Sip Belgium

In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Belgium can be found.

The Belgian Pain Society and the international humanitarian medical NGO, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), organized a thematic symposium on “Pain in victims of conflicts, tortures and refugees” on February 21th in Brussels at the MSF premises.
A multidisciplinary panel of experts, including Julia Downing, Patrice Forget, Pierre-Michel François, Judith Kendell, Eric Weerts and Amanda Williams, discussed the challenges and opportunities related to this complex issue.
Various topics were discussed in the format of a roundtable including pain management in conflict areas and pain and mental health in tortured refugees, as well as their unmet needs. Patrice Forget, president of the Belgian Pain Society, acted as moderator of the event.
What’s to come? The Belgian Pain Society and Doctors Without Borders aim to take stock of the outcomes of the discussion and tackling the issue of pain in victims of conflicts, tortures and refugees with a position paper to be launched by the end of the year.
Pain in victims of torture is also one of the topics within this year’s focus of the Global and European Year against pain, which focuses on the most vulnerable in 2019. Below you can find the link to the relevant Global and European year factsheets:
- Chronic Pain as a Consequence of Torture: Assessment
- Chronic Pain as a Consequence of Torture: Management
The annual meeting of the Belgian Pain Society (BPS), taking place on May 18 in Brussels, will also contribute to carry on the scientific debate on the topic of the 2019 Year Against Pain, as the BPS annual meeting will be focused on "Pain in vulnerable populations".
For more information on the European and Global Year Against Pain in the most vulnerable please visit the  EYAP page and GYAP page

Meeting on pain in victims of conflicts, tortures and refugees

The Belgian Pain Society and the international humanitarian medical NGO, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), organized a thematic symposium on “Pain in vic…

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Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments in Brussels on the 25th of Oktober. SIP Belgium, established in the beginning of 2018, shared their objectives in a presentation (attached).

Updates SIP Belgium October 2018

Representatives from countries with SIP related activities and national platforms provided an update on their activities and policy developments in Br…

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Dr. Saskia Decuman, ergotherapist and expert from the Belgium Institute for Public Sickness Insurance and Handicaps (RIZIV), has been convinced of the benefits to reintegrate people with chronic pain into work for a long time. It is now time for recommendations to be transposed into policy guidelines.
A core team representing multiple stakeholder groups including payer started their work. Main focus will be “reintegration of chronic pain patients into work”. First results have been published in a newspaper article.
The publication can be found here.

A project team for SIP Belgium started its work

Dr. Saskia Decuman, ergotherapist and expert from the Belgium Institute for Public Sickness Insurance and Handicaps (RIZIV), has been convinced of the…

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Low back pain is a common Problem with high societal impact, with a one-year prevalence of nearly 40% and a lifetime prevalence of over 70% in industrialized countries.

Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain: Development of a Clinical …

Low back pain is a common Problem with high societal impact, with a one-year prevalence of nearly 40% and a lifetime prevalence of over 70% in industr…

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Letter from the Belgian Federal Ministry of Health, Directorate for acute, chronic and elderly care, asking for candidates to run these pain centers.

Belgian Federal Ministry of Health

Letter from the Belgian Federal Ministry of Health, Directorate for acute, chronic and elderly care, asking for candidates to run these pain centers.…

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Short Info

In May 2018 a core team representing multiple stakeholder groups including payers started their work on launching SIP Belgium.

Contact

HCPs Contact:
Bart Morlion

Patients Contact:
 

Grünenthal Contact:
Luc Pallen

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