SIP 2012 Announcements

SIP 2012: Marketplace & Endorsement

SIP 2012 -"Marketplace" - Your Option to Present your Organisation

On 30 and 31 May 2012 in the Bella Sky Congress Hall Foyer, a SIP 2012 "Marketplace" has been held. This was an informal area where our SIP partners and stakeholders have presented stakeholder materials and have gotten in contact with other participants. No commercial promotion or products have been displayed during the Marketplace. All items that have been  displayed were topics related to the Societal Impact of Pain. For more detailed information about the setup of the SIP 2012 Marketplace, please click on this document. For impressions of the Marketplace, please go to the section "Impressions" of SIP 2012.

SIP 2012 - Becoming an Endorsing Organisation

This year an outstanding number of 161 international and national organisations have confirmed to endorse the scientific aims of SIP 2012. If you would like to become an endorsing organisation of a future SIP "Societal Impact of Pain" Symposium, please contact us!

SIP 2012 - Registration

Please take into account that registration has been closed.

SIP 2012 - Follow SIP via the live web stream on 30 & 31 May!

Follow SIP from your home via the live web stream!

We would like to give those who cannot attend SIP 2012 the opportunity to also closely follow the events during the symposium. SIP 2012 will be live web streamed to follow the discussion:
  • Wednesday, 30 May, 10.30-11:30 (English): Press Briefing from the International Press Centre under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Wednesday, 30 May, 13:00-18:00 (English): Workshop 1: Chronic Diseases: Chronic Pain as a disease in its own right
  • Thursday, 31 May, 09:00-16:00: Plenary Sessions (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian & Danish)

The link to the web stream will be published shortly before the symposium on Wednesday 30 May.

Save the Date for SIP 2012: 29-31 May

3rd Societal Impact of Pain symposium to take place in Copenhagen

Following the great success from SIP 2011 in the EU Parliament/Brussels, the mission of the European Platform "Societal Impact of Pain" for an improved pain care in Europe is continuing: This year the 3rd European SIP symposium will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Please block your calender from Tuesday, 29 May - Thursday, 31 May. 

Last year’s symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” took place in the European parliament. An important outcome of SIP 2011 was the “Road Map for Action”, which outlines the key issues on how the EU institutions and member states could effectively address the societal impact of pain at both EU and national levels. Based on the tremendous response of the previous SIP symposia EFIC and Grünenthal have decided to organise SIP 2012. The national and European implementation of the SIP Road Map for Action will be a central theme for discussion at SIP 2012. 

In the first half of 2012, Denmark will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Supported by a large group of Danish and European stakeholders SIP aims to raise awareness with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the societal impact of pain by organising SIP 2012 in Denmark.

The SIP 2012 symposium takes place under the high patronage of the Italian Prime Minister. The symposium is hosted by the Danish Association for Chronic Pain Patients (FAKS). The scientific framework of SIP 2012 is under the responsibility of the European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®). The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is responsible for funding and non-financial support (e.g. logistical support). The Ethical Committee for the Pharmaceutical Industry in Denmark (ENLI) has been notified of the Symposium. The SIP 2012 Symposium has been pre-approved by ENLI with the current format and content. The scientific aims of the SIP 2012 symposium have been endorsed by a large number of pain advocacy and scientific organisations. 

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