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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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Read the Proceedings of the 8th European symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2019) which took place on November 6-7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The symposium entitled “Bringing pain policy to the next decade” marked the 10th anniversary of the SIP platform.

SIP Proceedings now available!

Read the Proceedings of the 8th European symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2019) which took place on November 6-7, 2019 in Brussels…

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The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on the video which was created by SIP Malta and adapted to the current situation and data in Ireland.

Impact of Chronic Pain in Ireland Video

The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on t…

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SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June 2017during  the Maltese Presidency of the EU council. Due to the lack of data on the needs of pain patients in Malta a research project was initiated with public funding from VOPs. The impressing results of the research project have been presented and discussed with policy makers and other stakeholders in a conference in April 2018.

SIP Malta Workshop January 2020

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June…

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Wednesday, 26th February 2020
The AAPM 36th Annual Meeting & Preconferences will offer an opportunity for members of the pain care team to join in National Harbor, MD, February 26-March 1, 2020, to discuss, review, and critique the latest innovations and technologies available to pain specialists.
View detailed information about AAPM 2020 and browse the meeting program and speakers at the official event website.

American Academy of Pain Medicine 36th Annual Meeting 2020

The AAPM 36th Annual Meeting & Preconferences will offer an opportunity for members of the pain care team to join in National Harbor, MD, February 2…

Monday, 16th March 2020
Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog
On the 16th of March the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in collaboration with the Swiss Pain Society, the Canton Hospital St. Gallen and the health insurance company Curafutura will host a meeting “Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog” in Nottwil where policy makers are invited. The event will take place in the auditorium of the Swiss Paraplegic Centre and will begin with definition of the meeting objectives and working groups.
Clinical experts, patient representatives, representatives of the administration, service providers and insurance agents, Swiss DRG and the Federal Office for statistics, the Forum and representatives of the European Societal Impact in Pain (SIP) platform will come together to discuss how to improve pain care in Switzerland. There is high interest to build a SIP national platform in Switzerland and the SIP Europe representative from EFIC will demonstrate best practices from other countries how to follow their examples.
Please have a look at the meeting agenda (attached) for more information.

Dialogue on interdisciplinary pain care in Switzerland

Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog On the 16th of March the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in collaboration with the Swiss Pain Society,…

Tuesday, 17th March 2020
What impact for those living with brain, mind and pain disorders?
A breakfast meeting of the MEP Interes Group on Brain, Mind and Pain will take place on March 17th between 8:00 and 9:30 at the European Parliament with co-host the EPP Group in the European Parliament. Important for this meeting is the European Commission’s communication on “Enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society”, as well as the Parliament’s motion for a resolution on the same topic that was published in December 2019.
Therefore, this meeting would like to explore how the organisations can best optimise these frameworks and arising policy actions to improve the quality of life of those living with neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions, as well as empowering and involving patients more meaningfully in their own healthcare. The draft agenda is attached.  
If you would like to attend the meeting, please register by completing the online registration form before March 6th. For any further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with Tadeusz Hawrot at: advocacy@efna.net

MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTH IN THE EU

What impact for those living with brain, mind and pain disorders? A breakfast meeting of the MEP Interes Group on Brain, Mind and Pain will take place…

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