Dedicated volunteers from the anesthesia community have helped to lead and direct many important programs at IARS.

These committees include:

Anesthesia Research Council

Supported by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Foundation for Anesthesia and Education Research (FAER) and IARS, the Anesthesia Research Council aims to advance scientific discovery and health care policy through the development and dissemination of research in anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine.

Annual Meeting Oversight Committee

The Annual Meeting Oversight Committee is a fast-paced committee responsible for the planning and execution of the IARS Annual Meeting and other educational opportunities throughout the year.

COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Board 

The COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Board helps curate and evaluate the most relevant peer-reviewed research coming out in anesthesiology journals about COVID-19 and synthesizes major takeaways to share with members and the anesthesia community.

Membership Committees and Subcommittees

The Membership Committee provides strategic direction on overall membership policies, recruitment, retention and engagement strategies, as well as advises IARS on the most meaningful member and anesthesia community experiences. The Committee oversees 3 subcommittees (1. Outreach, Retention and Engagement Subcommittee, 2. International Subcommittee, 3. Online Member Community Subcommittee), each focused on specific goals and tasks around membership and engagement.


  • Outreach, Retention and Engagement Subcommittee
    The Outreach, Retention & Engagement Subcommittee focuses on increasing outreach to IARS members and the anesthesia community and recruiting new, active and engaged members and participants to expand the IARS membership and community while engaging and retaining current members.
  • International Subcommittee
    The International Subcommittee focuses on developing new and innovative ways to engage the international community through IARS membership and education and research activities.
  • Online Member Community Subcommittee
    The Online Member Community Subcommittee focuses on championing the Online Member Community in DocMatter to IARS members and the anesthesia community and increasing overall engagement in the community.

Research & Education Awards Committee

The IARS Research & Education Awards Committee provides strategic direction and oversight for the IARS Awards Programs. The members ensure that award dollars are utilized in a strategic manner to maximize impact and best meet the changing needs of the specialty, and further the IARS mission.