IARS 2019 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium
All things worth having require a bit of patience! We’re filling in session details as quickly as we can, so please check back as we post more symposia, panels, and review course lectures leading up to the Annual Meeting in Montreal May 17 – 20, 2019.
T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Global Anesthesia and Surgical Crisis – What Can We Do?
According to the The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, five out of seven billion people in our world lack access to safe, timely and affordable surgery. This crisis prematurely ends four times as many lives as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined. While the lack of access to safe anesthesia services is most severe in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, every continent has areas that are suffering.
Some may lose hope in the face of such daunting numbers. Others understand there are aggressive measures that can be taken, giving millions of patients a chance at life. Dr. Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, president of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, is working in partnership with the World Health Organization, to change the situation on the global scale.
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.