Now available! SIP Proceedings 2012
Summary of 3rd International SIP Symposium
The SIP 2012 Proceedings booklet outlines the SIP symposium 2012, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 29-31 May 2012. It comprises summaries from all six parallel workshops, overviews on the plenary sessions, key results and statements, as well as impressions from speakers and participants.
More than 400 staekholders from more than 30 countries had attended the event, which was endorsed by more than 160 international and national scientific organisations, patient advocacy groups and health authorities. More information on the programme you can find here.
Read here the full SIP 2012 Proceedings booklet
SIP 2012 Supplement
Symposium report from SIP 2012 in Copenhagen
The eight-page document inlcudes key results from the 3rd international symposium on the "Societal Impact of Pain" in Copenhagen, national best-practices from EU Member States and statements from a variety of high-level stakeholders.
Read here the full SIP 2012 supplement.
Read here the SIP 2012 supplement German version.
Abstract & Background Booklet
Final electronic version now available!
The booklet will give you information on the programme and framework of the 3rd international SIP symposium, taking place in Copenhagen, 29-31 May, 2012. Read abstracts from speakers and background texts from all >160 endorsing organisations supporting the scientific aims.
Please find here the final SIP 2012 Abstract & Background Booklet.
Pain and Chronic Diseases
Report Reflection process on chronic diseases in the EU - The role of chronic pain
This systematic review will look at existing literature to facilitate the discussion of chronic pain as a separate entity or disease. It will give insights into the interrelation of chronic pain and chronic diseases, and the obvious effect of chronic pain on healthcare and economic systems. Analysing the existing literature on chronic pain as a disease, this review will finally justify chronic pain to be considered and integrated within the Commission´s reflection process. The full report can be read here.
Active and Healthy Ageing
Healthy ageing in relation to chronic pain in the European Union
This systematic review looks at evidence found in the existing literature and evaluates the interrelation of ageing, quality of life and chronic pain in Europe. It will also elaborate whether prevention and treatment of chronic pain may have a significant effect on increasing the healthy lifespan by two years, as intended by the Active and Health Ageing Partnership project. Please find here the full report.
Final Programme - SIP 2012 Symposium
"Societal Impact of Pain Symposium" 29 - 31 May 2012
The final program for the SIP 2012 "Societal Impact of Pain" Symposium is now online! Please find here more detailed information about the event in the final SIP 2012 programme.
Final Program Danish Satellite Symposium
Dansk Satellitsymposium 29 May 13:00 - 17:00
On 29 May the Danish language symposium will be held. This event will start at 13:00. The current situation of chronic pain will be discussed, as well as how it should be, the future and how we should proceed. At the end a panel discussion will be held from 16:00 - 17:00. For more detailed information, please find here the final program.
Save the Date for SIP 2012: 29-31 May
3rd Societal Impact of Pain symposium to take place in Copenhagen
Following the great success from SIP 2011 in the EU Parliament/Brussels, the mission of the European Platform "Societal Impact of Pain" for an improved pain care in Europe is continuing: This year the 3rd European SIP symposium will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Please block your calender from Tuesday, 29 May - Thursday, 31 May.
The SIP 2012 symposium takes place under the high patronage of the Italian Prime Minister. The symposium is hosted by the Danish Association for Chronic Pain Patients (FAKS). The scientific framework of SIP 2012 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 2012 symposium have been endorsed by a large number of pain advocacy and scientific organisations.
Please read the official SIP 2012 invitation letter from the European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®), signed by Professor Hans-Georg Kress, President of EFIC®.
For your further information, please have a look at the SIP 2012 Announcement flyer including a short overview of the symposium's contents and preliminary draft programme.