The IARS is committed to advancing the field of anesthesiology through a number of research and educational initiatives that benefit not only practicing anesthesiologists but also patients of all ages. We strive to provide you with the latest news through several education newsletters as well as the important updates on this page.

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OA-SPA Ask the Experts:

MARCH 1, 2023

Dr. James Xie and OpenAnesthesia® Editor Dr. Jina Sinskey discuss the Cures Act and transparency in medicine.

OA-Global Health Equity Ask the Experts:

MARCH 1, 2023

Drs. Elizabeth Drum and Sam Percy discuss Dr. Drum’s journey toward a career committed to global health and health equity and the work of the ASA Committee on Global Health.    

Proteomics for the Discovery of Clinical Delirium Biomarkers: A Systematic Review of Major Studies

Anesthesia & AnalgesiaFEBRUARY 28, 2023

This month’s featured article sifts through the past half-decade of biomarker discovery research to find, review, and summarize efforts to identify candidate protein biomarkers of delirium, a significant burden on our healthcare system and a source of increased mortality and functional impairment for over two million elderly Americans each year.

March 2023 A&A Video Summary: Featured Articles

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

View this video summary covering three featured articles in the March 2023 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Journal CME Now Available on OpenAnesthesia360

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

The IARS is pleased to announce that OpenAnesthesia360 Continuing Medical Education (OA360-CME), the IARS Learning Management System (LMS) for webinar and Annual Meeting CME, will begin hosting our journal-based CME for Anesthesia & Analgesia as well.

Starting with the March issue of the journal, IARS members will select an article’s “CME” button from the journal website as usual and then log into their IARS member account (if not already logged in). Once logged in, members will be taken to the new Journal CME page in our Virtual Education Library. This page lists the link to each journal-based CME activity on OA360-CME.

Select the “Click here…” link under the article for which you wish to earn CME and you’ll be directed to the activity on OA360-CME. For more information regarding participating in journal-based CME on OA360-CME, we have created a First-Time User Guide that details the process. For questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].

Advance Your Career and the Specialty!
Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Apply for 2023 IARS Mentored Research Awards!

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA) through April 30, 2023! For more than 100 years, the core mission of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) has been to encourage, stimulate, and support anesthesia-related research projects that will improve patient care and advance the specialty. IARS established its Mentored Research Awards to help create future leaders and prepare applicants to obtain independent research funding. Up to four research projects will be selected in 2023, each with a maximum award of $175,000 payable over two years. IMRA applications may be in any area of investigation (clinical, translational, basic science), but must have ultimate relevance to the broad practice of anesthesiology and its subspecialties.

To learn more and view past successful IMRA research endeavors, visit

Register by March 20 to Take Advantage of Advance Rates for the 2023 Annual Meetings in Denver, Colorado!

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

Join thought leaders in anesthesiology and your colleagues for meaningful networking, scientific exchanges and quality education at the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2023 Annual Meetings, April 13-16, in Denver, CO.


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Register by May 14 for the IARS-sponsored Gordon Research Conference on Anesthetic Insights into the Unconscious State Across Species!

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

Join a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide for the Consciousness, Anesthesia and Evolutionary Biology Gordon Research Conference: Anesthetic Insights into the Unconscious State Across Species, June 11-16, 2023, in Easton, MA. Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 14, 2023. Led by Chair, IARS Journal Liaison and Trustee Max Kelz, MD, PhD, and Vice Chair Ken Solt, MD, thought leaders will cover topics including the genesis of consciousness, anesthetic hypnosis and sleep, consciousness and model organisms and anesthetic effects on such organisms and more.

This premier, international scientific conference prioritizes time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages and focuses on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of leading-edge and unpublished research. To promote a sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, this conference is held in a remote location over 5 days. Additionally, this educational event includes poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals, providing informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field. View the full program and apply to attend today!

Risk of Neurotoxicity with Multiple General Anaesthetics for Examination Under Anaesthesia in Paediatric Ophthalmology – A Cause for Concern?

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

A 4-year retrospective analysis of electronic medical records examines the effect of a new, patient-centered, “active minimisation” policy aimed at reducing multiple Examinations Under Anesthesia (EUAs) for pediatric ophthalmic procedures in a Dublin children’s hospital. Findings show EUAs in 32% of all surgical episodes in the first two years of the study and before policy implementation vs.19% in the last two years of the study and after policy implementation. With emphasis on “training, technology, and patience,” active minimisation strategies significantly reduce diagnostic EUA volume, lower patient risk, and increase capacity for surgical interventions. Read more.

OpenAnesthesia® Relaunch with New Design and Content

FEBRUARY 28, 2023

The IARS and the OpenAnesthesia® Editorial Board are pleased to announce a redesigned site with more than 75 new in-depth summaries on the most searched-for content. Visit the site today!

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