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.

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SIP National

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

EU Platform

SIP Thematic Network

Please join the SIP Stakeholder Group which has been selected as one of the Thematic Networks 2018 on the EU Health Policy Platform


Latest News

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Second Live Webinar with the European Commission on the SIP …

The Thematic Network on SIP held its second webinar dedicated to discuss the ‘The Societal Impact of Pain – our joint challenge to tackle’ on 4 Octobe…

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EFIC highlight SIP project at 17th World Congress on Pain

The IASP World Congress on Pain featured a special session devoted to the advocacy efforts of the IASP and its various regions, which gave us the oppo…

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SIP Thematic Network - Pain Education of Healthcare Professi…

Pain medicine is not taught as a dedicated unit in most European medical schools, and there is a lack of awareness of the societal impact of pain in t…

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Upcoming Events

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Monday, 03rd September 2018

Bildungswerk Aachen is offering you an interesting autumn

Ladies and gentlemen, now that the summer is here and you can hopefully enjoy it to its fullest...

Friday, 19th October 2018

The American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARHP) ...

Thursday, 25th October 2018

SIP Steering Committee Meeting

This year’s Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Steering Committee meeting will be held on October 25th ...


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