Past Events

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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…

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…

Monday, 03rd February 2020
A study / networking day for occupational therapists working with people who have chronic pain on their work and employment goals.
The Pain Clinical Forum is a part of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Trauma and Musculoskeletal Health. This workshop is hosted by the Pain Centre Versus Arthritis. It aims to explore how can best support people who have a chronic pain diagnosis with their work and employment goals. Presented will be different perspectives on the subject, and then have the opportunity to share practice and learn from each other.
With this in mind, all attendees are requeted to bring examples of how they work with people on their work, vocational and employment goals in practice, to share with others. E.g; case studies, assessment tools, outcome measures, session / treatment plans.
For further information and forum programme, please visit the official website of the event.

Pain Clinical Forum: Work and Employment with Chronic Pain

A study / networking day for occupational therapists working with people who have chronic pain on their work and employment goals. The Pain Clinical F…

Friday, 31st January 2020
111. Aachener Hospizgespräch - 13. Nationaler gesundheitspolitischer Palliativ- und Hospizkongress

111. Aachener Hospizgespräch

111. Aachener Hospizgespräch - 13. Nationaler gesundheitspolitischer Palliativ- und Hospizkongress "Challenges and Opportunities of Cooperation" The …

Tuesday, 28th January 2020
LAUNCH OF THE INTEREST GROUP ON PATIENTS’ RIGHT AND CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE - SECOND TERM (2019-2024): “JOINED FOR VACCINATION: ADDRESSING VACCINE HESITANCY AND INCREASING UPTAKE IN EU. A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVE”
The Official launch for the 2019-2024 term, of the MEPs Interest Group “European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare” will be held in Brussels inside the European Parliament on January 28th from 16:00 to 18:00 in room ASP 3H1. The event is titled “Joined For Vaccination: addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Increasing Uptake in EU. A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective”, hosted by the Italian MEP Brando Benifei, co-chair of the Interest Group.
The framework
Vaccination is one of the most important public health tools of the 20th century that led to several crucial goals. Indeed, it has led to eradication of small pox, elimination of poliomyelitis from Europe and dramatic decrease of mortality and morbidity of communicable diseases preventable by vaccination. It is estimated that worldwide vaccination prevents 2.7 million cases of measles, 2 million cases of neonatal tetanus, and 1 million cases of pertussis each year. In Europe, seasonal influenza vaccination prevents around 2 million cases each year.
However, vaccination programs are facing considerable challenges, such as a decline in vaccination coverage in some countries, measles outbreaks and shortages in supply. In addition, misconceptions about vaccination can further shift the public focus from the individual and collective benefits of vaccination to distrust and vaccination hesitancy. A study presented at this year's EU-JAV Annual Meeting shed light on public behavior about vaccination on social media. However, there are not only challenges; there are also many best practices and opportunities, such as a new legislation in the Italian Region of Tuscany, which allows the General Practitioner to administer vaccinations but also new actors such as VAC4EU.
In the autumn of 2019, hundreds of thousands of Europeans will visit their general practitioner to get “the flu shot” in order to protect themselves from one of the most common epidemics; influenza. It is no coincidence that during these months, when public awareness around vaccination is especially high, we take advantage of the momentum by joining our forces in different events around vaccination. In the past autumn weeks, many events, meetings and awareness programs have been launched. These events were held at all levels; these include the Global Summit on Vaccination held by WHO, the 2nd meeting of the Coalition for Vaccination held in Brussels, the European Health Forum Gastein, as well other initiatives at national level. Last but not least, the above mentioned European Joint Action on Vaccination already held its annual meeting in October. In all of these initiatives, ACN has participated with the objective of promoting better citizen engagement in the context of life-course immunization approach.
Goals of the initiative

The conference aims to sensitize the new EU Institutions on the topic and to ensure that the newly elected Members of the European Parliament carry forward the commitment on the topic for this legislature period, as confirmed by the MEPs Interest Group “EU Patients’ Rights & Cross- Border Healthcare” that decided to realize its first initiative addressing vaccination.
To make sure that the initiatives undertaken by the EU Joint Action on Vaccination are better disseminated and to facilitate the EU-JAV effort. This event is an opportunity for EU-JAV to spread information about the work which has been done by EU-JAV to a wider audience, both institutions and other stakeholders including citizens and patients' organizations/advocacy groups, etc.
to contribute to share best practices among all stakeholders involved in the field of citizens engagement on vaccination.

For further information or a registration form, please visit the official website of the event.

Official launch of MEPs interest group “European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare”

LAUNCH OF THE INTEREST GROUP ON PATIENTS’ RIGHT AND CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE - SECOND TERM (2019-2024): “JOINED FOR VACCINATION: ADDRESSING VACCINE…

Sunday, 19th January 2020
The London Pain Forum

London Pain Forum 8th “Advances in Pain Medicine” International Winter Symposium

The London Pain Forum "Advances in Pain Medicine" International Winter Symposium will return for the EIGHTH time to Hotel Village Montana, Tignes Le L…

Thursday, 05th December 2019
ESSIC announces its 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands:

ESSIC conference 2019

ESSIC announces its 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: "Bladder Pain Syndrome/IC has kept researchers and clinicians focuse…

Friday, 29th November 2019
An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist first Seminar with their local SIP Partners - Finnish Pain Association, Finnish Musculoskeletal Association and Finnish Association for the Study of Pain. 
The main topics which will be discussed are:

 Pain in Finland & the Finnish system
 Pain in children & teenagers - future health problem
 Pain & employment
 Pain rehabilitation

The venue & accommodation: Hotel Crowne Plaza, Helsinki
Schedule:

Seminar on Fri 29th of November at 9am (program attached)

If you are interested in joining the seminar, please contact toimisto@suomentule.fi

SIP Finland first seminar

An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist first Seminar…

Wednesday, 27th November 2019
More Information about this Event can be found here as soon as the program is available.

SFETD Congress 2019

More Information about this Event can be found here as soon as the program is available.…

Wednesday, 20th November 2019
Marseille 2019: Building bridges for solidarity and public health
Main theme:

12th European Public Health Conference

Marseille 2019: Building bridges for solidarity and public health Main theme: "Building bridges for solidarity and public health"  The 12th EPH C…

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