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.

Networking and Mentoring Opportunities

IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium
Improving Health Through Discovery and Education
April 28 – May 1, 2018, Chicago, Illinois

IARS First-Time Attendee Orientation and Networking Session
Friday, April 27, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Click here to download First-Time Attendee Tips for the IARS Annual Meeting.

At the IARS First-Time Attendee Orientation and Networking Session, review what’s new at the IARS Annual Meeting and gain strategies to make the most of your experience and maximize the value to you. Meet other first-time attendees and learn from loyal return attendees. Find out how to select your sessions and when to visit the exhibitors. Plus, receive tips on how, when and where to network most effectively. Grow your network and gain insight from your peers and colleagues.

IARS, AUA, SOCCA & eSAS Scholars’ Program Mentor-Trainee Reception*
Friday, April 27, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Based on rigorous evaluation of both mentors’ expertise and trainees’ needs, early-stage scholars and trainees will be matched with mentors who will provide first-hand advice and guidance during the event on a variety of topic. Take advantage of this unique occasion to network and socialize with fellow scholars and participate in mentoring opportunities.

*Pre-registration is required. The Scholars’ Program requires a separate non-refundable fee and includes education sessions, reception, breakfast and lunch

New This Year! Dine-Arounds

The IARS is offering Dine-Arounds, 10-person dinners where attendees can network. Make friends and gain mentors in the casual setting of a Dine-Around while discussing the top-of-mind anesthesia topics. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for a more meaningful networking experience.

Each Dine-Around Session will include 5-6 groups and each group will include 2 experts as hosts and facilitators for discussion topics, topics to be determined. Locations, restaurant cuisines and price points will be provided closer to the meeting. Sign-up today when registering and make sure you secure one of the limited spaces!

Dine-Around Session 1
Friday, April 27, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dine-Around Session 2
Sunday, April 29, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Attendees may attend both sessions if space is available. Locations will be provided by IARS. Dining costs are the responsibility of attendees.

IARS, AUA & and SOCCA Alignment Reception
Saturday, April 28, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to connect, collaborate, and join your colleagues and peers while visiting the Tabletop Exhibits at the Alignment Reception.

For More Information or Questions:

Annual Meeting Education and General Meeting Inquiries
Phone: 415-296-6910
Email: [email protected]

Registration Inquiries & Support
Phone: 888-665-1371 or International Number 801-505-5264 or
Email: [email protected]

Abstract Submissions, Poster Information and Abstract Awards
Phone: 415-296-6924 or 415-296-6920
Email: [email protected]

Exhibits and Sponsorships
Phone: 804-550-2312
Email: [email protected]

Continuing Medical Education
Email: [email protected]