2019

The Pontifical Academy for Life presented on Ascension day, Thursday 30 Mai in Berlin the "PAL-LIFE - White Book for the worldwide promotion of palliative care". The Vatican provides important recommendations in the book on how each social group can contribute to palliative care.  PAL-LIFE has been developed by international palliative care experts. Among the experts: Thomas Sitte, CEO of the German Palliative Foundation whom you might recognise as speaker at several SIP meetings. 
During a press conference in the Apostolic Nunciature in Berlin, Sitte referred to the great value of the White Paper: "It should and can form a practical basis for all institutions that are involved in health care in some form." The White Paper offers assistance to draw up much-needed recommendations. Governments and health care providers could use PAL-LIFE as a basic strategies checklist to reduce concerns for suffering patients and their loved ones.
Sitte: "PAL-LIFE is a building block for disseminating necessary and well-founded knowledge. So we can calmly and factually explain that we do not need businesslike aid for suicide in Germany in order to alleviate suffering."
Please read the full article in German.

White Book for the worldwide promotion of palliative care

The Pontifical Academy for Life presented on Ascension day, Thursday 30 Mai in Berlin the "PAL-LIFE - White Book for the worldwide promotion of pallia…

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The European Commission has announced a €13.2 billion budget for the last year of its flagship research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. This final tranche of the overall €80 billion Horizon 2020 budget is 6.4 percent higher than 2019.
The commission expects the 2020 budget to be approved by the parliament and agreed in the EU council by November.
Please read the full article.

Proposed Horizon 2020 budget 6.4 percent higher than 2019

The European Commission has announced a €13.2 billion budget for the last year of its flagship research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. This f…

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On May 20, SIP Portugal organized two meetings - one with associations representing occupational health and one with scientific societies.
The meeting was attended by:
Ana Paula Rosa - Organização Internacional do Trabalho
Diana Policarpo - Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho
Elisabete Roldão - Associação Portuguesa de Terapeutas Ocupacionais
Natacha Pereira - Associação de Farmácias de Portugal
 
On the same day, SIP Portugal also organized a meeting with scientific societies composed of health professionals to present the recommendations on employability and education for chronic pain.
The meeting was attended by:
Aida Botelho de Sousa – Sociedade Portuguesa de Hematologia
Ana Joaquim – Sociedade Portuguesa de Oncologia
Ana Lacerda – Associação Portuguesa de Cuidados Paliativos
Ana Paula Martins – Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Pediátrica
Bruno Santiago – Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurocirurgia
Carla Corsello – Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicossomática
Isabel Trindade – Ordem dos Psicólogos
Elsa Parreira – Sociedade Portuguesa de Cefaleias
Elsa Silva – Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas
Helena Farinha – Ordem dos Farmacêuticos
José Eduardo Aguiar – Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia
Sónia Bernardes – Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia
  
At these two meetings the following SIP members were present:
Ana Pedro - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor
Catarina Martins - Liga Portuguesa Contra as Doenças Reumáticas
Duarte Correia - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor
Graça Mesquita - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor
Joaquim Brites - Associação Portuguesa de Neuromusculares
Lúcia Pinto - Força 3P - Associação de Pessoas com Dor
Maria Teresa Flor de Lima - Associação Atlântica de Apoio ao Doente Machado-Joseph / Associação de Doentes de Dor Crónica dos Açores
Maria Tereza Fernandes - Associação de Doentes "Da DOR Para a DOR"
Margarida Martins - Associação de Doentes com Lúpus
Paula Cruz - Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla

SIP Portugal organises dialogues on the employability of peo…

On May 20, SIP Portugal organized two meetings - one with associations representing occupational health and one with scientific societies. The meeting…

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In the midst of the elections, SIP wanted to ensure MEP candidates were aware that chronic pain is big issue in their Member State and ask for their support in keeping it on the EU health policy agenda in the next mandate

Making the voice of all addressing the societal impact of pa…

In the midst of the elections, SIP wanted to ensure MEP candidates were aware that chronic pain is big issue in their Member State and ask for their s…

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Many SIP activities will happen at the bi-annual congress on 4-7 September 2019. For the first time the learnings and achievements of SIP national platforms (NP) will be shared with the multi-disciplinary pain community. 
SIP National platform poster presentations:

SIP Malta
SIP France
SIP Spain
SIP Portugal

SIP EU poster presentations:

How to build a SIP national platform
SIP Thematic Netwrok program 2018 and Joint Statement

Dissemination of SIP materials by the SIP Partners:

at the SIP booth in the EFIC Village
at PAE booth
at the Grünenthal booth

At the EFIC congress we will officially launch the SIP NP toolkit which will help new but also existing SIP NP to build their Stakeholder Networks and to address societal Impact of pain in their countries.
SIP will also be on the scientific program at EFIC which you can find on the congress website.
Find more Information about the Congress or how to register on the EFIC Website.
 

SIP highlights at EFIC congress 2019 in Valencia

Many SIP activities will happen at the bi-annual congress on 4-7 September 2019. For the first time the learnings and achievements of SIP national pla…

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The CHRODIS+ conference this year is taking place in Budapest on the 14th and 15th of May. SIP is represented by our partner Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) and is particularly involved in the Work Package (WP) 8 on Employment and Chronic Conditions.

Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) at Chrodis Plus Conference in Bud…

The CHRODIS+ conference this year is taking place in Budapest on the 14th and 15th of May. SIP is represented by our partner Pain Alliance Europe…

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On the 3rd of April 2019, Den Haag: High level representatives of PAiN met with Dutch members of parliament

PA!N political round table meeting about pain

On the 3rd of April 2019, Den Haag: High level representatives of PAiN met with Dutch members of parliament…

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On 26 April representatives of SIP Europe, national stakeholders and members of the SIP Partners at national level met to build on the existing collaboration among pain healthcare professionals and patient groups active in Finland and to discuss first steps create a Finnish SIP national platform and the next steps in the process of pursuing common pain policies in Finland.

SIP Finland kick-off meeting

On 26 April representatives of SIP Europe, national stakeholders and members of the SIP Partners at national level met to build on the existing collab…

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"Over 220 million people in the EU suffer from neurological disorders; over 150 million people live with chronic pain.” What a great introductory to the release of the Book of Evidence (BoE) 2019-2024 mandate published by Brain, Mind & Pain Interest Group (BMP).

Brain, Mind & Pain - new Book of Evidence released for the 2…

"Over 220 million people in the EU suffer from neurological disorders; over 150 million people live with chronic pain.” What a great introductory to t…

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The XIV Atlantic Islands Pain Forum took place on 4-6 April in Funchal, Madeira. The event featured workshops, debates, symposia, panel sessions and practical courses that discussed "state of the art" in the treatment of pain from a multidisciplinary perspective. It attracted some 300 participants.

SIP Europe and SIP Portugal featured in Madeira

The XIV Atlantic Islands Pain Forum took place on 4-6 April in Funchal, Madeira. The event featured workshops, debates, symposia, panel sessions and p…

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