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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.

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From July 1st 2020 onwards, European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe will take the lead on the strategic planning of the European SIP activities, as well as the management of projects and communications. The current partners Active Citizenship Network and Grünenthal will be involved in the wider SIP stakeholder forum together with other stakeholder groups.

Bringing pain policy to the next decade - new SIP model

From July 1st 2020 onwards, European Pain Federation EFIC and Pain Alliance Europe will take the lead on the strategic planning of the European SIP ac…

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On July 1st, the EFIC-Grunenthal Grant (E-G-G) will host a webinar on "How to launch your career in pain research with the EFIC-Grunenthal Grant (E-G-G)" from 11am to 11:30am CET. Find out more about the research grant, the application process as well as useful tips from Sara Badreh, EFIC Advocacy & Research Projects Officer and Joukje Oosterman, 2016 E-G-G winner.

Webinar "How to launch your career in pain research with the…

On July 1st, the EFIC-Grunenthal Grant (E-G-G) will host a webinar on "How to launch your career in pain research with the EFIC-Grunenthal Grant (E-G-…

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On June 24th, the winners of the 2nd Brain, Mind and Pain Grant with the theme "STOP Stigma! Reduce stigma to improve quality of life for brain, mind, and pain patients" have been announced in a virtual ceremony.

Who are the winners of the 2nd Brain Mind and Pain Grant “St…

On June 24th, the winners of the 2nd Brain, Mind and Pain Grant with the theme "STOP Stigma! Reduce stigma to improve quality of life for brain, mind,…

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Thursday, 20th August 2020
The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, scheduled for 2-5 April 2020, has had to be postponed and will now take place between 20 and 23 August 2020.
For the 20th Edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases) which will take place in Barcelona, Spain from April 2 to April 5, 2020, the members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the IOF and the Scientific Advisory Board of the ESCEO are developing a very exciting Congress’ scientific programme that will bring together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.
For registration and further information on the event programm, please visit the official congress website.

POSTPONED: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases 2020

The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, scheduled for 2-5 April 2020, has had to be postponed and will now ta…

Wednesday, 02nd September 2020
Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed for May 26-28 2021.
Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a prevalent condition after amputation that has intrigued scientists for over a century. PLP can considerably hinder a person’s quality of life and no universally accepted guidelines exist for its prevention and treatment. The aim of the 1st International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain (ICPLP2020) is to bring together world-renowned experts on the study and treatment of PLP, and to create a forum for open discussions on competing theories and findings regarding PLP.
For further information and registration, please visit the conference website.

POSTPONED: 1st International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain

Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed for May 26-28 2021. Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a prevalen…

Tuesday, 08th September 2020
The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners
PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.
PAINWeek 2020 offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society.
For further information, please visit the official conference website.

PAINWeek Conference

The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pa…

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