The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Events

Bringing together multi-stakeholders from all over Europe

The SIP platform aims at providing the opportunity for exchange of information & best practices, discussion and content development in task-oriented working groups.

Stakeholders from all over Europe are invited to actively participate: Once a year politicians, budget holders, decision makers, HTA bodies, health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, etc. are gathering for the annual SIP symposium to make aware of the societal impact of pain in Europe and to develop and foster European-wide policy strategies & activities for an improved pain care in Europe.

All information on the past SIP Symposia as well as SIP Focus Groups you will find here, including abstract & background booklet, program, pictures, videos, presentations, speakers’ statements, and the proceeding booklet.

Furthermore, you will find information on other events and congresses, such as EFIC Congresses, where SIP was represented. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

SIP related events

Tuesday, 26th January 2021









The Brain Innovation Days Pitch Competition is open to everyone – student, entrepreneur, startup – as long as the project is feasible and in the brain innovation area. This is a unique opportunity to win new financial & strategic opportunities and to provide outstanding visibility to your project.


















A jury consisting of representatives from the European Brain Council (EBC), beLean.net, and external brain experts will select the most innovative project.
Due to the variety of stakeholders attending the event (policymakers, investors/funders, clinicians, researchers, industry representatives, patients, and more), the winner of the Brain Innovation Days Pitch Competition will be exposed to an exciting, wide range of opportunities.

Visit the Brain Innovation Days website.

Brain Innovation Days: From Innovative Ideas to Creative Brain Intervention

The Brain Innovation Days Pitch Competition is open to everyone – student, entrepreneur, startup – as long as the project is feasible and…

Wednesday, 24th February 2021









This is the third and last in a sequence of three on the same title ‘The Specialist Nurse in European Healthcare towards 2030’, emphasizing the importance of harmonised education and recognition in the European context.
This is to be held on the 24, 25, and 26th of February 2021 and as an integrative activity in the ESNO nurses campaign #Caring4Nurses.
More info here.

ESNO Congress 2021

This is the third and last in a sequence of three on the same title ‘The Specialist Nurse in European Healthcare towards 2030’, emphasizi…

Wednesday, 10th March 2021









World Psychiatric Association (WPA) decided to transform the 20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, ‘Psychiatry in a troubled world’ to a virtual congress to be held from 10-13 March 2021.
Find out more here.

20th World Psychiatry Congress

World Psychiatric Association (WPA) decided to transform the 20th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry, ‘Psychiatry in a troubled world’ to a…

Saturday, 10th April 2021









The European Psychiatric Association is excited to invite you to its second virtual congress, EPA Virtual 2021.
Research presented at the next EPA congress will undoubtedly contribute to advancing daily practices in 2021. Clinicians, researchers, and allied health professionals in the field of mental health care will take part.
The event will take place on 10 -13 April 2021.
More info here.

EPA Virtual 2021

The European Psychiatric Association is excited to invite you to its second virtual congress, EPA Virtual 2021. Research presented at the nex…

Wednesday, 14th April 2021
2020 SASP Congress POSTPONED
The annual congress of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) will be held in Stockholm April 14th – 16th, 2021. We warmly welcome exhibitors with products relevant to pain treatment and research to participate in the meeting.
The title of the conference is “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.

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

2020 SASP Congress POSTPONED The annual congress of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) will be held in Stockholm April 14th –…

Wednesday, 05th May 2021
The event has been postponed!
The XVII congress of the Spanish Society of Pain, which will be held in Bilbao between the 5th and 8th of May 2021, will have the motto

POSTPONED: XVII Congress of the Spanish Pain Society (SED)

The event has been postponed! The XVII congress of the Spanish Society of Pain, which will be held in Bilbao between the 5th and 8th of May 2021, will…

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
The ESRA Congress is the leading scientific forum in Europe for professional training in the medical field of regional anaesthesia/analgesia, patients’ perioperative care, Point of Care Ultrasound, as well as acute and chronic pain management topics of special interest for anaesthesiologists and pain therapy specialists.
The Congress brings together the key stakeholders from medicine, research, education, the pharmaceutical industry, and promotes the profound transfer of knowledge like no other event in this field.
As the main annual event of ESRA as per its tradition, the ESRA Congress welcomes around 1,700 attendees, offering a multi-day insightful programme including:

instructional refresher course lectures
networking sessions and symposia
panel discussions, pro/con debates, interactive expert exchange sessions, and second opinion discussions, presented by ‘world-renowned’ speakers, luncheon sessions, special hands-on workshops, including cadaver workshops, and of course Free Paper and E-Poster Sessions

ESRA Congress 2021

The ESRA Congress is the leading scientific forum in Europe for professional training in the medical field of regional anaesthesia/analgesia, patients…

Sunday, 27th June 2021
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Council has made the tough decision to reschedule the IASP World Congress on Pain in Amsterdam to 27 June – 1 July 2021, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IASP World Congress on Pain is the world’s largest gathering of pain professionals, attracting three times more attendees than any other pain meeting. This premier event brings together more than 6,000 scientists, clinicians, and healthcare providers from around the world and across pain disciplines. As a biennial event, 2020 marks the 18th IASP World Congress on Pain.
Why Attend?

Access the most innovative scientific updates and clinical practice in the field.
Network with 6,000 of your colleagues from more than 100 countries.
Hear from the leading global pain experts across disciplines, all in one place.
Choose how you want to learn. The IASP World Congress features a wide variety of learning opportunities and formats including Plenary Lectures, Topical Workshops, Poster Sessions, Hands-On Workshops, Refresher Courses, Satellite Symposia, and more!
Access more than 2,500 poster presentations – nearly 5 times more than any other pain meeting in the field!
Earn CEs/CMEs.
Support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions.

For further information, please visit the official IASP congress website.

IASP - 18th World Congress on Pain

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Council has made the tough decision to reschedule the IASP World Congress on Pain in Amster…

Tuesday, 26th October 2021
From 26-29 October 2021, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) will virtually convene experts, professionals, and patients to tackle the topic of digitalised healthcare.
Following the success of the first Congress held in 2019, EPF will hold a three-day virtual event that will explore the digital transformation of healthcare and reflect on our engagement in EU policies focusing on digital health, and the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information read here.

European Patients Forum 2021

From 26-29 October 2021, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) will virtually convene experts, professionals, and patients to tackle the topic of digit…

Thursday, 04th November 2021
After the tremendous success of our first EFIC Virtual Pain Education Summit earlier this year, we are delighted to announce the date for the online pain education event in 2021. If you are a healthcare professional looking to expand your knowledge in the field of pain management in a unique experience, save the date for the next #EFICVirtualPainSummit on 4-6 November 2021.
Don’t miss this opportunity to:

Enjoy educational sessions dedicated to specific disciplines
Interact with experts, leaders in their field, pain professionals
Benefit from Interprofessional and Topical Sessions
Network in a unique state-of-the-art environment

More info here.

Virtual Pain Education Summit - EFIC

After the tremendous success of our first EFIC Virtual Pain Education Summit earlier this year, we are delighted to announce the date for the online p…

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