SIP France continues to raise awareness on chronic pain. After a first round of national mobilization with the Ministry of Health in 2018, SIP France is continuing the debate at regional level. On February 15, 2019, SIP France organised a lunch-debate on the course of care of the pain patients in the Auvergne Rhone Alpes (AURA) with the support of Lyon Hospital, host of the event.

SIP France round table meeting in Lyon in February

SIP France continues to raise awareness on chronic pain. After a first round of national mobilization with the Ministry of Health in 2018, SIP France…

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SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the Belgian workforce and Society by developing and presenting multi-stakeholder recommendations to policy makers.

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the Belgian workforc…

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On the 25th of June 2019 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) hosted a patient centric Pain Platform meeting at the House of Lords, to explore the burden of chronic pain in England, and how policy can be improved to support patient outcomes. The meeting was sponsored by The Rt Hon. the Lord Luce and hosted by the CPPC and financially supported by a grant from Grünenthal Ltd.

Attending the event were over 50 individuals from across the chronic pain policy landscape, including representatives from patient organisations, NHS England, clinicians, parliamentarians, government officials and industry. The CPPC will be writing up a full report of the event, which will carry forward the key themes and recommendations made by the Pain Platform’s speakers and attendees. The report will be shared with the events’ attendees and CPPC affiliates. It will also be shared on the CPPC website. Meanwhile you can find information here: https://chronicpainpolicycoalition.com/events/

Chronic Pain Policy Coalition 2019 Pain Platform

On the 25th of June 2019 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) hosted a patient centric Pain Platform meeting at the House of Lords, to explore the…

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The joint statement has been prepared by the SIP Portugal platform in March 2019 and presents the common position of all those involved and proposes actions to be taken, relevant to pain, in two categories: employment and education. There is a need to develop policies and design action strategies so that many of the key problems identified are reduced. This is only possible if there is an effective and preventive intervention of public policies in health.
The document is a great example how a national SIP platform should address societal impact of pain topics to policy makers and is a helpful tool for other SIP national platforms to prepare similar documents for national use

Joint Declaration of the Platform for the Social Impact of P…

The joint statement has been prepared by the SIP Portugal platform in March 2019 and presents the common position of all those involved and proposes a…

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The 2019-2020 Call for Proposals will be available online on the website of BMP Grant for a period of 6 months starting July 2019.

Call for Proposals - Brain, Mind, and Pain (BMP) Patient-Cen…

The 2019-2020 Call for Proposals will be available online on the website of BMP Grant for a period of 6 months starting July 2019.…

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Last year the European international research project IMI-PainCare started aiming at improving the care of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain.
The consortium of 40 partners from academia, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), pain societies, patient organisations and companies from the pharmaceutical industry has been working together in an unprecedented close collaboration and it is a pleasure to inform you about the achievements.

What has happened since IMI Pain Care was launched?

Last year the European international research project IMI-PainCare started aiming at improving the care of patients suffering from acute and…

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The Pontifical Academy for Life presented on Ascension day, Thursday 30 Mai in Berlin the "PAL-LIFE - White Book for the worldwide promotion of palliative care". The Vatican provides important recommendations in the book on how each social group can contribute to palliative care.  PAL-LIFE has been developed by international palliative care experts. Among the experts: Thomas Sitte, CEO of the German Palliative Foundation whom you might recognise as speaker at several SIP meetings. 
During a press conference in the Apostolic Nunciature in Berlin, Sitte referred to the great value of the White Paper: "It should and can form a practical basis for all institutions that are involved in health care in some form." The White Paper offers assistance to draw up much-needed recommendations. Governments and health care providers could use PAL-LIFE as a basic strategies checklist to reduce concerns for suffering patients and their loved ones.
Sitte: "PAL-LIFE is a building block for disseminating necessary and well-founded knowledge. So we can calmly and factually explain that we do not need businesslike aid for suicide in Germany in order to alleviate suffering."
Please read the full article in German.

White Book for the worldwide promotion of palliative care

The Pontifical Academy for Life presented on Ascension day, Thursday 30 Mai in Berlin the "PAL-LIFE - White Book for the worldwide promotion of pallia…

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The European Commission has announced a €13.2 billion budget for the last year of its flagship research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. This final tranche of the overall €80 billion Horizon 2020 budget is 6.4 percent higher than 2019.
The commission expects the 2020 budget to be approved by the parliament and agreed in the EU council by November.
Please read the full article.

Proposed Horizon 2020 budget 6.4 percent higher than 2019

The European Commission has announced a €13.2 billion budget for the last year of its flagship research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. This f…

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On May 20, SIP Portugal organized two meetings - one with associations representing occupational health and one with scientific societies.
The meeting was attended by:
Ana Paula Rosa - Organização Internacional do Trabalho
Diana Policarpo - Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho
Elisabete Roldão - Associação Portuguesa de Terapeutas Ocupacionais
Natacha Pereira - Associação de Farmácias de Portugal
 
On the same day, SIP Portugal also organized a meeting with scientific societies composed of health professionals to present the recommendations on employability and education for chronic pain.
The meeting was attended by:
Aida Botelho de Sousa – Sociedade Portuguesa de Hematologia
Ana Joaquim – Sociedade Portuguesa de Oncologia
Ana Lacerda – Associação Portuguesa de Cuidados Paliativos
Ana Paula Martins – Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Pediátrica
Bruno Santiago – Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurocirurgia
Carla Corsello – Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicossomática
Isabel Trindade – Ordem dos Psicólogos
Elsa Parreira – Sociedade Portuguesa de Cefaleias
Elsa Silva – Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas
Helena Farinha – Ordem dos Farmacêuticos
José Eduardo Aguiar – Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia
Sónia Bernardes – Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia
  
At these two meetings the following SIP members were present:
Ana Pedro - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor
Catarina Martins - Liga Portuguesa Contra as Doenças Reumáticas
Duarte Correia - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor
Graça Mesquita - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor
Joaquim Brites - Associação Portuguesa de Neuromusculares
Lúcia Pinto - Força 3P - Associação de Pessoas com Dor
Maria Teresa Flor de Lima - Associação Atlântica de Apoio ao Doente Machado-Joseph / Associação de Doentes de Dor Crónica dos Açores
Maria Tereza Fernandes - Associação de Doentes "Da DOR Para a DOR"
Margarida Martins - Associação de Doentes com Lúpus
Paula Cruz - Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla

SIP Portugal organises dialogues on the employability of peo…

On May 20, SIP Portugal organized two meetings - one with associations representing occupational health and one with scientific societies. The meeting…

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In the midst of the elections, SIP wanted to ensure MEP candidates were aware that chronic pain is big issue in their Member State and ask for their support in keeping it on the EU health policy agenda in the next mandate

Making the voice of all addressing the societal impact of pa…

In the midst of the elections, SIP wanted to ensure MEP candidates were aware that chronic pain is big issue in their Member State and ask for their s…

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