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2021 Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting

2021 Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting In the IASP Global Year Against Back Pain18 - 21 April 2021 | National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT


  • Registrations Open – SOON
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline – 23 Feb 2021




COVID-19 Statement

The Australian Pain Society is 100% committed to bringing you a conference in 2021. 


We are currently working towards a hybrid format in order to give delegates the opportunity to meet in either the traditional face to face setting, or via an online platform.  


We are also developing a virtual program so that we are prepared, should it be necessary to convert to a fully online platform.  


Generally speaking, the APS expects all presenters to attend the conference and present in person.  Should this not be possible in 2021 due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, the APS will work with presenters to convert their presentation to be streamed via an online platform. 


No matter the format, we will make sure all delegates have an opportunity to network, collaborate and learn. 


Please submit your valuable contributions with full confidence that the APS will do whatever needs to be done in order to deliver the ASM in the safest possible way in April 2021.

On behalf of the Australian Pain Society, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in Canberra, Australia’s Capital, for the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting from 18 - 21 April 2021

Canberra is said to be derived from the local Ngunnawal word Kambera- translating to meeting place, and we invite you to meet with us here, in 2021, for a stimulating scientific program, to renew old acquaintances and make new ones, take up the many opportunities our city has to offer and we hope to emerge energised, refreshed and with stimulating new insights into the management of pain.

 The Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to have procured three fabulous international speakers:

  • Professor Allan Basbaum; Professor and Chair of the Dept of Anatomy, University of California San Francisco, USA
  • Professor Siri Leknes; Professor of Social and Affective Neuroscience, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Dr Amanda C De C Williams; Reader in Clinical Health Psychology at University College London, UK

They will be joined by an inspiring range of national speakers who will provide a glance into some of the most complex, provoking, challenging and dynamic areas of pain management in an exciting program.

Canberra is host to a range of Australia’s national attractions and galleries including: Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon, the National Arboretum and the Australian National Botanic Gardens. 

Canberra is called the bush capital and is surrounded by readily accessible trails for walking, cycling, mountain biking and for those wishing to get outdoors.  Come and see why Lonely Planet rated it the world’s third best city to visit in 2018 – the highest ever ranking for an Australian city.  

Please join us for an inspiring program, visit the national galleries, meet new friends, find old ones, indulge in our great restaurants and soak up all this great city has to offer.

Dr Andrew Watson
APS 2021 Local Conference Convenor and ACT APS Director 


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