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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Rescheduled - 2nd Webinar on the SIP Thematic Network on Oct…

  Unfortunately due to technical difficulties, we have had to postpone the meeting til October 4th. We hope to hear from you then. Thank yo…

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SIP Thematic Network - Pain as a Factor in Employment

Chronic pain has a major impact on workforce participants and productivity and is not adequately acknowledged nor addressed by employers and policymak…

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EFIC highlight SIP project at 17th World Congress on Pain

The IASP World Congress on Pain will feature a special session devoted to the advocacy efforts of the IASP and its various regions, e.g. the SIP proje…

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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, 28th September 2018

5. Nationales Schmerzforum

This year the 5th National Pain Forum, organised by the German Pain Society (DGSS), will take place ...

Thursday, 04th October 2018

Rescheduled - Second Webinar of the 2018 TN cycle by SIP

The Societal Impact of Pain in the EU – Our joint challenge to tackle The EU Health Policy Platfor...


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