Societal Impact of Pain (SIP 2016) Annual Symposium
Date: 23-24 May 2015
Venue: Bruxelles, Brussels
- May 23: European Parliament, 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047 - Bruxelles/Brussels
- May 24: Concert Noble, Rue d’Arlon 82-84, B-1040 - Bruxelles/Brussels
EU: Interest Group EU Patients' rights & Cross-Border Healthcare
SAVE THE DATE - 21 June 2016 - Interest Group "European Patients' Rights & Cross-Border Healthcare"
The meeting PAIN THERAPY AND THE DEGREE OF PATIENT’S PAIN IN THE AGE OF CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE will be held on 21 June in Brussels at the European Parliament from 10:00 to 12:00 in room PHS 1C047.
Article 8.5 of the Directive 2011/24/EU states that the degree of patient’s pain must be taken into account in the process of the cross-border healthcare treatment authorization.
Member States should have transposed the Directive into their national legislation by October 2013 and, consequently, should have put in place mechanisms to assess the patient's level of pain.
The conference aims to underline how the protection of patients' rights seeking care abroad is also related to an effective implementation of the Directive 2011/24/EU cross-border healthcare.
Indeed, the patient’s pain entity is a fundamental aspect to consider in order to assure him the whole respect of his rights. This aspect could also help in building a European network of centers of excellence specialized in pain therapy, improving pain treatment and enhancing the quality of life of chronic pain patients.
Within the framework of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) a research was conducted in order to assess the level of implementation of the Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare in respect of pain and the outcomes of the SIP Symposium working group 1 will give additional food for thoughts on how the Member States can provide guidance, information and protection to citizens and patients following the correct implementation of Directive 2011/24/EU Article 8(5) in respect of pain.
The meeting will be an open debate on this topic, based on case histories, experiences, good practices and issues faced in the EU Member States and it is organized by Active Citizenship Network in partnership with EFIC - European Pain Federation and hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia, S&D.
The event will be realized also with the support of Grünenthal GmbH.
To have more information about the meeting and the Interest Group, please visit the website www.interestgroup.activecitizenship.net
In case of any additional questions, please contact Bianca Ferraiolo, Senior Project Manager European Affairs, Mobile: +32 489 705047, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.activecitizenship.net.
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