Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The IARS offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to IARS members and Annual Meeting attendees. CME Courses are available for three years.

  • Claim credit from a past Annual Meeting (Available to IARS Annual Meeting Attendees Only)
  • Take advantage of current CME opportunities for Anesthesia & Analgesia (Available to IARS Members Only)

Anesthesia & Analgesia CME Courses

Journal CME is available for three years following publication and is available for IARS members only. Take an A&A CME Course.

IARS Annual Meeting CME Credits

The CME survey for the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2018 Annual Meetings is now open. Instructions to claim CME were sent via email to all registered attendees.

To claim credit, visit the website at and follow the instructions. Upon completion of the online CME survey and attesting to your level of participation in the educational activity you will receive a certificate for your records.

Registered meeting attendees may claim CME credit for the IARS, AUA and SOCCA Annual Meetings by completing the online CME survey within 90 days from Wednesday, May 2.

Physicians wishing to have credits from this educational activity reported to the ABA for the ABA MOCA® Program may do so by entering their eight digit ABA identification number when claiming CME credit.

If you have questions regarding your Annual Meeting CME Credits, please email

Activities for which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is awarded directly by the AMA

Some activities do not occur under the auspices of an accredited CME provider. The Council on Medical Education recognizes the learning that occurs in completing these activities and allows physicians to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ directly from the AMA for the activities defined in this section.

To claim credit for these activities the physician should apply to the AMA for a certificate indicating the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ awarded for completion of each activity. Information and the direct credit application can be found at These activities include:

Teaching at a live activity

Preparing and presenting an original presentation at a live activity that has been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (if the accredited CME provider has not already awarded credit for this).

Documentation: a copy of the page(s) used by the provider to announce or describe the activity which includes the name of the speaker, accredited CME provider, AMA Credit Designation Statement, date and location of the activity.

Credit assignment: two (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per one (1) hour of presentation time.

Publishing articles

Publishing, as the lead author (first listed), a peer-reviewed article in a journal included in the MEDLINE bibliographic database.

Documentation: a reprint or copy of the page(s) of the journal, which include the name of the author listed first, the name of the journal and date published.

Credit assignment: ten (10) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per article.

Poster presentations

Preparing a poster presentation, as the first author, which is included in the published abstracts, at an activity certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Documentation: a copy of the page(s) in the published activity documents that lists the author and poster abstract, accredited CME provider, AMA Credit Designation Statement, title and date of activity.

Credit assignment: five (5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per poster.