Who Are We?

About SIP

The "Societal Impact of Pain" (SIP) is an international platform created in 2009 as a joint initiative of the European Pain Federation EFIC® and the pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH.

SIP on Tour

SIP National

The national SIP representatives and endorsers have started to build up national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platforms in Europe.

EU Platform

SIP Thematic Network

Please join the SIP Stakeholder Group which has been selected as one of the Thematic Networks 2018 on the EU Health Policy Platform


Latest News

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SIP Portugal - first meetings took place!

A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met in June and July to identify relevant topics fo...

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A project team for SIP Belgium started its work

A core team representing multiple stakeholder groups including payer started their work. Main focus will be “reintegration of chronic pain patients ...

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What matters most for chronic pain patients?

Pain Alliance Europe performed a survey to find an answer to these questions, on the economic and work-related problems of chronic pain patients....

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SIP Events

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

37th Annual ESRA Congress

The 37th Annual ESRA Congress (ESRA 2018) offers an engaging scientific programme with contributions...

World Congress on Pain 2018

The World Congress on Pain® is the preeminent global meeting devoted to sharing new developments in...

Thursday, 20th September 2018

Save the date: Second Webinar of the 2018 TN cycle by SIP

Please join the Second Webinar of the 2018 Thematic Network (TN) cycle by SIP on[nbsp...


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