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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

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Once again, both hard and soft copy posters will be displayed. Please read through the information below carefully and ensure you complete all tasks by the allocated deadline.

Poster Numbers

Poster number allocation TBC after 28 February 2022.

Hard Copy Posters

Posters are to be in-place by 10.15 am on Monday 11 April 2022 and will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the exhibition hall, Federation Ballroom at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart.

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).

Poster walk around sessions will take place during the lunch breaks on both Monday or Tuesday of the conference. Your poster will be allocated a day by mid-February. During these sessions, hard copy posters will be judged, please stand by your poster should delegates or the judges have any questions with regards to your research.

Digital Poster

Your poster will also be displayed electronically. Please upload your single page PDF to the following Dropbox:

Your digital poster will be included in a resource gallery, accessible through the APS 2022 conference app, alongside a copy of your abstract.

All digital poster files must be submitted via the Dropbox link above by Thursday 31 March 2022. Any submissions received after this deadline will not be confirmed. If you have any questions relating to your digital poster submission, please contact the Conference Secretariat

Poster Format: #betterposter


Most conferences and ASM’s use the same, old, wall-of-text poster design. We know, we’ve been doing it too!


This year, the APS wants to try to improve the efficiency of the transfer of knowledge at their ASM, by encouraging authors to use the #betterposter format.


Traditional, wall-of-text posters make delegates search for the main finding. The aim of the #betterposter template is to make sharing the main findings of each poster easier.


For an interesting video that explains what a #betterposter is, please watch this video: How to create a better research poster in less time

If you choose to use this format, please note:

  • Poster’s still need to be printed in AO Portrait. To download the template please click here
  • The main colour of your poster is up to you. Colours haven’t been allocated to a certain abstract type or theme
  • QR Codes: If you choose to include one on your poster, a unique code can be made here


All presenters must register by the early bird registration deadline of Monday 28 February 2022, for their presentation to be included in the program.

A personalised registration link has been sent to all free paper presenters. If you cannot find this link you can also just register here

A reminder no funding or discounted registrations are available for submitted abstracts authors.

Please note, even if you choose to only display an electronic copy of your poster you must still register and attend at least one day of the conference. Posters only displayed in electronic form will not be considered for the Poster Award.

Local Printing Company

If you wish to have your poster printed and delivered to the venue you can do so through Snap Print & Design. Your poster will be waiting for you at the registration desk from Sunday morning.

The cost is AU$44.00 per poster inc GST (The retail ‘one off’ price is $110.00 inc GST so APS 2022 delegates are being offered a great discount). Posters will be printed on very high quality 200 GSM matt silk art paper.

To take advantage of this offer please ensure you complete the following:

  • Documents must:
    • be A0 sized, 
    • be a PDF, print ready format,
    • include crops and 6mm of bleed the entire way around
    • Title Format: Poster ID_Surname, First Initial_APS2022
  • Upload your poster to:
  • Email with the following information:
    • Heading: APS 2022 Poster Printing
    • Poster number
    • Full Name
    • Contact Number
    • Email address

Email your PDF print ready document for printing by Thursday 31 March 2022.

If you have questions regarding print ready formats, please contact:
P: +613 6224 5377

All posters can be collected at the registration desk from Sunday morning. It is still the author's individual responsibility to collect and properly display their posters.

Social Media

The APS have a strong online following. Join us online!

Twitter account: @AusPainSoc
Facebook account:
Conference and Society hashtag: #AusPainSoc

We will be tweeting updates about the conference so make sure to follow us and please feel free to retweet our messages or tweet in advance about your own involvement in the conference.

Suggested tweet: I am speaking at APS2022! Join me and @AusPainSoc in Hobart 10 – 13 April 2022. Register before the early bird deadline, 28 Feb #AusPainSoc

Poster Prize

The Australian Pain Society will offer a prize of $500 for the best poster. The winner will be announced on the last day of the Scientific Meeting, on Wednesday 13 April 2022. Please note, only hard copy posters will be judged and considered for the prize.


If you have any questions, or can no longer present your poster please contact the APS 2022 Conference Secretariat via