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Save the Date! May 19-24, 2016 | San Francisco, CA

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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11/20/2015 11:16:00 AM

New Analgesic May Be Alternative to Opioids for Sedation and Anesthesia

Isovaline, a new type of analgesic drug, may be a promising alternative to opioids for anesthesia and procedural sedation, according to animal studies reported in in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

11/10/2015 10:18:00 AM

SmartTots Urges Continued Research on Possible Effects of Anesthesia on Young Children; Issues Supplement to Recent Consensus Statement

Supplement issued following recent study showing no difference in developing brain between children given general and regional anesthesia in one scenario

10/26/2015 11:01:00 AM

American Society of Anesthesiologists Recognizes Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., with its Excellence in Research Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., with its 2015 Excellence in Research Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements that are significantly affecting the practice and science of anesthesiology. Dr. Brown is known for his experimental research on understanding how anesthetics act in the brain to create the states of general anesthesia.

10/13/2015 9:34:00 AM

SmartTots Releases Consensus Statement Regarding Anesthesia Safety in Young Children

SmartTots today released an updated consensus statement that emphasizes a need for more research into the safety of anesthetics and sedatives administered to infants and young children under the age of 4.

10/6/2015 11:15:00 AM

Marijuana Extract Doesn't Reduce Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

The marijuana extract tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) isn't effective in preventing nausea and vomiting after surgery in patients at high risk of this common complication, reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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NYSORA Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia & Intravenous Access Boutique Workshop
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December 19, 2015-December 20, 2015

All Day Event

St Luke's Hospital, Muhlengerg Auditorium
New York, NY
(December 19, 2015-December 20, 2015)
1st NYSORA International Winter Symposium at the XIV Winter Olympic Games Mountain
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January 27, 2016-January 30, 2016
All Day Event

Location: Jahorina, Sarajevo, BiH
(January 27, 2016-January 30, 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

All Day Event

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
Abu Dhabi, UAE
(March 17, 2016-March 19, 2016)

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