SIP Conference 31-05-2012

European Positioning Statement: Chronic Pain fundamental for European health.

International multi-stakeholder platform acknowledges chronic pain as disease in its own – European policy-makers challenged to respond.

SIP 2012 Copenhagen Press Conference

SIP 2012 Copenhagen Press Conference

Copenhagen, 31 May, 2012.

On occasion of the 3rd international symposium on the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2012) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 29-31 May,

a European multi-stakeholder expert group finalised their positioning paper demanding acknowledgement of chronic pain as disease

in its own by EU governmental institutions and member state governments. During the Danish EU Presidency, more than 400 stakeholders

from more than 30 countries came together to raise awareness on the societal impact of pain, exchange national best practices and foster

European and national pain care policy projects. The symposium took place under the high patronage of the Italian Presidency of the

Council of Ministers and the Italian Ministry of Health.

The scientific aims of SIP 2012 were endorsed by more than 160 international organisations. Read more ....