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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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1/14/2016 4:23:00 PM

Ultrasound Guidance Lowers Risks of Thoracic Nerve Block Technique for Mastectomy

A regional anesthesia technique called thoracic paravertebral nerve block (TPVB) is highly effective in controlling pain after breast cancer surgery, but concern about potential complications may limit its use. A new study provides evidence that using ultrasound to guide the nerve blocking procedure lowers the risk of complications, reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

12/10/2015 1:11:00 PM

Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Women Less Likely to Receive Labor Analgesia

Why do Hispanic women have reduced rates of epidural or spinal (neuraxial) analgesia during labor? Language barriers may be a key factor, according to a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

12/8/2015 10:53:00 AM

WHO Recommends against International Control of Ketamine

Seven ‘New Psychoactive Substances’ Considered to Pose Health Risks.

12/7/2015 3:59:00 PM

A Less Risky Anesthesia for Babies

More hospitals evaluate spinal anesthesia for surgeries that last 1½ hours or less

11/30/2015 10:21:00 AM

Ketamine Is Medicine

The Chinese government is working to have ketamine ‘scheduled’ by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. If this move is successful, medical access to ketamine will become severely limited.

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2016 SOAP Sol Shnider, MD Obstetric Anesthesia Meeting
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March 10, 2016-March 13, 2016

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Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Francisco, California
(March 10, 2016-March 13, 2016)
2nd NYSORA Middle East 2016 International Symposium on Regional Anesthesia, Pain and Perioperative M
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March 17, 2016-March 19, 2016

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Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
Abu Dhabi, UAE
(March 17, 2016-March 19, 2016)
41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting
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March 31, 2016-April 02, 2016

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The Roosevelt
New Orleans, Louisiana
(March 31, 2016-April 02, 2016)

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