SIP 2013 Supplement
Report from SIP 2013 Focus Groups in Brussels
The eight-page document inlcudes key results from the 4th European annual event on the "Societal Impact of Pain" in Brussels (SIP 2013), national best-practices from EU Member States and statements from a variety of high-level stakeholders. Read here the full SIP 2013 supplement.
SIP 2013 Focus Group Results
Focus Group 1: Recommendations on Quality Indicators for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain Management
The results of the interative working session of SIP 2013 Focus Group 1 is now available: SIP Recommendations Working Document.
Focus Groups 2: Proposal for Action: Using European Best Practices for the Reintegration of Chronic Pain Patients into the Workforce
The "SIP Proposal for Action" is the result of SIP 2013 Focus Group 2. Read the outcome of the group discussion: SIP Proposal for Action.
SIP 2013: Impressions Trailer
Press Release published!
Read here the European Press Release following SIP 2013. Different translations are also available.
Now available: Pictures SIP 2013!
View the pictures of Focus Group 1 (14 May) and Focus Group 2 (15 May), aswell as the pictures of the International Press Briefing.
Presentations and Statements by Speakers SIP!
Pain Patient Pathways
Civic Survey on Patient's Rights for the Respect of Unnecessary Pain in Europe now online.
Read the Report on "Pain Patient Pathway Recommendations", raising greater awareness of chronic pain and to promote European policy-making for improved management of chronic pain.
Seven EU innovative research projects awarded
EFIC-Grünenthal Grant 2013
Brussels/Aachen, 6 June, 2013. For the 8th time the European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®) announced the EFIC-Grünenthal-Grant (E-G-G) – a grant aimed to support young scientists at an early stage of their experimental projects on clinical and human volunteer-based pain research. More information: read EGG press release or at the EGG website.
Global Pain News
The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)
- a Multi-Stakeholder Platform in Europe
The "Societal Impact of Pain" (SIP) is an international platform created in 2010 as a joint initiative of EFIC and the pharmaceutical Grünenthal GmbH and aims for
- raising awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems
- exchanging information and sharing best-practices across all member states of the European Union
- developing and fostering European-wide policy strategies & activities for an improved pain care in Europe (Pain Policy).
The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, insurances, representatives of health authorities, regulators and budget holders.
The scientific framework of SIP is under the responsibility of the European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®). The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is responsible for funding and non-financial support (e.g. logistical support). The scientific aims of the SIP symposia have been endorsed by a large number of international and national pain advocacy groups, scientific organisations and authorities. (About SIP).