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Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) taking its first steps in Finland - Poster presentation at SIP 2019

SIP National, Finland

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

Authors:

Helena Miranda (Finnish Association for the Study of Pain),
Marja Kinnunen (Finnish Musculoskeletal Association),
Liisa Jutila (Finnish Pain Association)

In November 2018, the president of Suomen Kipu ry (Finnish Pain Association) and the president of Suomen Kivuntutkimusyhdistys ry (Finnish Association for the Study of Pain, FASP) SIP work group started open discussion
between organisations which has been the first time in the history of the associations.

Acknowledging that there is current cooperation between healthcare professionals and decision-makers, let alone with patient organisations, on chronic pain, SIP Finland was established. In addition, TULE ry (Finnish Musculoskeletal Association) has been invited to be part of the core group.

SIP Finland hosted its kick-off seminar in November, in Helsinki, Finland. It was organised by three organisations Pain Patients’ Association (Suomen Kipu Ry), Finnish Musculoskeletal Association (an umbrella organisation for several
patient and healthcare professional associations) and the Finnish Association for the Study of Pain (FASP, representing professionals in pain management and research), with the help of SIP Europe. The seminar provided both scientific
evidence and practical perspectives on the topics of children’s and adolescents‘ pain, adult rehabilitation as well as the participating in working life with chronic pain.

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:

- First seminar to launch SIP Finland

- SIP Finland kick-off meeting

- Meeting of the Finnish Pain Association with politicians

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