APSNZPS_2018_logoBThe 2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from 8 – 11 April 2018 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia.

Here are just a few things we are excited about:

Program and Speakers 

The Scientific Program Committee has an exciting program in store for the 2018 ASM. We welcome four remarkable International Keynote Speakers: Professor Liesbet Goubert from Ghent University, Belgium; Professor Frank Huygen from Erasmus Medical Centre, The Netherlands; Professor Stephen McMahon from King’s College London, UK; and Dr Tonya Palermo from the University of Washington, USA. For a full list of plenary speakers and to view the program, please visit the conference website.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Just like the old-school Milk Bar, you have the option to pick ‘n’ mix your pre-conference workshop selection. For example, you may want to attend the Fundamentals of Pain Workshop in the morning and then head over to the Pain in Childhood afternoon session. This gives you the freedom to customise your conference experience.

Morning Workshops

  • Acute Pain AM
  • Pain in Childhood AM
  • Basic Pain Research
  • Fundamentals of Pain
  • Physiotherapy in Pain Management
  • Pain Toolkit (Run by Pete Moore)

Afternoon Workshops

  • Acute Pain PM
  • Pain in Childhood PM
  • Pharmacology in Pain Management
  • Physiotherapy in Pain Management

Exhibition Hall

We have a number of exhibitors and sponsors supporting APS NZPS 2018, without whom this conference would not be possible. Learn about new and innovative products and technologies on the market throughout the meal breaks.

Trainee Session

Practical tips for building your career in pain research – From basic science to the clinician researcher
New in 2018, this inaugural forum will focus on research career-development for junior researchers and clinicians wanting to understand how to build on their research strengths to establish an appropriate career (e.g., publishing, getting project and fellowship funding, and doing research with impact).

Speakers include Professor Liesbet Goubert and will be facilitated by the first two APS rising stars, Tasha Stanton and Melita Giummarra, and will include established mid-career and senior researchers who will share their own experiences, and there will be plenty of time for discussion over a drink!

Gala Dinner

The 2018 Gala Dinner will be held at Darling Island Wharf, Doltone House. This spectacular waterfront venue is a short walk or light rail ride from ICC Sydney. Chosen for its close proximity and delightful views, Darling Island Wharf is also NSW’s first 6 star green star building. Enjoy drinks with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline before heading inside for a delicious 3 course meal plus plenty of time for dancing and catching up with friends and colleagues. Always considered a highlight of the conference, don’t miss out!

Social Networking

Take time out from the action packed ASM for social networking opportunities.

The Monday Night social activity returns in 2018 at the Shelbourne Hotel, Garden Bar. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival before ordering a fresh delight from their extensive menu.

On the final day of the conference, delegates are invited to enjoy a tour of Cockatoo Island, located in Sydney’s magnificent harbour. Delegates and their guests will be treated to return transfers by private boat, a guided tour of the island and light refreshments. Don’t miss the chance to experience a slice of Sydney’s history.

Don’t miss out, register today!

For more information, visit the conference websiteAPSNZPS_2018_logoA_details

About Australian Pain Society

The Australian Pain Society is a multidisciplinary body aiming to relieve pain and related suffering through leadership in clinical practice, education, research and public advocacy.


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