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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 Closed


Abstract submission opens Wednesday 1 August 2018
Abstract submission closes Wednesday 7 November 2018
Notification of acceptance Mid-December 2018
Presenter registration deadline Friday 22 February 2019            

Hard copy poster instructions
Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the exhibition hall, Hall 1, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

  •  Hard copy posters should be printed in “AO Portrait” (1,189mm high x 841mm wide).
  •  Presenters are required to bring their own hook-and-loop velcro for attachment to the board (double sided tape or blu tac are not suitable).
  •  Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors’ names. Ensure that they are the same as in the submitted abstract.
  •  The text, illustrations, etc. should be bold enough to be read from a distance of 1-2 meters.

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 in the plenary during 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.

Guidelines for abstracts

  • 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