2020

One of the main objectives of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Health standard for chronic pain, which also includes the Patient´s perspective, in the national registry.

New health standard for chronic pain in the Netherlands

One of the main objectives of PA!N (SIP NL) is to adapt a national pain guideline. As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Health …

Since the start of Societal Impact of Pain in 2009 the platform has achieved significant milestones on European and national level.

SIP National - from European recommendations to national imp…

Since the start of Societal Impact of Pain in 2009 the platform has achieved significant milestones on European and national level.…

This year is the IASP "2020 Global Year for Prevention of Pain", where the theme focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, clinicians, and patients. SIP has contributed in the last 10 years to the prevention of pain by:

IASP - 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain

This year is the IASP "2020 Global Year for Prevention of Pain", where the theme focuses on disseminating pain prevention strategies to researchers, c…

The meeting “Brain Health as a Global Priority - Time for the EU to Act Now”, jointly organized by the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and EBC was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 February 2020. This event brought together key decision-makers and stakeholders to exchange views on how brain-related priorities set at the global level can be translated into policy action at the EU and national levels of governance.

Report from meeting: Brain Health as a Global Priority – tim…

The meeting “Brain Health as a Global Priority - Time for the EU to Act Now”, jointly organized by the European Federation of Neurological Association…

The new European Commission is beginning to deliver on its key priorities, one of them being the “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”. SIP is proud to see that it also looks to solve a range of issues including the lack of adequate healthcare models and skills for palliative care and pain management.

Europes' Beating Cancer Plan

The new European Commission is beginning to deliver on its key priorities, one of them being the “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”. SIP is proud to see t…

Read the Proceedings of the 8th European symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2019) which took place on November 6-7, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The symposium entitled “Bringing pain policy to the next decade” marked the 10th anniversary of the SIP platform.

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Read the Proceedings of the 8th European symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2019) which took place on November 6-7, 2019 in Brussels…

On the eve of the SIP 2019 Symposium, SIP BE held its Steering Committee meeting. The aim of the meeting was to take the project forward, moving from a “start-up team” to a “steering committee”. All attendees agreed to this progression.

SIP Belgium Steering Committee meeting at SIP 2019

On the eve of the SIP 2019 Symposium, SIP BE held its Steering Committee meeting. The aim of the meeting was to take the project forward, moving from …

On the eve of the SIP Symposium 2019, the Spanish SIP Platform’s Steering Committee met to prepare for the upcoming SIP Spain 2020 meeting. The meeting was led by the Spanish Pain Society (SED), Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), Spanish Society of Quality of Care (SECA),with the collaboration of the Spanish Hospital Management Society (SEDISA).

SIP Spain Steering Committee meeting at SIP 2019

On the eve of the SIP Symposium 2019, the Spanish SIP Platform’s Steering Committee met to prepare for the upcoming SIP Spain 2020 meeting. The meetin…

The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on the video which was created by SIP Malta and adapted to the current situation and data in Ireland.

Impact of Chronic Pain in Ireland Video

The SIP Ireland video been created to raise awareness about the impact that pain has on patients and on the society in Ireland. It has been based on t…

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June 2017during  the Maltese Presidency of the EU council. Due to the lack of data on the needs of pain patients in Malta a research project was initiated with public funding from VOPs. The impressing results of the research project have been presented and discussed with policy makers and other stakeholders in a conference in April 2018.

SIP Malta Workshop January 2020

SIP Malta has been the first SIP national platform in Europe which has been established in 2016 on the occasion of the SIP 2017 Symposium held in June…

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