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IARS 2016 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will be aligned with the SOCCA and AUA Annual Meetings.

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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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8/24/2015 3:14:00 PM

Ebola Virus Disease—Anesthesiologists Need to 'Better Prepare and Educate' Themselves

As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are certain to occur in the future, reports the September issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

8/14/2015 11:50:00 AM

Anesthesia Information Management System Alerts Can Improve Patient Care—But Raise Design and Implementation Challenges

Automated alerts generated using data from hospital anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) are a promising approach to influencing the behavior of anesthesia providers—with the goal of improving care for patients undergoing surgery, according to a paper published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

7/27/2015 11:22:00 AM

Stillbirth and Late Termination of Pregnancy—Women in 'Agonizing' Situations Need 'Empathic, Supportive Care'

Stillbirth or late termination of pregnancy due to severe fetal anomalies is a heartbreaking event for women and families—and one that poses challenges for all members of the healthcare team as they seek to provide empathic and supportive care, according to a special article in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

6/25/2015 11:04:00 AM

Functional Class Helps Predict Mortality Risk after Surgery

Information on functional status—whether or not a person can carry out routine daily tasks independently—improves the ability to predict risk of death in patients undergoing surgery, according to a study in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

6/5/2015 10:00:00 AM

New Data on Botulinum Toxin as Treatment for Nerve Pain

Further evidence that 'Botox' may be useful for different types of neuropathy.

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The 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC®
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September 02, 2015-September 05, 2015

All Day Event

Translating Evidence Into Practice
Location: Vienna, Austria
(September 02, 2015-September 05, 2015)
34th Annual ESRA Congress
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September 02, 2015-September 05, 2015
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Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center
Ljubljana, Slovenia
(September 02, 2015-September 05, 2015)
14th Annual Symposium on Regional Anesthesia, Pain and Perioperative Medicine
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September 19, 2015-September 20, 2015
All Day Event

Marriot Marquis Hotel
New York, New York
(September 19, 2015-September 20, 2015)

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