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Exciting kick-off meeting at the European Commission


Our Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform is one of only three topics selected for the prestigious Thematic Networks program in 2018!

On the 10th of April, the SIP delegation represented by Vittoria Carraro (EFIC), Joop van Griensven (PAE), Anca Pop (PAE) and Gudula Petersen (Grünenthal) met with the European Commission for the kick-off meeting on the Thematic Network. The meeting was an open discussion with the Commission running for over 4 hours together with representatives from all three Thematic Network Groups.

The Commission representatives have been very supportive and provided valuable guidance on how to produce a Joint Statement and how to build on other existing initiatives.

What’s next?

  • By mid of June 2018: submit the first draft of the Joint Statement
  • End of June 2018: first WebEx Webinar with the Commission and other members of Health Policy Platform with the objective to call for comments and endorsements

We need the support of all SIP Partners and Endorsers to make the most of this fantastic opportunity!

In the upcoming days, we will provide further guidance on how to contribute to the SIP Thematic Network and build on all the great work the SIP platform has done to date!


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