The Australian Pain Society would like to thank those who submitted applications for painSTAR 2021 and are excited to advise that we have had a fantastic response spanning a broad range of clinical and academic researchers, as well as discipline areas. 

Australia was in a different position when we launched applications. COVID19 was actively factored into our planning processes but the delta strain has changed the national landscape. We have been monitoring the national situation and no longer feel confident that it is possible to deliver painSTAR in 2021 in the way in which it was designed to be delivered; as an in-person immersive experience.

APS remains committed to delivering painSTAR as a high quality offering for early and mid-career researchers in the Australasian region.

The successful applicants from 2021 have been offered a pre-selected position for painSTAR 2022; with additional positions to be advertised in the new year.

painSTAR will continue to be a strong focus for APS and we will be working to deliver the event in 2022. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the APS website for further information in 2022.

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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