2016 Annual Meeting

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The IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will take place May 21-24, 2016 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California.

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The IARS 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 nearly $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 15,000 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 Case Reports, published semi-monthly.

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4/19/2016 1:58:00 PM

Santhanam Suresh Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Santhanam Suresh, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and director of the Pain Management Team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and a member of the IARS Board of Trustees was awarded ASRA’s Distinguished Service Award during a ceremony held April 2nd in conjunction with the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

4/19/2016 11:02:00 AM

Return of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Has Implications for Hospital Care

With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even fatal outcomes—for the first time. A special article in Anesthesia & Analgesia presents a review and update for hospital-based providers who may encounter VPDs—particularly the operating room and intensive care unit.

4/13/2016 12:03:00 PM

'Proliposomal' Local Anesthetic Shows Promise for Longer-Lasting Pain Relief

A new "proliposomal" preparation of the local anesthetic drug ropivacaine may provide a valuable new option for pain relief in some clinical situations, with key advantages over other types of slow-release local anesthetics, suggest a pair of reports in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

4/6/2016 3:14:00 PM

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Neurotoxicology and Teratology

Developmental Neurotoxicity Associated with Pediatric General Anesthesia: Preclinical Findings

3/23/2016 9:51:00 AM

Seizure Drug Gabapentin Lowers Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Risk

The anticonvulsant medication gabapentin—already a useful part of strategies to control pain after surgery—also effectively reduces the common complication of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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