Upcoming Events


You can find SIP’s upcoming events below:


Pain Treatment, Management and Prevention – Is Europe Providing Adequate Access?

Location: European Parliament, Brussels

Date and time: 16th October 2024 at 10h30-13h00 CET

Join us for an in-depth discussion on the accessibility of pain treatment, management, and prevention across Europe. This pivotal event, hosted at the European Parliament, will provide a unique platform for policymakers, the scientific community and patients to convene, share insights, and collaborate on critical issues surrounding pain care.

We are bringing together a diverse and influential group of participants, including representatives of the Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) platform, EU and international policymakers with a strong interest in health and focusing on the implementation of ICD-11, and leading pain experts from across Europe. This assembly of expertise and authority will foster comprehensive discussions on the current state of pain management, identify gaps in accessibility, and explore innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes.

The event aims to disseminate crucial documents such as the SIP Book of Evidence on the Burden of Pain and the EFIC Multimodal Pain Treatment Position Paper, which provide foundational knowledge and strategic directions for addressing pain in Europe. By nurturing interest in access to pain treatment and promoting best practice we seek to enhance the effectiveness and reach of pain management strategies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), hear impactful patient testimonials, and delve into expert-led sessions covering topics from multimodal pain treatment to the role of self-management and digital therapeutics. Discussions will also encompass the promotion of healthy lifestyles, prevention strategies, and the complexities of ensuring access to essential medicines while controlling misuse.

This event is not just a discussion, but a call to action for EU and national policymakers to recognise the burden of pain, prioritise its management within healthcare systems, and support the implementation of effective policies and practices.

By the end of the session, we aim to develop and disseminate an event report that will inform and guide future initiatives across Europe.

Join us in this essential dialogue to shape the future of pain treatment and management, ensuring better access, improved quality of life for patients, and a more informed and coordinated approach to pain care in Europe.

Please find the Draft Agenda here.

Please register for the event here.

Please note the Agenda and other event details could still change until the day of the event.