Special Events and General Information

Special Events

Scholars’ Program Reception
Network and socialize with fellow scholars as well as participate in mentoring opportunities at the Scholars’ Program Reception, Saturday, May 6, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm. The Scholars’ Program requires pre-registration and an additional fee.

Alignment Reception for IARS, AUA and SOCCA
Come together and celebrate the convergence of the IARS, AUA, and SOCCA Annual Meetings and meet the leaders in all subspecialties in anesthesiology in one location, Washington DC. Relax, unwind and join your colleagues and peers at the Alignment Reception on Saturday May 6, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.


IARS 2017 Annual Meeting App
The IARS 2017 Annual Meeting will feature an interactive app that will allow you to view the complete event schedule, explore all sessions, and get detailed presenter information. Expand your professional network and make the most of your Annual Meeting experience!


Electronic Devices
Please silence all electronic devices during education sessions. Videotaping and recording of sessions is not allowed without the written permission from the presenter(s).

Photography Release
The IARS plans to take photographs at the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Symposium and to reproduce them in IARS news or promotional materials, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the IARS website. By participating in the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Symposium, you grant the IARS the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes.

No Smoking Policy
Smoking is not permitted at IARS events. We respectfully request that you abide by our smoke-free policy. Thank you.

Special Services
If you have a special need or a disability, please contact IARS staff at or at the Registration Desk during the weekend of the annual meeting for special accommodations.

IARS On Demand – Back in 2017
IARS On Demand will maximize your Annual Meeting investment!
Select the Gold Package on your registration form and lock-in pre-registration savings! GOLD Registration Fee includes Meeting Registration plus IARS On Demand, an online library with 80 hours of educational content from the meeting. Revisit sessions you attended and participate in those you missed anytime, anywhere. Plus, earn additional CME credits.

Washington DC Travel Tips

Time Zone
Washington DC follows Eastern Time Zone (EST).

Washington DC Airports
There are three major airports in the Washington DC region to choose from: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (code: IAD) and Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (code: BWI). Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest airport to the IARS Headquarters Hotel, Grand Hyatt Washington.

Washington DC is a bustling city with a great local public transportation system. The Metrorail and Metro bus offer the most clean and efficient transportation in the city providing routes to all parts of Washington DC. The Metro station consists of light rail trains and buses. Base Fares range anywhere from $1.75 to $4.00, to calculate the exact cost of fare visit ( The closest Metro station the Grand Hyatt is located on 607 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, approximately 3 minutes from the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel. Taxis, rental car services and Uber cars are also available throughout the city. For more information on traveling, visit

Although Washington, DC’s weather can be extreme, the spring is milder with temperatures in the 60s and occasional showers. Pack for both rain and sunshine!

For More Information or Questions:

Annual Meeting Education and General Meeting Inquiries

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

Abstract Submissions, Poster Information and Abstract Awards

Exhibits and Sponsorships
Phone: 804-550-2312

Continuing Medical Education