The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) is firmly committed to delivering mentorship programs tailored to empower ASPN members. By honing the scientific grasp, fostering patient engagement, and amplifying the clinical application of pain medicine treatments, our programs serve as stepping stones for advancement. The Poster to Podium (P-to-P) program is a prime example. Explicitly designed for clinicians already in practice, the P-to-P program seeks to elevate the profiles of early-career pain medicine specialists, equipping them with the tools and opportunities to ascend into leadership roles.
Over the span of 12 months, P-to-P participants delve deep into research projects. The journey begins with a poster presentation mid-year and culminates in an oral address at the ASPN annual meeting. Throughout this phase, mentors are on hand to offer project guidance and assess advancements. In addition, participants are enriched by seminars that sharpen vital skills – public speaking, academic writing, and presentation craftsmanship. Their clinical prowess is further augmented during research development sessions.
On completion of the P-to-P program, graduates are welcomed into the faculty fold, enabling them to guide ensuing participants. This two-way exchange benefits not just the mentees, but also fuels the professional ascent and career trajectory of the alumni. P-to-P graduates thus emerge as a vibrant ensemble of leaders and orators, echoing the values of ASPN, and proving indispensable to the medical industry, professional societies, and panel discussions at conferences.
For questions about participation, contact Dr. Erika Petersen, Dr. Melissa Murphy, Dr. Ashley Bailey-Classen, or Dr. Dawood Sayed.