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Pain School for Translation and Research

Pain School for Translation and ResearchpainSTAR 202410 - 14 November 2024 | Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, SA


The deadline for Application submissions has now passed.
Congratulations to our successful applicants!



Applications Now Closed  

Invitation to painSTAR 2024

Are you a clinical, early- or mid-career pain researcher who is looking to expand your network, speed up research translation and influence systems? If so, then painSTAR - the Pain School for Research and Translation - is the event for you!

Returning to the beautiful Novotel Barossa Valley from the 10 - 14 November, painSTAR 2024 will once again offer a 3.5 day intensive program jam packed with lectures, workshops, pain labs, Q&A sessions and LOTS of fun. Our consumer representatives, Amy Reynolds and Peter Rudland, will help keep the program centred in the voice of those with a lived experience of pain. Our core faculty – myself, Rainer Haberberger, Wendy Imlach, Ernie Jennings, Trudy Maunsell and Tasha Stanton – are back for another round and we will be joined by a range of stellar local and national speakers including Fiona Blyth, Wendy Keech and Emma Karran - with more names to come. If that’s not enough, we’re also finalising details for a surprise international keynote speaker to join the line-up so keep an eye on the website for more details as they evolve.

Still not convinced whether painSTAR is for you? Here’s what some of our 2022 alumni said about the program:

“I came away feeling inspired and energised …It felt like we were being welcomed with open arms by a bunch of really great senior researchers and encouraged to build a vision for our own futures.” 

“It was a real privilege to be a part of this. I've been to many conferences over the years, and nothing is the same as this.”

“I genuinely believe this was a massive shift in my perspective of myself as a researcher that I would not have achieved out of any other experience. The fact that we had a small cohort meant we could really build some bonds with each other … I actually had several moments where I could imagine looking back on this and having a laugh with colleagues who I met at 2022 painSTAR. I'm certain painSTAR helped to build bonds that will accelerate pain research collaboration in Australia in 10-15 years’ time.” 

We can’t wait to welcome the painSTAR class of 2024 to the Barossa!

Don’t miss out – get your application in!

Professor Anne Burke
Chair, painSTAR Faculty