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The IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, held May 6-9, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC

IARS 2017 Call For Abstracts

  Call for Abstracts - IARS 2017 Annual Meeting

Submit your abstracts to the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting, May 6-9, 2017, in Washington, DC today. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 31.

IARS 2017 Annual Meeting

Save the Date! May 6-9, 2017 – IARS 2017 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar to attend the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, May 6-9, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, DC.

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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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Job Search Announcement: Program Officer

The IARS is seeking candidates for the position of Program Officer for the IARS-FDA SmartTots Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The position is a new, part-time, academic contract role created to support the SmartTots research direction and the design of new research studies. SmartTots funds research to increase the safety of anesthetic and sedative drugs for the millions of children who undergo anesthesia and sedation each year. Learn more at SmartTots!

12/16/2016 1:11:00 PM

Response to the FDA Med Watch December 16, 2016

On Wednesday, December 14, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Drug Safety Communication warning that; "repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic or sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than three years of age or in pregnant women during the final trimester may affect development of children’s brains." The FDA defined lengthy as greater than three hours of exposure.

12/2/2016 10:34:00 AM

Preventing Zika From Blood Transfusion—Steps to Reduce Transfusion Needs Will Also Lower Zika Risk

As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. The problem of transfusion-related Zika virus transmission—and recommended strategies to reduce that risk—are outlined in a special article in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia is published by Wolters Kluwer.

11/3/2016 12:41:00 PM

WHO Recommends 29 Ways to Stop Surgical Infections and Avoid Superbugs

New Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection issued by the World Health Organization include a list of 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from 26 reviews of the latest evidence. The recommendations were published in "The Lancet Infectious Diseases" and are designed to address the increasing burden of health care associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally.

10/7/2016 1:13:00 PM

Dr. Davy Cheng Chairs Circulation Track at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA), and the Scientific Affairs Committee of the WFSA in Hong Kong

Dr. Davy Cheng, Chair and Chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Western University, chaired the Circulation Track of WCA HK 2016, and led 80 esteemed cardiac anesthesiologists presenting in the track.

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Call for Abstracts! IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium
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January 31, 2017

All Day Event

Present your original research to more than 1,000 of the world’s leading minds in anesthesia education and research at the 2017 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium.
(All Day Event)
42nd Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting
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April 06, 2017-April 08, 2017

All Day Event

Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California
(April 06, 2017-April 08, 2017)
SCA 6th Annual Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium
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April 21, 2017

All Day Event

Loews Royal Pacific
Orlando, Florida
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