International Press Briefing SIP 2013 - 15 May

International Press Briefing on "Societal Impact of Pain" 

View here the pictures of the SIP 2013 Press Briefing
In contrast to the last three years of symposia, this year the SIP Programme Committee decided to organize the so-called SIP 2013 Focus Groups. The Focus Groups will take place on 14 - 15 May in the Renaissance Hotel and the European Parliament in Brussels.

Experts in the field of using and implementing pain indicators, politicians, policy-makers, health care professionals etc. will discuss about the two different topics: "Pain as Quality Outcomes Indicator" and "Chronic Pain in the Working Population". An objective is to build an agree upon a comprehensive, but "European-reduced", set/selection of indicators for pain management of chronic non-malignant pain. Another objective; ensure that the working population is able to re-enter the workforce, even if they have been affected by chronic pain.

The international Press Briefing for SIP 2013 will take place on 15 May 2013 at 10.30 - 12:00 in the THON Hotel EU:

Watch the full Press Briefing Video Recording, with the presentations of all four speakers.

Hans-Georg Kress

EFIC President

Welcome & Introduction to SIP 2013 Focus Groups

Video (eng)Statement (eng) 

Alberto Grua

Executive Vice President, Grünenthal Europe & Australia

Welcome & The challenge of measuring pain in Europe Presentation  Video (eng)  
Statement (eng)
Statement (it)

Rolf-Detlef Treede

Medical Faculty of University Mannheim, Germany Report of SIP Focus Group 1: SIP Recommendations on the European Implementation of Quality Indicators in Chronic Non-Malignant Pain Management Presentation
Video (eng) 
Statement (eng)
Statement (de)

Giustino Varrassi

EFIC Past President

Outlook to SIP Focus Group 2: The societal and economic burden of chronic pain / Sharing European best practices for reintegrating chronic pain patients into the workforce

Video (eng) 
Statement (eng)  
Statement (it)

For more information on the topics, speakers and discussions of 14 and 15 May, please have a look into the SIP 2013 Preliminary Programme.

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