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2025 Australian Pain Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting

2025 Australian Pain Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting 13 - 16 April 2025 | Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, VIC

Abstract Submission

Submission Portals Now Open

All portals can be accessed via the links below, under the Categories for Abstract Submission heading

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) invites the submission of abstracts on original work. Abstracts can be submitted for consideration for an oral or a poster presentation You will be asked to identify all co-authors, but the presenting author should submit the abstract. Presenting authors must be paid registrants at the ASM. All abstracts must be submitted online via the conference website using the online submission form/portal.

Abstract Submission Key Dates 

Abstract submissions open

Tuesday 2 July 2024

Abstract submissions close

11:59pm AEDT, Tuesday 15 October 2024

Notification of acceptance

November 2024

Presenter registration deadline

Tuesday 18 February 2025

Categories for Abstract Submission

Experimental Studies (Clinical Studies, Basic Science, Public Health) and Clinical Trials
For further information, an abstract template and the submission portal please click here

Clinical Practice & Service Delivery (Poster Only)
For further information, an abstract template and the submission portal please click here

Case Reports (Poster Only)
For further information, an abstract template and the submission portal please click here

Terms & Conditions

  • Only online abstracts will be accepted.
  • Abstract titles should be in Sentence Case.
  • Authors’ names should be on the next line
  • Submitting author must be the person who will be presenting the paper at the conference, substitutes will not be accepted
  • Submitting author accepts full responsibility for the accuracy of all content
  • Submitting author assures that the manuscript is an original work that has not been previously published
  • In case of more than one author please underline the name of the presenting author
  • Do not include degrees, post-nominals, or titles
  • Authors’ organisations/institutions should appear on the next line and should include the suburb/city, state and country of the organisations/institutions
  • Authors should state the word count at the end of the abstract
  • Free Communications Presenters will have a time slot of 9 minutes for their presentation, followed by 3 minutes for questions
  • Poster Presenters will be required to attend their poster during the scheduled poster walk around sessions. 


  • Research shouldn’t already be published or have been presented at another conference
  • If the abstract has been presented before, it needs to include some new and original elements 
  • The data that will be presented at the meeting needs to be consistent with what was included in the submitted abstract. It is understood some progress may have been made between the abstract submission and presenting the content at the conference, however if the data is new or unrelated to the original abstract the SPC must be consulted prior to presentation.

Abstract Body Format

  • Must be 500 words or less for abstract text & references. Word count does not need to include title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s).
  • Please do not use abbreviations unless defined in the abstract. 
  • Care should be taken to ensure high quality English expression and grammar. 
  • All submissions should be PDF. 

 Rapid Communication Sessions

Poster presenters may be offered an opportunity to present their posters in a 90 second rapid communication session. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive information regarding the processes involved in a rapid communication prior to the meeting. Please indicate in your submission if you wish to be considered for the Rapid Communication Session. 

Prize for the Best Paper, Best Rapid Communication & Best Poster

Assessment will be based on content and presentation. The judges will be appointed by the Scientific Program Committee and their decision will be final. The awards will be presented in the Closing Plenary of the ASM, we strongly encourage all potential winners to be available to collect their prize onsite. Prizes are as follows:

  • Free Paper: AU$1,000
  • Rapid Communication: AU$750
  • Poster: AU$500


If your submission is accepted, all presenters will be expected to register for a minimum of one day of the conference by the Early Bird Deadline of Tuesday 18 February 2025. Please note, there is no funding, discounted or complimentary registrations available for submitted presenters. 

EOI for Travel Grant Applications - APS Members only

Delegates wishing to apply for a travel grant must be the major contributor and submitting author of the abstract. Only delegates who have ticked 'yes' to the Travel Grant section of the abstract submission process AND completed the associated application form will be considered.

There are two travel grant opportunities available, for APS Members. For further information on available APS travel grants and eligibility, please refer to the following websites:
Travel Grants
Professor Michael Cousins AO Travel Grant - Allied Health Professionals only

Please note that you will not be considered for a travel grant unless you also complete and return the application form available on the AusPainSoc website prior to the due date specified.