On 4 October 2017, the SIP steering committee met in Brussels to align on strategic objectives addressing the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) in 2018. With 50 participants from all over Europe, the steering committee discussions were grouped around the following main topics:
- Review of SIP in 2017 and SIP 2017 recommendations
- Expert Group on Social Impact of Pain (presented by Jürgen Scheftleins and Abigail Moreno Ginés from DG SANTE, European Commission)
- What’s happening in Brussels in 2018? EU Health Policy
- Discussion of SIP 2018 strategy options
A more detailed report of the discussions will be available soon.