Claim CME Credit for the IARS Annual Meeting Now

Claim CME Credit for the IARS Annual Meeting Now

CME Credit for the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting is available to registered meeting attendees for 90 days following the meeting.

Call for Session Proposals for the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting

Call for Session Proposals for the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting

Submit session proposals to the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium by Friday, July 21, 2017.

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Abstract Supplement and E-Posters

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Our Mission

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.

Latest News

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.


IARS Board of Trustees Past Chair Davy Cheng has been appointed Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs at the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, effective July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2023.

Dr. Cheng has served as the Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine since September 2001. He will conclude this role in June 2017. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 1983, and completed his anesthesia residency and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1987 at the University of Toronto. He completed a subspecialty in a Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship at the University of Iowa.

4/20/2017 12:00:00 PM

Now available! The SmartTots Panel Livestream from the 2017 IARS Annual Meeting

The International Anesthesia Research Society hosted a SmartTots-related education session at the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting. The session, The Neuroscience of Brain Development: Opportunities and Alternative Perspectives for Pediatric Anesthesia Research described age-dependent changes in anesthesia-induced brain activity in children and how this activity likely relates to the development of underlying brain circuits and early childhood development.

2/14/2017 12:00:00 PM

IARS Joins WFSA SAFE-T Consortium

The IARS has joined the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) SAFE-T Consortium. The SAFE-T Consortium (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody – Today) is a global collaboration of industry and organizations committed to the advancement of patient safety and the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia.

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10th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC: Bringing Pain Relief to All Patients
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September 06, 2017-September 09, 2017
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
(September 06, 2017-September 09, 2017)
Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room
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September 15, 2017-September 17, 2017

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Location: San Francisco, California
(September 15, 2017-September 17, 2017)
SASM 7th Annual Meeting
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October 19, 2017-October 20, 2017

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
(October 19, 2017-October 20, 2017)

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