2012 IASP Call for Volunteers
IASP needs you! Here's your chance to become more active and support
IASP by joining one of our committees, task forces, or working groups.
If you are willing to volunteer your expertise, time, and energy, please
review the descriptions below and volunteer for the committee or
committees of your choice. These are small, active groups, so it's
critical that you have available time. Most of the work will be done via
email and conference calls. English is the official language for all
committee, working group, and task force activities.
IASP will accept applications through June 18,
2012. The Committee on Committees will review all applications
Developing Countries Working Group
Purpose: Develop the IASP strategy for advancing
pain education in developing countries; develop guidelines, review
applications and determine awardees for Developing Countries Education
Grant; develop outcome measures for grant program and strategies.
Expertise Needed: Knowledge of developing countries'
health policies and clinical practices; Familiarity with pain education
curricula and educational methods
to volunteer for the Developing Countries Working Group.
Education Initiatives Working Group
Purpose: Develop IASP's pain education strategies
Expertise Needed: Interest and experience in pain
education; Multidisciplinary; Geographic representation; Familiar with
online educational processes
to volunteer for the Education Initiative Working Group.
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working Group
Purpose: Develops the application process and
selects the winners of the following IASP fellowships and grants:
- IASP Research Symposium
- Collaborative Research Grants
- Early Career Grants
- All Fellowships
Expertise Needed: Research methodology; Scientific
knowledge; Translational issues; Objectivity
to volunteer for the Fellowships, Grants, and Awards Working
Membership and Chapters Committee
Purpose: Develop membership recruitment and
retention strategies, policies and procedures regarding the membership
application process, Affiliate member (corporate) policies, and
strategies to improve collaboration with IASP chapters and
Expertise Needed: Strategic thinking; Knowledge of
legal issues of working with industry
to volunteer for the Membership and Chapters Committee.