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.
PSPS-Initiated endeavor to change WA State Policy is Advancing.
The Health Technology Assessment Committee has responded & will be holding a hearing to reconsider the non-coverage policy on neuromodulation.
News to come on the date of the hearing so membership can attend either virtually or in person.
Through the PSPS Podcast we hope listeners will learn not only about the medical topics but equally important the physicians/colleagues behind it all.Learn More