PATIENT ADVOCATE REPORTER

Interested in Patient Education and Pelvic Pain? Are you currently a trainee? Want to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society October 17-20 in Toronto with complimentary registration?... If so, become a Patient Advocate Reporter!

Part of the IPPS mission is to inform patients with pelvic pain about the newest developments in diagnosis and treatment. Each year, the IPPS Patient Education Committee selects 2 Patient Advocate Reporters (PAR). Patient Advocate Reporter(s) attend the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting and select the lectures they found most interesting and applicable to pelvic pain patients. Each PAR selects at least 3 sessions and submits a 1-page summary in lay language for each section attended that was of interest. These reports are then posted on the IPPS website [www.pelvicpain.org] under the ‘patient resources’ section where they are available for public viewing. In return, each Patient Advocate Reporter receives complementary registration to the Scientific Meeting.

Patient Advocate Reporter Requirements:
1) Interested applicants must be trainees (resident, fellow, medical student, or PT trainee)
2) Download and complete the Patient Advocate Reporter Form


PAR Form must be accompanied by: 

1) CV
2) Documentation of training status
3) Statement of interest (500 maximum words) outlining your prior writing experience, and why you should be considered as a Patient Advocate Reporter


All requirements must be emailed to  info@pelvicpain.org. Applications are due by 17:00 on July 1, 2019

Patient Advocate Reporters will be given complementary registration to the Scientific Meeting in Toronto. Reporters will need to provide their own transportation and accommodation. Registration fees for the Basics course, Research Course and Cadaver Course are not included in the complementary registration. Reporters must be IPPS members . Please note that the IPPS offers a complementary membership to those who are in training (documentation of training status is required). PARs are presented at the annual business meeting with a certificate of gratitude from the IPPS.