Visiting Consultant Pain Specialist


Anesthesiology Department


Hospital Selayang



Dr. Mary Cardosa


Dr Mary Suma Cardosa is a Visiting Consultant Pain Specialist at Hospital Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia. She is the President of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP), Secretary of ASEAPS, Secretary of the IASP (2020-2022) and Chair of the Developing Countries Working Group.
Mary has done pioneering work in setting up pain services in Malaysia for acute, cancer and chronic pain management in Ministry of Health (MOH) hospitals and primary care settings. She started the Menang Pain management program in Selayang Hospital in 2002 which become a model for group self-management programs in Southeast Asia. She also initiated the implementation of “Pain as the 5th Vital Sign” and the “Pain Free Program” in the MOH. She was involved in planning and running 5 IASP Southeast Asia Pain Camps since 2011, and was the key person in the design and implementation of the IASP Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic Toolkit project.


Friday, September 23, 2022

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Increasing the Capacity for Delivering Interdisciplinary Pain Management in Southeast Asia: A Model for Lower Resource Regions

Tracks: Education
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

Despite strong evidence of the impact of pain burden globally, there is a mismatch between burden and resources for improving…