Call for Action - What are we asking of you?
To all our partners, endorsers and SIP stakeholder group members we ask to share any documents or links to web pages they deem relevant on the following topics:

Data and documents on the impact of pain on societies, economies and people (on national and/or European Level)
Existing policies addressing the societal impact of pain (national and European)
Existing advocacy initiatives addressing the societal impact of pain
Existing research initiatives addressing the societal impact of pain
Existing initiatives to educate the health workforce and patients on pain 

Documents here above could represent your own organisation’s initiatives, or initiatives and actions that you know they exist and you think they relate to the proposed subjects. We are building a knowledge base and would like to include as much as possible of the literature on these Topics.
How to contribute exactly?
You can send the documents or relevant links to sources to Vittoria.carraro@efic.org and at a.pop@pae-eu.eu. Should you have any doubts or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us both at the same addresses.
Specifications on the documents: we understand that there are a lot of initiatives in several European languages, but for the scope of this initiatives we need to limit ourselves to English.
To engage with the Societal Impact of Pain partners at national level, please follow our ongoing work on creating national societal impact of pain platforms here.
Deadline: please provide your contribution by the 11th May 2018.
Further Information about the SIP Thematic Network here.

SIP Thematic Network - We need your help now!

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Our Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform is one of only three topics selected for the prestigious Thematic Networks program in 2018!  
On 10 April, the SIP delegation represented by Vittoria Carraro (EFIC), Joop van Griensven (PAE), Anca Pop (PAE) and Gudula Petersen (Grünenthal) met with the European Commission for the kick off meeting on the Thematic Network. The meeting was an open discussion with the Commission running for over 4 hours together with representatives from all three Thematic Network Groups.
The Commission representatives have been very supportive and provided valuable guidance on how to produce a Joint Statement and how to build on other existing initiatives.
What's next?

By mid of June: submit first draft of the joint Statement
End of June: first WebEx Webinar with the Commission and other members of HPP with the objective to call for comments and endorsement

We need the support of all SIP Partners and Endorsers to make the most of this fantastic opportunity!
In the upcoming days we will provide further guidance on how to contribute to the SIP Thematic Network and build on all the great work the SIP platform has done to date!
More Infos about the Thematic Network here
 

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Fantastic News! The Partners for a national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform in France came together and have signed the Charter. Invitations have been sent out to learning societies and patient associations for a steering committee on May31.
We wish the SIP France Team great success and are waiting for the next national SIP platforms to follow soon.

SIP France goes live!

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The ALGOS research group and Fundación Grünenthal’s URV Chair of Children's Pain are carrying out research in the 40 primary and secondary schools of the city of Reus, collecting information from all children from 10 to 17 years old, as well as their families. In doing so, they want to develop new treatments to improve the quality of life of the children who suffer chronic pain. More Infos here

New pediatric pain research project in Spain

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The national representatives of the SIP partners and endorsing organisations have started to build up national Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platforms in Europe. SIP Malta has been the first national initiative which was established on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium in Valletta, Malta. Other countries have now followed the best practice of SIP Malta and built national platforms in Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal.
In addition, SIP will be present at several international congresses in 2018 to share the SIP success Story on international level.
Follow us on Social Media and subsrcribe to the SIP Newsletter to stay informed.

SIP goes on tour in 2018

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The Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) calls for applications from palliative care organisations and organisations comprised of people living with life-threatening illness, or organisations of older people, for up to $15,000 per project to increase the voice of direct stakeholders to advance palliative care.
Applicants must be based in a Low or Middle Income country. Applications must be led either by hospice and palliative care organisations, organisations led by people living with life-threatening conditions based in and working in low and middle income countries, or registered older people’s organisations.
More info can be found here

Strengthening the voice of direct palliative care stakeholders

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Being a pain nurse is action-packed and deserves our full respect. Seven experts shared their thoughts on what makes a pain nurse’s work important, interesting and admirable – and where they see potential improvements.

Ask the Experts: Pain Nurses in Europe

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Please participate in the 2nd edition of the PAE Survey on chronic pain and work which Closes by 15th of April.
If you are a pain patient, a member of a pain patient’s family or extended family, a carer or a friend, and you have specific information on how the quality of a patient life is affected when dealing with a chronic pain condition, please take 5 minutes to complete our Survey in your preferred language

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2018 is the European Year for Excellence in Pain Education. To mark this event, the European Pain Federation EFIC® is launching the EFIC Education Platform, a new tool building on the Federation’s ongoing commitment to foster pain education in Europe.
The EFIC Education Platform will feature the most comprehensive selection of lectures and presentations recorded at congresses and pain schools hosted by the European Pain Federation EFIC.
Every week the platform will feature a selection of previously unavailable scientific and educational content as a learning resource.
The first series of featured presentations is from EFIC Congress 2017 and includes:

Stephen Ward - Guidelines for back pain in Europe - NICE and beyond 
Maurits van Tulder - Time for a New Low Back Pain Revolution? 
Frank Huygen - Interventional treatment for low back pain- Facet Joint Radiofrequency 
Bart Morlion - Evidence of pharmacological therapy of low back pain

You can subscribe to the platform here and check in again every week for new content!
Please visit the European Pain Federation EFIC website for a full list of our commitments and projects promoting excellence in pain education: link

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Our Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform is one of only three topics selected for the prestigious Thematic Networks program in 2018! This fantastic recognition from the European Commission demonstrates the importance of our work to raise awareness about the impact of pain, share expertise and develop strategies to improve pain management.

Fantastic news: SIP selected as a Thematic Network 2018!

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