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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THANK YOU for voting!

Survey of engagement within the EU Health Policy Platform is closed and SIP received the 2nd highest number of votes of all candidates! Througho...

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Voting for SIP as a Thematic Network closed on Dec 7th!

The European Commission has given Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) the opportunity to make the SIP Expert Group a “Thematic Network” and to move into...

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Pain included in the DRAFT EU Work Programme 2018–2020.

Good News for Innovators and Researchers!   Pain has been included in the draft EU Work Programme 2018–2020 in part 8 "Health, demographic cha...

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