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

Thursday, 20th August 2020
The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, scheduled for 2-5 April 2020, has had to be postponed and will now take place between 20 and 23 August 2020.
For the 20th Edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO (World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases) which will take place in Barcelona, Spain from April 2 to April 5, 2020, the members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the IOF and the Scientific Advisory Board of the ESCEO are developing a very exciting Congress’ scientific programme that will bring together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.
For registration and further information on the event programm, please visit the official congress website.

POSTPONED: World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases 2020

The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, scheduled for 2-5 April 2020, has had to be postponed and will now ta…

Wednesday, 02nd September 2020
Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed for May 26-28 2021.
Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a prevalent condition after amputation that has intrigued scientists for over a century. PLP can considerably hinder a person’s quality of life and no universally accepted guidelines exist for its prevention and treatment. The aim of the 1st International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain (ICPLP2020) is to bring together world-renowned experts on the study and treatment of PLP, and to create a forum for open discussions on competing theories and findings regarding PLP.
For further information and registration, please visit the conference website.

POSTPONED: 1st International Conference on Phantom Limb Pain

Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed for May 26-28 2021. Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a prevalen…

Tuesday, 08th September 2020
The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners
PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.
PAINWeek 2020 offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society.
For further information, please visit the official conference website.

PAINWeek Conference

The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pa…

Thursday, 10th September 2020
Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed for December 10-12th, 2020.
The Congress hosts specialists from different disciplines, gathered in a multidisciplinary confrontation, to underline how Pain Medicine represents a specialty that must bring together a wealth of knowledge ranging from internal medicine to anesthesiology, from rheumatology to neurology, from physiology to orthopedics and others health professionals, nurses, physiotherapists, experts in wound care, radiologists, engineers, and scientific communication professionals.
The Congress of the Italian Association for the Study of Pain is an essential appointment for Pain Medicine and for all the Specialists dedicated to a fascinating and complex discipline.

POSTPONED: 43rd National Congress of the Italian Association for the Study of Pain

Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed for December 10-12th, 2020. The Congress hosts specialist…

Saturday, 12th September 2020
Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been updated to a virtual congress.
The 33rd ECNP Congress will take place from 12-15 September 2020 virtually.
The ECNP Congress that occurs annually is Europe’s largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience.  Held in autumn every year, the Congress brings together a vibrant group of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of brain disorders.
With around 6000 participants, the ECNP congress is Europe’s premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science. Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion, the congress covers most brain-related aspects from basic science to clinical care.
You can be a part of the ECNP Congress if you are:
• Medical researcher in neuropsychopharmacolgy, psychiatry and neurology  • Clinician/practitioner • Neuroscientist  • Public health professional 
A great line-up of an exciting scientific programme with a broad range of topics is awaiting you at the next ECNP Congress. More information can be found on the official congress website.  

UPDATED: 33rd European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress

Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been updated to a virtual congress. The 33rd ECNP Congress will take pla…

Tuesday, 06th October 2020
The European Pain Federation EFIC with the support of the Pain Relief Foundation organizes the Winter Cancer Pain School in Liverpool from 6th to 9th October 2020.
This course aims to develop skills of assessing and treating pain related to cancer and its treatment. This interactive course develops an evidence-based approach to assessment, and formulating diagnosis and designing a comprehensive management plan including pain management. The emphasis is on a multidisciplinary approach to managing pain related to cancer. Learning objectives of this course are in line with EFIC Core Curriculum for managing pain related to cancer as below.
For further information or event registration, please visit the Pain Relief foundation website.

European Pain Federation – Winter Cancer Pain School 2020

The European Pain Federation EFIC with the support of the Pain Relief Foundation organizes the Winter Cancer Pain School in Liverpool from 6th to 9th …

Monday, 12th October 2020
Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been updated to a virtual congress.
The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI) and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) are Hosting this year the 16th World Congress on Public Health and co-chairs of the Congress are Walter Ricciardi and Carlo Signorelli.
The global public health community will be meeting at a critical time for our planet. Global temperatures lie far beyond historical records and there are real fears that we are reaching a tipping point. Threats to food and water supply, poverty and inequalities are leading to mass migration and conflict. Political structures, at national, regional, and global level, are struggling to respond. International agreements, on climate change, nuclear weapons, and much else, are being torn up. The Enlightenment view, that policy should be shaped by evidence, is being rejected by some leading politicians. At a time when global solidarity is required, populist politicians are exploiting divisions.
Read more about the plenary programme of the World Congress on Public Health here.
Also: SIP abstract has been accepted for oral presentation at the 16th World Congress on Public Health.

UPDATED: 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020

Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been updated to a virtual congress. The World Federation of Public Healt…

Friday, 16th October 2020
The Seventh LSORA Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Workshop will take place at the UCH Education Centre, University College London Hospitals, London, UK on 16-17 October 2020. An expert international faculty will join once again to teach ultrasound guided pain relief procedures.
For further information, please visit the event website.

7th LSORA USG Chronic Pain Medicine Workshop

The Seventh LSORA Ultrasound in Chronic Pain Medicine Workshop will take place at the UCH Education Centre, University College London Hospitals, Londo…

Tuesday, 20th October 2020
Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog
On the 20th of October the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in collaboration with the Swiss Pain Society, the Canton Hospital St. Gallen and the health insurance company Curafutura will host a meeting “Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog” in Nottwil where policy makers are invited. The event will take place in the auditorium of the Swiss Paraplegic Centre and will begin with definition of the meeting objectives and working groups.
Clinical experts, patient representatives, representatives of the administration, service providers and insurance agents, Swiss DRG and the Federal Office for statistics, the Forum and representatives of the European Societal Impact in Pain (SIP) platform will come together to discuss how to improve pain care in Switzerland. There is high interest to build a SIP national platform in Switzerland and the SIP Europe representative from EFIC will demonstrate best practices from other countries how to follow their examples.
Please have a look at the meeting agenda (attached) for more information.

Dialogue on interdisciplinary pain care in Switzerland

Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog On the 20th of October the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in collaboration with the Swiss Pain Societ…

Wednesday, 21st October 2020
The German Pain congress will take place in Mannheim from the 21st to 24th October 2020.
„Gleich und doch verschieden“ lautet das Schmerzkongressmotto 2020 – viele Patienten leiden unter Schmerzen, aber jeder hat ein individuelles Beschwerdebild, eine eigene Lebensgeschichte und auch die Therapie wird individuell ausgewählt werden müssen.
Die IASP ruft für 2020 zum Jahr der Prävention auf, („Global Year for the Prevention of Pain”), Prävention von chronischen Schmerzerkrankungen ist in unterschiedlichsten Bereichen der Schmerzmedizin von der perioperativen, über die Akutschmerztherapie bis zur Bedeutung psychiatrischer Komorbidität bedeutsam, auch hier spielen Prädiktoren eine große Rolle, weshalb das Thema als Schwerpunkt gesetzen wird.
For further information and registration, please visit the official congress website.

Schmerzkongress 2020

The German Pain congress will take place in Mannheim from the 21st to 24th October 2020. „Gleich und doch verschieden“ lautet das Schmerzkongressm…

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