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Early Career and Trainee Events

Early career and trainee attendees are invited to join in these special events at the World Congress:

Early Career Lounge >
Headshot Lounge >

Mentor Meetings >
Early Career Reception >
Panel: IASP Grants for Early Career Members >

Who should attend these events?  

  • Trainees: You are a trainee if you are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level studies. 
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows: You are a post-doctoral fellow if you have finished your PhD and are currently have a fellowship position at an academic institution.  
  • Early Career Researchers: You are in the first 5 years after your PhD or post-doctoral fellow. 

Early Career Lounge
Room: 401 Terrace 
20 – 22 September: 9:00 – 6:00
23 September: 09:00 – 4:30 

Stop by the Early Career Lounge for mentoring meetings, special sessions, and networking opportunities.  

Headshot Lounge
Room: 401 Terrace
20 – 21 September: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
22 September: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get your professional headshot for resumes, CVs, LinkedIn, bios, and more! Headshots are first come, first served, and IASP does not guarantee that every attendee will have their picture taken.  

Mentor Meetings
Room: 401 Terrace
20, 22, & 23 September: 12:30 pm  – 1:30 pm

Meet with two mentors each day in small group mentoring sessions during the lunch break. You may choose to use your mentoring time to discuss balancing work and life, setting up a program of research, developing collaborative relationships, parental leave, and more.

Attendees can sign-up for one day only. Please select two mentors on the same day: one mentor for the first session between 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm and a second mentor for the second session between 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

Mentors include:

  • Julie Christianson  
  • Andrea Furlan 
  • Maree Smith 
  • Michele Curatolo 
  • Supranee Niruthisard 
  • Romy Parker 
  • Simon Haroutounian 
  • Esther Pogatzki-Zahn 
  • Margarita Calvo 
  • Irina Vetter 
  • Tania Di Renna
  • Abhimanyu Sud 
  • Katy Vincent 
  • Jordi Miro 
  • Michael Jankowski 
  • Angelika Lampert 
  • Lars Arendt-Nielsen 
  • Heike Rittner 
  • Cyril Rivat 
  • Susanne Becker 
  • Hance Clarke 
  • Michael Salter 
  • Paul Tumber
  • Barry Sessle 

Registration Deadline: 5 September

Space is limited for this event, sign-up today.

If all times are filled, you may sign-up for the waiting list.

Early Career Reception
The Rec Room
255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, ON M5V 3M9
20 September: 7:00 pm

Join your fellow early career attendees, trainees, IASP Staff, and members of the Local Arrangements Committee for fun and games in the Rec Room.  Located just steps away from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Rec Room is the place to let go, be playful and experience something new and exciting with your professional peers. With Canadian-inspired cuisine, virtual reality, video & redemption games, live entertainment, and more, The Rec Room is the ultimate gathering place to grab a pint, network, or just play. 

The Early Career Reception will be free to all early career and trainee attendees. This optional event will be first come, first in as space is limited. 

Panel: IASP Grants for Early Career Members
Room: 401 Terrace
21 September: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join career professionals and mentors for a panel on IASP Grants for Early Career Members. Featuring previous winners of the The John J. Bonica Trainee Fellowship and IASP Early Career Research Grants.

Panel Includes:

  • Paulina Ramirez Garcia
  • Saurab Sharma
  • Vinko Palada
  • Sarah Luthy
  • Kaya Peerdeman
  • Paulino Barragan-Iglesias