The Societal Impact of Pain (SIP)

A Multi-Stakeholder Platform in Europe

The "Societal Impact of Pain" (SIP) is an international platform created in 2009 as a joint initiative of European Pain Federation EFIC® and the pharmaceutical Grünenthal GmbH and aims for

  • raising awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems
  • exchanging information and sharing best-practices across all member states of the European Union
  • developing and fostering European-wide policy strategies & activities for an improved pain care in Europe (Pain Policy).

The platform provides opportunities for discussion for health care professionals, pain advocacy groups, politicians, insurances, representatives of health authorities, regulators and budget holders.

The scientific framework of the SIP platform is under the responsibility of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. Co-operation partners for SIP 2017 are Pain Alliance Europe and Active Citizenship Network. The SIP 2017 symposium is co-hosted by the Malta Health Network and the No Pain Foundation. The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is responsible for funding and non-financial support. SIP 2017 is made possible with the financial support of the Ministry for Finance in Malta.

SIP 2017 is made possible with the support of the Maltese Ministry for Health Malta and financial support provided by the Maltese Ministry for Finance and takes place under the auspice of the agenda of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Here you can find the complete overview of organisations that have endorsed one or more SIP annual events.