The IPPS is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in its membership and program offerings. The IPPS JEDIS Program is designed to advance excellence in healthcare, education, and research in communities who lack access to pelvic pain care due to social, racial, or economic disparities. Our vision is to expand the number of healthcare professionals who can provide specialty care within these communities, and who can also serve as educators, researchers, and mentors, thereby giving under-represented communities equal voice and equal access to healchare resources for the management of chronic pelvic pain. The IPPS JEDIS Program also aims to increase involvement of diverse healthcare professionals in the IPPS Annual Meeting, committees, initiatives, and leadership opportunities. This program will provide support for individuals from communities of color, or individuals from LGBTQ+ communities, or individuals with disabilities. The program will also support individuals who provide healthcare in economically disadvantaged communities or socially disenfranchised communities.
The IPPS JEDIS Program includes annual IPPS membership, one complimentary conference registration (Foundations Course, Main Conference, and Post-Conference) and a $500 stipend to support travel to the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain.
Number of scholarships awarded each year: 2
Applicants may come from groups that are currently under-represented in the IPPS, including, but not limited to: African-American/Black, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, LGBTQ+, Veterans, People with disabilities. Preference will be given to individuals who want to specialize in the field of pelvic pain and who have not previously attended the IPPS Annual Meeting. However, current IPPS members with limited resources and who have not attended the Annual Meeting in the last 3 years, due to practicing in a disenfranchised community, may also apply.
- Upload a CV/resume
- A short paragraph (no more than 500 words) clearly describing their background and the community they serve with specific emphasis on what qualifies the applicant and/or the community they serve as under-represented, economically disadvantaged, or socially disenfranchised
- A letter of support from their supervisor or an IPPS member