IARS Webinar Series

The International Anesthesia Research Society is pleased to present a webinar series for anesthesiology professionals. The IARS webinar 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.

The series of webinars will be offered monthly beginning in March 2021. These webinars are free to attend. CME is available for IARS members only.

These live webinars will be recorded, and recordings of the presentations after they occur are available to IARS members only.

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Continuing Medical Education Activity Information

Accreditation Statement
The IARS Webinar Series has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of the International Anesthesia Research Society.

The International Anesthesia Research Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statements
The International Anesthesia Research Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upcoming Webinars

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars.

Controversies in Care of the Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient | Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

IARS members can view the session recording and claim CME via https://iars.memberclicks.net/view-webinars-earn-cme

Moderator: Ronald Pearl, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Intubation: When and How
Shahla Siddiqui, MBBS, DABA, MSc
Beth Israel Deaconess Lahey Medical Center, Boston, MA

Mechanical Ventilation: Can We Protect the Lungs?
Natalia Ivascu, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Fluid Management: The Kidneys vs. the Lungs
George Williams II, MD, FCCP
McGovern School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

ECMO: If, When, and How
Ronald Pearl, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

Continuing Medical Education Activity Information

IARS Members can claim their CME for this webinar via https://iars.memberclicks.net/controversies-in-care-of-the-critically-ill-covid-19-patient for up to 60 days after the live event.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW
Findings from new research and the evolution of anesthesiology practice based on emerging evidence create an inherent gap between existing practice and new practice models. The purpose of the Webinar series is to provide recent or breaking evidence-based activities to academic anesthesiologists, so they will improve competence and performance in anesthesiology and its subspecialties, resulting in improved patient care and outcomes.

This webinar is part of a series designed to provide new strategies for learners across several specialty-specific clinical areas to access and integrate new information, treatment protocols, and therapies within their scope of practice and apply that information to patient care and staffing management.

This webinar is a live activity using virtual panel discussions with Q&A and interaction from the audience to teach strategies to implement into critical care practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE
The Webinar series is designed to address the continuing medical education needs of anesthesiologists, anesthesiologists-in-training, anesthesia investigators, and allied health professionals who conduct research, practice, or intend to practice in any area of general anesthesia, subspecialty anesthesia, or pain management.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
As a result of participating in this live CME activity, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of early vs. late intubation of patients with COVID-19 acute respiratory failure.
  • Describe how ventilator settings can be individualized to protect against ventilator-induced lung injury in patients with COVID-19 acute respiratory failure.
  • Implement techniques into their practice which will optimize fluid management to benefit both the kidneys and the lungs.
  • Describe the benefits of ECMO for patients with severe COVID-19 acute respiratory failure and choose the best form of ECMO for each patient.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the International Anesthesia Research Society and the Association of University Anesthesiologists.

The International Anesthesia Research Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statements
The International Anesthesia Research Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CLAIMING CME CREDIT

The IARS will provide online program evaluation and session tracking to support claiming CME credit beginning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Live webinar participants will have 60 days to claim CME credit.

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION IN ANESTHESIOLOGY (MOCA®)

Physicians wishing to have credits from this educational activity reported to the ABA for the ABA MOCA® Program may do so by entering their eight digit ABA identification number when claiming CME credit. The IARS forwards credits to the ABA on a quarterly basis.

DISCLOSURE

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) makes every effort to develop CME activities that are independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. The IARS has implemented mechanisms requiring everyone in a position to control content to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure of any or no relationships is made available in advance of all educational activities. The IARS evaluates, and if necessary, resolves any conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. Individuals who refuse or fail to provide the required disclosures are disqualified from being a planning committee member, teacher, or author of CME, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.

DISCLOSURES

The planners, speakers, and others in a position to control content of this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships and have no conflicts of interest.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

No commercial support has been received for this activity.

The anesthesiologist’s role in reducing the impact of the opioid crisis | Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

IARS members can view the session recording and claim CME via https://iars.memberclicks.net/view-webinars-earn-cme

Moderator: David Edwards, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Introduction and Housekeeping Notes

Epidemiology of the opioid crisis and advocacy for mitigating crisis at the community/national level
David Edwards, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Pathophysiology and risk factors of pain and hyperalgesia
Karsten Bartels, MD, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Perioperative opioid use: opioid sparing strategies that improve outcomes
Christina Hayhurst, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Airway and Gastric Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Anesthesia Panel | Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

IARS members can view the session recording and claim CME via https://iars.memberclicks.net/view-webinars-earn-cme

Moderator: Kong Eric You-Ten, PhD, MD, FRCPC, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Introduction and Housekeeping Notes

Introduction and panel questions
Kong Eric You-Ten, PhD, MD, FRCPC
Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Gastric Ultrasound
Cristian Arzola, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Upper airway US
Naveed Siddiqui, MD, MSc
Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Lung US
Fabricio Zasso, MD
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Moderated Discussion and Q&A

SmartTots: Behavioral and cognitive changes in children following anesthesia and surgery: assessment and relevance | Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

IARS members can view the session recording and claim CME via https://iars.memberclicks.net/view-webinars-earn-cme

Moderator: Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Understanding post-anesthesia delirium in children
Andrew Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Behavioral outcomes following anesthesia exposure: what counts?
Caleb Ing, MD, MS
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Measuring postoperative behavior in children
Kristen Uhl, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Challenges in neuropsychological assessment of children following anesthesia
Cynthia Salorio, PhD, ABPP
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

Anesthesia Education in the time of COVID, co-Sponsored by the Society for Education in Anesthesia | Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

IARS members can view the session recording and claim CME via https://iars.memberclicks.net/view-webinars-earn-cme

Moderator: John Mitchell, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Using Active Learning in a Virtual Setting
Susan Martinelli, MD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Adaptation of Simulation Practices in the time of COVID
Julie Huffmyer, MD
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA

Utilization of LMS Modules for Virtual Learning
Sara Neves, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

How the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning Supports the Educational Changes of COVID
Fei Chen, PhD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

Neurological Complication After TEVAR procedures | Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

IARS members can view the session recording and claim CME via https://iars.memberclicks.net/view-webinars-earn-cme

Moderator: Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Recent Surgical Advances in TEVAR
Thomas Lindsay, MD
University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

Paralysis After TEVAR
Hamdy Awad, MD
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Stroke After TEVAR
Sujatha Bhandary, MD, FASE, FASA
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The role of the neurologist in the management stroke and paralysis after TEVAR
Theodore Wein, MD, FRCPC, FAHA
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnant Women: Updates on screening, treatment, and management, Co-Sponsored by the Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine | Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

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Moderator: Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Screening and diagnosis of OSA in Pregnancy
Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Treatment of OSA in Pregnancy
Christine Won, MD
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Peripartum considerations for the management of patients with OSA
Mahesh Nagappa, MD
Western University, London, Ontario

Summary, gaps and future directions
Ghada Bourjeily, MD
The Miriam Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI

Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A

Perioperative Hypotension - a key driver of organ dysfunction and perioperative morbidity | Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 4:00 pm ET

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Moderator: J Robert Sneyd, MD, FRCA, University of Plymouth, Liskeard, UK

Role of perioperative hypotension in myocardial injury
Duminda Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAHA
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Anaesthetic strategies to minimize hypotension
J Robert Sneyd, MD FRCA
University of Plymouth, Liskeard, UK

How low for how long? Timing, pressures and monitors….
Judith van Waes, MD, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.

A&A
OpenAnesthesia
A&A Case Reports
SmartTots

IMRA Awards

This award is intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects are selected annually, with a maximum award of $175,000 each, payable over two years.

Support IARS

The IARS contributes more than $1 million each year to fund important anesthesia research. Your donation will help support innovative and forward-thinking anesthesia research and education initiatives, all of which are designed to benefit patient care. You can feel good knowing that 100% of your donation is directly allocated to research.