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.
The Working Group topics to be discussed are:
European and national platforms addressing the societal impact of pain
Pain and employment
Pain as a quality indicator for health systems
Existing challenges, models and best practices in pain policy
Pain, disease, symptom or a disabling health state
The Provisional Programme in brief
07 June 2017
13.00 – 17.00 hrs
08 June 2017
Opening registration & marketplace
10.00 – 15.00 hrs
15.30 – 17.30 hrs
20.00 – 22.00 hrs
09 June 2017
09.00 – 12.30 hrs
13.00 – 15.45 hrs
15.45 – 16.00 hrs
If you are having problems registering or have another query then please email the SIP Webmaster at email@example.com.
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.
SIP Presents - An Interview with Neil Betteridge on the EULAR Conference 2016
The Societal Impact of Pain is pleased to present an insightful interview on the EULAR 2016 Conference, for the full article please click here.
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is the organisation which represents people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals and scientific societies of rheumatology of all European nations.
French Open Letter to Future President of the Republic
In anticpation of the French Presidential election next May in 2017, doctors and patients have called upon the future President to "open a new chapter in the fight again pain".
The letter outlines 8 key action points, ranging from better post-operative chronic pain care; to improved national access to specialised chronic pain management. For the full article please click here.
SIP at ISPOR 2016
The poster “Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) 2016 – 8 Policy Recommendations: Time for Action” has been presented at the ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress in Vienna. For the full article click here.
Brain, Mind and Pain Written Declaration launch
On October 24th, the Members of European Parliament (MEP) Interest Group Brain Mind and Pain have launched the written declaration 0112/2016 on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions. For more on this news, click here.
“EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain” deadline extended. Don’t miss your chance to enter!
EU Civic Prize
Active Citizenship Network has extended its deadline for entries, to be awarded at SIP Malta 2017.For more information on the competition read more here.
EU opens call for proposals on the development of integrated strategies to monitor and treat chronic and rheumatic diseases
Deadline for submission 31st January 2017
The European Commission has recently announced a decision taken on the 12th of September this year to make a call for proposals to develop an integrated strategy to monitor and treat chronic and rheumatic disease. For more information, click here.
Now available! SIP Proceedings 2016
Summary of International SIP Symposium 2016
The SIP 2016 Proceedings booklet outlines the SIP symposium 2016, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, 23-24 May 2016. It comprises summaries from all four parallel workshops, overviews on the plenary sessions, key results and statements, as well as impressions from speakers and participants. More than 220 stakeholders from 28 countries had attended the event, which was endorsed by more than 165 international and national scientific organisations, patient advocacy groups and health authorities.
Read here the full SIP 2016 Proceedings booklet
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)