Once 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/