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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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Chronic pain is a huge problem; not just because of its debilitating effects on those afflicted but also because of the associated stigma, writes Jeroen Lenaers in his recent article in the Parliament Policy, Politics and People Magazine.

Stigma and chronic pain - article from MEP Jeroen Lenaers

Chronic pain is a huge problem; not just because of its debilitating effects on those afflicted but also because of the associated stigma, writes Jero…

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One of the main objectives of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Health standard for chronic pain, which also includes the Patient´s perspective, in the national registry.

New health standard for chronic pain in the Netherlands

One of the main objectives of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Health …

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The new European Commission is beginning to deliver on its key priorities, one of them being the “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”. SIP is proud to see that it also looks to solve a range of issues including the lack of adequate healthcare models and skills for palliative care and pain management.

Europes' Beating Cancer Plan

The new European Commission is beginning to deliver on its key priorities, one of them being the “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”. SIP is proud to see t…

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Tuesday, 31st March 2020
The British Pain Society would like to invite all healthcare professionals to attend its 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank on Tuesday 31st March - Thursday 2nd April 2020.
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.
There will also be pre- and post-meeting educational sessions on Monday 30th March and Friday 3rd April 2020. Please see the Supplementary Meetings page for more details.

British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

The British Pain Society would like to invite all healthcare professionals to attend its 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), which will be held[nbsp…

Friday, 10th April 2020
The Second Young2Young meeting is about future, new strategies and healthcare changes.

Information Technology (IT) has transformed the ways modern healthcare systems acquire, store, access and communicate medical information. These developments offer significant benefits to patients and healthcare providers, but they give rise to ethical and legal challenges in the protection of patient privacy and confidentiality.
Y2Y is a program for young, interested professionals who want to discuss and solve existing problems. The project provides communication and interdisciplinary cooperation for specialists from various countries. You can share your achievements as well as your vision of ways to solve various problems with young residents from other countries and clinics. By participating in the project you get the opportunity to become part of an interdisciplinary and international movement that aims to bring new ideas to life and, equally importantly, into clinical practice. 
For further information, please visit the Facebook page of the Moldovian Society for the Study and Management of Pain.

Young 2 Young Program

The Second Young2Young meeting is about future, new strategies and healthcare changes. Information Technology (IT) has transformed the ways modern he…

Thursday, 23rd April 2020
The annual congress of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) will be held in Stockholm April 23rd – 24th, 2020. We warmly welcome exhibitors with products relevant to pain treatment and research to participate in the meeting. 
The title of the conference is “SASP2020 – The many “whys” of pain?” The conference aims to identify knowledge gaps and new research directions and to promote discussion and collaboration across national and professional boundaries.
The program includes speakers from six countries and covers both clinical and preclinical aspects of pain research and treatment.  We expect to have around 120 delegates, mostly from the Scandinavian countries. The meeting will take place in Biomedicum at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Solna). The area for poster presentations, exhibitions and coffee and lunch service is located in connection to the auditorium to which only registered meeting participants have access. Additionally, a PhD student course will precede the meeting. The major themes of the meeting will be visceral pain, widespread pain, pain and sleep, and glia cells and pain.
For further information and congress programme, please visit the official website of the event.

Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Association For The Study Of Pain (SASP) 2020

The annual congress of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) will be held in Stockholm April 23rd – 24th, 2020. We warmly welcom…

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