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 2017

After another successful year SIP 2017 has concluded!  All the impressions are now available on the Website. Make sure to check the news for follow-up activities on the website.

EU Platform

SIP Expert Group

Please join the SIP Expert Group of the EU Health Policy Platform. Announcement of SIP as a "Thematic Network" is expected by end of 2017.


Latest News

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Endorse the Societal Impact of Pain Platform!

Do you know that 308 organisations endorse the aims of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform? Please find out who they are and where they a...

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European Pain Federation Exams: registrations still open!

Tackling the societal impact of pain through better education for healthcare practitioners There are less than two months left to register to the Exam...

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What is the Standard of care for chronic pain?

Hans Van Dongen, from Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) member association Pijnpatiënten naar één stem (One Voice for Pain Patients) shared deta...

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SIP Events

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, 08th March 2018

Deutscher Schmerz- und Palliativtag

The symposium with the title „Schmerzmedizin 4.0 – Digitalisierung / Vernetzung / Kommunika...

11. Wiener Anästhesietage 2018

Further Information can be found here...

Friday, 20th April 2018

Examinations for the European Pain Federation Diploma in Pain Medicine and Pain Physiotherapy

There are less than two months left to register to the Examinations for the European Pain Federation...


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