Education & Meetings

As anesthesiology’s non-political organization focused on providing scientific, evidence-based, and safe anesthesia care, the IARS is committed to disseminating current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management through numerous educational outlets.


The IARS holds an Annual Meeting yearly where the anesthesia community can come together to discuss the most pressing issues to the specialty of anesthesia and healthcare as a whole plus find many opportunities to connect with peers and thought leaders. The IARS Annual Meeting focuses on state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical and basic science anesthesiology and accepts scientific abstract submissions and medically challenging case reports.

Additionally, each year early-career anesthesia scholars can take advantage of a valuable day of programming during the Scholars’ Program, designed just to meet their needs, with important takeaways and opportunities for connection.

Webinar Series

The IARS Webinar Series meets the most pressing needs of the anesthesia community.

This series is designed to present high-quality, informative content on current basic and clinical research. The goal is to help advance the anesthesiology specialty through year-round education and to allow attendees to hear from and connect with experts in the anesthesiology field. Our educational webinars are complimentary and open to the public.

IARS full members who are unable to participate in the live webinar may view a recording or earn Enduring Material CME following the event.

Virtual Education Library

IARS members can view recordings of past events such as webinars and Annual Meeting Sessions.

COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health crisis straining the healthcare system and affecting us all. The IARS is committed to supporting our members who are addressing this illness on the front lines in any way we can. The IARS COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) continually screens newly published peer-reviewed articles from respected journals to identify those of greatest clinical and scientific relevance to anesthesiologists, intensivists, related specialists and investigators. Our open-access newsletter provides a link to each highlighted article along with a short summary of key points. The SAB does not include any information from news media, social media, or scientific articles lacking full peer-review such as pre-prints.

Additionally, IARS has assembled a content base with the latest peer-reviewed articles as well as a list of published guidelines and reviews on COVID-19 from leading medical journals, all include summaries with major takeaways and are searchable by topic.

EEG for Anesthesia

This free, online course is composed of three modules, developed to introduce you to the basics of using EEG to recognize the altered states of arousal caused by commonly used anesthetic drugs. The course also offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and MOCA points, including patient safety.


OpenAnesthesia®️ offers free online access to comprehensive, high-quality, peer-reviewed educational content on various anesthesiology, critical care, and perioperative medicine topics. Our site features podcast interviews with experts from anesthesiology and related fields, new in-depth articles on key concepts, vodcasts covering a wide range of subspecialty topics, and many more valuable resources for trainees and physicians.

Events Calendar

Take advantage of all the informative and engaging events available from IARS and in the anesthesia community.