2018 Abstract Submission Information

Submit Abstracts by Thursday, December 28 to 1, 2 or all 3 Must-Attend Anesthesia Meetings!

Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST

The Abstract Submission Site for the SOCCA, IARS and AUA 2018 Annual Meetings is now open. You may submit your abstract to one, two or all three meetings via this abstract submission site.

Submission Site:

Guidelines and Instructions

Please read the Abstract Guidelines and Instructions before preparing and submitting your abstract for review.

CME Disclosure Forms: The IARS requires all presenting authors to complete and submit their CME disclosure information prior to completing and submitting their online abstract submission on the abstract management site. The disclosure form is included as a step with your online submission.

Submission Limits

Abstract Submission Limit: There are no restrictions on the number of submissions you may submit or on the number of submissions that may be accepted for presentation. You may submit your abstract to one, two or all three meetings via the abstract submission site.

Author Limit: Please enter all authors in the order they should appear in the heading of the abstract. Please note: The maximum number of authors allowed for an abstract is seven (7), including the presenting author. The presenting author will need to complete a disclosure form via the submission site prior to the completion of the submission in order to be reviewed.

Character Limit: The abstract body text must be a minimum of 700 characters and may not exceed 3,000 characters. The institutions, abstract title, author listing, references, and any images/charts are NOT included in the character count. The system will display your character count usage as you complete your submission.

Abstract Categories

Following are the anesthesia subspecialty categories available for abstract submission to the IARS, AUA and SOCCA Annual Meetings. You must select one category with your submission.

IARS and SOCCA Medically Challenging Case Reports Abstract Submissions should be submitted for review under the "Medically Challenging Cases" category. If the words "Case Report" are included in the title or abstract, the abstract must be represented under the Medically Challenging Cases category.

Accepted Medically Challenging Case Reports will be presented at the Annual Meeting. However, they are not eligible for nomination for the IARS Kosaka Best of Meeting Abstract Awards or the SOCCA Young Investigator Award, and they will not be published in the May Supplement to Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Abstract Anesthesia Subspecialty Categories

  • Airway Management
  • Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Anesthetic Pharmacology
  • Bench Science
  • Blood Management
  • Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care
  • Economics, Education and Policy
  • Geriatric Anesthesia
  • Global Health
  • Liver
  • Medically Challenging Cases
  • Metabolism and Perioperative Care
  • Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Obesity
  • Obstetric Anesthesiology
  • Pain and Addiction Pathways
  • Pain Mechanisms
  • Pain Medicine
  • Patient Safety
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Respiration
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Technology, Computing and Simulation, Equipment Monitoring
  • Trauma


Submission Confirmation Notification: Receipt of all completed submissions will be acknowledged by a system-generated email from each Society to the submitter. You will receive an email confirmation for each completed abstract submission.

Author Notifications: The presenting author will be notified by the third week of February 2018 with the status of their abstract submissions.

Presenting Author Requirements

Registration and Attendance: All accepted abstracts will require a paid, registered presenter to attend the meeting and present the accepted abstracts and are required to pay the fee to register to attend the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, AUA 2018 Annual Meeting and/or the SOCCA 2018 Annual Meeting and Critical Care Update.

Registration for Abstract Presenting Authors is required by Wednesday, February 22, 2018. Abstracts without a registered author on or before Wednesday, February 22, 2018 will be removed from publication in the Society program.

Abstract Presenter Replacements: If the submitting or contact author is not able to attend the Annual Meeting to present their abstract, they must designate a presenter to register and attend on their behalf. After the site closes on Thursday, December 28, 2017, you must change your abstract presenter by contacting the Society in writing at:


Questions and Additional Information

Abstract Submission Questions: If you have questions regarding the abstract submission criteria or process, please contact the Society in writing at:


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