SIP 2014 - Save the Date : Monday 17th November (late afternoon arrival) and Tuesday 18th November 2014.
- 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
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 Pain Federation 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).
Encouraging innovative pain research projects
Brussels / Aachen 28.04.2014
Since 2004 Grünenthal GmbH in cooperation with the European Pain Federation EFIC® supports young scientists at an early stage of their experimental projects on clinical or human volunteer-based pain research. The application deadline for an EFIC-GRÜNENTHAL Grant 2014 is set on 31 December 2014.
For more information visit the EGG website.
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.
Endorse the recommendations !
Chronic pain affects around 20% of the adult population in Europe, yet it remains poorly managed and under-treated, affecting not only the patients, but society as a whole. It is time for EU and national authorities to recognise chronic pain as a priority and to ensure better diagnosis, fund research, adapt health insurance and guarantee that Europe’s sufferers get the treatment they need.
With the aim of addressing this situation, a multi-stakeholder platform including ministries of health’s representatives and delegates from patient and civic organisations, healthcare professional associations, the industry and EU institutions gathered to discuss the main challenges posed by chronic pain and possible solutions, identifying key Recommendations.
Here you can read all about the project and also find the endorsement form .
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.
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!