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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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until January 25, 2019.

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One of the main “fights” Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) is leading is for the pain patient to be heard, believed and understood. The most recent survey developed by Pain Alliance Europe is a concrete action to contribute to the change of perception society holds regarding the patients affected by chronic pain.
The 2019 Survey edition attempts to define better, through the eye of patients, the perceptions and manifestations of stigma related to chronic pain, in order to raise awareness of the burden it represents. We hope the results will help all of us be more mindful and reduce our own contribution to this burden.
The survey is translated in 14 languages and will be open until the 1st of March, 2019.
PAE calls on peer organisations and patients concerned with pain to contribute to the dissemination of the survey, sharing the most appropriate of the Survey’s translations below to anyone concerned who would like to share this aspect of their journey of dealing with pain.
Check https://lnkd.in/dAaiuYR to choose your language and take the Survey!

Launch of a new Survey on Stigma related to Chronic Pain

One of the main “fights” Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) is leading is for the pain patient to be heard, believed and understood. The most recent surv…

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The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind, and Pain organised on the 21st of November a new meeting in the EU Parliament hosted by MEP Merja Kyllönen and MEP Marian Harkin, in order to review the achievements of the group and to propose the policy focus areas for 2019. As the representatives of SIP, we were invited to the discussion whose main topic was

SIP Joint Statement presented in the EU Parliament

The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind, and Pain organised on the 21st of November a new meeting in the EU Parliament hosted by MEP Merja Kyllönen and …

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Although the EP elections are likely to change the Parliament’s set-up fundamentally, engagement at EU level will continue and continuity will also be provided through the many institutional connections made during SIP’s turn as Thematic Network on the EU Health Policy Platform.
Following debates and interactive sessions at the SIP Steering committee, participants agreed that there is a need to investigate new opportunities arising from the changing  EU political landscape. The work in Brussels with the European Commission, focusing especially on research and keeping pain on the agenda, will continue. Once the new European Parliament is elected and settled, outreach to new and old MEPs will also continue. The EU level activity will lay the foundation for national work such as the engagement with the Council Presidencies held by countries that already have a commitment to pain policy.

SIP Strategy for 2019 and Next Steps

Although the EP elections are likely to change the Parliament’s set-up fundamentally, engagement at EU level will continue and continuity will also be…

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SIP EVENTS

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Monday, 03rd September 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, now that the summer is here and you can hopefully enjoy it to its fullest, we would like to offer you a view of the autumn. From September onwards numerous trainings of the hospice service will take place again.Trainings:• Palliative Care Plus - Palliative care for neurological diseases compact - from 03.09.2018• Structuring and moderating of palliative/ethical case discussions - 12./13.09.2018• Naturopathic care/Aroma care-19./20.09.2018• Palliative Care for nursing professionals - from 24.09.2018• Training for everyday companions according to § 53c - 25./26.09.2018• Systemic funeral accompaniment - from 05.10.2018• Qualification for health care planning for the last phase of life (§ 132g para 3 SGB v) - 21.01.2019Events:• Pain meets PALLIATIVE CARE - 14./15.09.2018• 110. Aachen Hospice Conversation - 01./02.02.2019
You can find more training and events on the Hospice website.

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...

Thursday, 28th March 2019
PALLIATIVE CARE - WAYS INTO THE FUTURE
Controversy in Palliative care was the motto of the OPG Congress in Bregenz 2017 and two years later, the Austrian Interprofessional Palliativcongress in Innsbruck will take up this topic and follow it. The main focus will be on the places, where a culture of concern is particularly needed. Read the initial Programm of the congress on the website of the Austrian Palliative society.

7th Austrian Interprofessional Palliativcongress

PALLIATIVE CARE - WAYS INTO THE FUTURE Controversy in Palliative care was the motto of the OPG Congr...

Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Since its introduction in 2000, the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology has become the primary platform for exchange of scientific and clinical information in Europe. It is also a renowned forum for interaction between medical doctors, scientists, people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. The EULAR congress is usually held in June in one of the major cities in Europe.
The scientific programme at the congress covers a wide range of topics on clinical innovations, clinical, translational and basic science. Meetings set up by associations of people with arthritis/rheumatism, health professionals and the health care industry complement the programme. The poster sessions, offering lively interaction between presenters and participants, are regarded by many as the heart of the congress.
Over the years, the EULAR Congress has gained a reputation of being a most innovative platform for the practicing physician particularly with respect to the acquisition of information on novel clinical research. The congress has seen a steady increase in the number of attendees. More than 16,000 delegates from all over the world registered at the EULAR Congress 2011 in London.
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EULAR: Annual European Congress of Rheumatology

Since its introduction in 2000, the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology has become the primary ...

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