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2025 Australian Pain Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting

2025 Australian Pain Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting 13 - 16 April 2025 | Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, VIC

Sustainability at APS 2025

The Australian Pain Society and DC Conference & Association Management are committed to producing environmentally friendly events. This is what we are doing to achieve this goal: 

Plant-a-Tree Program

Following the success of this program in its first year in 2021, the APS and DCC&A is once again working with Carbon Neutral, to plant a tree for every registered delegate at the ASM. Delegates will also have the opportunity to purchase additional trees through the registration.  

Conference App

Conference handbooks have not been produced since 2014. The APS conference handbook was, on average, 120 pages long and approximately 800 copies would be printed each year. By opting to use the conference app instead, the APS has saved more than half a million sheets of paper being used by the time APS 2025 rolls around.

The conference app provides delegates with more information than a handbook ever could; delegates can personalise their own program, read through a number of abstracts and information we couldn’t previously fit into the handbook, click through to view soft copy versions of submitted posters, connect with exhibitors and other delegates, plus so much more.

Lanyards

The lanyards that will be available to delegates onsite have been made from environmentally sustainable bamboo. For sanitary reasons, we are unable to reuse lanyards and so instead encourage delegates to bring their own lanyards from home where possible.  

Satchels

The APS ASM does not supply conference satchels. We hope delegates and exhibitors will get behind our move away from offering something we are increasingly told “ends up in the bin”! We encourage exhibitors to offer digital copies of their sales materials. We also encourage all delegates to dig through your cupboards and find past APS ASM satchel to bring along!

Reusable Cups

We all know how much that morning coffee helps get us through that first plenary session of the morning, but we urge all delegates to bring their reusable coffee cups with them.  

If every delegate used a reusable coffee cup instead of a one-use takeaway option we could save over 3000 cups going into land fill at APS 2025 alone!

Bottled Water

We also ask all delegates to bring a reusable water bottle with them to the conference. Water will be, of course, available throughout the event, however only glasses and jugs will be offered.

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