In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Portugal can be found.
Portugal signs the Montreal Declaration
The Portuguese Association for the Study of Pain (APED) has signed the Montreal Declaration, joining more than 50 institutions around the world that want to ensure recognition of access to pain treatment as a Fundamental Human Right.
In June 2018 a group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives met to identify relevant topics for SIP and launched the national SIP platform in Portugal. Both groups are now working together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.
Maria do Rosário Alonso - Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo da Dor (APED)
Maria Teresa Flor de Lima - Associação de Doentes de Dor Crónica dos Açores (ADDCA)
Ivone Machado - Associação Atlântica de Apoio a Doentes de Machado-Joseph (AAADMJ)
Isabel Pireza - Associação Portuguesa de Doentes com Enxaqueca e Cefaleias (MiGRA)
Margarida Piçarra Navalhinhas - Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla (SPEM)