Trainee and Early-Career Resources
The IARS is committed to providing its trainee and early-career members with resources to succeed in their career in anesthesiology.

In-Training and Program-Supported In-Training Memberships

IARS offers two discounted membership types for individuals currently in-training with the same great benefits.

Mentoring Opportunities

Participants of the Scholars’ Program at the IARS Annual Meeting will have an opportunity to be mentored by a well-established anesthesiologist during a Mentor and Networking Reception.


Sponsored by the IARS, OpenAnesthesia™ premiered in 2009 as an experimental project designed to advance graduate medical education in the field of anesthesia. Founded by Dr. Edward C. Nemergut and Dr. Robert Thiele, the initiative has grown considerably and now offers comprehensive online and mobile educational resources for anesthesiologists around the world.

Scholars’ Program

The Scholars’ Program, offered as part of the IARS Annual Meeting, is specifically designed for early-stage anesthesiology scholars and focuses on topics unique to them, such as sharpening skills and best practices, career and publishing advice, and networking.

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS)

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS), which helps to plan the Scholars’ Program at the IARS Annual Meeting, is a community led by trainees, for trainees. eSAS serves the interests of early-career anesthesiologist scientists, providing an academic home for developing scholars in anesthesiology. To learn more about eSAS and how to get involved, visit


SelfStudyPLUS is a personalized, adaptive learning system that provides access to more than 2,100 questions written by teaching physicians at top hospitals via an easy-to-use web app. It provides an opportunity for anesthesiologists to strengthen their knowledge and retention via innovative technology based on research in education, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience. Participants can earn up to 10 hours of CME for every 50 correct questions.

The Daily Dose

Discover highlights from each day’s sessions during the IARS, AUA and SOCCA Annual Meetings, offering you the most important takeaways you need to know, fresh from the meetings.

EEG for Anesthesia

In recent years, a new approach for EEG monitoring in anesthesiology has been developed, making it possible for anesthesia care providers to easily read and recognize “EEG signatures” and dose-response patterns for most anesthetic drugs. This activity is composed of several courses, developed to introduce you to the basics of using EEG to recognize the altered states of arousal caused by commonly used anesthetic drugs.

Get Involved with IARS

Share your knowledge, time and skills with the IARS community in a variety of ways.

IARS on Demand

IARS On Demand delivers 80 hours of presentations from the IARS Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium. With IARS Annual Meeting On Demand, you can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ while exploring sessions on a variety of subspecialty topics.

IARS YouTube Channel

Find out what your colleagues are saying about the Annual Meeting and IARS.

Live-Streamed Sessions from the 2019 Annual Meeting

It’s almost as good as being there! For those who can’t make it to Montreal, we’re live streaming 11 outstanding sessions from the 2019 Annual Meeting. All sessions, times and the link to watch are available via the link below.


The IARS sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA and works with multiple stakeholders to address scientific and clinical gaps regarding the safe use of anesthetics and sedatives in children. Research funded through SmartTots investigates multiple aspects of existing anesthetics and their administration, including dosage and exposure.

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.


This award was developed by a consortium of academic anesthesiology organizations with the goal of supporting the development of proposals for pragmatic clinical trials by anesthesiology investigators for submission to external funding sources, such as the NIH.

Abstract Awards

IARS abstract submitters to the Annual Meeting are eligible for multiple awards.

FARA Awards

This award was established to foster innovation and creativity by an individual researcher in the anesthesiology field. The next FARA grant cycle will begin in late 2020 with a due date in early 2021.

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.