ASPN Poster to Podium Development Program

Application for our next cycle will open in a March with kick off at the annual meeting in July

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 inaugural 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.

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Please use the form below to apply for the Poster to Podium Development Program



Affirmation: If chosen for the 2021-2022 ASPN Poster-to-Podium program, I agree to create a formal development plan, participate in training and all P-2-P program meetings, meet with my mentor during the 2021-2022 year, and satisfy the P-to-P project requirements. *
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