Membership FAQs


Why should I join IARS?

IARS is a unique organization – solely dedicated to the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.  With support from members like you, IARS is able to contribute more than $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research and provide a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas. Our members know IARS provides a wealth of information and a variety of resources to learn and improve patient care, as well as make connections with the thought leaders in anesthesiology.

Who can be a member of IARS?

Individuals who are licensed or accredited as allied health professionals in anesthesia-related specialties as well as individuals who are otherwise interested in anesthesia research or research outcomes. There are also membership opportunities for individuals in anesthesiology training programs and those retired from the specialty.

What membership types are available?
Click here for a list of membership types and requirements.

What benefits are provided to IARS members?
Click here for a list of all member benefits.

How do I join or renew membership with IARS?

To join IARS, click here. Complete the online application and submit payment to become a member.

To renew your IARS membership, click here.


How much are dues?

Full Member: $225/year
Full Member Journal Affiliate: $195/year*
Limited Plus Journal Affiliate: $135/year*
Limited Journal Affiliate: $75/year*
Fellow and In-Training Member: $0/year
Retired Member: $75/year

*Contact your journal affiliate society to obtain the discount code, click here to see more information on journal affiliate memberships.

If I am a member of Anesthesia & Analgesia journal affiliate societies, can I receive a discount on IARS membership dues?
Yes, members of Anesthesia & Analgesia journal affiliate societies receive a discount on membership dues; contact your affiliate society for IARS discount code. Only one discount code used per annual membership.

Enter the discount code on the Summary page of the checkout process; click Apply, the dues rate will change to the discounted amount.

Which societies are Anesthesia & Analgesia journal affiliates?
Click here for a list of A&A journal affiliate societies.

How do I pay my membership dues?

  1. Online by credit card.
  2. By phone, call 240-646-7089
  3. Make check payable in US dollars to IARS; and mail to:

P.O. Box 7695
San Francisco, CA 94120-7695

What forms of payment do you accept for membership?
IARS accepts payment by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Please make checks payable in US dollars to IARS.

Can I cancel my membership?
IARS membership dues are not refundable. Exceptions may be made under special circumstances and if requested within three months of payment.

Is my membership renewal due on the anniversary of my join date, or is the membership term based on the calendar year? Do I pay the full amount of dues for the first year, or a prorated amount?
Your membership term is for one year beginning on the day you join IARS. Full dues are payable on the date you join and afterward on your anniversary date.

I recently retired, and wish to maintain my relationship with IARS. Does IARS offer a retired membership option?
Yes. Retired membership is $75/year; to become a member at this level, please contact Member Services at [email protected].

Are my IARS membership dues tax-deductible?
The IARS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, a portion of membership dues may be treated as a deductible business expense.  Please discuss with your tax professional.


How do I update my contact information for IARS membership and/or A&A journal delivery?
Login here to access your member profile or email IARS Member Services at [email protected].

I forgot my username or password. How do I find it?
Member usernames are the primary email address associated with IARS membership. To reset your password or retrieve your username, click here.

I didn’t receive my A&A journal in the mail. What do I do?
Contact IARS Member Services: [email protected]


I recently joined IARS, when will I begin receiving information and email communications such as A&A, A&A Practice and the A&A Bulletin?
New members will start receiving email communications from IARS within a month from the date membership dues were paid.

Your print subscription to A&A will begin with the first issue published after your membership start date. Although we make every effort to ensure delivery, we are not responsible for local postal delays or undeliverable journals. Claims for missed issues must be made within 90 days of journal issue date for residents of the US, and within 180 days for residents of other countries. Contact [email protected] for assistance.

How do I find information on the Annual Meeting and other educational opportunities through IARS?
Click here to learn more about the IARS Annual Meeting.

Click here to learn about other educational and CME activities available through IARS.

As a member, how do I get involved with IARS?
There are many ways to share your knowledge, time and skills with the IARS community in one of the following ways:

Annual Meeting Abstract Poster Moderator
Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer
Annual Meeting Session Proposal Reviewer
A&A Editor
A&A Reviewer
Mentor a Scholar

Click here to submit an interest form.

How can I provide support to IARS?

The IARS contributes more than $1 million each year to fund important anesthesia research.

  1. Donate to IARS Research to help fund innovative and forward-thinking anesthesia research and educational initiatives.
  2. Donate to SmartTots to help fund important and innovative anesthesia research projects to increase the safety of anesthetics and make surgery as safe as possible for children.

Click here to donate now.


Contact IARS Member Services at [email protected] or 240-646-7089.

International Anesthesia Research Society
90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 412
San Francisco, CA 94105