Early Career Forum
If you are a predoctoral student, a postdoctoral trainee, or an early career faculty member who wants to network, share ideas and experiences, and advance academic and professional development skills, then the Early Career Forum is for you! The Early Career Forum is an interactive event designed to enhance academic career development and grow future generations of leaders in the pain community. This year's new lineup includes a mentor networking event, a mock study section, an NIH grant roundtable, and a research ideas sounding board.
- Faculty Mentoring Event: Come interact with interdisciplinary senior faculty researchers and clinicians. Networking groups will be organized based on discussion topics.
- Mock Study Section: Learn about the peer-review process by observing the review of a basic science and a clinical or behavioral science grant by faculty experienced in the scientific peer review process.
- NIH Grant Roundtable: Bring your grant questions to a round table discussion with NIH faculty with expertise in NIH Research Training and Career Development Programs.
- Sounding board: Get input on your research ideas from clinical, basic, and translational science senior faculty and peers. If you would like to present your ideas or projects in very early stages to receive feedback from the audience, please email Jennifer Rabbitts.
The Early Career Forum aims to
- facilitate networking to share ideas and experiences and to develop new collaborations
- provide opportunities for early career members to interact with senior researchers and clinicians within the American Pain Society
- enhance early career members' professional development
- promote education as an important component of pain research and treatment
- grow future generations of leaders in the pain community.
Wednesday, May 17
1:15–2:15 pm Faculty Mentoring event
2:15–2:45 pm Coffee Break/Networking event
2:45–4:30 pm Breakout sessions