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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

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.

Hard Copy Posters & Poster Numbers

Posters are to be in-place by 10.15 am on Monday 22 April 2024 and will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the Exhibition Hall at the Darwin Convention Centre.

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.  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.

Your poster will be allocated a day  and poster number after the early bird deadline.

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 2024 conference app, alongside a copy of your abstract.

All digital poster files must be submitted via the Dropbox link above by Monday 8 April 2024. 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!


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've used #betterposter before and are ready to make your work stand out even more, click here


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

Social Media

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

X (formerly Twitter) account: @AusPainSoc
Facebook account:
Conference and Society hashtag: #AusPainSoc

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

Suggested post: I'm presenting a poster at APS2024! Join me and @AusPainSoc in Darwin 21 – 24 April 2024 #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 24 April 2024. Please note, only hard copy posters will be judged and considered for the prize. We encourage you to stay for the presentation.

Rapid Communication Sessions

  • Each presenter will be given 90 seconds only to speak. Presenters are allowed to use ONE PowerPoint slide only, with no moving videos or images. 
  • This is a fast moving session so the AV team will start to play music at 80 seconds, which will get increasingly louder as you get closer - and if you go over, 90 seconds.

These sessions are meant to be a light-hearted break in between the longer plenary talks, so have fun with it! The most memorable Rapid Communication presentations are always the ones that have taken a creative angle to their presentation.

Rapid Communication Prize

The Australian Pain Society will offer a prize of $750 for the best Rapid Communication presentation. The winner will be announced on the last day of the Scientific Meeting. 


All presenters must register by the early bird registration deadline of Tuesday 27 February 2024, for their presentation to be included in the program.

A personalised registration link has been sent to all poster 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.


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