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.


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.

Focus on the Research, Focus on the Future

(No-longer a) Resident Austin Peters pinpoints why the IARS Annual Meeting is valuable when you’re getting started in anesthesia in this video.

IARS Annual Meeting
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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.