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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 About Back PainConference: 19 - 20 April 2021 | Pre-Conference Workshops: 11 April 2021 | Virtual

Late Breaking Poster Abstract Call: Closed

Don't miss out on your last chance to submit your abstract for inclusion at APS 2021!

This late breaking research call is your last opportunity to submit an abstract for inclusion in the 2021 conference program. Take up this opportunity and have your work featured as a poster presentation at the only multidisciplinary conference in Australia and New Zealand offering insights into the complex nature of pain management from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health perspectives.

Abstracts can be submitted via this page between Monday 1 - Monday 15 February. All accepted authors must register for the conference by the early bird deadline of Tuesday 9 March. There will be no extension to the submission or registration deadline.

Please note, travel grants are no longer available. 


The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) invites the submission of abstracts on original work. Abstracts can be submitted for consideration for a poster presentation only. You will be asked to identify all co-authors, but the presenting author should submit the abstract. Presenting authors must be paid registrants at the ASM. All abstracts must be submitted online via the conference website using the online submission form/portal.

 Abstract Submission Key Dates

Late Breaking Abstract submission opens

Monday 1 February 2021

Abstract submission closes

Monday 15 February 2021

Notification of acceptance

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Presenter registration deadline

Tuesday 9 March 2021

 Categories for Abstract Submission

Experimental Studies (Clinical Studies, Basic Science, Public Health) and Clinical Trials
For further information, an abstract template and the submission portal please click here

Clinical Practice & Service Delivery (Poster Only)
For further information, an abstract template and the submission portal please click here

Case Reports (Poster Only)
For further information, an abstract template and the submission portal please click here

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-nomials, 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
  • Poster Presenters will be required to attend their poster during the scheduled poster walk around sessions. 


  • Research shouldn’t already be published or have been presented at another conference
  • If 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.

Rapid Communication Sessions

Rapid Communication Sessions are not available for late breaking abstracts.

Prize for the Best Poster

The prize for the best poster is $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 in the Closing Plenary of the ASM.

For further information please contact the APS Conference Secretariat

DC Conference & Association Management
P: 02 9954 4400