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2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society

2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting 8 - 11 April 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney | Australia

Topical Submission Guidelines

Topical Session Submissions Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted, you will be notified of the outcome of the judging in October.

Topical Session Submission Key Dates

Topical Session submission opens Wednesday 12 July 2017
Topical Session submission closes EXTENDED! MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2017
Notification of acceptance October 2017
Presenter registration deadline Friday 23 February 2018            

Instructions to submit a topical session for inclusion in the Scientific Program:

  • The nominated chair of the topical session will be responsible for collating and submitting all material for the topical session and for all communication with the Conference Secretariat.
  • The submission must be accompanied by a topical session summary, which will include:
    • Discussion of Topical Session content (maximum 200 words)
    • Target audience
    • Four (4) key learning objectives
  • Topical sessions that include speakers from varied institutions will be given preference over submissions that include speakers from a single institution. 
  • Topical sessions will be allocated 90 minutes within the conference program and should involve the Chair plus a maximum of three presenters. 
  • The Chair will nominate the speakers and the titles for each presentation in the session. 
  • Individual abstracts from presenters are not required. 
  • The Chair will complete the topical session application form online via the website, giving names, contact details and short biographies of all presenters in the session.
  • The Conference Secretariat and the APS NZPS SPC will be responsible for reviewing the applications for all topical sessions. 
  • Notification of acceptance or otherwise will be made in October 2017.

All presenters and chairs must register for a minimum of one day of the conference by the Early Bird Registration Deadline Friday 23 February 2018, or the Topical Session will be withdrawn from the program.

There is no funding or discounted registrations available for submitted topical sessions.