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. 

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

Experiences from a SIP National Platform in Belgium - Poster…

At the SIP 2019 Symposium on the 7th November in Brussels, SIP Belgium presented their work at the poster session, dedicated to the SIP National Platf…

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The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands (PA!N), a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), aims to improve the quality of life of patients with acute and/or chronic pain through prevention and to develop and implement good multi-dimensional diagnostics and adequate sustainable treatments. PA!N consists of 11 professional associations and 1 patient association.

The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands; the way forward! - pos…

The Pain Alliance in the Netherlands (PA!N), a chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), aims to improve the quality of l…

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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.

Experiences from a SIP National Platform in Portugal - Poste…

SIP Portugal brings together representatives from Portuguese organisations, with an interest in pain care, including healthcare professionals, pain ad…

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

Experiences from a SIP National Platform in France - poster …

At the SIP 2019 Symposium on the 7th November in Brussels, SIP France presented their work at the poster session, dedicated to the SIP National Platfo…

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In Slovenia, representatives from scientific and patient organisations, representatives from the National Council, PAE, Grünenthal, and EFIC came together in October 2019 to establish SIP SLO. The event was designed as conference with the aim to raise awareness on societal impact of pain in Slovenia, establish SIP SLO, produce a position paper, and to design an action plan for next two years.

Experiences from a SIP National Platform in Slovenia - Poste…

In Slovenia, representatives from scientific and patient organisations, representatives from the National Council, PAE, Grünenthal, and EFIC came toge…

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