IPPS Call for Committee Volunteers

Enrich your IPPS experience by serving on a committee! Committee membership allows you to share your experience and expertise, but also to gain knowledge and enlarge your networking circle – all while working to fulfill the IPPS mission and expand our understanding of chronic pelvic pain.

IPPS is accepting applications for openings on the following committees:

A description of each committee is available below.

Eligibility: Membership on IPPS committees is open to all interested individuals who hold current membership in IPPS. 

Apply: To apply for a committee position, please complete the Committee Application Form by Monday, November 30, 2020.

Application Deadline: A complete application form must be submitted by Monday, November 30, 11:59pm CST, for your application to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Committee Descriptions

Ethics Professionalism and Equality Committee (EPEC)
Chair: Meryl J. Alappattu
The Ethics Professionalism and Equality Committee (EPEC) defines and establishes principles for professional behavior that govern all IPPS activities, and members, exhibitors, sponsors, contractors, volunteers and non-members participating in IPPS sponsored activities. The EPEC evaluates allegations of behavior in conflict with the IPPS Code of Conduct and ensures that this evaluative process is consistent with the standard operating procedures (SOP) outlined in the EPEC SOP policy.

Fundraising Committee
Co-chairs: Debbie Callif & Kenneth Barron
The Fundraising Committee helps expand awareness of the IPPS and raises funds for patient and physician education and general public awareness.

International Liaison Committee
Chair: Krisztina Bajzak
The International Liaison Committee works to improve relationships with international societies.

Medical Education Committee
Chair: Allyson Shrikhande
The Medical Education Committee provides resources and improves education about pelvic pain prevalence, evaluation, and management.

Membership & Marketing Committee
Chair: Mario Castellanos 
The Membership & Marketing Committee works to increase new membership and retain current members. This includes new, diverse, and current disciplines of providers involved in the treatment of pelvic pain.

Patient Education Committee
Chair: Andrea Rapkin
The Patient Education Committee aims to establish IPPS as the preeminent resource for education and support for patients with chronic pelvic pain and their families. Educational materials are delivered primarily through the IPPS website, and will be up to date, easy to follow, and reflect the multifaceted nature of chronic pelvic pain and the multidisciplinary approach to management.

Research Committee 
Chair: Georgine Lamvu 
The Research Committee promotes research focusing on pelvic pain disorders, fosters collaboration between members contributing research in pelvic pain disorders, promotes education in research and publication methodology, and educates and updates members in research focusing on pelvic pain disorders.

Social Media Committee
Chair: Heather Jeffcoat
The Social Media Committee develops and implements the social media strategies to promote the value and profile of the society.