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2023 Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2023 Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific MeetingIn the IASP Global Year for Integrative Pain Care02 - 05 April 2023 | National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT

Registration Fees and Information

To become an APS member please visit the APS website and apply online - 

Please note that the processing time for full membership applications takes up to two weeks and you will be notified accordingly. To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, please ensure you complete all steps listed on the above website. Please note, membership rates are only available to fully paid members at the time of the registration deadlines (temporary membership numbers are not sufficient).

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Conference Registration Fees

  Early Bird
Before 21.02.2023
Until 29.03.2023
Last Minute
From 30.03.2023
Full Registration
Member AU$895 AU$995 AU$1,045
Non-Member AU$1,295 AU$1,425 AU$1,475

Concession/Student Member

Only available for APS Members who are full time students or retirees.

Please contact the APS Secretariat if you wish to become a student member

AU$275 AU$325 AU$375 
Day Registration 
Member  AU$500 AU$550 AU$575
Non-Member  AU$700



Sunday Pre-Conference Workshop Fees

Early Bird
Before 21.02.2023
Until 29.03.2023
From 30.03.2023
One x Half Day Workshop
Member (Pre-Conference Workshop AND Conference Registration) $160 $180 $200
Member (Pre-Conference Workshop ONLY) $210 $230 $250
Non-Member $245 $265 $285

Two x Half Day Workshops OR One x Full Day Workshop

Member (Pre-Conference Workshop AND Conference Registration)

$210 $230 $250

Member (Pre-Conference Workshop ONLY)

$260 $280 $300


$350 $370 $390

Social Function Fees

Welcome Reception
Sunday 2 April, Exhibition Hall, NCCC

Comp for full conference registrants 
Additional tickets AU$60 per person

Basic Pain Research & Pain in Childhood

SIG Dinner 

Sunday 2 April, Briscola Ristorante

AU$90 per person
Conference Gala Dinner 
Tuesday 4 April, Ballroom, NCCC
AU$150 per person

Registration Inclusions
Registration for full registrants includes entry into all scientific sessions, access to the conference app, attendance e-certificate, morning, afternoon teas and lunches on each day of the conference, APS Discipline Sub-Group Meetings and the Welcome Reception on Sunday 2 April 2023.

Day registration includes entry into all scientific sessions, access to the conference app, attendance e-certificate, morning, afternoon teas and lunch on the day of registration.

A registration fee for the Welcome Reception is applicable for registrants that are not attending the full APS meeting ( registrants, those registering for a Sunday pre-conference workshop only, and all accompanying guests).

Delegates are encouraged to pay via credit card at the time of registration.

Payment can be made by credit card, personal cheque or EFT transfer in Australian Dollars only. Cheques should be made payable to the Australian Pain Society Conference. Alternatively, payment may be made via MasterCard or Visa. Payment can also be made by direct transfer, please quote invoice number when transferring funds electronically. EFT details can be found on your invoice.

Cancellation Policy
If notification of cancellation is made in writing to the Secretariat prior to Tuesday 21 February 2023, a full refund will be given (less a AU$175 processing fee). After this date no refund will be given, however a substitute delegate may be accepted. Refunds for social functions will be given at the discretion of the Conference Secretariat.

Full refunds for cancelled registrations due to COVID-19 travel restrictions are only available for fully vaccinated delegates who are unable to travel to Canberra for APS 2024 due to their local government area lockdown or travel restrictions.

If you are unable to travel between Saturday 1 - Wednesday 5 April due to you being COVID-19 positive, the APS will offer a credit towards registration for APS 2024. Please provide documentation in support of your claim e.g. from your GP or employer, to the Conference Secretariat

Full refunds will be offered if the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19. If the conference is moved to virtual, delegates will be offered a full refund, or a partial refund if they wish to still attend the virtual conference.

The APS strongly urges all delegates to take out travel insurance. 


Cancellation fees for each Hotel may slightly differ, please the cancellation policy here. Cancellation of bookings should be made through the Conference Secretariat only.

Late Payment Policy

Early Bird Registration Fees
Early bird registrations fees are applicable for delegates who have registered before 21 February 2023. Please note, any early bird registrations not paid for by 14 March will automatically be amended and invoiced to the standard registration fee. 

Standard Registration Fees
Standard registrations fees are applicable for delegates who have registered after 22 February 2023. Please note, any standard registrations not paid for by 29 March will automatically be amended and invoiced to the late registration fee, this includes any delegates who originally registered at the early bird rate. 

Liability / Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Neither the Australian Pain Society nor DC Conference & Association Management will accept liability for, but not limited to:

  • Damages of any nature (including financial) sustained by participants, or loss or damage to their personal property in the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, loss;
  • Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference or through cancellation of the Conference;
  • Loss of international/domestic air fares or accommodation through cancellation for any reason;
  • Medical Expenses.

Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate and should be purchased in your country of origin.
Delegates are strongly recommended to take out a suitable travel insurance policy including coverage for non-refundable registration fees when you register for the meeting and book your travel.

Force Majeure

The Organisers and Co-Organisers of the Meeting shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, the un-availability of the venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without fault or negligence. For one or more of such reasons, the organisers and any co-organisers of the Meeting may postpone, reschedule or cancel the event without liability on the part of organisers and co-organisers of the Meeting. In the event the meeting cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, the organisers and co-organisers of the Meeting shall not be liable to attendee for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses.

There will be photographs taken throughout the conference and at the social events. These may be used for promotional activities, including the APS website and on social media. If you do not want your photograph taken, or used, please notify the photographer onsite at your earliest convenience.

Registrations from Commercial Entities 

If you are from a commercial entity and wish to attend an APS ASM, your registration must be connected to the commercial entity supporting the conference and will show as an exhibition registration.

Please contact the Conference Organiser to discuss booth options if you haven’t already secured your booth. 

No delegate registrations of any kind will be accepted from commercial entities.