Past Annual Meetings
Each year, more than 1,000 anesthesiology professionals participate in four days of lectures and hands-on workshops as well as a special program for residents and students during the Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium. Meeting attendees also have the opportunity to attend more than 500 moderated abstract poster sessions. View the highlights from previous annual meetings below.

IARS 2021 Annual Meeting

May 15-16, 2021
Virtual Meeting


IARS 2020 Annual Meeting

May 15-18, 2020
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California

The 2020 Annual Meeting was canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis.


IARS 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

May 17-20, 2019
Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Photos from the Annual Meeting




IARS 2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

May 6–9, 2017
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

IARS 2016 Annual Meeting Highlights

May 21–24, 2016
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California

IARS 2015 Annual Meeting Highlights

March 21–24, 2015
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort
Honolulu, Hawaii

IARS 2014 Annual Meeting Highlights

May 17–20, 2014
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Montreal, Canada

IARS 2013 Annual Meeting Highlights

May 4–7, 2013
Sheraton Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California

IARS 2012 Annual Meeting Highlights

May 18–21, 2012
Marriott Copley Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

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

IMRA Awards

This award is intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects are selected annually, with a maximum award of $175,000 each, payable over two years.

Support IARS

The IARS contributes more than $1 million each year to fund important anesthesia research. Your donation will help support innovative and forward-thinking anesthesia research and education initiatives, all of which are designed to benefit patient care. You can feel good knowing that 100% of your donation is directly allocated to research.