APS2019 EMail Econnect-02The 2019 Australian Pain Society 39th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from 7-10 April 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia.

Here are just a few things we are excited about:

Program and Speakers

The Scientific Program Committee has been working hard to develop an exciting line up of International Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.
  • Dr Nanna Brix Finnerup (MD, DrMedSc) is Professor in pain research at the Danish Pain Research Centre, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • Tor Wager is Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Committee is very excited all three are able to come to the conference and share their expertise. 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

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 2019, without whom this conference would not be possible. Learn about new and innovative products and technologies on the market throughout the meal breaks.

Gala Dinner

HOTAThe 2019 Gala Dinner will be held at HOTA – Home of The Arts on the Gold Coast. HOTA is a unique venue, surrounded by parklands and with the Gold Coast skyline as the back drop. Enjoy an evening of networking and relaxing whilst being entertained. Tickets are additional to the Conference registration and can be purchased along with your registration for $140. You will be treated to a delicious three course menu prepared by HOTA’s award-winning chefs, followed by dancing the night away with friends and colleagues. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

Social Networking

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

The Monday Night social activity returns in 2019 at the Garden Kitchen & Bar at The Star Gold Coast.

On the final day of the conference, delegates are invited to join us on a walk through Tamborine National Park where you will enjoy all the natural beauty the hinterland has to offer.

The next stop will be with the cheese factory and brewery, where you can indulge in drinks and nibbles! We can’t think of a better way to spend our afternoon, can you?

Local Activities

The Local Organising Committee also wants you to enjoy all the Gold Coast has to offer and they have arranged a number of additional activities you can get involved with. Network with colleagues and enjoy the following options:

Monday 8 April – beach walk or runBeackWalk-Gold-Coast-City

Tuesday 9 April – beach yoga / pilates – BOOKED OUT

Daily – the morning coffee run

Tour Options

APS 2019 also provides you with the opportunity to experience the Gold Coast before and after the Conference with a range of local tour options available through a local tour operator. Visit the website and see what is on offer from all the theme parks to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Don’t miss out, register today!

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For more information, visit the conference website.

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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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