Past Events

SIP related events

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…

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…

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