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 and breakout sessions focused on academic career development topics:
Mentor Networking Event: Come interact with interdisciplinary senior faculty researchers and clinicians. Networking groups will be organized based on discussion topics selected by attendees.
Breakout Session Options: Registrants will receive an email with a link to vote for breakout sessions to be offered, from this list:
- Aims 101: Learn to craft compelling Specific Aims. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on research ideas and draft aims from clinical, basic, and translational science senior faculty.
- NIH Grant Roundtable: Bring your grant questions to a roundtable discussion on Research Fellowship, Training, and Career Development grants with NIH faculty.
- Accomplishing Teaching, Education, and Mentorship: Learn strategies for growing your teaching and mentorship roles, while continuing to cultivate your own professional development.
- Mock Study Section: Learn about the peer-review process by observing the review of a Fellowship (F) or a Career Development (K) grant by faculty experienced in the scientific peer review process.
- Evidence-based Practice Workshop: Participate in panel discussion and breakout groups focused on understanding how clinical practice guidelines are developed.
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.
Sunday, March 4
1:00–2:00 pm Mentor Networking Event
2:00–2:30 pm Coffee Social
2:30–4:15 pm Breakout Sessions
4:30-6:00 pm Early Career Reception