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2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting

2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable7 - 10 April 2019 | Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission form  

Abstract submission opens Wednesday 1 August 2018
Abstract submission closes Wednesday 31 October 2018
Notification of acceptance November 2018
Presenter registration deadline Friday 22 February 2019            

General Instructions

  • Only online abstracts will be accepted.
  • 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
  • Submitting author accepts full responsibility for the accuracy of all content
  • Submitting author assures that the manuscript is an original work that has not been previously published
  • In case of more than one author please underline the name of the presenting author
  • Do not include degrees, post-nominals, 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 state the word count at the end of the abstract
  • Free Communications: Presenters will have a time slot of 10 minutes for their presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions 
  • Poster: Presenters will be required to attend their poster during the scheduled poster walk around sessions


  • Research shouldn’t already be published, or the identical abstract have been presented at another conference
  • If information in 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.

Abstracts should be submitted using the abstract sample as a guide for layout.
Click on the category below to download the template: 

Rapid Communication Sessions

Poster presenters may be offered an opportunity to present their posters in a rapid communication session for one and half minutes each before lunch on Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive information regarding the processes involved in a rapid communication prior to the meeting. Please indicate on your submission if you wish to be considered for the Rapid Communication Session.

Prize for the Best Paper and the Best Poster

The prize for the best paper will be $2000 and for the best poster $500. Assessment will be based on content and presentation. The judges will be appointed by the Scientific Program Committee and their decision will be final. The awards will be presented at the Meeting.

EOI for Travel Grant Applications - APS Members only
Delegates wishing to apply for a travel grant must be the major contributor and submitting author of the abstract. Only delegates who have ticked 'yes' to the Travel Grant section of the abstract submission process and completed the associated application form will be considered. For further information and to ensure you meet the terms and conditions please click here.