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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AfPA launches Headache and Migraine Policy Forum

The challenge of migraine as an unexplained disease means that it is difficult to treat due to a variety of reasons including scientific, social, fina...

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EFNA survey of young Europeans with neurologial conditions

Thanks to all of you who have taken part in and shared our Young People's survey so far. We have had a fantastic response but hope to hear from more o...

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SIP Thematic Network - We need your help now!

Call for Action - What are we asking of you? To all our partners, endorsers and SIP stakeholder group members we ask to share any documents or links t...

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SIP Events

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, 24th May 2018


The annual congress of the Sociedad Española del Dolor (SED) will take place in Palma de Mallorca. ...

Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung der ÖSG 2018

Special Focus of this congress will be pain in elderlies and takes place in Linz, Austria....

8th Global Patients Congress

The Congress is IAPO’s biennial event that brings together patient advocates from across the ...


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