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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.




On 22 November 2017, the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain, in partnership with the European Academy of Neurology and the European Pain Federation will meet in the European Parliament in Brussels.


Latest News

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SIP Expert Group goes live!

Following the European Commission’s decision to dedicate an Expert Group to the ‘social impact of pain’, we are delighted to announce the launch...

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The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Steering Committee met ...

The SIP Steering Committee meeting on October 4th in Brussels was attended by around 50 key stakeholders involved in the pain policy agenda in Europe....

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Integration of SIP in the EU Health Policy Platform

Sam Kynman, Executive Director of the European Pain Federation EFIC, has been asked about the relevance of this new platform for SIP....

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