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Tuesday, 12th November 2019
On 12-14 November 2019 the European Patient’s Forum will hold the first ever European Congress on patient involvement.
This event will be driven by leading representatives of the patient community, and patient experts, in the capital of the European Union.
The event will also provide an exceptional opportunity for dialogue, engagement with a wide range of health players who aspire to make patient involvement a reality.
This Congress is aimed at exchanging ideas and good practices in patient empowerment and involvement, moving forward on the much-needed policy commitments in this area, gaining a greater and genuine understanding of the wealth of expertise that patients bring to health systems’ design and strengthening, and much more!

European Patients Forum Congress 2019

On 12-14 November 2019 the European Patient’s Forum will hold the first ever European Congress on patient involvement. This event will be driven by …

Friday, 08th November 2019
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2019 Annual Meeting will be in ACR's home city of Atlanta, Georgia November 8 - 13. Close to 16,000 rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals, fellows-in-training, and exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected to gather to experience the latest scientific advances, clinical issues, professional development, and more.
Top Three Reasons to Attend Annual Meeting*

Professional development: Unparalleled opportunity to hear the leading experts in rheumatology share knowledge, research findings, and new clinical concepts
Access to the latest research/abstracts: Over 3,000 abstracts presented at last year’s meeting, and the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on a wide variety of topics
Networking with colleagues: Meet up with peers to exchange ideas, find your ideal job opportunity, forge new contacts and friendships, engage mentors and mentees

*2017 survey of ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting attendees
Registration is required for admittance to scientific sessions, abstract sessions, exhibits, posters, award presentations, and other meeting events, unless otherwise indicated in the program schedule. The official language of the Annual Meeting is English.
You can find more information and register for the meeting here.

The American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2019

The American College of Rheumatology’s 2019 Annual Meeting will be in ACR's home city of Atlanta, Georgia November 8 - 13. Close to 16,000 rheumatol…

Thursday, 07th November 2019
In the year of its 10th Anniversary the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform is organising an International Symposium on 7th November 2019 in Brussels in the concert Noble. A program is currently under development and will be later available here.
The Symposium will have two main objectives:

Working towards the implementation of the recommendations of the SIP Joint Statement, considering the new European political landscape and what it means for SIP;
Strengthening existing SIP national platforms while laying the foundation for new ones

Registration of participants will start in April.
Looking forward to welcome you at SIP 2019!
You can find here the Impressions from the SIP Symposium 2016 and SIP Symposium 2017.

Save the date: SIP 2019 Symposium

In the year of its 10th Anniversary the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform is organising an International Symposium on 7th November 2019 in Brusse…

Wednesday, 06th November 2019
Results from the Pain Alliance Europe (PAE)’s 2019 survey show the significant problem of stigma in the area of pain. 
The objective of this workshop is to identify the issues which lead to stigma in the area of pain and find solutions to improve quality of life of patients. The Workshop will be arranged by Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) under the lead of Marian Nicholson Board Member of PAE.
Who is invited?
Everybody who is interested to actively work on this topic. Maximum number of participants will be 30 persons. Please register soon to attend this important workshop.
What will be discussed?

Introduction and meeting objectives
Presentation of PAE 2019 survey results on Pain and Stigma and other data
Exercise in small working groups to identify issues and solutions from different stakeholder perspectives
Summary of results for presentation at the SIP Symposium on November 7

When and where does the workshop take place?

Conference Center of EU Thon hotel (Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75, 1040 Brussels)
November 6 from 15:00 - 18:00

Ideally the Workshop will lead to ideas for further proposals to apply for the Brain Mind and Pain (BMP) patient-centered innovation grant

Pain Alliance Europe Workshop - How to reduce stigma?

Results from the Pain Alliance Europe (PAE)’s 2019 survey show the significant problem of stigma in the area of pain.  The objective of this wo…

Launched in 2015, the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain is an initiative of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE). It focusses on the below themes in an attempt to improve the quality of life of all those living with brain, mind and pain disorders across the EU, as well as their families and carers:

Eradicate stigma, isolation and discrimination
Ensure equitable access to treatment, services and supports
Promote patient empowerment for increased involvement and engagement

The meeting will take place on November 6th in the European Parliament from 12:00 – 14:30. It will will focus on

Meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain

Launched in 2015, the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain is an initiative of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and P…

Active Citizenship Network launched the second edition of the bi- annual research-project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” with the aim to highlight existing good practices in several European countries in terms of struggle against pain.
On 6th November 2019 (starting at 19:00) the Active Citizenship Network will arrange the ceremony for the “European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collecting Good Practices (2nd edition)

Award Ceremony for European Civic Prize on chronic pain

Active Citizenship Network launched the second edition of the bi- annual research-project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Co…

Saturday, 19th October 2019
ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 travels to Orlando, Florida October 19 – 23, 2019 for another highly anticipated annual meeting. This location is especially exciting as it’s a family friendly spot with many attractions for attendees to enjoy as a brief hiatus from each day’s sessions.
Join more than 14,000 peers, thought leaders and anesthesia providers from more than 80 countries to discuss topics affecting the specialty. ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 - The Human Side of Medicine: Putting Patients First will focus on this core aspect of health care and explore methods for improving patient outcomes.
You can find more information here.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 travels to Orlando, Florida October 19 – 23, 2019 for another highly anticipated annual meeting. This location is especially exc…

Friday, 18th October 2019
An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium 3. 
The theme of the event will be

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium …

Thursday, 10th October 2019
An exciting national event will take place on October 10 in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 13:00 - 18:00. It is organised by the SIP SLO national platform which has just started its work in 2019. 
In 2011, the first national meeting on societal impact of pain took place in Slovenia. It is great that a new SIP national platform is active also in Slovenia and arranging their second SIP national meeting in 2019.

SIP Slovenia National Event

An exciting national event will take place on October 10 in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 13:00 - 18:00. It is organised by the SIP SLO national platform w…

Wednesday, 25th September 2019
The Germany Society for Neurology will hold their 92. Congress in 2019 in Stuttgart. The Event will take place between the 25th and the 28th of September.
Find more eiformation about his event here.

92. Congress of the German Society for Neurology

The Germany Society for Neurology will hold their 92. Congress in 2019 in Stuttgart. The Event will take place between the 25th and the 28th of Septem…

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