To Promote and Advance


Spine and Pain Care Through Education, Advocacy and Research

About Us

Pacific Spine & Pain Society was developed to bridge the gap between spine surgery and pain medicine. Societies dedicated to spine care are generally derived from the specialties of their training which may not emphasize cross-disciplinary education and care. Despite disparate training, we encounter the same patients, and sometimes our philosophies grate. In retrospect, this has led to some adverse outcomes that we think can be overcome with better understanding of the others’ perspectives. PSPS serves as an open forum for this discussion. We prefer to take on challenging topics and promote and criticize emerging technologies; it is rooted in research, clinical excellence, and patient-centric care.

The pacific region is home to some of the strongest academic programs and private practitioners in the world. Oftentimes national organizations are unable to meet the loco-regional issues when it comes to advocacy and policy for access to care. Our board is multi-disciplinary, diverse, and inclusive. We offer first-class educational events in our attractive cities and venues. We welcome you to join and be a part of growing PSPS.


Upcoming Workshops

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Introducing the PSPS Leadership Immersion Tract!

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Committee Update

PSPS-Initiated endeavor to change WA State Policy is Advancing.

Advocacy is a KEY to the mission of the Pacific Spine & Pain Society. As such, beginning nearly 2 years ago, the Policy & Advocacy Committee has led a truly grassroots effort to improve access to neuromodulation therapy for Washington State residents. The Health Technology Assessment Committee arrived at a preliminary positive vote to positively change policy. In January the Committee will resume to determine the terms of coverage. We are here for you, members! Thank you for your support in membership.

Thank you to PSPS Executive Board Member and Co-Chair of the Advocacy and Policy Committee, Dr. Jennifer Lee, for your efforts in this endeavor. Your dedication to patient access and continued persistence in seeking positive change in our field are a testament to PSPS and a benefit to all of our members.
Dr. Jennifer Lee


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The PSPS Podcast

Through the PSPS Podcast we hope listeners will learn not only about the medical topics but equally important the physicians/colleagues behind it all.

The PSPS Podcast is not your average podcast. That was our priority in putting our podcast together. As with all of PSPS didactics and lectures, we wanted evidence-based medicine to be the driving force behind our podcast. However, at the same time we wanted to ensure that the format was not redundant and repetitive with what is already available.

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