Save the Date – April 28 – May 1! IARS 2018 Annual Meeting

Save the Date – April 28 – May 1! IARS 2018   Annual Meeting

Don’t miss out on the must-attend meeting, the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, April 28 – May 1, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.


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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 over $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 12,000 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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IARS Supports the Rally for Medical Research!

Medical research is fundamental to our health & economic prosperity! We at the IARS are grateful that Congress has made medical research a national priority through supporting the NIH & passage of the 21st Century Cures Act. But, w/o sustained, predictable funding for NIH, tomorrow’s cures may never come. Join the IARS & urge lawmakers to increase the NIH budget by $2 billion & provide hope to millions living with life-threatening & chronic diseases. #RallyMedRes.

8/11/2017 6:00:00 AM

IARS announces the 2017 Mentored Research Award Recipients

The IARS Mentored Research Awards support investigators who are working to further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related science. Our 2017 recipients are the future leaders in the field and their funded studies are vital to the progress of the specialty.

7/24/2017 9:20:00 AM

IARS Trustee Tony Jones Appointed to New Leadership Position

Dr. Tony Jones has been named President of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation and Chief Physician Executive for UAB Medicine.

7/1/2017 6:00:00 AM

IARS Trustee Beverley Orser appointed Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto

Beverley Orser, MD, PhD, has been appointed Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Orser has been recognized through many awards including the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2017 Gold Medal. She was the first recipient (1995) of the Frontiers in Anesthesia Research Award from the IARS.


Use of Anesthetics in Young Children – A Consensus Statement of the ESA, ESPA, EACTA & EuroSTAR

The ESA/ESPA/EACTA/EuroSTAR European Anaesthesiology Societies find that the current evidence to support the recent FDA Safety Warning is insufficient and incomplete. They conclude that there is no compelling evidence to change anesthetic practice for young children and pregnant women.

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