1. Pain as a quality indicator for health care
  2. Chronic Pain: a disease or multi-morbidity?
  3. The relevance of pain in cancer care and rehabilitation
  4. Pain, rehabilitation and reintegration of workers in the working force


Anyone actively involved in shaping future pain policy e.g. health care professionals, politicians, representatives of pain advocacy groups, insurances, health authorities, regulators and budget holders


2016, May 23 & 24


  • May 23: European Parliament, 60 rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60, B-1047 – Bruxelles/Brussels
  • May 24: Concert Noble, Rue d’Arlon 82-84, B-1040 – Bruxelles/Brussels

Due to the limited space available and restriction on number of external visitors to the European Parliament, participation at SIP 2016 will be confirmed by the organisers after registration. Seats will be assigned to active participants (e.g. speakers, working group members) first, the remaining seats will be assigned on a “first come, first served” base. Participation is free, although participants will need to cover their own travel costs.

For registration: http://www.regonline.co.uk/sip-2016. After receipt of application for registration you will be notified on the status of your registration.

You can download the SIP flyer here.

The scientific framework of the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP) platform is under the responsibility of the European Pain Federation EFIC®. Cooperation partners for SIP 2016 are Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) and Active Citizenship Network (ACN).The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal GmbH is responsible for funding and non-financial support (e.g. logistical support). The scientific aims of the SIP symposia have been endorsed by a large number of international and national pain advocacy groups, scientific organisations and authorities.

For further information please visit the SIP website at: https://www.sip-platform.eu or contact: sip-platform@grunenthal.com