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23-24 May 2016 - Under the motto ‘Time for Action’, over 220 representatives of health care- and stakeholder- organisations from more than 28 countries met in the European Parliament and Concert Noble in Brussels to discuss the “Societal Impact of Pain” (SIP 2016). The objectives of the symposium SIP 2016 were endorsed by over 160 organisations active in the field of pain.
“We Need Our Heads Examined”, a campaign led by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) and supported by fifteen of its members, is calling on the Government to tackle the critical shortage of rehabilitation services for people with neurological conditions.
There is a dire shortage of rehabilitation services in Ireland for the 25,000 people with neurological conditions each year who need them. Without rehabilitation, people suffer preventable disabilities, cannot return to work and young people are forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them to go.
SIP 2016 "Time for Action!"
The 6th Societal Impact of Pain (SIP) symposium takes place in Brussels / Belgium on 23-24 May 2016 and brings together international experts in the field of pain care, along with patient representatives, policy makers and other stakeholders in the field of pain policy.
Topics for discussion this year are:
The mypainfeelslike… campaign launched on 25th April 2016 aims to raise awareness of pain and support patients when communicating with healthcare professionals. The campaign is a collaboration between Grünenthal and Chronic Pain Ireland and supported by Multiple Sclerosis Ireland and The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland.
It's Brain Awareness Week and we are raising awareness of neurological conditions in Ireland. Download this factsheet from the Neurological Alliance of Ireland which provides facts and figures on neurological conditions and a recap on their asks in the run up to the general election