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2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meeting

2024 Australian Pain Society 44th Annual Scientific Meetingin the IASP Global Year about Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain21 - 24 April 2024 | Darwin Convention Centre, NT

Free Paper Presentation Guidelines

Please find some guidelines and useful information below for all free paper presenters. 

Session Timing

All oral free papers are allocated 9 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions. The session will be kept strictly to time. 

For a full list of authors in your session, please click here.

Abstracts and Program

Free paper abstracts will be included in the 2024 conference app, a hard copy handbook will not be available. 

Presentation Format

Please keep to a maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides in 16:9 format. As a guide, it is best to use no more than 8 lines of bold print per page, and try not to make the slides too busy!

At The Conference

PowerPoint presentations need to be downloaded onto a laptop or USB stick and brought with you to the conference.

Even if you would prefer to use your own laptop, please ensure you check-in to the Speaker Preparation Room, at least 1 hour prior to your session.

The session room will include standard audio visual equipment including a laptop and data projection.

Social Media

The APS have a strong online following. Join us online!
Conference and Society hashtag: #AusPainSoc
X (formerly Twitter) account: @AusPainSoc
Facebook account:

APS are sharing updates about the conference so make sure to follow us, and please feel free to repost our messages or post in advance about your own involvement in the conference.

Suggested post: I am speaking at APS2024! Join me and @AusPainSoc in Darwin 21 – 24 April 2024. #AusPainSoc

Free Paper Prize

The Australian Pain Society will offer a prize of $1000 for the best free paper. The winner will be announced on the last day of the Scientific Meeting, on Wednesday 24 April 2024. We strongly encourage all presenters to stay for the announcement.


All presenters must register by the early bird registration deadline of 27 February 2024, for their presentation to be included in the program. A personalised registration link has been sent to all free paper presenters. If you cannot find this link you can also register here. If you would like this link resent please email the Conference Secretariat.

A reminder no funding or discounted registrations are available for submitted abstracts authors.


If you have any questions, or can no longer present your paper please contact the APS 2024 Conference Secretariat via