Our Research Mission

The IPPS strongly supports research and educational projects that are designed to improve care for patients with chronic pelvic pain disorders. Scholarships and research grants are available for educational and research purposes and are specifically designed for young investigators and clinicians who need financial resources to further their research and educational careers. These programs are benefits of IPPS membership and mentorship and are designed to support individuals whose contributions will benefit the mission of our society. All award winners will be announced at the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting and on the IPPS Website.

Fred Howard Early Investigator Grant
This grant will be awarded to any resident, fellow, or post-doctoral scholar who proposes to implement a pilot clinical, research, education or publication project that has the potential to improve the lives of
patients with pelvic pain. This grant is a membership benefit that also requires mentorship by an IPPS member.

Maximum award amount is $3,000.
Submission is currently open.

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IPPS Resident Scholarship in Pelvic Pain Education
This award is designed to promote resident and fellow education on the topic of pelvic pain. Residents or fellows may apply for this scholarship in order to attend the IPPS Annual Scientific Meeting and learn more about evaluation and management of pelvic pain.

Maximum award amount is $300.
Submission is currently closed.

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Paul Perry Memorial Education Lecture Award
This lecture honorarium, created in memory of C. Paul Perry (1945-2008) will be awarded to honor Dr. Perry’s life and future ambitions of providing education to healthcare professionals on how to diagnose and manage pelvic pain, thereby changing the lives of patients worldwide. The winner of this award will be invited to presenter the Paul Perry Memorial Plenary Session Lecture.

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IPPS Research Development Grant
This grant will be awarded to any fellow, post-doctoral scholar or junior clinical faculty (faculty < 5 years) who proposes to implement a clinical, research, or education project that has the potential to improve the lives of patients with pelvic pain. This grant is a membership benefit that also requires mentorship by an IPPS member.

Maximum award amount is $10,000.
Submission is currently open.

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James E. Carter Pain Achievement Award
This lecture honorarium will be awarded to recognize lifetime achievement in pain research and education. It will honor researchers and clinicians with significant contributions to pain research,
education, and clinical care. These contributions should be in the form of publications and national and international lectures on a subject related to pelvic pain and associated factors. The winner of this award will be invited to present the Carter Memorial Plenary Session Lecture.
 

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Patient Advocate Reporter Award
To inform patients with pelvic pain about the newest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain, IPPS will select two members to act as Patient Advocate Reporters at the IPPS Annual Meeting.

Free meeting registration is awarded (valued at over $600)
Submission is currently closed.

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Upcoming Events

  • 24th Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain - October 21-24, 2021 - Baltimore, MD Read More