PAR Scholarship

Interested in Patient Education and Pelvic Pain? Are you currently a student, resident, trainee? If so, become a Patient Advocate Reporter, and receive complimentary registration to the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain!

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 Patient Advocate Reporters (PAR) to attend the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting, select at least 3 lectures they find most interesting and applicable to pelvic pain patients, and submit a 1-page summary in lay language for each section attended. These reports are then posted on the IPPS website 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:

Must be IPPS members (Fellow/Student/Trainee membership)

This award may be awarded in conjunction with other awards (i.e. can apply for this and for the Resident Scholarship)

Applicants must be enrolled as a medical student or serve  in a residency, fellowship program or a post doc within 10 years of completing degree

Please submit the following:

Completed application including the following attachments:

  • 1-page writing sample (lay language on any subject related to Chronic Pelvic Pain)
  • CV/Resume
  • Documentation of Training Status

Statement of Interest (500 words max) outline your prior writing experience, and why you should be considered as a Patient Advocate Reporter.

Headshot and short Bio (will be used to announce the PAR recipients and on the IPPS website)

Patient Advocate Reporters will be given complimentary registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting. Reporters will need to provide their own transportation and accommodation (if applicable). Registration fees for specialty courses are not included in the complimentary registration. PARs are presented with a certificate of gratitude from the IPPS.

Click here to view previous Patient Advocate Reports:

Consideration for this scholarship for the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain is now closed. Applications were due on July 31, 2023.


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