Societal Impact of Pain Symposium – Brussels, November 17-18

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SIPOnce ​a ​year ​politicians, ​budget ​holders, ​decision ​makers, ​HTA ​bodies, ​health ​care ​professionals, ​pain ​advocacy ​groups ​are ​gathering ​for ​the ​annual ​SIP ​symposium ​in ​Brussels ​to ​create ​awareness ​about ​the ​societal ​impact ​of ​pain ​in ​Europe ​and ​to ​develop ​and ​foster ​European-wide ​policy ​strategies ​& ​activities ​for ​an ​improved ​pain ​care ​in ​Europe. ​The ​SIP ​symposium ​also ​provides ​the ​opportunity ​ ​to ​exchange ​of ​information ​on ​best ​practices ​and ​to ​network ​with ​stakeholders ​from ​all ​over ​Europe. ​ ​​Please ​join ​the ​discussion ​on ​the ​ ​SIP ​Group ​on ​LinkedIn ​where ​more ​than ​2500 ​members ​of ​the ​SIP ​global ​community ​share ​and ​discuss ​trends ​and ​issues ​relevant ​to ​field ​of ​pain ​care. ​

The ​timing ​of ​this ​years ​SIP ​symposium ​is ​scheduled ​to ​coincide ​with ​the ​Italian ​Presidency ​of ​the ​EU ​council ​as ​during ​this ​period ​for ​this ​first ​TIME ​ever ​all ​EU ​Health ​Ministers ​will ​be ​discussing ​the ​societal ​burden ​of ​Chronic ​Pain ​and ​Palliative ​Care ​and ​will ​be ​actively ​debating ​how ​to ​address ​this ​health ​policy ​priority ​in ​the ​years ​to ​come.

Considering ​the ​importance ​of ​this ​announcement, ​it ​was ​decided ​to ​celebrate ​the ​5th ​SIP ​symposium ​by ​inviting ​Nick ​Ross, ​one ​of ​the ​most ​renowned ​European ​journalists ​and ​scientific ​moderators ​to ​lead ​four ​interactive ​panel ​discussions. ​Nick ​Ross ​has ​a ​long ​interest ​and ​involvement ​with ​healthcare ​policy ​and ​an ​interest ​in ​pain ​management ​( ​you ​can ​find ​a ​brief ​CV ​below* ​and ​more ​details ​can ​be ​found ​on ​http://www.nickross.com/