2018 Session Proposal Submissions

IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

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

Online Session Proposal Submission Site

The 2018 Session Proposal Submission Site is now closed.

Session Proposals Submission Site:

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 21 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Session proposals will be evaluated at the end of August and notifications will be sent to the session organizer of each proposal in the middle of September 2017.

Online Session Proposal Submission Guidelines and Instructions

All submitters are required to read the Guidelines and Instructions prior to submitting their proposals.
Click here to access a copy of the Guidelines and Instructions.

Review Process:
Each proposal will be reviewed in relationship to current practices and future developments in anesthesia as well as needs assessment, outcomes, and requirements.

Acceptability of each proposal will be evaluated on the organization and clarity of the proposal content and the relationship of the stated learner objectives relating to the proposal content.

All applications must include complete organizer, moderator and presenter information, including disclosure forms, in order to be considered for review.

In order to present at the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting, presenters must be able to present any date and time between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 1, 2018.


Speaker Reimbursement Policy for Accepted Session Proposals:
Speakers at the IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium, with the exception of PBLD presenters, receive complimentary registration to the meeting and are responsible for all related travel expenses for their sessions. PBLD presenters are responsible for all expense associated with their sessions, including registration to the meeting.

IARS Anesthesia Subspecialty Topics for Session Proposals

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


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