Current Annual Meeting

IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

Improving Health Through Discovery and Education
April 28 – May 1, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois

3 Meetings Aligned in 1 Location – Hyatt Regency Chicago!

Chicago Skyline

IARS 2018 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, April 26 – May 1, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

You can register onsite in Chicago beginning Thursday, April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, headquarters of the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2018 Annual Meetings.

Download the Final Program for the IARS Annual Meeting

Attend the must-attend anesthesia meeting, 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.

Valuable Opportunities for Trainees and Early-stage Anesthesiologists at the IARS Annual Meeting!

If you are a Trainee or Beginning-stage Anesthesiologist, find out about the Scholars' Program.

Interested in being a mentor or having a mentor? You can sign up for either as part of the Scholars' Program, onsite in Chicago beginning Thursday, April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, headquarters of the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2018 Annual Meetings.

2018 Headquarters Hotel

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601

Hyatt Regency Chicago is the Headquarters Hotel for the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium. The hotel offers a chic, downtown retreat located steps from the Magnificent Mile and iconic Chicago destinations. Slip away for an afternoon at the Art Institute of Chicago, ride on the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s boat tour, or snap a photo in front of Cloud Gate, locally known as the Bean. Plus, savor the unparalleled views of downtown and Navy Pier from the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Join Our Focus Group!

Whether you’ve attended the IARS, AUA, or SOCCA Annual Meetings for years, or this is your first time, join us on Monday, April 30 and let us know how you see the future of Annual Meetings. We want your big ideas and blue-sky thinking - we're brainstorming about what the next generation of Annual Meetings looks like, and would like you to be part of it.

Sign up for Innovating the Attendee Experience Focus Group now!

IARS Annual Meeting CME Credits

The online CME survey for the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2017 Annual Meetings is now closed.

To claim credit, visit the website at and follow the instructions. Upon completion of the online CME survey and attesting to your level of participation in the educational activity you will receive a certificate for your records.

Physicians wishing to have credits from this educational activity reported to the ABA for the ABA MOCA® Program may do so by entering their eight digit ABA identification number when claiming CME credit.

If you have questions regarding your Annual Meeting CME Credits, please email

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