MEP La Via promotes a written declaration on Chronic Pain
On 12 September MEP Giovanni La Via put forward a written declaration to the European Parliament calling for better treatment for chronic pain patients.
Take action and ask your MEP to sign the written declaration before 12 December! Read more here.
SIP 2016 presentations and videos available online
All the SIP 2016 presentations and videos are online, available in the SIP 2016 Programme section.
To learn more about speakers and endorsers, consult the SIP 2016 Abstract & Background booklet.
Would you like to stay up-to-date about SIP on a regular basis? Register now for the SIP Newsletter!
SIP 2016 puts forward clear policy recommendations
SIP 2016 put forward 8 key policy recommendations addressed to EU and national policy makers to fundamentally change pain care and the effect of pain on society:
- Implement article 8.5 of the Cross-border Healthcare Directive
- Establish an EU platform on the societal impact of pain
- Integrate chronic pain in EU policies on chronic diseases
- Make pain care part of cancer policies and strategies
- Initiate policies on the impact of pain on employment
- Implement workplace adjustments for people with chronic pain
- Increase investment in pain research
- Prioritise pain within education for health care professionals, patients and the general public
Watch SIP 2016 trailer!
Want to hear again some of the inspirational ideas discussed at SIP 2016? This trailer gives a taste of the substance of the discussions.
The MEP group on Brain, Mind and Pain and 20 MEPs endorse SIP!
The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain states that it is awaiting with interest the recommendations arising from the SIP working group on ‘Pain, rehabilitation and reintegration of workers in the workforce’ to move things forward within the European Parliament on the topic.
Apply now for an EGG 2016!
Applications can be submitted until 31 December 2016
Young scientists may now apply for a research grant for clinical and experimental pain research totalling up to € 200,000 from Grünenthal GmbH supporting them in their early career to carry out innovative clinical pain research in any member country of the European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain (EFIC).
The decision of the awards is made independently by the EFIC® Committee on Research. Deadline for application is 31 December 2016. More information is available at the E-G-G Youtube Channel an on www.e-g-g.info.
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 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)