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Event Title: 1st Congress of the Association of Southeast Asian Pain Societies
29-Nov-2006 to 02-Dec-2006 Past Event
Venue: Hotel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines
Secretariat: Pain Society of the Philippines
Organizer: Pain Society of the Philippines

Dear Colleagues,

We are honored that the Philippines was chosen to host the First Congress of the Association of the South East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS). This is a most anticipated event that heralds the binding of hands and hearts of five South East Asian countries namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand as they fight a human scourge-pain.

The Philippines, known as the "Pearl of the Orient," is a country with modern setting, yet maintains traditions and values. It boasts of the most beautiful sunsets, wonderful beaches, warm people with hospitable ways; always with a ready hand and a sunny smile. There are various sites that can be visited.

The scientific committee has prepared activities that will not only enhance knowledge in pain and its management but also updates in the latest discoveries in pain. The breadth and depth of PAIN in South East Asia will be addressed by the mentor countries in keeping with the convention theme, "ASEAN GOING GLOBAL: FILLING THE GAP BETWEEN BENCH AND BEDSIDE."

We invite you to this momentous event to be held in Manila, Philippines on November 29 to December 2, 2006.

Come and join us!


July 17, 2006

Dear Sir/Madam

I am pleased to inform that the Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP) is offering members a subsidy to attend the above congress and the criteria are as follows:

  1. Must be a life member;
  2. Young investigator must be less than 40 years of age at the time of sending the   abstract;
  3. It should be a study involving some aspects of pain management – it should not be a case report;
  4. The EXCO has to approve it and the subsidy will be given after the conference with proof of acceptance of abstract and proof of attendance.
  5. Maximum subsidy is RM2000.00 (Ringgit: Two Thousand only)

Members who wish to Apply for a subsidy to the Congress from MASP, please submit application to the email address below:

Email :

Please note that the deadline for Submission of Abstracts is July 31, 2006.

For detailed information of this congress and Submission of Abstracts, please refer to the congress website and information below:

The Garden Heights Condominium, Unit 205 269 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Quezon City 1102 Philippines

Telephone: (632) 721-2700
Telefax: (632) 723-1023
Cellular Phone: (63) 917-6213705

Website :


Yours faithfully,

Prof. Ramani Vijayan

Submission of Abstracts
  1. Start of Submission: March 1, 2006
  2. Abstracts must be written in English.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted via email as text within the body of the e-mail or as attached Microsoft Word document to:
  4. Please submit the following:
    a. Title of the study
    b. Author/s and their institutional affiliation (Please underline the name of the presenting author.)
    c. Text of the abstract (The abstract should contain the introduction, methodology, results and conclusion)
    d. Maximum number of words: 250 words or less.
  5. Deadline for Submission: Abstracts must be received by July 31, 2006

Selection of Abstracts

  1. The Scientific Committee will select papers to be presented for the poster sessions and will notify all applicants about the results of the selection.
  2. All abstracts must be from a completed research study. Abstracts from a research work in progress will not be accepted.
  3. Receipt of abstract shall be acknowledged.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  1. Dimensions: Posters should be six (6) feet high and four (4) feet wide.
  2. Format:
    a. Title: UPPERCASE LETTERS, centered
    b. Names of author/s and their institutional affiliation including e-mail address of presenting author
    c. Font size: Paragraph and Figure Caption Text (at least 24-point or 0.9 cm height); Headers (at least 36-point font or 1.2cm height)
    d. Poster should include:
       i. Introduction
       ii. Methodology
       iii. Results and Discussion
       iv. Graphs and Tables as necessary
       v. Pictures as necessary
       vi. Conclusion
       vii. Reference/Bibliography (not more than three)
  3. Authors will be required to be present during the assigned time slot of the posters session.
    during time slot of the poster session.
  4. Registration fee of presenting author to the 1st ASEAPS Congress shall be waived.
For further information on abstract submissions please refer to the congress website and contact:

The Garden Heights Condominium, Unit 205 269 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Quezon City 1102 Philippines

Telephone: (632) 721-2700
Telefax: (632) 723-1023
Cellular Phone: (63) 917-6213705

Website :


Plenary Sessions

Over-all Chairperson : Prof. Merle F. dela Cruz-Odi, MD

  1. Central Sensitization (Prof. Anthony Dickenson, MD)
    November 30, 11:00am - 12:30pm 
  2. Fibromyalgia Syndrome: The Human Model for Chronic Widespread
    Allodynia (Prof. I. Jon Russell, MD)
    November 30, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  3. Translational Research on Neuropathic Pain (Prof. Ralf Baron, MD)
    November 30, 01:30pm - 03:00 pm
  4. Causes and Treatment of Spinal Injury Pain(Prof. Michael Cousins,MD)
    November 30, 01:30pm - 3:00pm
  5. Pain Relief as a Basic Human Right (Prof. Michael Cousins, MD)
    December 1, 10:4Sam - 12:1Spm
  6. Advancing Palliative Care Globally: Transforming the Culture of
    Death (Prof. Kathleen Foley, MD)
    December 1, 10:4Sam - 12:1Spm
  7. The Meaning of Pain: From Cure to Comfort
    (Cynthia Goh, MB BS, FRCP,PhD)
    December 1, 01:30pm - 03:00pm
  8. Advances in Cancer Pain Management in 2006
    (Prof. Kathleen Foley, MDJ
    December 1, 01:30pm - 03:00pm
  9. The Contributions of Psychiatry and Psychology to the Management
    of Chronic Pain (Prof. Michael Bond, MDJ
    December 2, 1O:30am - 12:00nn
  10. Cancer Pain Management at the Terminal Stage (Prof. Ian Maddocks,MDJ
    December 2, 1O:30am - 12:00nn

Over-all Chairperson : Cristina Arenas Corleto, MD

  1. Intrathecal Drug Delivery System/Spinal Cord Stimulation (AlexYeo,MD)
    November 29, 08:30am - 10:30am

  2. Interventional Management of Low Back Pain I (Prof. Martin Mok, MD)
    November 29, 1:30pm - 5:30pm 

  3. Interventional Management of Low Back Pain II
    November 29, 1:30pm - 5:30pm 
  4. Complementary Medicine: Botulinum Toxin for Back Pain
    December 1, 8:30am - 10:00am
Lunch Syposium
  1. Pfizer    November 30, 12:30pm - 01:30pm
    Screening Instruments for Neuropathic Pain (Prof. Ma. Salome Nicdao- Vias, MDJ
  2. Janssen Pharma    December 1, 12:15pm - 01:30pm

DAY 2, November 30, 08:30am - 10:00am

  1. Neuropathic Pain I (Chairperson: Henry U. Lu, MD)
    a. Mechanism of Neuropathic Pain {Prof. Anthony Dickenson, MD}
    b. Diagnostic Tools for Neuropathic Pain { Prof. Ralf Baron, MD}
  2. Fibromyalgia (Chairperson: Alvin P. Mojica, MD)
    a. Burden of Illness (Ma. Jenelyn M. Alviar, MD)
    b. Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Clinical Presentation (Prof. I.Jon Russell,MD.)
    c. Management: Non-Pharmacologic (Josephine R. Bundoc, MD)
    d. Management: Pharmacologic (Alvin P. Mojica, MD)
  3. Painful Conditions in Neurology (Chairperson: Mayvelyn D. Gose, MD)
    a. Pain from Epidural Cord Compressions (Prof. Stuart Grossman, MD)
    b. Trigeminal Neuralgia (Willy Lopez, MD)
    c. Central Post Stroke Pain (Michelli Mae Gose- Yusay, MD)

DAY 2, November 30, 03:30pm - 5:00pm

  1. Neuropathic Pain II (Chairperson: Rosalina Espiritu-Picar, MD)
    a. What the Brain Tells the Spinal Cord (Prof. Anthony Dickenson, MD)
    b. Evidence-Based Therapy for Neuropathic Pain (Prof. Ralf Baron, MD)

DAY 3, December 1, 08:30am - 10:00am

  1. Acute Pain I (Chairperson: Lorina K. Cabaluna, MD)
    a. Understanding the Domino Effect of Pain (Romulo S. de Villa, MD, PhD)
    b. Preventive Analgesia (Alex Yeo, MD)
    c. Post Operative Management: Principles & Practices (Prof. Andi Husni Tanra)

  2. Cancer Pain I (Chairperson: Francis O. Javier, MD)
    a. Understanding Cancer Pain Syndromes (Prof. Ian Maddocks, MD)
    b. Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Pain (Prof Anthony Dickenson, MD)
    c. Pharmacogenomics of Cancer Pain (Amnuay Thithapandha, MD)
    d. Novel Drug Delivery System for Cancer Pain (Prof. Stuart Grossman, MD)

  3. Musculoskeletal Pain (Chairperson: Reynaldo R. Rey-Matias, MD)
    a. Myofascial Pain Syndrome: The Myth and Magic of Musculoskeletal Pain (Pradit Prateepavanich, MD)
    b. Pain in Exercise and Common Sports (Reynaldo R. Rey-Matias, MD)
    c. Interventional Management of Low Back Pain (Prof. Martin Mok, MD)
    d. Disc Prosthesis in Management of Back Pain (Ibet Sih, MD)

DAY 3, December 1, 03:30pm - 05:00pm

  1. Acute Pain II (Chairperson: Lorina K. Cabaluna, MD)
    a. Management of Acutely Painful Conditions (Waraporn Waikakul, MD)
    b. Reliability of Multimodal Analgesia for Postoperative Pain (Prof. Ramani Vijayan, FRCA FANZCA)
    c. Management of Procedural Pain in Pediatrics (Marichu Battad, MD)

  2. Cancer Pain II (Chairperson: Francis O. Javier, MD)
    a. Time to Revise the WHO Ladder (Bernard R. Canlas, MD)
    b. The Forgotten Pain: Cancer Pain in Children (Ma. Victoria Abesamis,MD)
    c. End of Life Care: Asian vs Western Model (Prof. Ian Maddocks, MD)

  3. Complementary Medicine I (Chairperson: Arneil T. Chua, MD)
    a. The Graston Technique for Management of Musculoskeletal Pain (Edwin Falconi, MD)
    b. Darn Method in Neuromuscular Pain (Bienvenido R. Castro, Jr., MD)
    c. "Mancao Myofascial Release for Neuromucscular Pain (Christian Emmanuel Mancao, MD)

DAY 4, December 2, 08:30am - 10:00am

  1. Pain Updates (Chairperson: Luzviminda Salomon-Kwong, MD)
    a. COX-2 Inhibitors: What is the Real Score (Sandra Navarra, MD)
    b. Headache and Migraine (Prof. Anan Srikiatkhachorn, MD)
    c. Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, (Mary Suma Cardosa, MD)

  2. Complementary Medicine II (Chairperson: Arneil T. Chua, MD)
    a. Theories on Mechanisms of Pain Control from the Western and Eastern Viewpoint (Ed Concepcion, MD)
    b. The Use of Chinese Material Medica on Pain Control (Oiming Zheng, MD)
    c. The Chiropractic Alternative: An Introduction to Natural, Non-Surgical and Drugless Pain Management (Martin Camara, MD)

  1. Pain and Education (Chairperson: Prof. Alvin Mojica, MD)
    November 30, 03:30pm - 05:00pm

    Prof. Michael Cousins, MD {Australia}
    Prof. Idrus Paturusi, MD {Indonesia}
    Mary Suma Cardosa, MD {Malaysia}
    Francis O. Javier, MD {Philippines}
    Cynthia Goh, MB BS, FRCP, PhD {Singapore} Pongparadee Chaudakshetrin MD (Thailand)

  2. Sex and Low Back Pain (Chairperson: Antonio C. Sison, MD)
    November 30, 03:30pm - 05:00pm

    Agnes C. Bueno, MD (Philippines)
    Betty Dy-Mancao, MD {Philippines)
    Eduardo R. Gatchalian, MD {Philippines)

  3. ASEAN Perspective in Pain Management (Chair: Prof. Merle F. dela Cruz, MD)
    December 1, 05:00pm-06:00pm

    rof. Idrus Paturusi, MD (Indonesia)
    Prof. Ramani Vijayan, FRCA, FANZCA {Malaysia)
    Henry U. Lu, MD {Philippines)
    Alex Yeo, MD {Singapore)
    Pradit Prateepavanich, MD {Thailand)


Registration Information
  On or Before
September 30, 2006
September 30, 2006
Residents/Fellows US$ 50 US$ 75
Medical Interns/Nurses US$ 25 US$ 40
Accompanying Persons US$ 50 US$ 75
Residents/Fellows PhP 2,000 PhP 2,500
Medical Interns/Nurses PhP 1,000 PhP 1,500
Accompanying Persons PhP I,5OO PhP 2,000
PSP members (in good standing) PhP 2,000 PhP 2,500

*Registration fees of local delegates are partly subsidized by the Pain Society of the Philippines


Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee.

Cancellation or changes made in writing before September 30 2006 (50% refund). After September 30, 2006, no refund will be made. Any refund will be made after the conference.

For Further Information on Registration, please refer to the congress website and the contacts below:

The Garden Heights Condominium, Unit 205 269 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Quezon City 1102 Philippines

Telephone: (632) 721-2700
Telefax: (632) 723-1023
Cellular Phone: (63) 917-6213705

Website :


Social Programme

November 29, Wednesday
06:30pm - 08:30pm

  • Opening Ceremonies . Filipiniana Night (Attire: National Costume)
  • One-Day Golf Tournament Ayala Greenfield Golf & Country Club

November 30, Thursday
10:00am - 11:00am

Opening of Exhibits

06:00pm - 1O:00pm
Fellowship Night

December 2, Saturday
12:00nn - 01:30pm
Closing Ceremonies


Congress Information


Hotel Philippine Plaza
Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines

Official Language: English
Date of Congress: November 29 - December 2, 2006
Deadline for Registration at Reduced Rates:  September 30, 2006
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: July 31, 2006


Prof. Michael Bond, MD (United Kingdom)
ProL Anthony Dickenson, MD (United Kingdom)
ProL Ralf Baron, MD (Germany)
Mary Suma Cardosa, MD (Malaysia)
Prof. Michael Cousins, MD (Australia)
Prof. Kathleen Foley, MD, (USA)
Maria Fitzgerald, MD (United Kingdom)
Cynthia Goh, MB BS, FRCP, PhO (Singapore)
Prof. Ian Maddocks, MD (Australia)
Bernard R. Canlas, MO (USA)
Pongparadee Chaudakshetrin, MO (Thailand)
Prof. Stuart Grossman, MO (USA)
Prof. Martin Mok, MD (USA)
ProL Idrus A. Paturusi, MD (Indonesia)
Pradit Prateepavanich, MD (Thai/and)
Prof.!. Jon Russel, MD (USA)
Prof. Anan Srikiatkhachorn, MO (Thai/and)
Prof. Andi Husni Tama, MD (Indonesia)
Amnuay Thithapandha, MD (Thai/and)
Prof. Ramani Vijayan, MD, FRCA, FANZCA (Malaysia)
Alex Yea, MO (Singapore)
Waraporn Waikakul, MD (Thai/and)

Ma. Victoria M. Abesamis, MO
Jenelyn M. Alviar, MO
Marichu Battad, MO
Agnes Bueno, MO
Josephine R. Bundoc, MD
Martin Camara, MO
Bienvenido R. Castro, Jr., MO
Ed Concepcion, MO
Romulo S. de Villa, MO, PhO
Edwin Falconi, MD
Eduardo R. Gatchalian, MO
Michelli Mae Gose-Yusay, MO
Francis O. Javier, MO
Willy Lopez, MO
Christian Emmanuel Mancao, MO
Alvin P. Mojica, MD
Sandra V. Navarra, MD
Ma. Salome Nicdao-Vios, MO
Reynaldo R. Rey-Matias, MO
Ibet Sih, MD
Qiming Zheng. MD

Cynthia Goh, MB BS, FRCP, PhD President
Waraporn Waikakul, MD Vice President
Prof Ramani Vijayan, MD, FRCA, FANZCA Vice President
Mayvelyn D. Gose, MD, FPNA Honorary Secretary
Prof. Andi Husni Tanra, MD Honorary Secretary
Cenon R. Cruz, MD Honorary Chairman
Mayvelyn D. Gose, MD, FPNA Over-all Chairmqn
Betty Dy-Mancao, MD Co-Chairman
Henry U. Lu, MD Chairman, Ways and Means
Francis O. Javier, MD Co-Chairman, Ways and Means
Prof. Merle F. dela Cruz-Odi, MD Chairman, Scientific
Antonio C. Sison, MD rman, Golf Tournament Co-Chairman, Scientific
Ludivino G. de Guzman, MD Chairman, Registration & Accommodations
Reynaldo R. Rey Matias, MD Chairman, Publications and Promotions
Salvador E. Brodit, Jr., MD Co-Chairman, Publications and Promotions
Dante P. Bornales, MD Chairman, Documentation
Antonio N.B. Yap, MD Chairman, Physical Arrangements
Ma. Ulybeth R. Tanchoco, MD Chairman, Socio-Cultural
Amado M. San Luis, MD Chairman, Awards Committee
Eric M. de Leon, MD Chairman, Security
Cenon R. Cruz, MD Chai Chairman, Golf Tournament
Henry U. Lu, MD President
Luzviminda S. Kwong, MD Vice-President
Antonio C. Sison, MD Secretary
Reynaldo Rey-Matias, MD Treasurer
Lyde M. Alday-Magpantay, MD Director
Arnell T. Chua, MD Director
Ludivino G. de Guzman, MD Director
Ma. Isabel Echanis-Melgar, PhD Director
Ma. Salome Nicdao-Vios, MD Director
Amado M. San Luis, MD Director
Antonio N.B. Yap, MD Director

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