Read the Proceedings of the 8th European symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2019) which took place on November 6-7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The symposium entitled “Bringing pain policy to the next decade” marked the 10th anniversary of the SIP platform.

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On the eve of the SIP 2019 Symposium, SIP BE held its Steering Committee meeting. The aim of the meeting was to take the project forward, moving from a “start-up team” to a “steering committee”. All attendees agreed to this progression.

SIP Belgium Steering Committee meeting at SIP 2019

On the eve of the SIP 2019 Symposium, SIP BE held its Steering Committee meeting. The aim of the meeting was to take the project forward, moving from …

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On the eve of the SIP Symposium 2019, the Spanish SIP Platform’s Steering Committee met to prepare for the upcoming SIP Spain 2020 meeting. The meeting was led by the Spanish Pain Society (SED), Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), Spanish Society of Quality of Care (SECA),with the collaboration of the Spanish Hospital Management Society (SEDISA).

SIP Spain Steering Committee meeting at SIP 2019

On the eve of the SIP Symposium 2019, the Spanish SIP Platform’s Steering Committee met to prepare for the upcoming SIP Spain 2020 meeting. The meetin…

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The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on the video which was created by SIP Malta and adapted to the current situation and data in Ireland.

Impact of Chronic Pain in Ireland Video

The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on t…

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SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June 2017during  the Maltese Presidency of the EU council. Due to the lack of data on the needs of pain patients in Malta a research project was initiated with public funding from VOPs. The impressing results of the research project have been presented and discussed with policy makers and other stakeholders in a conference in April 2018.

SIP Malta Workshop January 2020

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June…

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As a good start in 2020 the European commission published a dedicated issue on pain "‘Why do people develop chronic pain" in the “Horizon, the EU research & Innovation magazine“. The article contains information on two Projects supported by the European Commission: „DoloRisk Understanding risk factors and determinants for neuropathic pain „ and „Cordis: Decomposition of pain into celltypes”.

Why do people develop chronic pain?

As a good start in 2020 the European commission published a dedicated issue on pain "‘Why do people develop chronic pain" in the “Horizon, the EU rese…

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Dear Reader,The year 2019, marking the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform’s first ten years of collaboration, is drawing to a close. In October 2009, a small group of stakeholders joined forces with the aim of tackling the burden of chronic pain on society. Ten years later, the Platform has grown into a large community, with more than 340 endorsing organisations from over 35 countries.

For Christmas: the 27th edition of the SIP Newsletter!

Dear Reader,The year 2019, marking the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform’s first ten years of collaboration, is drawing to a close. In October 20…

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Finland is the 8th country in Europe to launch the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP) platform. The kick-off seminar was held in November 29th, 2019 in Helsinki. SIP is an international platform that provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators and budget holders in European countries. SIP FIN seminar was organized by Finnish Pain Association, Finnish Musculoskeletal Association TULE and Finnish Association for the Study of Pain.

First seminar to launch SIP Finland

Finland is the 8th country in Europe to launch the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP) platform. The kick-off seminar was held in November 29th, 2019 in H…

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More than 210 participants from 24 countries joined the SIP 2019 Symposium on November 7 in Brussels. Watch the Video and impressions from this Event! 

SIP 2019 - Bringing pain policy to the next decade

More than 210 participants from 24 countries joined the SIP 2019 Symposium on November 7 in Brussels. Watch the Video and impressions from this Event!…

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New EU mandate can provide relief for Europe’s most productivity-destroying disease

SIP 2019 press release

New EU mandate can provide relief for Europe’s most productivity-destroying disease…

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