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The CHRODIS+ conference this year is taking place in Budapest on the 14th and 15th of May. SIP is represented by our partner Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) and is particularly involved in the Work Package (WP) 8 on Employment and Chronic Conditions.

Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) at Chrodis Plus Conference in Bud…

The CHRODIS+ conference this year is taking place in Budapest on the 14th and 15th of May. SIP is represented by our partner Pain Alliance Europe…

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On 26 April representatives of SIP Europe, national stakeholders and members of the SIP Partners at national level met to build on the existing collaboration among pain healthcare professionals and patient groups active in Finland and to discuss first steps create a Finnish SIP national platform and the next steps in the process of pursuing common pain policies in Finland.

SIP Finland kick-off meeting

On 26 April representatives of SIP Europe, national stakeholders and members of the SIP Partners at national level met to build on the existing collab…

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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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SIP EVENTS

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Thursday, 23rd May 2019
As questions are asked related to equitable access to palliative care in Europe and around the world, the congress “Global Palliative Care — Shaping the future” will explore how palliative care fits with the current global health agenda. 
Five years on from the adoption of the 2014 World Health Assembly Resolution on Palliative Care, the EAPC Berlin congress is the perfect time to reflect on the progress in the development of palliative care globally and to identify areas where more needs to be done. This Congress will take place shortly after the 2018 United Nations High Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases, and this will give delegates the opportunity to examine the extent to which palliative care has been included in universal health coverage within various health systems.
The increasing recognition of the importance of palliative care in society is reflected in the growing number of EAPC congress delegates who represent a range of disciplines from many countries throughout Europe and beyond.  The EAPC World Congress provides a unique opportunity to network and meet with colleagues, clinicians, caregivers, researchers, volunteers and educators in palliative care from across the globe to exchange knowledge, to celebrate diversity and richness, make new links, new collaborations and develop projects during the time spent together.
Berlin is the capital of Germany, the country's largest city and the major centre for politics, culture and science. It is an ideal place to host the EAPC World Congress, where more than 3000 participants are expected to attend the congress.
You can find more information, such as the programm for the event, abstract presentations and application for Researcher Awards here.

16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

As questions are asked related to equitable access to palliative care in Europe and around the world, the congress “Global Palliative Care — Shapi…

The 27th edition of the Scientific Congress of the Austrian Pain Society (ÖSG) will take place this year between the 23rd and the 25th of May in Krems, Austria.
You can find more information about this Event and lat years congress here.

27th Scientific Congress of the Austrian Pain Society (ÖSG)

The 27th edition of the Scientific Congress of the Austrian Pain Society (ÖSG) will take place this year between the 23rd and the 25th of May in Krem…

Friday, 24th May 2019
For the 10th time, the BVSD Congress will take place in 2019. The annual event of this professional association has now become a fixed and successful figure for the health policy scene in Berlin. The Professional Association of Physicians and Psychological Psychotherapists in Pain and Palliative Care in Germany e.V. (BVSD) is the largest nationally organized professional policy advocacy in pain and palliative care.
At the BVSD Congress 2019, there are two important priorities on the agenda for pain medical care: To rewrite the directive of the needs planning and that of the Federal Foreign Office and the BVSD in the KBV contract workshop developed project

10. BVSD-Congress 2019

For the 10th time, the BVSD Congress will take place in 2019. The annual event of this professional association has now become a fixed and successful …

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