2018

The results of an exploration of European Initiatives for stay at work with a chronical condition and job opportunities for (young) people with a chronic condition’, is now available. Input from the Brain Mind and Pain Group can be found on page 17 of the report.

Good examples of work and chronic conditions - Impressions f…

The results of an exploration of European Initiatives for stay at work with a chronical condition and job opportunities for (young) people with a chro…

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Many exciting activities related to Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) will take place in 2018. Building on our successes in Europe, we will focus on helping to establish activities at a national level this year.  
Some countries have already started to identify key stakeholders representing the SIP partners who might initiate and drive national SIP platforms. Based on a common strategy, the international SIP partners will help them shaping up their national campaigns.
The SIP platform will continue engagement both on the EU and national level, focusing on the following policy hooks:

Pain as a healthcare indicator
Pain as a chronic disease
Pain education
Pain jobs and social participation
Pain accompanying other diseases

Depending on existing coalitions, capacities and expertise, the national SIP platforms will be set up to define activities and initiatives which will take place in 2018. More Information here.
Read the current updates on the achievements of the National SIP Platforms in 2018.
We count on the support of our SIP Endorser to make the launch of the SIP national activities a great success!

What is the SIP Strategy in 2018?

Many exciting activities related to Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) will take place in 2018. Building on our successes in Europe, we will focus on helpi…

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Rianne van Boekel provides interesting insights from her Research in Dutch Hospitals.

How to improve Post-Operative Pain Care?

Rianne van Boekel provides interesting insights from her Research in Dutch Hospitals.…

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The SIP calendar provides you an excellent overview about relevant international and national Pain Conferences and Meetings in 2018. Please let us know if relevant Events are missing!

What are the relevant Pain conferences in 2018?

The SIP calendar provides you an excellent overview about relevant international and national Pain Conferences and Meetings in 2018. Please let us kno…

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The first meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain of 2018 was held at the European Parliament in Brussels last week. The theme for the event was ‘How can the EU : #MakeWorkWork for young people affected by brain, mind and pain conditions?’
The meeting was hosted by Marian Harkin, co-chair of the Brain, Mind and Pain Interest Group, member of the European Parliament EMPL committee, and an MEP with a long-standing interest in Young people and also in Health issues.
The MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain is a jointly coordinated by EFNA and Pain Alliance Europe (PAE). Visit  www.brainmindpain.eu to find out more.

How can the EU #MakeWorkWork for young people affected by br…

The first meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain of 2018 was held at the European Parliament in Brussels last week. The theme for t…

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Endorse the Societal Impact of Pain Platform!

Do you know that 308 organisations endorse the aims of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform? Please find out who they are and where they a…

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European Pain Federation Exams: registrations still open!

Tackling the societal impact of pain through better education for healthcare practitioners There are less than two months left to register to the Exam…

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Hans Van Dongen, from Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) member association Pijnpatiënten naar één stem (One Voice for Pain Patients) shared details about an important project meant to support chronic pain patients.
Current treatments are commonly guided by healthcare professionals’ personal preferences. This article outlines, from a patient perspective, an effective Standard of care for patients with chronic pain.
Read the full article here

What is the standard of care for chronic pain?

Hans Van Dongen, from Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) member association Pijnpatiënten naar één stem (One Voice for Pain Patients) shared details…

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Survey of engagement within the EU Health Policy Platform is closed and SIP received the 2nd highest number of votes of all candidates! 
Throughout this process, we had the opportunity to see that interest for the social impact of pain really spans across many different types of stakeholders. 
The European Commission has given the SIP platform the opportunity to make the SIP Expert Group, on the EU Health Policy Platform, a “Thematic Network on SIP”. The announcement of the selected Thematic Networks is expected in February 2018.
What does this mean?

Within the EU Health Policy Platform, the SIP Expert Group will move into the public domain. This means that stakeholders will not have to register anymore to see the platform’s content – which will enable greater public outreach!
In addition, the content of the platform will feed into a draft joint statement – a useful tool in pushing the Commission into legislative action on the issue of Pain. 

We want to thank all endorser of the SIP platform who have voted for SIP as a Thematic Network!

Final decision is expected soon!

Survey of engagement within the EU Health Policy Platform is closed and SIP received the 2nd highest number of votes of all candidates! Througho…

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Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) carries on in 2018 its mission to create awareness about chronic pain. One of the association’s dedicated projects “Survey on chronic pain” – touches the core of the declared mission of the organisation, to give a voice to pain patients and make it heard there where decisions are taken and things may thus be changed for the better and in the interest of the patients.
The 1st PAE Survey from 2017 has shown that 70% of the respondents needed over 1 year to get diagnosed. 78% of treated patients reported that their treatment was not as good as they expected. More Infos about the results can be found here.
Please participate in the 2nd edition of the PAE Survey in 2018 which has just started. 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

PAE 2018 Survey on chronic pain is now open!

Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) carries on in 2018 its mission to create awareness about chronic pain. One of the association’s dedicated projects “Survey …

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