Young Neuromodulators Committee

This committee's members will engage and serve as mentors to those who are new to neuromodulation to nurture the future of the field.


What is the purpose of the Young Neuromodulators Committee?
The Committee encourages INS members to serve as mentors to those who are new to neuromodulation, in order to promote safe, efficacious, and collaborative clinical and research efforts as we nurture the future of the field.

Who may participate in the Young Neuromodulators?
The INS Young Neuromodulator Committee is pleased to provide this means for members around the globe to connect. All members may participate, either as a mentee seeking to increase knowledge of the discipline, or as a mentor willing to engage with physicians new to the discipline.

What activities are sponsored by the Young Neuromodulators?
Surveys: An online survey conducted in 2016 had 250 respondents from the Americas, Europe, UK, Asia and Australia. Most respondents (79%, 204/257) cited pain as their primary focus of treatment. A follow-up survey self-assessing strengths and weaknesses identified 35 mentors and 15 mentees.

In-Person Meetings: Young Neuromodulators have an opportunity to network during receptions at the biennial congress and at INS-sponsored regional and chapter meetings.
The Young Neuromodulators Forum: Bring your questions and comments to this online group discussion, with insights into all aspects of neuromodulation. You must be logged in as an INS member to participate.

Mentor/Mentee Program: A pilot mentor/mentee program is under way, based upon results of a brief survey conducted by the Committee Chairmen. We will also use lessons learned from a similar program created by the North American Neuromodulation Society chapter of INS. We will attempt to pair a mentee with a mentor in the same geographic region and using the same principal language, with a focus on neuromodulation for pain. Participants are expected to hold quarterly phone conversations to discuss important topics in the field of implantable technologies, best practices, clinical management and career development. We also request the submission of a case report with the hopes of an abstract presented at a meeting.

Mentorship Application

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