The Societal Impact of Pain – SIP Platform celebrated its 10th Anniversary 2019, in Brussels. SIP is a collaboration between: Pain Alliance Europe, European Pain Federation EFIC, Active Citizenship Network and Grünenthal.
The goal of SIP is to achieve improved care and pain management across the EU to reduce the societal impact of the disease, which touches upon all aspects of life. 1 in 5 people in Europe experience chronic pain. In Europe more than 150 million people suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain costs the EU € 240 billion a year. For more information visit https://www.sip-platform.eu/en
About 100 participants had joined the one-day conference. Program included sessions on: Pain Research; Pain Education; Pain Employment; Pain as Health Quality Indicator.
Dystonia Europe attended this meeting for the first time and we think it can add value to our work since we already are working in partnership with EFNA (European Federation of Neurological Associations) and PAE (Pain Alliance Europe) for the BMP – Brain Mind Pain project.
Monika Benson, Executive Director Dystonia Europe