Scholars’ Program Sessions

The Scholars’ Program was created in partnership with Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS) to give academic anesthesiologists from around the world the chance to meet face-to-face, network, and learn from each other.

Below are selected sessions from the Scholars’ Program meeting held April 28-29, 2018.

Introduction to the Scholars’ Program and eSAS

Moving from Insight to Scientific Premise to Research Program and What This is All About

Dr. Max Kelz kicks off the Scholars’ Program drawing on his personal experiences when he was getting started as a young anesthesiologist. He uses a series of anecdotes from his training and career to describe how early experiences, including adverse ones, have the potential to positively impact and shape a career as an anesthesia scholar. Dr. Kelz also argues the importance of thinking critically and disprove your own hypotheses, and how vital it is to channel failure into growth.

Different Paths to Success: Educational Leadership

Dr. Toledo discusses how she became a clinician educator as well as how to secure funding for educational research, one of the more difficult things to do when compared to academic research.

Different Paths to Success: Academic Leadership

To be successful in the academic field, you’ll need to be an author. The amount of papers you’ll need to write is extraordinary. Dr. Nagele provides a list of skills you’ll need to succeed, such as finding a focus on one specialization, honing your research skills, and getting a mentor to help guide and support you.

Different Paths to Success: Organizational Leadership

Dr. Hill provides a completely different career snapshot. Whether you are running a small department or an entire hospital, you will feel the pressure. Learn the skills and get the advice you’ll need to macromanage (and micromanage) the people you’ll be leading.

Resilience Personified: Junior Investigator Perspective

As an early-stage anesthesiologist, you’ll undoubtedly be asked to do everything. Dr. Julie Freed speaks about the importance of learning to say no and to protect your time, finding a mentor, and networking.

Resilience Personified: Senior Investigator Perspective

As a senior investigator, Dr. Ken Solt talks about prioritizing your time – it is essential for building a foundation to launch your career as an academic researcher.

Current Opioid Crisis: What is the Surgeon’s Role?

Pain management is not uniformly taught in surgical residency which can be detrimental to a patient’s use of opioids. The session goes in-depth about post-surgery prescriptions, and prevention education for the patients and surgeons.

Current Opioid Crisis: An Alternative to Opioids for Pain Relief?

Altered sleep after trauma or surgery is a potential risk factor for chronic pain. Take a deep-dive into a study proving the effectiveness of using caffeine to reduce pain for those who are sleep deprived.

Current Opioid Crisis: Tapping into Patient Resilience

Negative emotion and behavior adds to the pain a person feels post-surgery. Conversely, positive emotion and behavior help decrease the pain. Dr. Hassett shares tips and pain management exercises with a psychological approach to lessen our reliance on opioids.

Priorities for Developing Researchers: The IARS Perspective

Dr. Emory Brown proposes eight questions you should ask yourself to help shape your research career in anesthesiology. Your answers will lay the groundwork you’ll need for success then help move you forward.

Priorities for Developing Researchers: The NIH Perspective

Once you know what direction you’re headed, you’ll need to fund that work – so Dr. Alison Cole jumps in to explain the process of how the NIH selects projects to fund and best practices to follow to increase your chances of being selected for a grant.

From the Editor’s Desk: A No-Nonsense Guide to Successful Publications

Join editors Drs. Grocott and Leslie as they dig down into the details on how to get your research published. They cover everything from A-Z: how to design a study, the necessary approvals needed to get started, best practices in writing the outcomes, submitting it for review, the review process, and eventually being published.

Encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.
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2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 IARS Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will be aligned with the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Annual Meetings, May 16 – May 20, 2019 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.