Education & Meetings

IARS is committed to disseminating current, state-of-the art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management.

IARS is your gateway to education to advance your research and practice in anesthesia.

2019 Annual Meeting

IARS 2019 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

Improving Health Through Discovery and Education
May 18–24, 2019 • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

3 Meetings Aligned in 1 Location – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel!
IARS 2019 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will be aligned with the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Annual Meetings, May 16 – May 24, 2019, at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Attend the must-attend anesthesia meetings, developed by your colleagues and peers, to discuss the top-of-mind anesthesia topics and address your most pressing education and research needs. Join 1,000 of the world’s thought leaders in the field to shape the direction of anesthesiology in an open, collaborative environment. Experience intellectual energy and inspiration with discussions on the latest discoveries and innovations in the field.


Past Annual Meetings

Each year, more than 1,000 of the world's leading anesthesia educators and researchers convene for four days of invigorating education sessions focused on cutting-edge topics in subspecialty fields, challenging case-cased scenarios, interactive workshops, a dedicated Scholars’ Program, and three days of moderated poster discussion sessions. Discover highlights from past Annual Meetings below.


Future Annual Meetings

Mark your calendar now for the future IARS Annual Meetings and take advantage of dynamic education programs filled with opportunities to engage with world-renowned anesthesia educators and network with colleagues while gaining valuable knowledge designed to meet your needs.


Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The IARS offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to IARS members and Annual Meeting attendees. CME Courses are available for three years.
  • Claim credit from a past Annual Meeting (Available to IARS Annual Meeting Attendees Only).
  • Take advantage of current CME opportunities for Anesthesia & Analgesia (Available to IARS Members Only).
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Scholars’ Program

For More Information or Questions:

Annual Meeting Education and General Meeting Inquiries
Phone: 415-296-6910

Registration Inquiries & Support
Phone: 888-665-1371 or International Number 801-505-5264 or

Abstract Submissions, Poster Information and Abstract Awards
Phone: 415-296-6924 or 415-296-6920

Exhibits and Sponsorships
Phone: 804-550-2312

Continuing Medical Education