Scholars’ Program – Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28

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

The Scholars’ Program requires a separate $50 non-refundable fee and pre-registration. This fee includes education sessions, reception, breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited.

The Scholars’ Program will have a broad appeal, particularly to early-stage scholars in anesthesiology who are looking for best practices in adapting to the rapidly changing world of academic anesthesia and medicine. Through innovative teaching approaches, scholars will receive the much-needed skills they desire while interacting with peers and mentors.

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

Based on rigorous evaluation of both mentors’ expertise and trainees’ needs, goal-focused interactions will be catalyzed. Trainees will be matched with a mentor and have an opportunity to interact during this reception.

Saturday, April 28, 6:15 am – 7:15 am
Breakfast with IARS, AUA & SOCCA Leadership and Mentors

Share the most important meal of the day and network with the IARS, AUA & SOCCA Leadership and Mentors in anesthesiology education and research.

Saturday, April 28, 9:30 am – 9:40 am
Introduction to the Scholars’ Program and eSAS
with Drs. Vivianne Tawfik and Elizabeth L. Whitlock

The Scholars’ Program is an amazing opportunity for early-stage faculty, fellows, residents and other trainees to gain exposure to exciting advances in the field, learn more about career development in academic anesthesiology and meet other early-stage scholars.

Saturday, April 28, 9:40 am – 10:30 am
Moving from Insight to Scientific Premise to Research Program and What This is All About
with Drs. Max B. Kelz and Katie J. Schenning

Delve deeply into scientific premises and gain insight into the most thought-provoking research programs in anesthesiology.

Saturday, April 28, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Shine Like A Rockstar: Different Paths to Success
with Drs. Boris D. Heifets, Laureen Hill, Manoj M. Lalu, Peter Nagele, and Paloma Toledo

Learn how to succeed on the clinician-investigator track and observe highlighted pathways, illustrating lessons learned towards success in academic anesthesiology.

Saturday, April 28, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch Session: Resilience Personified: Transitioning from Trainee to Junior Faculty and Beyond
with Drs. Julie K. Freed, Ken Solt, and Elizabeth L. Whitlock

As young physician scientists continue to face unique challenges, it is important to address the transition from trainee to early-stage faculty including all the pitfalls along the way. Hear about the paths taken by two early-stage scholars during this session.

Saturday, April 28, 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Moving Fluidly Across the Translational Spectrum: Current Opioid Crisis
with Drs. Catherine Chen, Afton Hassett, Michael R. Mathis, Giancarlo Vanini, and Jennifer F. Waljee

Explore the promising avenue of innovative and scalable self-management strategies and discuss how effectively empowering patients with anxiety and pain-coping skills would hopefully decrease the use of analgesics and increase patient satisfaction.

Saturday, April 28, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Priorities for Developing Researchers: Perspectives from the NIH and IARS
with Drs. Emery N. Brown, Alison Cole, and Julie K. Freed

Discover and evaluate the most important priorities for developing researchers from several perspectives including the NIH and IARS.

Saturday, April 28, 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
From the Editor’s Desk: A No-Nonsense Guide to Successful Publication
with Drs. Hilary P. Grocott, Kate Leslie, and Jamie R. Privratsky

Great research deserves wide dissemination; therefore, providing early-career researchers a no-nonsense and hassle-free approach to designing, implementing, reporting and submitting studies is necessary to maximize impact.

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