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Early Career Network (ECN)

The Early Career Network’s (ECN) mission is to support, advance, and promote the needs of early career members and to prepare them to be the future leaders of IASP and experts in pain research and management.

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Early Career Network

IASP members enrolled as trainees will automatically join the ECN.

Regular members no more than 5 years after the end of trainee status, no more than 5 years after starting their first position as independent investigator, and/or no more than 15 years after completion of the final degree, can opt in to join the ECN.

To fulfill its mission to support, advance, and promote the needs of early career members, the Early Career Network:

  • Provides opportunities for early career members to network, collaborate, and share experiences between peers, senior researchers and clinicians.
  • Organizes webinars, mentoring programs, or in-person events at conferences and other training or group sessions to develop professional skills and increase knowledge in pain management and pain research, and scientific acumen.
  • Advocates for early career member positions in IASP leadership.
  • Advocates for increased early career involvement and representation at IASP and SIG meetings.
  • Encourages and empowers early career researchers and clinicians to develop into the next generation of pain experts.
Early Career Network Board

Committees and Task Forces

  • Education Committee: Organizes educational activities for early career members (e.g., webinars, mentoring). This will include activities during the IASP World Congress and throughout the year.
  • Nomination Committee: Organizes and supervises the nomination and voting process for new ECN board members and leadership every year in collaboration with IASP leadership and staff.
  • Communication Committee: Manages the ECN online presence in collaboration with the IASP staff through the development and maintenance of the ECN webpage and the development of the ECN profile/presence on social media and continuous communications on these channels.
  • Finances Committee: Oversees the ECN's finances and organizes fundraising if/when necessary.
  • Governance Task Force: Works with IASP representatives to create the ECN bylaws.

IASP Staff

Angelo Bouselli, Director of Membership and Marketing is working with ECN representatives for the marketing, communications, branding, and social media.