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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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The national SIP representatives and endorsers have started to build up national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platforms in Europe.

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An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Helsinki, Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist first Seminar with their local SIP Partners - Finnish Pain Association, Finnish Musculoskeletal Association and Finnish Association for the Study of Pain. 

SIP Finland first seminar

An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Helsinki, Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist fir…

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More than 210 participants from 24 countries joined the SIP 2019 Symposium on November 7 in Brussels. Watch the Video and impressions from this Event! 

SIP 2019 - Bringing pain policy to the next decade

More than 210 participants from 24 countries joined the SIP 2019 Symposium on November 7 in Brussels. Watch the Video and impressions from this Event!…

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An exciting Event has taken place on October 18th in Portugal with about 80 representatives from healthcare and patient organisations. The SIP Portugal Event was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  in Lisbon with the title "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act". The Panel session has been moderated by the journalist Isabel Stilwell.

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting Event has taken place on October 18th in Portugal with about 80 representatives from healthcare and patient organisations. The SIP Portuga…

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Friday, 31st January 2020
111. Aachener Hospizgespräch - 13. Nationaler gesundheitspolitischer Palliativ- und Hospizkongress

111. Aachener Hospizgespräch

111. Aachener Hospizgespräch - 13. Nationaler gesundheitspolitischer Palliativ- und Hospizkongress "Challenges and Opportunities of Cooperation" The …

Thursday, 19th March 2020
PAIN IN OLD AGE
From 19th to 21st March, the Congress Center Leipzig will open its doors for the approximately 2,000 visitors of the German Pain and Palliative Day for the first time. Pain physicians, therapists, pharmacists and nurses from all over Germany will be able to train and exchange information on current pain medicine developments in the capital of Saxony.
The theme of the 31st German Pain and Palliative Day 2020 is

Deutscher Schmerz- und Palliativtag 2020

PAIN IN OLD AGE From 19th to 21st March, the Congress Center Leipzig will open its doors for the approximately 2,000 visitors of the German Pain and P…

Saturday, 23rd May 2020
Time for Action: Predict, Prevent, Repair
Predict, Prevent, Repair are the 3 fundamental challenges in dealing with neurological diseases. Preclinical detection of diseases, developing disease-modifying treatments that will provide neuroprotection, and interventional approaches to repair or compensate for neurological alterations are currently hot and challenging topics.
Novel therapeutic interventions, designed to predict, prevent and repair across the spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases, neuro-inflammation, stroke, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders and genetic disorders will be in the focus of many sessions.
Plenary Symposium
- Risk prediction and precision medicine in stroke prevention - Preventing disability progression in Multiple Sclerosis: from basic science to clinical care - Epilepsy Surgery: Timing and preventing adverse outcome - Halting neurodegeneration and repair in Huntington's disease: recent developments and insights for other neurodegenerative diseases
Focused Workshop Epilepsy
- Status epilepticus: time critical management - Epilepsy: Impact of diagnostic and treatment delay - Auto-immune epilepsy: delay, diagnosis and treatment challenges
Focused Workshop Stroke:

6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

Time for Action: Predict, Prevent, Repair Predict, Prevent, Repair are the 3 fundamental challenges in dealing with neurological diseases. Preclinical…

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