23 January 2012: TV and Radio Report with Bart Morlion

Chronic Pain and its costs in Belgium

In Europe, 1 in 4 people suffer from such pain that sometimes persists for years, and according to pain doctor Griet Brusselmans, that figure is similar for Belgium. This requires a lot of money from the Belgian state. Last year alone it cost an estimated 11.6 billion euros.

On 23 January 2012 a news bulletin appeared on the Belgian public TV channel "VRT".
The report includes comments from Dr. Bart Morlion (head of the Belgian Change Pain Steering Committee) and Prof. Lieven Annemans on chronic pain in Belgium.

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On this date, a radio interview also was held  on the same topic with Bart Morlion.

Radio Interview


October 2011: Symposium Summary

Press Background Material: Symposium Summary October 2011

SIP 2011: EFIC's Road Map for Action shows the way forward to improved pain management across Europe.

Dutch Version
French Version
English Version

September 2011: TV NCC Reportage - EFIC Congress Hamburg

Societal Impact of Pain in Hamburg

On occasion of the VII congress of the European Federation IASP Chapters (EFIC) in Hamburg in September 2011, please view this TV Reportage by the Belgian NCC (New Communication Concept) by Jan van Parijs broadcast in October 2011.

TV NCC Rapportage

Please click on the image above to view the TV Reportage (Dutch language).

More information on the VII EFIC congress you can find at SIP EFIC 2011.