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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

Social Program

Make the most of your conference experience by attending the social functions.

 Sunday 7 April  Monday 8 April  Tuesday 9 April  Wednesday 10 April
 Welcome Reception Free Social Activity Gala Dinner Social Activity
 APS SIG Dinners      

Sunday 7 April

Welcome Reception

Join us for a first look at the exhibition hall and a chance to catch up with colleagues and delegates you haven't seen since 2018!

The Welcome Reception will include drinks and canapes.

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Gold Coast Convention Centre
Date: Sunday, 7 April 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Included in registration fee for full delegates and sponsors/exhibitors.
Additional tickets: $60 per person 


APS SIG Dinners

   

Enjoy a 2 course meal and limited drinks at The Terrace, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, with friends and colleagues interested in basic pain research or pain in childhood.

Venue: The Terrace, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach
Date: Sunday, 7 April 2019
Time: From 7.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: $85 per person

Monday 8 April

Beach walk/run

Join us for an early morning beach run! Meet on the beach side of Kurrawa Surf Club by the cafe at 6:30am.

Date: Monday, 8 April 2019
Time: 6:30am - 7:30am
Dress: Running attire
Cost: Free

Social Activity

Monday night casual drinks event will be held at Garden Kitchen & Bar at The Star Gold Coast from 6:00pm on Monday, 8th of April 2019.

Come along to network with your colleagues. You will be able to purchase food and beverage from Garden Kitchen & Bar on the night.

Venue: Garden Kitchen & Bar at The Star Gold Coast
Date: Monday, 8 April 2019
Time: From 6.00pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: At own expense

Tuesday 9 April

Beach Pilates/Yoga 

Join us for an early morning flex in Broadbeach!

Meet on the beach side of Karruwa Surf Club by the cafe. Yoga mat provided, but perhaps bring a towel in case the turnout exceeds the number of mats!

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Time: 6:30am - 7:30am
Dress: Yoga Pants!
Cost: Free

HOTA, Home of the Arts

The Gala Dinner is often considered the highlight of the conference, and this year is no exception. HOTA, Home of the Arts is a cultural precinct waiting to be explored. Enjoy drinks on the terrace, surrounded by parklands and a lake with the beautiful Surfers Paradise as the backdrop. You will be treated to a delicious three course menu prepared by HOTA’s award-winning chefs, followed by dancing the night away with friends and colleagues.

Venue: HOTA, Home of the Arts
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Time: 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Dress: Smart/Cocktail
Cost: $140 per person

Wednesday 10 April

Hinterland Walk

    

Tamborine National Park on Tamborine Mountain (also known as Mount Tamborine) is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland, the green behind the gold, just over 45 minutes from the Gold Coast. Join us on a walk through the rainforest where you will enjoy all the natural beauty the hinterland has to offer. The next stop will be with the cheese factory and brewery, where you can indulge in drinks and nibbles! We can’t think of a better way to spend our afternoon, can you?

Details: 
- Pick up at the convention centre following the morning session. 
- 51 minute drive to Tamborine Mountain
- 1hour rainforest walk
- Cheese factory and brewery for drink & nibbles 

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Time: Approx 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Dress: Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and don’t forget a hat!
Cost: $20 per person (to cover transport by van)

Coffee crawl

Why not have your morning coffee where there is a chance to run into some colleagues. Here are the designated hot-coffee hot-spots all in easy walking distance to the convention centre:

Monday = Elk Espresso
Tuesday = No Name Lane
Wednesday = Addiction food and coffee house

Attend at your leisure prior to commencement of the morning session, we'd love to see you there!