Members spoke and APS listened …

painSTAR is now open to researchers up to 10 years post PhD qualification.

To accommodate this change, applications have been extended until Wednesday 11th August 2021.

Let your research shine at painSTAR!


Are you an early or mid-career researcher (up to 10 years post PhD) OR a clinician with a demonstrated commitment to pain-related research?

Do you want to tap into the knowledge and experience of leaders in the field, learn about the challenges faced by people experiencing pain and create future professional collaborations?

If you answered yes, then painSTAR (the Pain School for Translation And Research) is for you!

Established by the Australian Pain Society, with the support of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and key sponsors including the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM), Australian Pain Relief Association (APRA) and the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA), the inaugural painSTAR event will be held in the outskirts of Adelaide from 14 – 18 November, 2021.

Get in quick – painSTAR 2021 is the first pain school to be held in Australia and places are strictly limited!

COVID note: painSTAR has been designed to be an in-person experience. It will not be converted to a virtual event. If painSTAR is unable to proceed on the scheduled dates due to COVID, it will be postponed until November 2022. Should this occur, applicants who are selected to attend in November 2021 will automatically be offered a position in 2022. Please apply with full confidence that this will be a fantastic face to face experience nestled in one of the major tourism locations that South Australia has to offer.

For further information and to find out how you can participate in this exciting venture, visit the website or contact the painSTAR Secretariat via email.

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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