Call for 2019 Session Proposals

Submit Session Proposal Submissions to the IARS 2019 Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Submission deadline is Monday, July 16, 2018.

Scholars' Program

Watch Sessions from the 2018 Scholars' Program

View selected sessions from the Scholars' Program meeting held on April 28, 2018.


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Why Dr. David Barbara Values Networking Options at the IARS Annual Meeting

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Why Dr. David Barbara Values Networking Options at the IARS Annual Meeting


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The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes over $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 12,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the monthly Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Practice, published semi-monthly.

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5/17/2018 6:00:00 AM

IARS 2018 Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award

IARS is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award. Chosen from a pool of international applicants, our 2018 award winner is Wei Chao, MD, PhD, FAHA. Dr. Chao’s award winning project is titled: Extracellular RNA, inflammation, and sepsis.


SelfStudy Previews AI-Powered Platform for Delivering Personalized Content and Adaptive Learning Programs

SelfStudy Inc., a new learning optimization technology company, today announced it will preview on Saturday, April 28, the first implementation of its AI-powered cloud platform for delivering personalized content discovery and adaptive learning programs. SelfStudy360 will be demonstrated publicly at the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium in Chicago.

4/18/2018 3:05:00 PM

Mayo Clinic Study Adds Valuable Knowledge to Body of Research on Pediatric Anesthesia

Study of children undergoing anesthesia before age 3 supports earlier findings of no significant negative impact on intelligence, but multiple exposures may be associated with behavioral or learning problems; more research needed.


IARS 2018 Scholars Travel Award Recipients

IARS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Scholars Travel Award. Chosen from a pool of international applicants, the five recipients are: Jacqueline Carrico, University of Colorado; Adaora Chima, MBBS, MPH, University of Rochester Medical Center; Agnes Crnic, HBSc., MSc., University of Ottawa; Austin Peters, MD, Oregon Health & Science University; and Seyed A. Safavynia, MD, PhD, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College.



The IARS announces a new SmartTots Medical Director!

The IARS recently announced the appointment of Lena S. Sun, MD, as the Medical Director of SmartTots. Dr. Sun is an established basic science, translational and clinical researcher, a board-certified physician in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology and a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist.

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ESRA 2018 – 37th Annual ESRA Congress
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September 12, 2018-September 15, 2018

All Day Event

Dublin, Ireland
(September 12, 2018-September 15, 2018)
Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room
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September 14, 2018-September 16, 2018

All Day Event

Location: Hilton Financial District Hotel, San Francisco, CA
(September 14, 2018-September 16, 2018)
SASM 8th Annual Meeting
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October 11, 2018-October 12, 2018

All Day Event

Location: San Francisco, California
(October 11, 2018-October 12, 2018)

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