ASPN Poster to Podium Development Program

Application deadline September 15, 2022

The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience is committed to mentoring that provides a distinctive and valuable offering intended to develop the talent, knowledge and leadership skills of ASPN members in order to advance the scientific understanding, supportive patient engagement, and clinical application of pain medicine treatments. As part of this goal, ASPN presents the Poster to Podium (P-to-P) program. The goal of this program is to enhance the visibility of early career pain clinicians and researchers as experts in their fields and to accelerate their path to leadership.

During the 12-month program, P-to-P participants develop a research focus, taking the project from a poster presented midway through the mentorship year to an oral presentation at the ASPN annual meeting. Mentor guidance focuses on project development and progress. Seminar sessions on speaking, writing, and presentation skills and a research development session are additional components on top of the advanced clinical skills offerings.

P-to-P graduates will participate as faculty in precepting and teaching future classes, which benefits future mentees and aids graduates’ own career development. Graduates will be a cadre of dynamic leaders and speakers who will represent ASPN and serve as a resource for industry, medical societies and conference panels.

For questions about participation, contact Dr. Erika Petersen, Dr. Tim Deer, or Dr. Dawood Sayed.

“The exposure to such an expansive knowledge base and the connections made while in this program have been truly invaluable. It has been an honor and a privilege to be included in such a talented group of physicians.”

Ashley Bailey-Classen, DO
Trinity Interventional Pain and Spine | Fort Worth, TX

“This has been an extremely eye-opening experience. The mentorship from the KOLs of Pain medicine has been invaluable.”

Dr. Sahil Gupta
Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic | Jacksonville, FL

“It has been a very informative journey learning from the stalwarts in the field. This experience has provided me with an opportunity to hone skills that go beyond clinical practice. I would recommend every young physician such as myself to be a part of it.”

Dr. Sameer Jain
Pain Treatment Centers of America | Little Rock, AR

“The Poster to Podium program changed my life in a very impactful way. It opened up doors for me to connect with senior physician scientists, researchers, speakers, and leaders in the field and get involved in cutting edge research in neuromodulation. The P2P curriculum is also practical and helpful in coaching our speaking and presentation skills. The P2P program has taken my career to the next level.” 

Melissa Murphy, MD, MPH
North Texas Orthopedics and Spine Center | Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

“A great program for young innovators. Establish connections with some of the biggest names in pain as well as industries in various branches of pain management. Learn to do research under the guidance of a mentor. Great time investment.”

Adam Rupp, MD
Rehabilitation medicine resident | University of Kansas City

“P2P has given me the opportunity to directly engage with leaders in the field in an informal and fun setting–it’s been tremendously helpful with advancing my own career.”

Daniel Pak, MD, MPH
Weill Cornell Medical College | New York, NY

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