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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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European Public Health Association (EUPHA) will host its 16th World Congress on public Health 2020 between October 12th and 17th 2020 in Rome, Italy. EUPHA is an umbrella organisation for public health associations and institutes in Europe with more than 80 members from 47 countries.
The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) has submitted an abstract for this conference with the title "Societal Impact of Pain thematic network – from European recommendations to national implementations" to be presented in the category "Policy". SIP has received the fantastic news that the abstract has been selected for an oral presentation at the conference.
Background of this presentation is that SIP has been selected in 2018 as a Thematic Network as part of the EU Health Policy Platform and produced a Joint Statement that focuses on four key areas: (1) Indicators, (2) Research, (3) Education, and (4) Employment. The Joint Statement has been used as a basis for projects and initiatives at national level, aligned with the four key priorities.
Results (effects/changes)
Until now, nine SIP national platforms have been established in Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain under the guidance of the European SIP platform. Each platform has identified one or more key areas of the Joint Statement to take concrete actions for implementation. For example, SIP Belgium released a national SIP Joint Statement with the goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the workforce and society.
Lessons
The selection of SIP as a Thematic Network on the EU Health Policy Platform provided opportunities to identify the key areas for impactful pain policy work and led to concrete actions for implementation on national level.
Check the conference website to see the program of the EUPHA Event 2020.

SIP abstract accepted for presentation at EUPHA 2020

European Public Health Association (EUPHA) will host its 16th World Congress on public Health 2020 between October 12th and 17th 2020 in Rome, Italy. …

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The online survey will identify what is the current situation of chronic pain patients in Europe and what PAE can do to improve the situation. 

Respond to the PAE survey - COVID-19 and your chronic pain

The online survey will identify what is the current situation of chronic pain patients in Europe and what PAE can do to improve the situation. …

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A European survey was conducted in 2019 to look at the status of national pain guidelines and action plans and to reflect on the status of policies supporting the updated priorities of the Societal Impact of Pain platform.

European road map monitor 2019 - national pain plans

A European survey was conducted in 2019 to look at the status of national pain guidelines and action plans and to reflect on the status of policies su…

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Sunday, 31st May 2020
​The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference will not take place as planned in 2020. Given the current coronavirus situation, a decision has been met to postpone the conference by one year, with tentative dates of June 6-11, 2021. 
The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference is organized by pain researchers, and has never been supported by commercial interests. At this conerence you will be able to join researchers and clinicians active in all aspects of pain research and therapeutics. In addition to hearing the latest data in formal presentations, attendees will benefit from informal interactions throughout the conference.
For further information, please visit the official conference website.

POSTPONED: Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference 2020

​The Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference will not take place as planned in 2020. Given the current coronavirus situation, a decision ha…

Wednesday, 03rd June 2020
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the EULAR President has decided to cancel the face-to-face annual congress in Frankfurt in June this year. However, the event will be transformed in a virtual congress experience. 
The annual EULAR Congress comprises the major event in the calendar of world rheumatology. In 2020, together will be brought physicians, scientists, patients of all ages and their families, health professionals and professionals representing the pharmaceutical industry, from across Europe and around the world. The main focus will be on the latest progress in the diverse array of EULAR, as well as the extraordinary advances in research.
As in previous years, EULAR Congress 2020 will address new treatments and strategies, as well as the impact, burden and cost of rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases for the individual and society a wide range of topics including innovation in population, health service, clinical, translational and basic science. Sessions dedicated to People with Arthritis and Rheumatism in Europe (PARE), Health Professionals in Rheumatology (HPR) will feature prominently. High quality health care industry sessions providing in-depth and focussed insights will again be offered. 
For further information and congress programme, please visit the official website of the event.

UPDATED: EULAR Annual Scientific Congress 2020

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the EULAR President has decided to cancel the face-to-face annual congress in Frankfurt in June this yea…

Saturday, 06th June 2020

Belgian Pain Society Annual Scientific Congress

"Chronic pain: primary, secondary & tertiary prevention" The annual Belgian Pain Society scientific congress will take place on 6th of June in Bruss…

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