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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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Pain Alliance Europe is happy to announce the second edition of the Brain, Mind, and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant with the support of Grünenthal and partner organisations. The launch last year was very successful – see report of the award ceremony.

Patients, and the people associated with them, will know that there is a need to raise awareness of the social and psychological impact they will experience regarding the various aspects of living with chronic pain or neurological conditions. This second edition of the Brain, Mind, and Pain Grant will look into ways of reducing the stigma associated with these conditions.
The BMP Grant team will be supporting innovative ideas designing new solutions to meet the need for a more understanding society. They expect the grant submission to be based on knowledge, tolerance and empathy towards brain, mind and pain patients at all possible levels of interaction.
The 2019-2020 Call for Proposals will be available online for a period for 6 months starting 1st July 2019.
Visit the website of BMP Grant regularly for updates or join their News Flash mailing list to stay abreast of the next steps.
For more information on this topic:
- The Brain, Mind and Pain Grant award ceremony 2018

Second edition of the Brain, Mind, and Pain (BMP) Patient-Ce…

Pain Alliance Europe is happy to announce the second edition of the Brain, Mind, and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant with the support of Grünent…

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In 2019, the SIP initiative has reached its 10th Anniversary which underlines the sustainability of the trustful collaboration of the four SIP partners European Pain Federation EFIC, Pain Alliance Europe, Active Citizenship Network and Grünenthal. We are proud on our significant achievements over the past 10 years with more than 300 endorsing organisations and many political support.
Read more about the significant achievements of the SIP platform from the past 10 years.
Milestones of the SIP platform:

2011: The Societal Impact of Pain A Road Map for Action
2014: Informal Health Conclusions Italian Presidency, Informal Health Council
2016: 8 Policy Recommendations: Time for Action
2017: Policy Recommendations 2017
2018: SIP Position Paper
2018/2019: SIP Thematic Network Joint Statement

This year, we will showcase some of the achievements from the last 10 years and ask our Partners and pain experts about their vision for the next 10 years in pain advocacy. 

10th Anniversary of Societal Impact of Pain

In 2019, the SIP initiative has reached its 10th Anniversary which underlines the sustainability of the trustful collaboration of the four SIP partner…

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The Portuguese Social Pain Platform (SIP Portugal) organized a meeting with eight companies from different sectors of activity to present measures that aim to promote the maintenance of work or professional reintegration of the person with chronic pain, in order to reduce absenteeism and presentism, as well as early retirement due to disability.
 

SIP Portugal meets companies to address impact of pain on em…

The Portuguese Social Pain Platform (SIP Portugal) organized a meeting with eight companies from different sectors of activity to present measures tha…

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SIP EVENTS

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Tuesday, 30th April 2019
The UK’s leading rheumatology conference is a fantastic three day event which will be taking place on 30 April - 2 May 2019 in Birmingham.   Here's some top reasons to get your place booked:

 Join over 2000 delegates at the UK's biggest rheumatology conference designed for the entire multi-disciplinary team
Learn from experts in the field about the latest developments in rheumatology and expand your knowledge
Experience three days of cutting edge research, unrivalled networking, plus posters, symposia, exhibition and more
Wind down with colleagues over drinks, nibbles and live entertainment at a number of our free to attend social events
Earn up to 18 CPD credits

Find more information and register here.

The British Society for Rheumatology Annual Conference

... The UK’s leading rheumatology conference is a fantastic three day event which will be taking place

Wednesday, 01st May 2019
The British Pain Society would like to invite all healthcare professionals to attend its 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on Wednesday 1st May to Friday 3rd May 2019.
Why you should attend:

Network with colleagues
Raise questions, partake in debates and discuss outcomes
Meet with poster exhibitors and discuss their research
Meet with technical exhibitors and hear about their products and services
Discuss your own research

The multidisciplinary nature of the Society's is pivotal to the continuing success of its Annual Scientific Meeting, which has attracted an average of over 500 healthcare professionals to its previous five Meetings. This multidisciplinary nature is reflected throughout the scientific programme, with lecture, workshop and seminar topics chosen specifically to be of interest to all participants, whatever their specialty.
Outside of the scientific programme, participants may view the poster exhibition, visit the technical exhibition, attend Satellite meetings or join in the social programme, all of which run alongside the Meeting to create an informative and enjoyable environment for all participants.
All participants are encouraged to submit a poster abstract.  Participants will be able to view the poster exhibition at any time throughout the meeting.
For more Information please visit the ASM pages here

British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 (BPS 2019)

... The British Pain Society would like to invite all healthcare professionals to attend its 2019 A

Thursday, 09th May 2019
The 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG 2019) is an international forum that provides the latest research and developments in understanding the mechanisms, assessment, prevention and treatment of neuropathic pain. This meeting is is an excellent opportunity to network and strengthen scientific collaboration. This is an unique way to meet researchers, clinicians, and others from a wide range of disciplines, countries and backgrounds, disseminating and learning about the latest developments in the field. 
Themes:
Diabetic Neuropathic Pain
Positive and negative sensory symptoms are very common in nerve damage related to diabetes, one of the largest burden in public health worldwide. Patients with diabetes and neuropathy comprise a substantial proportion, even in those with only glucose intolerance, a “pre-diabetic” condition. Read more.
Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Sensory dysfunction and pain are the most common and intractable treatment-limiting factors, and among the most distressing symptoms of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Sensory disturbances in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) range from numbness (paresthesia) and unpleasant tingling (dysesthesia) to painful cramps, deep muscle aches, and spontaneous burning pain. Read more.
 
Find more Information about the Congress here.

7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain 2019 (NeuPSIG 2019)

... The 7th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG 2019) is an international forum that pro

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