In 2019, the SIP initiative has reached its 10th Anniversary which underlines the sustainability of the trustful collaboration of the four SIP partners European Pain Federation EFIC, Pain Alliance Europe, Active Citizenship Network and Grünenthal. We are proud on our significant achievements over the past 10 years with more than 300 endorsing organisations and many political support.
Read more about the significant achievements of the SIP platform from the past 10 years.
Milestones of the SIP platform:

2011: The Societal Impact of Pain A Road Map for Action
2014: Informal Health Conclusions Italian Presidency, Informal Health Council
2016: 8 Policy Recommendations: Time for Action
2017: Policy Recommendations 2017
2018: SIP Position Paper
2018/2019: SIP Thematic Network Joint Statement

This year, we will showcase some of the achievements from the last 10 years and ask our Partners and pain experts about their vision for the next 10 years in pain advocacy. 

2009 - The beginning of Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)

In 2019, the SIP initiative has reached its 10th Anniversary which underlines the sustainability of the trustful collaboration of the four SIP partner…

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On 6 March, the Interest Group on Brain Mind and Pain (BMP) held a meeting in the European Parliament to discuss the stigma and discrimination attached to long-term neurological disorders (i.e. migraine, multiple sclerosis) and chronic pain conditions.

Fighting discrimination at work for people with chronic pain

On 6 March, the Interest Group on Brain Mind and Pain (BMP) held a meeting in the European Parliament to discuss the stigma and discrimination attache…

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On 8 March, a new French law to strengthen the management of pediatric cancers through research, support for family carers, training of professionals and the right to be forgotten was introduced.

Pain management in children with cancer is now a priority in…

On 8 March, a new French law to strengthen the management of pediatric cancers through research, support for family carers, training of professionals …

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The SIP Thematic Network provided a unique opportunity to create new synergies and break silos. SIP is now collaboration with the Joint Action of the European Commission CHRODIS Plus that aims at implementing pilot projects and generate practical lessons in the field of chronic diseases. SIP will be represented by our partners Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) and particularly involved in the Work Package (WP) 8 on Employment and Chronic Conditions.
Joop van Griensven, President of PAE, represents SIP at the CHRODIS+ meeting with the WP8 on “Employment in the Multi-morbidity Chronic Care Model” that takes place on 28th February at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome.
In CHRODIS PLUS 42 partners, representing 21 European countries, collaborate to implement pilot projects and generate practical lessons in the field of chronic diseases.
Stay tuned, more to come!

SIP Collaboration with CHRODIS+

The SIP Thematic Network provided a unique opportunity to create new synergies and break silos. SIP is now collaboration with the Joint Action of the …

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Under the scientific responsibility of the French medical pain society (SFETD), "Societal Impact of Pain in France" organized a lunch-debate on the course of care of the painful patient in the Auvergne Rhone Alpes district on February 15, 2019, with the support of Lyon Hospital, host of the Event.
It aims to spread at territorial level the national debate initiated last October at the 1st National Forum against Pain, held under the patronage of Agnès Buzyn, at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.

SIP France Round Table meeting

Under the scientific responsibility of the French medical pain society (SFETD), "Societal Impact of Pain in France" organized a lunch-debate on the co…

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Launched at the end of 2018, the third edition of PAE Surveys on Chronic Pain deals with the different facets of stigma that affect the pain patients – at the healthcare provider, at work, in everyday life and at all social levels.
Besides the harmful effects on the patients themselves, the stigma related to pain manifestations and impact and the invisible nature of the disease constitute a real barrier to a significant and efficient treatment of chronic pain.
Translated in 16 languages, the survey intends to produce patient-related data to illustrate the invisible difficulties that pain patients meet and to raise awareness of the effects the entire society’s attitudes at different levels of interaction generate on pain patients.
PAE’s team and volunteers are continuously working on extending the outreach of this project to increase participation for a better relevance of data.  We hereby invite all patient organisations, healthcare professionals and other SIP stakeholders to contribute by sharing the links to the survey with their respective members and contacts concerned with pain.
The Pain and Stigma Survey will be open until the 1st March 2019.
You can take the Survey here

PAE Survey on Pain & Stigma - open until 1st March 2019

Launched at the end of 2018, the third edition of PAE Surveys on Chronic Pain deals with the different facets of stigma that affect the pain patients …

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Interview with Ingrid Keller as a contribution from DG SANTE to the newsletter of the “Societal Impact of Pain” Platform.

Interview with Ingrid Keller about the relevance of Thematic…

Interview with Ingrid Keller as a contribution from DG SANTE to the newsletter of the “Societal Impact of Pain” Platform.…

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John F. Ryan, Director Public Health, Country Knowledge and Crisis Management about SIP Thematic Network.

Feedback from European Commission about SIP Thematic Network

John F. Ryan, Director Public Health, Country Knowledge and Crisis Management about SIP Thematic Network.…

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Read the interview with Ingrid Keller and watch the Video with John F. Ryan from the European Commission to understand what is the relevance of Thematic Networks on the EU Health Policy Platform and what have been the achievements from the SIP group in 2018.
 

Closing of 2018 Thematic Networks - What's next?

Read the interview with Ingrid Keller and watch the Video with John F. Ryan from the European Commission to understand what is the relevance of Themat…

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The first SIP Spain Pain Forum was organized by the Spanish Society of Pain (SED), representing the European Pain Federation (EFIC), the Spanish Society of Health Managers (SEDISA) and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), with the collaboration of Active Citizen Network (ACN) and Grünenthal, following the line of work of its European counterpart.

Fantastic work of SIP national platforms – sharing best prac…

The first SIP Spain Pain Forum was organized by the Spanish Society of Pain (SED), representing the European Pain Federation (EFIC), the Spanish Socie…

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