The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Events

Bringing together multi-stakeholders from all over Europe

The SIP platform aims at providing the opportunity for exchange of information & best practices, discussion and content development in task-oriented working groups.

Stakeholders from all over Europe are invited to actively participate: Once a year politicians, budget holders, decision makers, HTA bodies, health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, etc. are gathering for the annual SIP symposium to make aware of the societal impact of pain in Europe and to develop and foster European-wide policy strategies & activities for an improved pain care in Europe.

All information on the past SIP Symposia as well as SIP Focus Groups you will find here, including abstract & background booklet, program, pictures, videos, presentations, speakers’ statements, and the proceeding booklet.

Furthermore, you will find information on other events and congresses, such as EFIC Congresses, where SIP was represented. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

SIP related events

Monday, 24th June 2019
Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain
Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain
Relieving pain is one of the most challenging, yet important responsibilities in the practice of medicine. Whether we are addressing spinal, fibromyalgia, headache, abdominal, neuropathic, musculoskeletal or cancer pain, achieving optimal outcomes requires up-to-date treatment approaches.
In the past year alone, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to these conditions. This program, Evaluating and Treating Pain, expediently and effectively ensures you are current with these changes and can incorporate them into practice to better assess pain complaints and develop an optimal course of action to relieve patient suffering. 
The evidence-based recommendations provided in this program cover:

Medications
Injection Therapies
Implantables
Acupuncture
Meditation
Surgery
Cognitive Therapy
Interventional Techniques
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NEW STRATEGIES, GUIDELINES, AND UPDATES
Highlights of the 2019 program include:

Updates on the evaluation and treatment of pain: spinal, neuropathic, cancer, musculoskeletal, visceral, headache, fibromyalgia
State-of-the-art approaches to opioids:

How to recognize addiction
Alternatives to opioids
Weaning patients off of opioids
Patient selection
Dosing
Legal guidance for prescribing


Medical marijuana in clinical practice
Risk stratification, screening, and addiction psychopharmacology
Advances in pharmacologic treatments, injection therapies, and implanted devices
When and how to utilize acupuncture, mind/body interventions, and other complementary and alternative medicine techniques
Guidance for combining treatment options to assure adequate pain control
Techniques to improve examination and evaluation of the patient in pain: neurologic, musculoskeletal, psychosocial
Advances in complementary and alternative approaches to pain medicine
Interventional techniques for cancer patients
Measuring outcomes
Treating back pain: pathophysiology, imaging, interventional techniques, surgical management

TECHNIQUES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING THE DIFFICULT PATIENT

Disabled or deceiving? Best practices for disability evaluations
Resolving difficult encounters with patients
The best methods to deal with patients when discontinuing opioids

You can find more information here.

Evaluating and Treating Pain

... Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain Headache, Fibr

Saturday, 29th June 2019
If you are one of the 6,700 visitors who attended our 4th congress in Lisbon last month, thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you were unable to participate this time, save the date for next year’s EAN congress in Oslo. 
We invite you to watch the Lisbon congress sessions via live webcasts.
During the congress, many participants applied for EAN membership and we were delighted to welcome our 1,000th member. If you are interested in meeting like-minded people and becoming part of our great community, pick your perfect membership package.

The 5th EAN congress takes place in Oslo, June 29 – July 2, 2019 with the overarching theme Neuroinflammation – Science. Synergies. Solutions.
The role of neuro-inflammatory processes is a hot topic for both understanding neurological diseases and developing new therapies for them. Oslo, the cosmopolitan capital of Norway, is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities. And with Norway’s longstanding traditions in neuroscience and clinical neurology, we look forward to another dynamic and memorable event. 


Registration and abstract submission open in Autumn 2018. Being a Full Member brings many advantages, also for the congress, click here to find out more about their benefits. Please be sure to always use the official EAN congress website for registration and travel planning.


Find the scientific programme with the first three sessions on the official EAN congress page. We are pleased to announce the Named Lectures 2019: 


Brain Prize Lecture with Bart De Strooper from Leuven, Belgium.Edouard Brown-Séquard Lecture with Ulrich Dirnagl from Berlin, Germany.Moritz Romberg Lecture with Pamela Shaw from Sheffield, United Kingdom.


Refer your colleagues here so they can also register for regular updates on the Oslo congress.

5th European Academy of Neurology Congress

... If you are one of the 6,700 visitors who attended our 4th congress in Lisbon last month, thank you f

Wednesday, 04th September 2019
The European congresses of the European Pain Federation give access to leading lecturers and a scientific program consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based medicine in all relevant disciplines in the field of pain management.
The 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation, Pain in Europe XI, will take place in the Spanish town of Valencia, from 4-7 September 2019. This major biennial gathering brings together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine to exchange medical science.



Why should you attend?



EFIC​​​​​​​​​​​​​® is the largest European Pain Congress.
​EFIC® shines a spotlight on current trends and future developments in pain medicine.​
Join other international physicians and scientists to be a part of this unique opportunity to share cutting edge research ​and network with distinguished experts in the field.

All information at http://efic-congress.org/

11th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC

... The European congresses of the European Pain Federation give access to leading lecturers and a scien

Saturday, 07th September 2019
The 32nd ECNP Congress will take place from 7-10 September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The ECNP Congress that occurs annually is Europe’s largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience.  Held in autumn every year, the Congress brings together a vibrant group of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of brain disorders.
With around 6000 participants, the ECNP congress is Europe’s premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science. Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion, the congress covers most brain-related aspects from basic science to clinical care.
You can be a part of the ECNP Congress if you are:
• Medical researcher in neuropsychopharmacolgy, psychiatry and neurology  • Clinician/practitioner • Neuroscientist  • Public health professional 
A great line-up of an exciting scientific programme with a broad range of topics is awaiting you at the next ECNP Congress. More information can be found on the official Congress website.  

32nd ECNP Congress

... The 32nd ECNP Congress will take place from 7-10 September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The ECNP Con

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

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 anticipat

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 Inte

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,

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

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.

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