Societal Impact of Pain - Initiatives

Raising awareness for chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level in the European Parliament on 4 May 2011, it is SIP's mission to raise awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems and to exchange information and share best-practices across all member states of the European Union. 

The following information shows different country initiatives, press activities and communication materials from European Member States to make aware of the societal impact of pain in their country. 

Finland is the 8th country in Europe to launch the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP) platform. The kick-off seminar was held in November 29th, 2019 in Helsinki. SIP is an international platform that provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, healthcare insurance providers, representatives of health authorities, regulators and budget holders in European countries. SIP FIN seminar was organized by Finnish Pain Association, Finnish Musculoskeletal Association TULE and Finnish Association for the Study of Pain.

First seminar to launch SIP Finland

Finland is the 8th country in Europe to launch the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP) platform. The kick-off seminar was held in November 29th, 2019 in H…

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An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Helsinki, Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist first Seminar with their local SIP Partners - Finnish Pain Association, Finnish Musculoskeletal Association and Finnish Association for the Study of Pain. 

SIP Finland first seminar

An exciting event will take place on November 29th in Helsinki, Finland, just after the SIP Symposium. The new SIP National platform will host ist fir…

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SIP National Event in Slovenia

An exciting national event took place on October 10 in Ljubljana, Slovenia with many representatives from national patient and healthcare organisation…

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An exciting Event has taken place on October 18th in Portugal with about 80 representatives from healthcare and patient organisations. The SIP Portugal Event was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  in Lisbon with the title "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act". The Panel session has been moderated by the journalist Isabel Stilwell.

SIP Portugal Launch Event

An exciting Event has taken place on October 18th in Portugal with about 80 representatives from healthcare and patient organisations. The SIP Portuga…

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On 16 September, the members of SIP Portugal met to talk about the activities carried out over the past year and prepare for the official launch of SIP Portugal which will take place on 18 October.
The theme of the event will be "Investigate, Evaluate, Educate, Act".

SIP Portugal pre-launch meeting

On 16 September, the members of SIP Portugal met to talk about the activities carried out over the past year and prepare for the official launch of SI…

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