The 10-year anniversary SIP Symposium “Bringing pain policy to the next decade” is fast approaching.

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An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Helsinki, 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. 

SIP Finland first seminar

An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Helsinki, Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist fir…

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An exciting Event has taken place on October 18th in Portugal with about 80 representatives from healthcare and patient organisations. The SIP Portugal Event was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  in Lisbon with the title "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act". The Panel session has been moderated by the journalist Isabel Stilwell.

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting Event has taken place on October 18th in Portugal with about 80 representatives from healthcare and patient organisations. The SIP Portuga…

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An exciting national event took place on October 10 in Ljubljana, Slovenia with many representatives from national patient and healthcare organisations involved in the area of pain. The meeting was organised by the SIP SLO national platform which has just started its work in 2019 and has officially been launched in this Event.

SIP National event in Slovenia

An exciting national event took place on October 10 in Ljubljana, Slovenia with many representatives from national patient and healthcare organisation…

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On 19th September 2019, from 2.00 to 3.00pm, the EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar in English on:
Employment and Chronic Conditions in Europe – Facing the challenge
It aims to share information on chronic conditions in the work sector and how Chrodis Plus is dealing with it.

CHRODIS+ Webinar

On 19th September 2019, from 2.00 to 3.00pm, the EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar in English on: Employment and Chronic Conditions i…

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The bi-annual EFIC Congress 2019 will take place from 4-7 September in Valencia, Spain.


The representatives of the eight SIP national platforms will come together for the first time to share their experiences how to tackle the societal Impact of pain on national level.

Presentation of SIP National at EFIC congress 2019

The bi-annual EFIC Congress 2019 will take place from 4-7 September in Valencia, Spain. The representatives of the eight SIP national platforms wil…

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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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