Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Abstract & Background book 2017 is now available
The Abstract & Background book of the SIP 2017 symposium features an overview of what will happen at SIP 2017 - in the different working groups as well as in sessions organised by supporting initiatives of SIP.
Biographies and abstracts from about 150 faculty members of the symposium are included and contact details from more than 300 endorsing organisations.
30 Good Practices which were submitted to apply for the ACN EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain are described. The 4 winners of the Prize will be celebrated at SIP 2017 in the Award Ceremony on June 8th.
The pdf Is available for download here.
German Maltese Medical Society Event at SIP 2017
The German Maltese Medical Society will host an event at the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Symposium 2017. Read more about the event here.
Grand National Pain Survey - The Netherlands
Researchers of the University Hospital RadboudMc Nijmegen are investigating how sensitive the Dutch are to Pain. Together with the Dutch television programme “De Kennis van Nu” and the Dutch organisation for scientific research (NWO) they will launch the Grand National Pain Survey.
Anesthesiologist Monique Steegers, and researcher Esmeralda Blaney Davidson of RadboudMc, want to determine if people who are more sensitive to pain are more likely to develop chronic pain and the influence that may have on daily life.
Everybody above 18 years of age can participate in an online questionnaire of about 10 minutes where several questions are posed about their experiences with pain. A follow up questionnaire of a similar length will be posted a few months later to track their development over time.
At the end of the questionnaire one will receive their personal sensitivity score of pain, which can be related to other scores. At the end of November 2017 the total scores will be broadcasted in “De Kennis van Nu” NPO2.
If you would like more information you can contact the team behind the project here: firstname.lastname@example.org
SIP DELEGATION MEETS WITH MARTIN SEYCHELL, Deputy Director General, DG SANTE
On the 12th of January, a delegation of SIP - Joop van Griensven (PAE), Patrice Forget (European Pain Federation, EFIC), Bianca Ferraiolo (ACN) and Norbert van Rooij (Grunenthal) - met with Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health in the European Commission and Stefan Schreck (Head of Unit -Health Programme and Chronic Disease Unit) in order to discuss SIP’s policy recommendations and to understand how the Commission could help pursue these.
Read more here.
SIP 2017 Registration Opens
We are pleased to announce that the registration portal for the SIP Symposium taking place in Malta on the 7th-9th of June 2017 is now available online. This event will take place under the auspices of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The Working Group topics to be discussed are:
Pain as a quality indicator for health systems
Building platforms to address the societal impact of pain
Impact of pain on labour and employment
Challenges, models and lighthouses in pain policy
Evolving concepts in the definition of chronic pain: a dynamic process
Find out more about the registration, including the agenda, here.
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) adds pain to its agenda
November 2016 - The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has published the following topics under consideration for inclusion in IMI2 - Call 10, scheduled for launch in December 2016: For more information, please click here.
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)