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Experiences from a SIP National Platform in France - Poster presentation at SIP 2019

Gisele Pickering, Frederic Aubrun, Serge Perrot, Franck Telmon, Francoise Alliot Launois, Aude Alfonsi – SIP National, France

At the SIP 2019 Symposium on the 7th November in Brussels, SIP France presented their work at the poster session, dedicated to the SIP National Platforms.

Authors:

Gisele Pickering (European Pain Federation EFIC),
Frederic Aubrun (Société Française d’Etude et Traitement de la Douleur, Montferrat, France),
Serge Perrot (Société Française d’Etude et Traitement de la Douleur, Montferrat, France),
Françoise Alliot Launois (Association Française de Lutte Anti Rhumatismale, Paris, France),
Franck Telmon (Grünenthal, Nanterre, France),
Aude Alfonsi (Grünenthal, Nanterre, France)


SIP France was established to improve pain care policies by gathering a broad coalition of multi-disciplinary organizations. SIP France developed a pain position paper (White Book), endorsed by medical societies, patient associations and healthcare professional organisations involved in pain care. Eighteen representatives from medical societies (pain, rehabilitation, geriatrics, emergency, anesthesiology, rheumatology), patient organisations (pain, fibromyalgia, rheumatology), and healthcare professional organizations (general practitioners and pharmacist) came together in May 2018 to provide concrete measures to improve pain care pathway by focusing on five priority areas: integration, prevention, participation, protection, and
mobilisation.

Aimed at raising awareness of pain and the need for it to be a health priority, SIP distributed its position paper at a national event and also organised regional roundtables in the AURA region and Lyon to involve local physicians, patients, and politicians, and share local positive experiences on pain patient care pathway improvements.

For further information about the SIP 2019 symposium, please have a look at the Event Programme.

You can find additional information under the following articles:

- SIP France round table meetings in Lyon and AURA region

- French law on pain management in children with cancer

- SIP France at the French Ministry of Health

- Official launch of SIP France

- French White Book on pain 2017

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