2019

On 19th September 2019, from 2.00 to 3.00pm, the EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar in English on:
Employment and Chronic Conditions in Europe – Facing the challenge
It aims to share information on chronic conditions in the work sector and how Chrodis Plus is dealing with it.

CHRODIS+ Webinar

On 19th September 2019, from 2.00 to 3.00pm, the EU Health Policy Platform will host a live webinar in English on: Employment and Chronic Conditions i…

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An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Launch Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Auditorium 3 in Lisbon.
The theme of the event will be "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act" and will start at 1600 with accreditation opening. Later on a debate will be held with moderator Isabel Stilwell.
You can find more information about SIP Portugal here:
- Video invitation to Launch Event
- Joint Declaration of SIP Portugal
- Dialogues on the employability of people with chronic pain

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting event will take place on October 18th in Portugal. The SIP Portugal Launch Event will be held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Audi…

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The bi-annual EFIC Congress 2019 will take place from 4-7 September in Valencia, Spain.


The representatives of the eight SIP national platforms will come together for the first time to share their experiences how to tackle the societal Impact of pain on national level.

Presentation of SIP National at EFIC congress 2019

The bi-annual EFIC Congress 2019 will take place from 4-7 September in Valencia, Spain. The representatives of the eight SIP national platforms wil…

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SIP France continues to raise awareness on chronic pain. After a first round of national mobilization with the Ministry of Health in 2018, SIP France is continuing the debate at regional level. On February 15, 2019, SIP France organised a lunch-debate on the course of care of the pain patients in the Auvergne Rhone Alpes (AURA) with the support of Lyon Hospital, host of the event.

SIP France round table meeting in Lyon in February

SIP France continues to raise awareness on chronic pain. After a first round of national mobilization with the Ministry of Health in 2018, SIP France…

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SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the Belgian workforce and Society by developing and presenting multi-stakeholder recommendations to policy makers.

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement

SIP Belgium has released a national SIP Joint Statement, explaining their goal to improve the (re)integration of pain patients in the Belgian workforc…

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On the 25th of June 2019 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) hosted a patient centric Pain Platform meeting at the House of Lords, to explore the burden of chronic pain in England, and how policy can be improved to support patient outcomes. The meeting was sponsored by The Rt Hon. the Lord Luce and hosted by the CPPC and financially supported by a grant from Grünenthal Ltd.

Attending the event were over 50 individuals from across the chronic pain policy landscape, including representatives from patient organisations, NHS England, clinicians, parliamentarians, government officials and industry. The CPPC will be writing up a full report of the event, which will carry forward the key themes and recommendations made by the Pain Platform’s speakers and attendees. The report will be shared with the events’ attendees and CPPC affiliates. It will also be shared on the CPPC website. Meanwhile you can find information here: https://chronicpainpolicycoalition.com/events/

Chronic Pain Policy Coalition 2019 Pain Platform

On the 25th of June 2019 the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) hosted a patient centric Pain Platform meeting at the House of Lords, to explore the…

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The joint statement has been prepared by the SIP Portugal platform in March 2019 and presents the common position of all those involved and proposes actions to be taken, relevant to pain, in two categories: employment and education. There is a need to develop policies and design action strategies so that many of the key problems identified are reduced. This is only possible if there is an effective and preventive intervention of public policies in health.
The document is a great example how a national SIP platform should address societal impact of pain topics to policy makers and is a helpful tool for other SIP national platforms to prepare similar documents for national use

Joint Declaration of the Platform for the Social Impact of P…

The joint statement has been prepared by the SIP Portugal platform in March 2019 and presents the common position of all those involved and proposes a…

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The 2019-2020 Call for Proposals will be available online on the website of BMP Grant for a period of 6 months starting July 2019.

Call for Proposals - Brain, Mind, and Pain (BMP) Patient-Cen…

The 2019-2020 Call for Proposals will be available online on the website of BMP Grant for a period of 6 months starting July 2019.…

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Last year the European international research project IMI-PainCare started aiming at improving the care of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain.
The consortium of 40 partners from academia, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), pain societies, patient organisations and companies from the pharmaceutical industry has been working together in an unprecedented close collaboration and it is a pleasure to inform you about the achievements.

What has happened since IMI Pain Care was launched?

Last year the European international research project IMI-PainCare started aiming at improving the care of patients suffering from acute and…

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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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