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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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An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Launch Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium 3 in Lisbon.
The theme of the event will be "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act" and will start at 1600 with accreditation opening. Later on a debate will be held with moderator Isabel Stilwell.
You can find more information about SIP Portugal here:
- Video invitation to Launch Event
- Joint Declaration of SIP Portugal
- Dialogues on the employability of people with chronic pain

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Launch Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Audi…

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The bi-annual EFIC Congress 2019 will take place from 4-7 September in Valencia, Spain.


The representatives of the eight SIP national platforms will come together for the first time to share their experiences how to tackle the societal Impact of pain on national level.

Presentation of SIP National at EFIC congress 2019

The bi-annual EFIC Congress 2019 will take place from 4-7 September in Valencia, Spain. The representatives of the eight SIP national platforms wil…

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SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the Belgian workforce and Society by developing and presenting multi-stakeholder recommendations to policy makers.

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the Belgian workforc…

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SIP EVENTS

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Wednesday, 25th September 2019
The Germany Society for Neurology will hold their 92. Congress in 2019 in Stuttgart. The Event will take place between the 25th and the 28th of September.
Find more eiformation about his event here.

92. Congress of the German Society for Neurology

The Germany Society for Neurology will hold their 92. Congress in 2019 in Stuttgart. The Event will take place between the 25th and the 28th of Septem…

Friday, 18th October 2019
An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium 3. 
The theme of the event will be

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium …

Saturday, 19th October 2019
ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 travels to Orlando, Florida October 19 – 23, 2019 for another highly anticipated annual meeting. This location is especially exciting as it’s a family friendly spot with many attractions for attendees to enjoy as a brief hiatus from each day’s sessions.
Join more than 14,000 peers, thought leaders and anesthesia providers from more than 80 countries to discuss topics affecting the specialty. ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 - The Human Side of Medicine: Putting Patients First will focus on this core aspect of health care and explore methods for improving patient outcomes.
You can find more information here.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 travels to Orlando, Florida October 19 – 23, 2019 for another highly anticipated annual meeting. This location is especially exc…

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