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2022 Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting

2022 Australian Pain Society 42nd Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year for Translating Pain Knowledge to Practice10 - 13 April 2022 | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart TAS

General Conference Information

Conference App

The conference app has everything you need for APS 2022!

Download it today via the Apple App Store or Android Play Store to view the program, build a personalised schedule, connect with other delegates and start planning your conference experience. 

To download the app please search The Event App by EventsAir in your smartphone or tablet app store. Once The Event App is opened, please type aps2022 into the search by event name bar. The PIN has been emailed to you. If you do not know the PIN please contact the Conference Secretariat, or see the registration desk for assistance.

 

Covid Safety Onsite

While we are very excited to finally be connecting in person again, we want to remind all delegates that some parts of the conference will look a little different than the last time we met face to face.

The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart (HGC) will adhere to current social distancing protocols, provide regular cleaning and sanitising in public areas and make hand sanitiser available throughout the venue.

We strongly encourage all delegates to wear masks throughout the conference. Additional masks are available from the registration desk if you forget yours.

If you become unwell during your time in Hobart, please do not attend the conference.

For further information on what we will be doing to keep you safe, what to do if you become COVID positive during APS 2022 and further information on COVID management in Tasmania please visit our Covid Safety Onsite webpage.

Program

Conference Program
A one-page program is available to download here. For a full program and further information please download the conference app today using the above instructions. 

Additional Sessions
Add to your conference experience by attending a pre-conference workshop, discipline sub-group meeting or a sponsored session. Explore the following links to discover all the additional sessions that are available to you:

If you have not selected to attend a paid session during your initial registration and wish to attend, email the Conference Secretariat at aps2022@dcconferences.com.au

 

Onsite / Registration

Venue Address
The HGC is located at 1 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000. For further information please visit www.grandchancellorhotels.com 

Registration Desk
The conference registration desk is located on the Mezzanine Level of the HGC adjacent to the Federation Ballroom entrance.

The opening times are as follows:

  • Sunday 10 April: 7.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Monday 11 April: 7.00 am – 5.30 pm
  • Tuesday 12 April: 7.00 am – 3.30 pm
  • Wednesday 13 April: 7.00 am – 1.00 pm

 Staff at the registration desk will be happy to help with any queries.

Full Registration entitlements include:
Admission to all sessions, a conference satchel, access to the conference app, attendance e-certificate, morning/afternoon teas and lunches on each day of the conference, and one ticket to the Welcome Reception on Sunday 10 April 2022.

Day Registration entitlements include:
Admission to all sessions on the day of your registration, access to the conference app, attendance e-certificate and morning/afternoon teas and lunch on the day of your registration. This registration type does not include a ticket to the Welcome Reception. If you would like to attend the Welcome Reception, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

 

Exhibition Opening Hours & Break Times

Pre-Conference Workshop Only
Sunday 10 April 2022
The workshop exhibition and all catering breaks will be held in the Mezzanine Foyer immediately outside session rooms.

Opening times on Sunday 10 April are from 8.00 am – 3.30 pm.

Meal breaks are as follows:

  • Morning Tea: 10.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Lunch: 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Conference
The conference exhibition and all catering breaks will be held in the Federation Ballroom.

Sunday 10 April 2022
The exhibition will open for the first time on Sunday from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm, for the Welcome Reception.

Monday 10 April 2022
Exhibition opening hours: 8.00 am – 3.45 pm

  • Morning Tea: 10.15 am – 10.45 am
  • Lunch: 12.15 pm - 1.15 pm
  • Poster Walk Around Session: 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 3.15 pm – 3.45 pm

Tuesday 12 April 2022
Exhibition opening hours: 8.00 am – 3.30 pm

  • Morning Tea: 10.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Lunch: 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm
  • Poster Walk Around Session: 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 3.00 pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 13 April
Exhibition opening hours: 8.30 am – 11.00 am

  • Morning Tea: 10.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Lunch: 1.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Boxed lunch will be available for delegates to take with them, from the Lobby Foyer, at the close of the conference. 

Dietary Requirements
If you have not already done so, please advise the Conference Secretariat of any specific dietary requirements and/or food allergies. If you have advised of a special dietary request, please make yourself known to banqueting staff at the HGC in order to collect your special meal. Vegetarians will be catered for within the standard catering package. 

Parking
If you are driving to the HGC they provide valet and self-parking options. Please note, clearance is 1.9 metres. Please click here for more information.  

From Hobart Airport
Hobart Airport is 15 kilometres from the CBD. A taxi will cost approx. $40 - $50, allow 20 minutes to the HGC by taxi.

Alternatively, the SkyBus provides fast and low cost airport transfers departing every 30 minutes daily. The closest stop to the HGC is outside The Old Woolstore Apartments, Macquarie Street – just behind the HGC. Tickets are available online through the SkyBus website.

Conference Information

Name Badges
All delegates are provided with a name badge included in the registration pack. Delegates are required to wear their name badges for the entire conference; they are your official pass to sessions and meal breaks. 

Speaker Preparation Room
Located in Chancellor 4, the Speaker Preparation Room will be open from 7.00 am on Sunday 10 April 2022 until 1.00 pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022. All presenters must visit the Speaker Preparation Room at least 2 hours prior to the start of their session time.

Presentations must be brought on either USB or memory stick. Speakers wishing to use their own laptop for their presentation are still required to visit the Speaker Preparation Room.

Poster Display
The poster display will be located within Federation Ballroom.

Posters should be in place by 10.15 am on Monday 11 April 2022 and will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Posters must be printed in A0 portrait, presenters are asked to bring their own ‘hook and loop’ velcro to affix their posters to the display wall. 

Authors who had their posters printed through Snap Hobart can collect their posters from the registration desk from Sunday morning. It is the author’s responsibility to collect and display their own poster/s.

Digital versions of the posters are included in the APS 2022 conference app, alongside a copy of the poster authors abstract.

Poster presenters will be standing by their hard copy poster to answer any questions during the poster viewing sessions. Details are as follows:

  • Monday 11 April: 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm (Odd poster numbers)
  • Tuesday 12 April: 1.15 pm – 1.45 pm (Even poster numbers)

CPD Points/Certificates of Attendance
All delegates attending a pre-conference workshop and/or the APS conference will receive an e-certificate of attendance. The certificates will be emailed to all delegates shortly after the conference; no hard copies will be available. Please contact the Conference Secretariat if you need to update your email address.  

The attendance certificate will note the number of educational hours completed. You will need this certificate to apply for CPD accreditation points through your chosen college. We recommend delegates self-record as colleges differ on their professional development point systems.

Conference Feedback
You will be emailed a link to the evaluation at the conclusion of the conference; your participation would be appreciated. Feedback is important to ensure changes and improvements are made to future conferences. 

Delegates who complete the evaluation can go into the running to win a complimentary registration to the Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

Accommodation

If you have booked your accommodation through the Conference Secretariat your reservation has been confirmed with the hotel. Any amendments to bookings must be sent via the Conference Secretariat. Should you wish to contact the Hotel directly for any other queries, please use the following contact details:

 

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat on +61 2 9954 4400 or email aps2022@dcconferences.com.au

After Friday 8 April, please direct all enquiries via the email address above. If it is urgent, please contact the Conference Manager on 0438 454 660.

Social Media

The APS have a strong online following. Join us online and share the conference to those who aren’t able to make it.

The Conference and Society hashtag: #AusPainSoc 

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We are looking forward to, finally, welcoming you to Hobart!