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

Ana Pedro, Maria Teresa Flor-de-Lima, Rita Tinoco – SIP National, Portugal

SIP Portugal brings together representatives from Portuguese organisations, with an interest in pain care, including healthcare professionals, pain advocacy groups, patient organisations, and the pharmaceutical industry.

SIP Portugal organised a meeting with eight companies from different sectors to present measures that aim to promote the maintenance of work or professional reintegration of people with chronic pain, to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, as well as early retirement due to disability.

SIP Portugal also organised a meeting with associations representing occupational health and with scientific societies composed of health professionals to promote dialogue on the employability of people with chronic pain. As a result, a Joint Statement was developed.

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