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, 18th February 2020
Is brain health a global priority?
In the Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which arose from the United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018, all Governments recognized that ‘mental disorders and other mental health conditions, as well as neurological disorders, contribute to the global burden of NCDs. It resulted in adding mental and neurological health as the ‘5th NCD’, complementing global efforts to combat cancer, CVD, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases. This has been reinforced in the recent 2019 UN Declaration on the Universal Health Coverage, where ‘mental disorders and other mental health conditions as well as neurological disorders’ have been identified as an ‘essential component of UHC’. Additionally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is also now building a new Brain Health team to operate from its headquarters in Geneva. The question now is how can we ensure this progress can be translated into policy action at EU and member state level? 
How do we make brain health an EU priority?
It is clear that we can no longer afford to soft-pedal the agenda of brain health, which has been largely neglected in the Union’s efforts in addressing NCDs. We need to follow the data and work together towards effective and implementable solutions. We will discuss these issues at the event, with key actors engaged in health promotion and disease prevention at the global and EU level. This will include representatives from WHO, EU Member States, NCD global and European advocacy groups, patient organizations, clinicians and more, along with Members of the European Parliament and European Commission. It will allow for an expert-led, action orientated discussion aimed at identifying challenges and opportunities laying ahead of EU in the years to come.
Should you be available and interested in attending, please fill in the registration form before Friday, January 31st. You can access the form at this link: https://bit.ly/2uHEKbj. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to advocacy@efna.net

Brain Health as a Global Priority – time for the EU to act now

Is brain health a global priority? In the Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which arose from the United Nations (UN) High-Lev…

Wednesday, 19th February 2020
Unique and intimate hands-on learning experience. Lectures, practical sessions and stimulating discussions will be led by leading experts in the field of Pain Management.
This is a two-days intensive hands-on cadaver workshop offered to physicians to improve their skills in chronic block procedures. After expert lectures the workshop is focused on hands-on practice using fresh frozen human cadavers. Participants will acquire a sound knowledge of ultrasound imaging and needling techniques for interventional pain management techniques.
For further information and the workshop programme, please visit the official website of the event.

8th ESRA Pain Cadaver Workshop 2020

Unique and intimate hands-on learning experience. Lectures, practical sessions and stimulating discussions will be led by leading experts in the field…

Wednesday, 26th February 2020
The AAPM 36th Annual Meeting & Preconferences will offer an opportunity for members of the pain care team to join in National Harbor, MD, February 26-March 1, 2020, to discuss, review, and critique the latest innovations and technologies available to pain specialists.
View detailed information about AAPM 2020 and browse the meeting program and speakers at the official event website.

American Academy of Pain Medicine 36th Annual Meeting 2020

The AAPM 36th Annual Meeting & Preconferences will offer an opportunity for members of the pain care team to join in National Harbor, MD, February 2…

Monday, 16th March 2020
Interdisziplinäre multimodale Schmerzmedizin im Dialog
On the 16th of March 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 16th of March the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in collaboration with the Swiss Pain Society,…

Wednesday, 18th March 2020
EuroSciCon invites all the participants i.e., Researchers, Professors, scientific communities, delegates, students, business professionals and executives from all over the world to attend “8th Edition of International Conference on Pain Management” during March 18-19, 2020 at London, UK. which includes prompt Keynote presentations, Oral talks (Speaker forum and Young research forum), Poster presentations, Workshops and Exhibitions.
Pain Management 2020 is a global overview the Theme: “Interdisciplinary approach towards quality of life in Pain Management” which brings together professionals particularly interested in the Pain Management research work and discussions about new scientific discoveries have brought about some significant advances in the understanding of why differing approaches to the management of chronic pain are needed.
There is growing evidence for the application of ultrasonography, radiofrequency ablation and neuromodulation in chronic pain management for both diagnostic and treatment applications. Techniques such as epigenetics and the use of risk stratification tools will enable personalised medicine. The quality of clinical research and lessons learned from opioid addiction have enabled the clinician to better advise their patients on the best treatments for them. This meeting showcases some of these advances placing them firmly in clinical practice.
For further information and conference programme, please visit the official website of the event.

8th Edition of International Conference & Exhibition on Pain Management, Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine

EuroSciCon invites all the participants i.e., Researchers, Professors, scientific communities, delegates, students, business professionals and executi…

Thursday, 19th March 2020
PAIN IN OLD AGE
From 19th to 21st March, the Congress Center Leipzig will open its doors for the approximately 2,000 visitors of the German Pain and Palliative Day for the first time. Pain physicians, therapists, pharmacists and nurses from all over Germany will be able to train and exchange information on current pain medicine developments in the capital of Saxony.
The theme of the 31st German Pain and Palliative Day 2020 is

Deutscher Schmerz- und Palliativtag 2020

PAIN IN OLD AGE From 19th to 21st March, the Congress Center Leipzig will open its doors for the approximately 2,000 visitors of the German Pain and P…

Friday, 20th March 2020
The PA!N Alliance in the Netherlands was founded in 2017 and consists of representatives of medical, paramedical and nurse professions and patients. PA!N aims to improve care for pain patients through multidisciplinary pain treatment in all stages of life. The congress consists of plenary and parallel sessions where experts from home and abroad will provide an overview of the current state of affairs in pain and treatment in children, adults and the elderly. 
For further information and conference programme, please visit the official website of PA!N (dutch).

PA!N Netherlands Conference 2020

The PA!N Alliance in the Netherlands was founded in 2017 and consists of representatives of medical, paramedical and nurse professions and patients. P…

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…

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…

Monday, 11th May 2020
The SMi Group announced its 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics conference to be held in London on the 11th and 12th May 2020.
The Global Pain Therapeutics Market was valued at $11.26 Million in 2018 and is projected to reach $15.87 Million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.40 % from 2019 to 2026. Improving pain management continues to be a priory as pain-derived disabilities such as osteoarthritis, back pain, migraines and cancer are leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet, pain treatment remains the biggest clinical burden of the age as a result of lack of efficacy, increasing side effects and the opioid crisis that is now entering Europe following its epidemic in the USA.
The 20th Annual Conference will overview the current state of pain treatment highlighting clinical success to date as well as evaluating the potential of drug candidates in the pipelines.
Why should you attend?
• Network with leading pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers of the pain community
• Rethink pain research by exploring novel biomarkers, sex differences in nociception, pain clinical trial design and novel targets
• Improve your understanding of neuro-immune interactions and their role in pain pathology, a promising new angle of pain research
For further information and conference programme, please visit the official website of the event.

SMi's 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics Conference 2020

The SMi Group announced its 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics conference to be held in London on the 11th and 12th May 2020. The Global Pain Therapeutics …

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