIETY / NEW ZEALAND PAIN SOCIETY CONJOINT ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
International Convention Centre SydneySydney, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee and Scientific Program Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to Sydney for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, a combined conference of the Australian and New Zealand Pain Societies, from 8 – 11 April 2018.
The conference invites you to Collaborate. Educate. Disseminate. Collaborate with the many professions that are involved with pain and pain management; educate alongside clinicians and researchers across many different aspects of pain management; and leave the conference enabled to make a difference in your sphere of work.
The Scientific Program Committee has put together a diverse range of speakers. Confirmed international speakers are Professor Stephen McMahon (Kings College, London: neuro-immune processes), Professor Lisbet Goubert (Ghent University, Netherlands; inter-personal relationships in chronic pain) and Dr Tonya Palermo (University of Washington; paediatric pain); all are highly engaging presenters, and true experts in their fields. Plenary lectures will also be given by outstanding speakers from across Australia and New Zealand, covering topics such as neuromodulation, rehabilitation and psychological approaches to pain management, placebo, pain across the ages, indigenous pain management (and much more!).
Sydney is a truly international city, one of the top ten most liveable cities in the world (2016). Come and find out why! Arguably the world’s most famous harbour city, with top rate theatre, sports, artistic pursuits, beaches, dining and even a most surprising array of bushwalks close to the city. The conference venue is the newly completed International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, tremendously located to enjoy all those offerings. Come for the conference, and stay for longer to enjoy all Sydney has to offer.
The conference will offer a delightful social program, both showcasing our beautiful city and enabling great networking opportunities (and a little dancing!).
We welcome you to Sydney and look forward to sharing the conference with you.
Local Organising Committee Chair and Conference Convenor
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Block bookings at special rates have been made with the hotels listed below. To obtain these rate, please book your accommodation through the APS Conference Secretariat via the online registration form. A credit card number is required to secure your booking. Delegates will settle the balance of their account on departure. If sharing a room with another delegate (other than a partner) please state their name on the registration form.
For further information please click on the hotel listed below to be directed to their website.
Please read the cancellation policy of each hotel prior to making a booking. Please book all accommodation when registering online.
Registrations will open 1 November 2017.
Cancellations and changes should be made through the APS NZPS 2018 Conference Secretariat only.
Submission InfoThe Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) invites the submission of abstracts on original work. Abstracts can be submitted for consideration for an oral or a poster presentation You will be asked to identify all co-authors, but the presenting author should submit the abstract. Presenting authors must be paid registrants at the ASM. All abstracts must be submitted online via the conference website using the online submission form/portal.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-10-13
Only online abstracts will be accepted.
Abstracts should be submitted using the abstract sample as a guide for layout. Click here to download the sample
Abstract title should be in BLOCK CAPITALS
Authors’ names should be on the next line
Submitting author must be the person who will be presenting the paper at the conference, substitutes will not be accepted
In case of more than one author please underline the name of the presenting author
Do not include degrees or titles
Authors’ organisations/institutions should appear on the next line and should include the suburb/city, state and country of the organisations/institutions
Authors should note the word count at the end of the abstract
Presenters will have a time slot of 10 minutes for their presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions
Research shouldn’t already be published or have been presented at another conference
If the abstract has been presented before, it needs to include some new and original elements
The data that will be presented at the meeting needs to be consistent with what was included in the submitted abstract. It is understood some progress may have been made between the abstract submission and presenting the content at the conference, however if the data is new or unrelated to the original abstract the SPC must be consulted prior to presentation
Abstract Body Format
Must be 500 words or less, inclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s) and references.
Please do not use abbreviations unless defined in the abstract.
Care should be taken to ensure high quality English expression and grammar.
All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format.
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