The European Pain Federation EFIC is holding the second sitting of the Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy.
The Examination will take place on the 13th April 2019 in Leuven, Belgium.
Registration is now open.
Physiotherapists do not have many options to bolster their qualifications past their basic training. The European Pain Federation EFIC offer a qualification for physiotherapists to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of pain conditions and how to manage them. 
The European Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy (EDPP) will enable you to stand out from your peers and a show a level of competence that goes beyond the average physiotherapist.
Further information on the EDPP can be found here.
Click here to register for the EDPP.

Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Physioteraphy

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The European Pain Federation EFIC is holding the third sitting of the Examination for the European Diploma in Pain Medicine. The Examination will take place on the 12th and 13th April 2019 in Leuven, Belgium
Registration is now open.
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European Diploma in Pain Medicine Education Support Bursary
Bursaries will be provided to 30 Examination participants.
Bursary recipients will be chosen on the basis of:

Age and career stage, with a focus on early-to-mid career professionals
Geographical distribution, with the aim to encourage participation from the widest range of countries possible, and to encourage participation from lower income countries. Applicants from EFIC chapters will be prioritised.

Applicants are asked to register before the 10th February and pay the full registration fee. Bursaries, covering the cost of the registration fee, will be distributed 2 months’ before the date of the Examination; before the 15th February 2019.
The European Diploma in Pain Medicine Education Support Bursary is provided through the kind support of Grünenthal GmbH.
Further information on the EDPM can be found here.
Click here to register for the EDPM

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EFIC launched its new website with a modern look and feel with a stronger focus on constant updated about and for our community of health care professional in Europe.
The address will remain the same though, so have a look at our you can still find us at europeapainfederation.eu

New EFIC’s website

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One of the main “fights” Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) is leading is for the pain patient to be heard, believed and understood. The most recent survey developed by Pain Alliance Europe is a concrete action to contribute to the change of perception society holds regarding the patients affected by chronic pain.
The 2019 Survey edition attempts to define better, through the eye of patients, the perceptions and manifestations of stigma related to chronic pain, in order to raise awareness of the burden it represents. We hope the results will help all of us be more mindful and reduce our own contribution to this burden.
The survey is translated in 14 languages and will be open until the 1st of March, 2019.
PAE calls on peer organisations and patients concerned with pain to contribute to the dissemination of the survey, sharing the most appropriate of the Survey’s translations below to anyone concerned who would like to share this aspect of their journey of dealing with pain.
You can take the Survey here!

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The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind, and Pain organised on the 21st of November a new meeting in the EU Parliament hosted by MEP Merja Kyllönen and MEP Marian Harkin, in order to review the achievements of the group and to propose the policy focus areas for 2019. As the representatives of SIP, we were invited to the discussion whose main topic was

SIP Joint Statement presented in the EU Parliament

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Today’s societies are faced with challenges that have an important impact on population health in Europe. On the other hand, there are also new opportunities to improve health and wellbeing of European population.
The 11th European Public Health Conference was held in Ljubljana between the 28th of November and the 1st of December 2018 and brought together about 1500 participants from different Health Care institutions and countries. The theme of the 2018 Conference was ‘Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe’ where current topics and trends in public health were discussed in many sessions. 
We had the opportunity to present

Presentation of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Thematic N…

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On 12 November, the EU Health Policy Platform held its third annual meeting in Brussels. The meeting brought together 150 participants coming from across Europe. Speakers included Thematic Networks leaders as well as high level EC officials including the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), Vytenis Andriukaitis and new DG SANTE Director General Anne Bucher.

EU Health Policy Platform Annual Meeting

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On the 25th of October, The French Ministry of health hosted an important event organized by SFETD, supported by the European initiative « Societal impact of Pain » and Grünenthal, reunited approximately 100 participants – comprising patients, health care professionals, policy makers – in order to further think on how to improve the pain patients in their journey through health care pathways, especially for the most vulnerable populations.
After debates about wandering, disability, lack of funding… a position paper developed by eleven organizations of medical societies and patient associations was shared with concrete actions to structure the care path of pain patient.
Pain French Society and press immediately broadcasted a summary of this call to the politicians to put pain as a society priority.
http://www.sfetd-douleur.org/le-plaidoyer-de-la-douleur-forum-du-24-octobre-2018

SIP France mobilized at the French Ministry of Health!

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On 25 October 2018, the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) Steering Committee met in Brussels to review activities and achievements in 2018 in Brussels and also on national Level.
During the day representatives of the SIP national platforms from Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain presented their astonishing progress so far, to inspire and support participants from other countries in their own national SIP efforts. Participants also learned about best practices, including the European Civic Prize on Chronic Pain awarded by Active Citizenship Network and the National Brain Councils by the European Brain Council as example of national platform Building.
More detailed information can be found on the specific areas for the national SIP platforms and national pain policy activities.

Belgium
France
Malta
Spain
Portugal
Germany

National SIP Advocacy - Achievements 2018

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Although the EP elections are likely to change the Parliament’s set-up fundamentally, engagement at EU level will continue and continuity will also be provided through the many institutional connections made during SIP’s turn as Thematic Network on the EU Health Policy Platform.
Following debates and interactive sessions at the SIP Steering committee, participants agreed that there is a need to investigate new opportunities arising from the changing  EU political landscape. The work in Brussels with the European Commission, focusing especially on research and keeping pain on the agenda, will continue. Once the new European Parliament is elected and settled, outreach to new and old MEPs will also continue. The EU level activity will lay the foundation for national work such as the engagement with the Council Presidencies held by countries that already have a commitment to pain policy.

SIP Strategy for 2019 and Next Steps

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