IASP eNewsletter - Aug 2014

World Congress to Offer Special Sessions for Trainees

As part of IASP’s special efforts to connect early career pain specialists with mentors and other experienced researchers and clinicians, the World Congress is offering several opportunities to trainees.

First, every trainee who registers for the Congress receives an invitation to attend Connection Rx. This is an excellent opportunity for trainees to meet and connect with potential mentors based on areas of interest. During this lunchtime session, trainees will rotate between mentors every ten minutes in a “flash style” meet-and-greet. Sessions are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 7 and 8, 12:30–2 p.m.

Next, a workshop for trainees, “Your Grant in Review,” will clarify the grant review process. Sample grant applications for pain research studies will be evaluated as if under review from various global funding agencies. Experts will explain how the process works and provide helpful information on ways to get a research grant funded. The session will take place Thursday, October 9, 12:30–2 p.m.

Another workshop will offer helpful advice on “How to Get Published in PAIN.” Editor-in-Chief Francis J. Keefe will answer your questions about the review process, what types of articles editors are looking to publish, what to be sure to include in your manuscript, and much more. Be sure to attend on Friday, October 10, 12:30–2 p.m.

Finally, in “Developing a Career in Pain Research,” those desiring a career in pain research will hear advice from experts about critical steps along the path to a successful career. This session is on Saturday, October 11, 12:30–2 p.m.