1. General Information

The 'Societal Impact of Pain' (SIP) platform is a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), which aims to raise awareness of pain and change pain policies. The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators, and budget holders. The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of EFIC and the strategic direction of the project is defined by both partners. The pharmaceutical companies Grünenthal GmbH and Pfizer are the main sponsors of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform.

The contents portrayed on this website “SIP - Societal Impact of Pain” at www.sip-platform.eu and the data contained or mentioned within these are intended exclusively for the purpose of providing information. These may exclusively be used for non-commercial purposes. All materials found within this website are the responsibility of the SIP platform, managed by the European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe. Any complaints (e.g. on copyright for presentations) should be addressed to and will be addressed as soon as possible. There is no promotional marketing of the website or support from sponsors. This website does not accept any form of advertising. It does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content. Neither do we accept any funding from institutions other than Grünenthal GmbH, hospitals, or anyone else related to the healthcare profession.

2. Scientific direction and approval by EFIC

The European Pain Federation EFIC® is a multidisciplinary professional organisation in the field of pain research and medicine (read more about EFIC). All contents of this SIP website are scientifically pre-selected and approved by EFIC. EFIC is exclusively responsible for the scientific framework of the SIP platform, which means it is responsible for the scientific mission, contents displayed on the SIP website, for selection of endorsing organisations, speakers, and contents during SIP events (symposia, workshops, press briefings, etc.) and for managing future planning of the SIP platform.

In case of questions regarding the scientific framework, contents, etc. of the SIP Platform and/or the SIP website, please contact:

3. Medical information

The SIP website may contain information regarding medical topics and therapeutic measures. This information must not be used in diagnosing a health problem or a disease, as this should not and cannot be used as a substitute for the instructions issued by a physician carrying out treatment or a dispensing chemist. In each individual case, sensible medical advice necessitates a personal discussion with a trained physician, a physical examination and, under certain circumstances, other diagnostic measures. The editorial team does not have any medical expertise.

4. Topicality

The SIP editorial team makes every effort to provide appropriate and up-to-date information relevant to the topic of the societal impact of pain. The SIP editorial team does not, however, undertake to provide any express or tacit guarantee with regard to the accuracy and/or the completeness of the contents of this website. It reserves the right to delete, to change, or to supplement the content of its website, or to remove these from the Internet either in whole or in part at any time without prior notification due to whichever reasons it sees fit.

5. Exclusion of liability

Neither EFIC, the operators of the SIP website, or other parties involved in the design, production, or provision of this website, accept any liability for direct damage, damage which occurs in passing, subsequent damage, indirect damage or penalty, including damage arising as a result of access to this website, as a result of the usage or the impossibility of using the above-mentioned Internet sites or as a result of mistakes or omissions in the content of the corresponding Internet sites.

The website contains hypertext references ("Links") to information located on servers which are operated by third parties and which are not subject to the control of SIP. SIP does therefore not undertake to provide any guarantee regarding the correctness and accuracy or any other aspect of such information. Visitors to the website declare their agreement that the utilisation of links to third-party information is carried out at their own risk.

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