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2020 Australian Pain Society 40th Annual Scientific Meeting

2020 Australian Pain Society 40th Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year for the Prevention of Pain5 - 8 April 2020 | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart TAS

Social Program

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Welcome Reception Social Activity Gala Dinner MONA Excursion
SIG Dinner

 Parliament House Tour

*Limited slots remaining!


Sunday 5 April

Welcome Reception

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Date: Sunday 5 April 2020
Time: 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Included in registration fee for full delegates and sponsors/exhibitors.
Additional tickets: $60 per person 

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 2019!

Basic Pain Research / Pain in Childhood SIG Dinner

Venue: Susie Luck’s, 2 Salamanca Square
Date: Sunday 5 April 2020
Time: From 7.30 pm
           These meetings take place after the PCWs and the Welcome Reception 
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: $85 per person, guests welcome

One of the top new restaurants in Hobart, Suzie Luck’s brings a unique Southeast Asian twist to the best and freshest of Tasmanian produce. Suzie Luck’s is a local family-owned enterprise presenting authentic tastes of Thailand, Vietnam and their close neighbours. Enjoy a shared banquet meal and drinks, with friends and colleagues interested in basic pain research or pain in childhood.

Delegates don’t have to be a member of the SIGs to join, everyone is welcome.

Monday 6 April

Social Activity

Venue: Post Street Social, 11 – 13 Franklin Wharf
Date: Monday 6 April 2020
Time: From 5.30 pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Delegates will receive a complimentary drink card in their registration pack, no reservation is required. 

Just a short stroll from the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Post Street Social is a waterfront bar with food for sharing. The wine list showcases some Tasmanian favourites, and their beers span across the staple lagers to some quirky craft producers. Enjoy a complimentary beer or wine at the end of the first day of conference. Stay on and share a meal with your colleagues or new friends.

Guided Parliament House Tour   *Limited slots remaining

Venue: Parliament House, 1 Salamanca Pl, Hobart
Date: Monday 6 April 2020
Time: 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Complimentary for all registered delegates and their guests. Please register 

Interested delegates are welcome to join the Hon. Michael Gaffney, MLC, for a personalised, guided tour of Parliament House. 
The Hon. Michael Gaffney has been an Independent member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council since 2009, representing the seat of Mersey.

Tuesday 7 April 

Gala Dinner

Venue: Glen Albyn Estate
Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Time: 7.00 - 11.00 pm
Theme: Splash of ruby (red)
Dress: Smart/Cocktail
Cost: $140 per person, guests welcome (includes transport)

Only 20 minutes’ from Hobart, join us at one of Tasmania’s most unique and beautiful venues – Glen Albyn Estate. Revel in a back drop of water-bound lush Tasmanian bush land while you indulge in 3 courses of delicious local flavours and wines.

With plenty of time for dancing (of course!), the Gala Dinner is always considered a highlight of the conference, don't miss out!

Wednesday 8 April

MONA Excursion

Venue: MONA
Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020
Ferry departs Brooke St Pier: 1.15 pm
Arrive MONA: Approx. 1.45pm
Ferry departs MONA: 5.00pm
Dress: Casual
Cost: Cost covers return ferry transfers and entry to MONA, guests and families welcome.
Adult: $52 per person
4 - 18 years old: $22 per person (Cost for ferry only, entry to MONA is free, registration still required)
0 - 3 years old: Free (Registration still required)

It wouldn't be a trip to Hobart without a trip to one of the most infamous museums of the world!

From the Brooke St Pier, hop on board MR-I or MR-II, one of MONA’s camouflaged catamarans, visit one of the on-board bars and take a seat on a tiger or a sheep for the 25 minute trip to MONA. Once there you will have about 3 hours to explore the museum before taking the 5.00 pm ferry back to Brooke St Pier.