Past Exhibitors

IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL

April 28 – May 1, 2018
Descriptions and more information from our exhibitors can be found below. 
Please take the time to review the information.

Platinum Level

Bronze Level


Adaptec Medical Devices
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Anesthesia Business Consultants
Blink Device Company
Learner’s Digest International
OpenAnesthesia SelfStudyPlus
Pharmatechnology HMED
Respiratory Motion, Inc.
Senzime AB
The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists
VBM Medical Inc.
Wolters Kluwer

Commercial Support

IARS would like to thank the following companies for providing an educational grant and/or in-kind support:
FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
HeartWorks by MedaPhor
PAJUNK Medial Systems
Philips Healthcare

Company Name Booth #
Adaptec Medical Devices 5
Automated, accurate UO measurements, direct to EHR. Use existing Foley catheters and drainage bag systems. Affordable and simple to use! Critical Care and OR models. Available now for no-charge trial at interested facilities. Includes body temperature monitor as add-on module. Elevate UO to the status of other critical vital signs by simply hanging the bag and recording. Patented technology for hourly UO accuracy, at high and low volumes!
AlertWatch 17
AlertWatch markets two integrated real-time patient monitoring solutions: AlertWatch:OR, and AlertWatch:OB.

AlertWatch:OR is focused on improving intraoperative quality and safety. The solution integrates and analyzes over 200 data elements, and displays all of this information on an at-a-glance view of the patient. A recent 6-year study showed that the use of AlertWatch:OR, when compared to non use, helped drive a one day reduction in length of stay, and a $3,603 reduction in hospital charges.

AlertWatch:OB is the world’s first electronic maternal monitoring and alerting system. The solution provides a robust set of functionality focused on reducing maternal mortality. AlertWatch:OB is pending FDA 510(k) clearance.

Ambu 15
Since 1937, breakthrough ideas have fueled Ambu’s work bringing efficient healthcare solutions to life. This is what we create within our fields of excellence – Critical Care, Anesthesia, Patient Monitoring & Diagnostics, and Emergency Care.  Millions of patients and healthcare professionals worldwide depend on the functionality and performance of Ambu products.  This year Ambu is highlighting our latest innovations, the Ambu aScope™ Single-use Bronchoscopes and VivaSight™ Double Lumen/Single Lumen Tubes with integrated camera for continuous visualization.  Stop by Ambu’s booth for a demonstration.
American Society of Anesthesiologists 16
ASA® is the leading anesthesiology professional society with more than 52,000 members globally. Since its founding in 1905, the Society raises and maintains the standard of the practice of anesthesiology through education, advocacy and quality improvement by focusing on patient care and safety.  ASA is dedicated to helping physician anesthesiologists and their care teams provide the highest quality of care in a patient-centered, physician led environment.
Anesthesia Business Consultants 1
Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC provides billing & practice management services for anesthesia and pain management providers, featuring F1RSTClient, our premier client portal that allows secure and seamless access to your practice’s data along with F1RSTAnalytics, our dashboard system that provides “Insight at Your Fingertips.”  The heart of our offerings is ABC’s proprietary practice management software, F1RSTAnesthesia.  Our solutions provide accurate, prompt and complete billing and revenue cycle management.
Blink Device Company 23
Blink Device Company developed and manufactures the TwitchView System, used for the quantitative monitoring of neuromuscular blockade by means of electromyography (EMG). The system utilizes an integrated electrode array and advanced algorithms for ease-of-use and reliability.
Grifols 2
“Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.  We have three primary divisions – Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital – that develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries around the world.”
Learner’s Digest International T-1
Masimo 22
Masimo is a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies, including medical devices and a wide array of sensors that may enable earlier detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening conditions. A key medical technology innovator, Masimo is responsible for the invention of award-winning noninvasive technologies that are revolutionizing patient monitoring, including Masimo SET® pulse oximetry, Masimo rainbow® noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®), acoustic respiration rate (RRa ®), Masimo Patient SafetyNet™, SedLine® (EEG-based) Brain Function Monitors, and capnography monitors.
Merck 18
For more than a century, Merck has been bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, Merck continues be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
OpenAnesthesia SelfStudyPlus T-3
Pharmatechnology HMED 7
Pharmatech LLC  offers state of the art health care innovations for wound care and pain management. We work with Doctors and other caregivers and medical professionals to provide quality care.
Respiratory Motion, Inc. 25
Respiratory Motion, Inc. has developed the first and only patient minute ventilation monitor providing real-time, continuous, non-invasive monitoring for non-intubated patients. ExSpironTM provides Clinicians a superior solution for monitoring ventilation status, including life threatening hypoventilation. ExSpiron is a technology that detects hypoventilation early than existing technologies including SpO2 and EtCO2.

The most dangerous adverse effect of opioid analgesics is respiratory depression but surgical pain can be intense and patient satisfaction is important.  The Joint Commission guidelines now require monitoring ventilation and the depth of ventilation in non-intubated patients. Respiratory Motion, Inc. has developed the first and only minute ventilation monitor providing real-time, continuous, non-invasive monitoring for non-intubated patients. ExSpironTM provides Clinicians a superior solution for monitoring ventilation status, including life threatening hypoventilation. Whereas other technologies address the “Failure to Rescue”, meaning a patient is identified just-in-time before it is too late to rescue, the ExSpiron provides an earlier warning and the opportunity to, “Avoid the Need for Rescue.”

Accuro® by RIVANNA® is an easy-to-use spinal navigation device that improves the safety, speed, and efficiency of epidural and spinal anesthesia.
Senzime AB 4
Senzime develops unique patient-oriented monitoring systems. The portfolio of technologies includes bedside systems that enable automated and continuous monitoring of life-critical substances such as glucose and lactate in both blood and tissues, as well as systems to monitor patients’ neuromuscular function perioperatively and in the intensive care medicine setting.

TetraGraph -The next generation TOF-monitor
*The arm can be tucked under surgical drape, no thumb access required
*Less than 30 seconds start-up, no calibration needed
*Ease of use with single-use electro-sensors and no cross-contamination
*Precise & reliable information based on EMG technique

The TetraGraph monitor stimulates, measures, analyzes and displays muscle function in surgical patients receiving neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs). The solutions are designed to ensure maximum patient benefit, reduce complications associated with surgery and anesthesia, and decrease health care costs.

OnZurf Probe – Specific and fast sampling from the surface of an organ
*Continous sampling
*Collect biomarkers
*Minor invasive
*Minor stress to the organ

Onzurf Probe is based on the microdialysis technique and has a unique attachment site, which allows the probe to be easily placed on the surface of an organ without penetrating the tissue and causing unnecessary stress to the organ.

SmartTots T-4
The New York State Society of Anesthesiologists 14
For 72 years the PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA) has served the continuing medical education needs of healthcare professionals around the world who are dedicated to the practice of anesthesiology in all its forms. This diverse group includes anesthesiologists and intensivists in clinical practice and academia, physicians and PhDs engaged in research, anesthesia residents and fellows, intensive care fellows, medical students, and individuals in the allied health professions. Each year, thousands of PGA attendees take advantage of stimulating CME programs and networking opportunities in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
VBM Medical Inc. 12
Quicktrach II with Cuff: One-Step Cricothyrotomy procedure, the quickest & simplest without scalper & dilators.
Endoscopy Mask: Allows simultaneous ventilation & endoscopy of the patient to increase patient comfort & working quality.
S-Guide: excellent tool for Video Laryngoscopy, malleable Stylet & Introducer 2-in-1 combined, with Oxygenation Channel & soft tip.
Wolters Kluwer 20
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. Our solutions are designed to help professionals build clinical competency and improve practice so they can make important decisions on patient care. We offer evidence-based medical, nursing and allied health content and clinical decision support tools; drug information and patient surveillance; structured documentation and coding; precision medical research tools; and continuing medical education solutions. Our leading product brands include Audio-Digest, Lippincott, Ovid®, UpToDate®, and others.
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.
A&A Case Reports

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.

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