Annual Meeting Oversight Committee

The Annual Meeting Oversight Committee (AMOC) provides oversight for the Annual Meeting, presented by IARS and SOCCA. The AMOC is a fast-paced committee responsible for the planning and execution of the Annual Meeting and other educational opportunities throughout the year.

Members of the AMOC are a subset of the IARS Board of Trustees, with the exception of the representative(s) from the Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS), IARS Mentored Research Awards Committee, The Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA), and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA). The AMOC term is one year and members can be reappointed. The IARS Board of Trustees Chair assigns Board Members to serve on the AMOC each year and may request that AMOC members retain their positions from the previous year.

Co-Chairs

Max Kelz

Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD

IARS Trustee

Anesthesia Distinguished Professor; Chair of Admissions MD PhD Neuroscience Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; MSTP Program Advisor, University of Pennsylvania; Director for Research Education, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; Director, Dripps Research Fellowship Program, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director NEURRAL Center, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; MSTP Program Steering Committee, University of Pennsylvania; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Y.S. Prakash

Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD

IARS Vice Chair

Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Associate Dean for Research, Midwest, Mayo Clinic; Consultant, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering; Chair, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

Committee Members

Meredith Adams

Meredith Adams, MD, MS, FASA, FAMIA

IARS Trustee

​Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, and Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Douglas Colquhoun

Douglas Colquhoun, MB ChB, MPH, MSc

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS) Representative

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Allison Dalton

Allison Dalton, MD

Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) Representative

​Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care at the University of Chicago, Associate Chair for Education and Director of the Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, Departmental wellness liaison and is the Founder and Director of the Anesthesia Peer Support Group

Chicago, IL

Julie Freed

Julie Freed, MD, PhD

IARS Mentored Research Awards Representative 

​Associate Professor; Executive Vice Chair; Director of Clinical Research, Medical College of Wisconsin

Brookfield, WI

Seun Johnson-Akeju

Seun Johnson-Akeju, MD, MMSc

IARS Secretary and Treasurer

​Anesthetist-in-Chief, Henry Isaiah Dorr Associate Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

Kunal Karamchandani

Kunal Karamchandani, MD

Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) Representative

​Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

George A. Mashour

George A. Mashour, MD, PhD

IARS Trustee

Chair, Anesthesiology; Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology; Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program; Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Yasuko Nagasaka

Yasuko Nagasaka, MD, PhD

The Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA) Representative

Professor in Anesthesia, Chair and Director of the Department of Anesthesia, Tokyo Women’s Medical University

Tokyo, Japan

Christian Werner

Beverley A. Orser, MD, PhD

IARS Chair

Affiliate Scientist, Biological Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Professor, departments of physiology and anesthesia, Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Anaesthesia, Tier 2

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Rubin

Daniel S. Rubin, MD

Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS) Representative

Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care, The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Kristin Schreiber

Kristin Schreiber, MD, PhD

IARS Mentored Research Awards Representative 

Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Vice Chair of Faculty Development in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Santhanam Suresh

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP

IARS Physician Executive

Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics

Chicago, Illinois

Vivianne Tawfik

Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD

IARS Trustee

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine; Principal Investigator, Vivianne Tawfik Lab; Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM), Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Stanford University

Stanford, California

Alexander Zarbock

Alexander Zarbock, MD, PhD

IARS Trustee

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy
Westfälische Wilhelms University Hospital Münster

Münster, Germany