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The 2021 Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (APS 2021)

The Australian Pain Society continues to align their conference theme with the IASP Global Year; in 2021 this is, ‘the IASP Global Year Against Back Pain’. The program
will be full of inspiring national and international speakers who will provide a veritable glance at the most complex, challenging, provocative and indeed interesting topic: Pain.

The 2021 Australian Pain Society 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (APS 2021) is being held from 18 - 21 April 2021, in Canberra, ACT.

The Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to have procured three most impressive international speakers:

Professor Allan Basbaum is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University California San Francisco, USA. His research addresses the molecular mechanisms that underlie the generation of persistent pain after tissue or nerve injury.

Professor Siri Leknes is a Professor of Social and Affective Neuroscience at the University of Oslo, Norway and a Senior Researcher at Oslo University Hospital. Her lab, the Leknes Affective Brain lab (LAB lab) studies how the brain and body give rise to pleasurable and painful feelings, and how these feelings are connected to decisions and behaviour.

Dr Amanda C de C Williams is Reader (Associate Professor) in clinical health psychology at University College London; consultant clinical psychologist at the Pain Management Centre, University College London Hospital, UK; and research consultant for the International Centre for Health and Human Rights.

They will be joined by an inspiring range of national speakers who will provide a glance into some of the most complex, provoking, challenging and dynamic areas of pain management in an exciting program.


Sunday 18th April 2021

Wednesday 21st April 2021

National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT

Australian Pain Society

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