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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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On 8 March, a new French law to strengthen the management of pediatric cancers through research, support for family carers, training of professionals and the right to be forgotten was introduced.

Pain management in children with cancer is now a priority in…

On 8 March, a new French law to strengthen the management of pediatric cancers through research, support for family carers, training of professionals …

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Pain management in children with cancer is now a priority in French law 03/15/2019 SIP platform https://www.sip-platform.eu/https://www.sip-platform.eu/resources/details/pain-management-in-children-with-cancer-is-now-a-priority-in-french-law
The SIP Thematic Network provided a unique opportunity to create new synergies and break silos. SIP is now collaboration with the Joint Action of the European Commission CHRODIS Plus that aims at implementing pilot projects and generate practical lessons in the field of chronic diseases. SIP will be represented by our partners Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) and particularly involved in the Work Package (WP) 8 on Employment and Chronic Conditions.
Joop van Griensven, President of PAE, represents SIP at the CHRODIS+ meeting with the WP8 on “Employment in the Multi-morbidity Chronic Care Model” that takes place on 28th February at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome.
In CHRODIS PLUS 42 partners, representing 21 European countries, collaborate to implement pilot projects and generate practical lessons in the field of chronic diseases.
Stay tuned, more to come!

SIP Collaboration with CHRODIS+

The SIP Thematic Network provided a unique opportunity to create new synergies and break silos. SIP is now collaboration with the Joint Action of the …

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SIP Collaboration with CHRODIS+ 02/28/2019 SIP platform https://www.sip-platform.eu/https://www.sip-platform.eu/resources/details/sip-collaboration-with-chrodis
On 22 January the SIP Partners (EFIC, PAE, ACN and Grünenthal) met to reflect on the achievements in 2018 and to discuss the strategy for 2019 in more detail.
The two-level strategy, endorsed in November 2018 at the SIP Steering Committee [ADD LINK to article on this on the website], focuses on both the EU level activities and national SIP platforms.
Communications
For the overarching communications strategy, we have decided on the following:

continued strategic use of twitter [link to twitter handle] with quality content and graphics
increased knowledge sharing through the newly restructures website (now available in several languages [ADD LINK]
more content from SIP members in the monthly newsletter

EU engagement
On the EU level, engaging with the European institutions and making the most of the changing political landscape following the 2019 European Parliamentary elections is the goal. To achieve this, engaging with key future and current MEPs such as the Spitzenkandidaten through endorsing the Joint Statement’s messages is essential. National SIPs are encouraged to engage with highly promising candidates.
We plan to engage with key officials from the European Commission’s DG RTD, DG SANTE and DG EMPL to maintain and deepen the relationships we built as the Thematic Network in 2018 [ADD link SIP website article on thematic network].
The basis of the engagement will be the work done within the framework of the Thematic Network (i.e., the Joint Statement) and achieve concrete policy outcomes.  We want to especially understand and try to influence the next Commission’s working programme to include concrete actions on pain. The cooperation with CHRODIS+ “Employment in the Multi-Morbidity Chronic Care Model

10th Anniversary of Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) – What´s h…

On 22 January the SIP Partners (EFIC, PAE, ACN and Grünenthal) met to reflect on the achievements in 2018 and to discuss the strategy for 2019 in more…

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10th Anniversary of Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) – What´s happening this year? 02/07/2019 SIP platform https://www.sip-platform.eu/https://www.sip-platform.eu/resources/details/tenth-anniversary-of-societal-impact-of-pain-sip-whats-happening-this-year

SIP EVENTS

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Thursday, 21st March 2019
Cluster Headache is a rare type of headache affecting about 1 in every 1,000 people. It is often regarded as the most painful condition known to medical science, with patients suffering from excruciating and debilitating pain many times worse than that of a migraine.
Because of its rarity, public awareness and understanding of this neurological condition is limited. Suffers are often misdiagnosed, and currently the average diagnosis time for Cluster Headache is around 3 years despite the condition’s very specific symptoms.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness and understanding of this debilitating condition in hope of faster diagnosis so that sufferers get the much needed medical treatment and support sooner. With increased attention, it is also hoped that more funding can be allocated for research and support.
Find more information about this event here.

Cluster Headache Awareness Day 2019

Cluster Headache is a rare type of headache affecting about 1 in every 1,000 people. It is often reg...

Cluster Headache Awareness Day 2019 03/21/2019 01/01/1970 SIP platform
Cluster Headache Awareness Day 2019
Friday, 22nd March 2019
THE 12TH RA-UK-ESRA Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Course will take place on 22-23 March 2019 at St George's Hospital, University of London. An international faculty of experts will teach the latest techniques in ultrasound-guided interventional procedures for chronic pain with live models and cadaveric anatomy.
Title: LPF Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Course
Dates: 22-23 March 2019
Location: Dept of Anatomy, St George's Hospital, Univ, of London, UK
Contact:Ciaran Wazir ciaranwazir@gmail.com 
You can find additional indormation here.

12th RA-UK/ESRA/LPF Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Course

THE 12TH RA-UK-ESRA Ultrasound in Pain Medicine Course will take place on 22-23 March 2019 at St Geo...

12th RA-UK/ESRA/LPF Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Course 03/22/2019 03/23/2019 SIP platform
12th RA-UK/ESRA/LPF Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Course
London, UK
Tuesday, 26th March 2019
The Congress of the German Society for Surgery in 2019 will take place in Munich between the 26th and the 29th of March.
Find more information about this event here.

136. Congress of the German Society for Surgery

The Congress of the German Society for Surgery in 2019 will take place in Munich between the 26th an...

136. Congress of the German Society for Surgery 03/26/2019 03/29/2019 SIP platform
136. Congress of the German Society for Surgery
ICM, Munich, Germany

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