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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

Social Program

Make the most of your conference experience by attending the social functions.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Welcome Reception Active with Andrew! Active with Andrew!  
SIG Dinner  Social Activity Gala Dinner Wine Tasting

Sunday 02 April

Welcome Reception


Venue: Exhibition Hall, NCCC
Date: Sunday 02 April 2023
Time: 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Included in registration fee for full delegates and sponsors/exhibitors.
Additional tickets: $60 per person 

Join us for a first look at the exhibition hall and a chance to catch up with colleagues and delegates you may not have seen since Hobart. 

Basic Pain Research & Pain in Childhood SIG Dinner

Venue: Briscola, 60 Alinga Street 
Date: Sunday 02 April 2023
Time: From 7.45 pm, after the Welcome Reception 
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: $90 per person, Guests Welcome

Locals will know Briscola and out-of-towners will welcome the chance to enjoy some of the most authentic Italian food Canberra has to offer. Enjoy a shared feast of simple, wholesome and traditional Italian food, just make sure you leave room for dessert. Enjoy a few drinks with friends and colleagues interested in Basic Pain Research and Pain in Childhood.
Delegates don’t have to be a member of the SIGs to join, everyone is welcome.

Monday 03 April & Tuesday 04 April

Stay Active with Andrew!

Departing The Sebel Foyer at 7.00 am sharp on Monday 03 April and Tuesday 04 April

Join the Local Organising Committee Chair and ACT Board Member, Dr Andrew Watson for some crisp, fresh Canberra air!

Open to runners AND walkers, join us for a 40 minute casual run by Lake Burley Griffin.

Registrations not required, just turn up and don't forget your sneakers!



Social Activity


Venue: Our Place on London, 197 London Circuit 
Date: Monday 03 April 2023
Time: From 5.30 pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Cost: Delegates will receive a complimentary drink card in their registration pack, no reservation is required.  

Tucked into The Sebel, consider Our Place on London your home away from home while you’re in Canberra. A cocktail and coffee bar that focuses on high quality, ethically sourced products, they provide a safe and fun space full of the best vibes and good times no matter what the occasion is!

Enjoy a complimentary selection of Malfy Gin and Tonic or homemade Sangria at the end of the first day of conference. Stay on and share a meal with colleagues or new friends.

Tuesday 04 April 

Gala Dinner

Venue: Ballroom, NCCC
Date: Tuesday 04 April 2023
Time: 7.00 - 11.00 pm
Dress: Smart/Cocktail
Cost: $150 per person, guests welcome

Known as the Gala Dinner to beat all Gala Dinners, join us for a 3 course meal and drinks - with plenty of time for dancing (of course!). The Gala Dinner is always considered a highlight of the conference, don't miss out!

Wednesday 05 April

Wine Tasting: Mount Majura Vineyard

Venue: Mount Majura Vineyard
Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Cost: $50 per person, includes coach transfers to and from the vineyard.  

For those with some free time after the conference, join us on a trip to Mount Majura Vineyard. The seated wine tasting includes a range of wines and accompanied by a small individual produce platter. A delightful way to finish off your APS 2023 experience.

Friends and family welcome, tickets are limited (over 18 only).