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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IARS Chair and Immediate Past Chair Present at Japan Society of Clinical Anesthesia 42nd Annual Conference

NOVEMBER 16, 2022

International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Chair Dr. Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP and Immediate Past Chair Christian Werner, MD connected with international leaders in clinical anesthesia during the Japan Society of Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA) 42nd Annual Conference, held November 11-12, at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan. Contributing to the lively exchange of ideas and collaboration across countries at the Annual Conference, Drs. Suresh and Werner shared their expertise during the IARS Kosaka Award Commemorative Symposium on November 12. Read more.

The Next New Wave: How Critical Care Might Learn from COVID in Responding to the Next Pandemic

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Anesthesia & AnalgesiaThis month’s cover article contains several perspectives on the critical care anesthesiology response to the COVID pandemic. The focus of the article is not on the response per se, as much has already been written, but rather on what COVID has taught us that might improve our response to the next pandemic. In the article, 6 SOCCA members who each contributed to the COVID response in different ways provide a set of diverse viewpoints on what they learned from their experience. The perspectives range from organizational to innovative and highlight the many different contributions of critical care intensivists to the COVID effort.

November 2022 A&A Video Summary: Featured Articles

OCTOBER 25, 2022

View this video summary covering three featured articles in the November 2022 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Save the Date for the 2023 Annual Meetings in Denver, Colorado!

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Save the date for the IARS, AUA and SOCCA 2023 Annual Meetings, April 13-17, in Denver, CO.


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Now Available! Watch Annual Meeting Session Videos

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Session recordings from the IARS 2022 Annual Meeting are now available to IARS members. IARS members can also claim CME credit from the 2021 and 2022 Annual Meetings.

Webinar: “Is less Really More for the Brain in the ICU” on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 4:00 pm ET

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Approximately one-third of ICU survivors will experience significant cognitive impairment, including newly acquired dementias. Functional, psychiatric, and chronic pain symptoms also drive worse quality of life in critical illness survivors. Post-ICU survivorship is now a focus of clinical management and critical care research. Join Christopher Hughes, MD, MS, FCCM, Michael Devinney, MD, PhD, Christina Boncyk, MD, and Christina Hayhurst, MD, to discuss current evidence regarding a less-is-more approach to the brain in critically ill patients and its impact on long-term survivorship.

Register today! Plus, view our full 2022 webinar schedule: https://iars.org/iars-webinar-series/.

Maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and neurobehavioral problems in offspring at 3 years: A prospective cohort study

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Using data from the First Baby Study, a prospective cohort study conducted in Pennsylvania, USA, with 2,423 mother-child pairs, this study examined the associations between prenatal acetaminophen exposure and offspring neurobehavioral problems at the age of 3 years, with a focus on the potentially confounding effects of prenatal stress.  After adjustment for prenatal stress and other confounders, findings show that children who were exposed to acetaminophen during pregnancy scored significantly higher on 2 of the 7 syndrome scale scores from the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL): sleep problems and attention problems.  Read more.

OpenAnesthesia-Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Fellows Webinar

OCTOBER 25, 2022

Jake Hirschberg, MD presents “Trauma in Pregnancy for the Nonobstetric Provider” in the latest OA-SOAP Fellows Webinar.

NIDUS Pilots and Exploratory Core Offer Two Pilot Grants for $40,000 each

OCTOBER 13, 2022

Beginning in 2022, the NIDUS II Pilots and Exploratory Core will award two pilot grants in the amount of $40,000 each. These grants are designed to provide funding for investigation into prioritized areas of delirium research to advance innovation. Letters of Intent must be submitted by Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST. For full requirements, criteria, and application instructions, visit deliriumnetwork.org/pilots.

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