2019 Basic Science Dinner: Pathways Forward for APS
By E. Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, MD PhD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine | APS Basic Science SIG Co-Chair
Over the last few years, the Basic Science Dinner has become a staple of the APS Scientific Meeting. It is one of the most highly attended events during the meeting of the Society. This places basic scientists in a strong position to impact the progression of APS and gives us the opportunity to influence and define the future of the Scientific Meeting, and APS as a professional society.
The Basic Science SIG is instrumental in organizing this event every year, and for the upcoming meeting in Milwaukee we have prepared a special event that addresses a timely and intriguing topic: the future of APS.
This year will feature a thought-provoking discussion on finding pathways forward for our Society. We will engage our attendees in small group discussions to share ideas focusing on the current state of APS, the challenges that APS faces, how the opioid crisis influences our progression as a Society, what the role of basic scientists is in APS, and how we can re-shape the APS Scientific Meeting for sustainable development of APS. We aim to envision where we want to go by understanding how we got here. Our ultimate goal is to identify a path forward from the perspective of basic scientists on the future of APS.
We will start the event with an introduction by the APS President, Dr. William Maixner, followed by a brief panel discussion to bring us up-to-date on the status and challenges that APS is facing. Our panelists are Dr. Ted Price (Board Member, Basic Science SIG liaison), Dr. Mark Jensen (Editor of The Journal of Pain), and Carly Reisner (CEO of APS).
As Basic Science SIG co-chairs, we would like to make you an active part of the decision-making process to move APS forward. I believe that we are a driving force in our Society and we have the potential to prepare it for the future.
Please register for this event and make your voice heard!
The Basic Science Dinner will take place on Friday, April 5, from 7:30-9:00pm. Pre-registration is required.