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2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meeting

2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meetingin the IASP Global Year about Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain21 - 24 April 2024 | Darwin Convention Centre, NT

Late Breaking Poster Abstract Call

Late Breaking Abstract Submissions Now Closed.

Don't miss out on your last chance to submit your abstract for inclusion at APS 2024 in Darwin!

This late breaking research call is your last opportunity to submit an abstract for the 2024 conference. 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 5 - Monday 12 February. All accepted authors must register for the conference by the early bird deadline of Tuesday 27 February. There will be no extension to the submission or registration deadline.

Please note, travel grants are no longer available.

Portals will be open from 5 - 12 February 2024


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 poster presentations. 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 5 February 2024

Abstract submission closes

11.59pm AEDT, Monday 12 February 2024

Notification of acceptance

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Presenter registration deadline

Tuesday 27 February 2024

 Categories for Abstract Submission

Experimental Studies (Clinical Studies, Basic Science, Public Health) and Clinical Trials (Poster Only)
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

Experimental Studies and Clinical Trial poster presenters may be offered an opportunity to present their posters in a 90 second rapid communication session. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive information regarding the processes involved in a rapid communication prior to the meeting. Please indicate on your submission if you wish to be considered for the Rapid Communication Session.

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 (DCC&A)
P: 02 9954 4400