The Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP) is a Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). It was formed in 1993 by a group of enthusiastic doctors who felt that patients in pain were not being treated adequately, whether it was acute, chronic, or cancer pain and that there was a real need for education on better pain management in Malaysia.

The main objectives of MASP are:

  •  To promote education and training in the field of pain.
  •  To promote and facilitate the dissemination of new information in the field of pain.
  •  To achieve liaison with similar bodies and other specialists in other regions.
  •  To advise national agencies on standards relating to the use of drugs, appliances and other procedures relating to pain relief.
  •  To encourage and promote friendship among members of the society.

As the management of pain cuts across many disciplines, membership of MASP is open to any health care professional who is interested in pain management - doctors, nurses, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.