Dr. Wilson Speaks at Patient Advocacy Summit

Robert B. Wilson, II, MD, participated as a featured speaker at the Inaugural Patient Advocacy Summit on September 20, 2013. Dr. Wilson presented, “The Role of Interventional Procedures: How Do We Optimize Procedural Safety and Efficacy?”

Also the Chairman of the North Carolina Advocacy Committee, Dr. Wilson is continuously working to set the highest standards in patient care. Established by the Pain Society of the Carolinas (PSOC), the goal of the advocacy committee is to provide presentations designed to trigger robust discussion and debate, and to help establish more meaningful patient advocacy regarding pain within the state of North Carolina.

Currently there are over 100 million adults in the United States afflicted with some type of chronic pain – enduring suffering that is more pervasive than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. Regulatory reform and changes to standards in pain management potentially put our State in crisis. The advanced-trained pain management physicians and healthcare professionals that make up The Pain Society of the Carolinas have assembled key opinion leaders and professionals who are dedicated to providing our friends, neighbors, and communities in North Carolina with safe and effective options for treating chronic pain.

The Pain Society of the Carolinas itself was incorporated in 2009. Many clinicians and caregivers in North and South Carolina voiced the need to create a regional medical society that provides educational programming excellence that (1) highlights issues unique to the region and (2) teaches the latest advances in acute and chronic pain management. Our members also network with member-colleagues and advocate for excellence in pain care. The Society is open to physicians, healthcare professionals and industry partners who have an interest in acute and chronic pain management.

The mission of PSOC is to advance the art and science of pain medicine by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice through education and research; by aiding and encouraging the education of medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians and other health care providers in pain management and by obtaining and publishing scientific information in pain medicine and management.