Advanced Pain Discovery Platform Annual Conference 2024

Friday 7th June 2024
East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham

The APDP Annual Conference 2024 will be held on Friday, 7th June 2024 in the East Midland Conference Centre, University of Nottingham.

The Conference will build on new and established collaborations, sharing knowledge and bringing together diverse perspectives across the broad range of disciplines and stakeholder groups. The academic programme will include Elevator Pitches (short presentations of key outputs from APDP community members) linked to poster presentations, plenary lecture, and workshops on the following topics:

  • Co-morbidity
  • Pain in Childhood
  • Technological solutions to pain
  • Diversity amongst people with pain
  • Cohorts

The annual meeting will incorporate a PPI/E agenda, with content selected by experts in public involvement and engagement together with diverse people with lived experience of pain. Academic and PPI/E agendas will converge or mirror each other, while separate components of the programme will also recognise the needs both for detailed technical discussion, and for presentations that are accessible to a diverse audience. 

The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. The registration is open to everyone in the APDP community. Please sign up HERE before registration. Preference will be given to delegates contributing posters, early career researchers and people with lived experience of pain. Please register now as places are limited!

Registration deadline is 17th April.

This conference is a key networking event linking UK pain research infrastructure and expertise, with poster presentations a major focus for interaction. Posters may be on any topic relevant to APDP and pain research. Encore presentations are welcome, including those presented at the linked British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting. (Please note that separate registration and abstract submission are needed for the two conferences.)

Poster submission deadline is also 17th April.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for people with lived experience of pain, and early career researchers (e.g, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers). Please complete the application form below, where appropriate.

Application deadline for a travel bursary is 26th April

If you have any questions, please contact the APDP administration at