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2023 IASP-Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp


30 April 20233 May 2023


Buddy Oriental Hotel, Pak Kred, Nonthaburi province, Thailand
17/55 Sukkhaprachasan 2
Nonthaburi, Pak Kret District 11120

Apply to Attend the 2023 IASP-Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp
Application Deadline: 15 January 2023

The IASP Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp is an inter-professional residential education program in pain management funded by the IASP and run by the Association of Southeast Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS). The aim of the Pain Camp is to improve the knowledge and practice of pain management and is targeted at young healthcare professionals in Southeast Asia. Since 2011, 5 pain camps have been run just prior to the biennial ASEAPS Congress in Bangkok, Singapore, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia. The program has had a positive impact on pain education and practice to a total of 145 healthcare professionals from ASEAN countries and other LMICs in Asia and the Pacific including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, Timor Leste and Fiji.

In 2023, The Thai Association for the Study of Pain (TASP) is organizing the 6th IASP Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp followed by the 9th Association of Southeast Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) Congress. This Pain Camp is being supported by a grant from the IASP and by members of ASEAPS and SARPS (South Asian Regional Pain Society).

Read the Testimonial of 2013 IASP-Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp Attendee Dr Jimmy F. A. Barus >

Program Course

The 2023 IASP Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp program will focus on topics that are relevant to day-to-day clinical practice, providing 3 days of interactive interdisciplinary educational activities and a 1-day refresher course on the latest in basic science and clinical practice in pain management.

Dates & Venue

Part I 30 April to 2 May 2023. Buddy Oriental Hotel, Pak Kred, Nonthaburi province, Thailand

Part II 3 May 2023 Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Thailand

Faculty and Coordinators

The 2023 IASP-Southeast Asian Pain Management Camp is organized by Mary Cardosa, Pongparadee Chaudakshetrin, and a coordinating team from TASP who will handle all local responsibilities. The faculty includes researchers and clinicians from IASP, and ASEAPS, many of whom have been involved in the previous IASP-Southeast Asian Pain Management Camps: Michael K Nicholas, Fiona Blyth AM, Andrew S.C. Rice, Roger Goucke, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Catherine Bushnell, Ramani Vijayan, Jocelyn C. Que, Jimmy Barus, Takdir Musba, Angela Yeo, Ong Say Yang, Phyu Phyu Lay, Supranee Niruthisard and Sasikarn

Course Requirements

  1. Participants must attend the full event (4 days).
  2. Participants must understand and speak English as all lectures and teaching activities will be in English.
  3. Selected participants will be required to complete the online EPM (Essential Pain Management) module and complete the post-test with at least an 80% passing score before attending the pain camp.

The EPM Online is available at the Praxhub website https://app.praxhub.com/education/390

Participants must email the certificate from the EPM Online as proof of completion of this course.

Who Should Apply?

The 2023 IASP-ASEAPS Pain Management Camp is open to 32 medical doctors and allied healthcare professionals (nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, and pharmacists) from any specialty, who are working on a full-time basis in medical services of hospitals and teaching institutions based in ASEAN and other LMICs in Asia and the Pacific.

Registration and Travel

The registration fee for IASP-ASEAPS Pain Management Camp is a non-refundable USD1500 and covers the course fee, food, and all on-site activities and workshops. Ground transportation from Suvannaphumi / DonMueng airport to Buddy Riverside Hotel and from Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok to Suvannaphumi /DonMueng airport will be provided.

Travel stipends for airfare and accommodation are available for applicants from non-ASEAPS countries. The travel and accommodation of selected participants from ASEAPS and SARPS countries will be supported by their respective pain societies.

Requirements and Supporting Documents From Applicants

  1. Fill out the online application form
  2. Resume / CV with recent photo
  3. Copy of Medical/allied health sciences degree
  4. Letter of recommendation from 2 referees (one should be from the delegate’s institute, workplace, or local Pain association who will support his/her travel and accommodation)


Once your complete application has been received and processed, it will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, who will base their evaluation on the submitted documents (letter of interest, resume, and letters of recommendation). Shortlisted applicants may have to provide supplemental documents to enrich their application files. Selected candidates will receive a notification e-mail and must complete the EPM online course before being confirmed as a participant in the 2023 Pain Camp.

Important Dates

  • Applications open: November 15th, 2022
  • Applications close: January 15th, 2023
  • Notification of results: 20 February 2023
  • Date of event: April 30th to May 3rd, 2023
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