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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 as it becomes available. Check back here for updates.

Advice from A&A Editors: What You Should Know about Submitting Manuscripts


Each year, over 1800 manuscripts are submitted for review. Of those manuscripts, about 35% are accepted for publication. The A&A Editors offer a few tips for preparing your manuscript for success.

A&A: The Anesthesiologist’s Key Resource to Staying Current


Established in 1922, Anesthesia & Analgesia provides the practice-oriented clinical research you need to keep current and deliver optimal care to your patients. Learn why you should be reading the journal and what role it serves for the anesthesia community.

Value of Presenting Research at the IARS Annual Meeting


Find out why researchers from all stages in their careers and backgrounds choose to present their research during poster session presentations at the IARS Annual Meeting and why they find this experience valuable.

The Importance of Innovative Research


Find out why 2018 IMPACT Award Winner Dr. Michael Aziz says research is critical to the future of anesthesiology. The IMPACT award’s goal is to facilitate large clinical trials to answer important anesthesiology-related questions.

The Best Place to Discover Research and Innovation


The IARS Annual Meeting is the place where people are absolutely committed to moving the anesthesia specialty forward through discovery and scientific innovation.

Who was Dr. Thomas Harry Seldon?


Dr. Thomas Harry Seldon, former editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia and former Board Chair, saw what the anesthesiology field could be and took it there. To honor Dr. Seldon and the values he championed, the IARS established the T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture as the equivalent of our keynote address.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

View a list of resources regarding safety precautions and protocols for addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Submissions to Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Practice

Given the recent emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the ensuing worldwide, widespread human-to-human transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic status for this virus and virus-related disease.

COVID-19 remains a rapidly evolving and thus fluid disease. However, what is clear is the tremendous adverse impact COVID-19 is having on the health and well-being of the world’s population.

In the absence of timely, valid, and pertinent information, many clinicians worldwide are inadequately informed and insufficiently prepared to help manage this new disease. Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Practice are committed to assisting our audience in addressing the current COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more about what is available.

IARS Trustee Dr. Laura E. Niklason Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

IARS Trustee Laura E. Niklason, PhD, MD, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), honored for her work in cardiovascular engineering, lung regeneration, and biomedical imaging. She joins a venerated group of more than 2,000 of the world’s most accomplished engineers recognized for making outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice and education and for pioneering new frontiers in technology.

Coronavirus Self-Protection Precautions for Healthcare Workers Released by University of Toronto

The University of Toronto has released Coronavirus contact precautions for healthcare workers involved with treating patients who have, or are suspected of having, the Coronavirus. The guidelines concentrate on intubation for a suspected or confirmed patient infected with the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. Assembled by infection prevention and control experts at the University of Toronto, these are interim recommendations as the guidelines may change.

The guidelines offer recommendations for routine and non-routine care, but urge healthcare workers to seek advice from their local infectious disease experts as care may differ by region.

Click here to access the University of Toronto Coronavirus Safety Precautions. This page also links to additional resources from a variety of sources including the World Health Organization, Toronto Public Health and more.

The application period for the IARS Mentored Research Award is now OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that the application cycle for the 2020 IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA) is now open! Up to four research projects will be selected to receive a maximum award of $175,000 each, payable over two years. All applications must be received by April 30, 2020 for consideration. Applications for IMRA 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. The grants are intended to help create future leaders and prepare applicants to apply for independent research funding. For more information, please visit www.iars.org/awards/IMRA.

Dr. Max Kelz Brings Passion for Research to IARS Board

For much of his career, Dr. Kelz has contributed to unraveling the mystery behind how anesthetic drugs work while concurrently providing exceptional mentorship to promising young investigators. Find out how his expertise and passion for the specialty of anesthesiology will benefit the IARS community.

From EEG Bispectral Monitoring to Perioperative Medicine: Enhancing Recovery after Surgery and Improving Patient Care

The IARS established its grants and awards program in 1983 to further the scientific advancement of the anesthesiology specialty. To date, the IARS has funded more than 200 projects, contributing more than $14 million to the anesthesia community – nearly $1 million annually.

Tong Joo “TJ” Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA, MBA was an early recipient of the IARS Clinical Scholars Research Award (CSRA). The CSRA was created in 1994 by IARS to further the understanding of anesthesiology and related sciences in clinical practice through clinical investigations and in 2011 became the IARS Mentored Research Award (IMRA). Find out how this award guided his career trajectory over the past 20 years.

Interview with Kosaka Best of Meeting Award Winner: Jacob Basak, MD, PhD

Dr. Jacob Basak, a critical care fellow in the department of anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, was awarded the Kosaka Best of Meeting Award Winner – Scholars at the IARS 2019 Annual Meeting for his research, “Bacterial Sepsis Increases Fibrillary Amyloid Load and Neuroinflammation in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s disease Pathology.” Learn more about why he attended the Annual Meeting, what winning this award meant to him and the purpose of his research.

Interview with Kosaka Best of Meeting Award Winner: Ming Ann Sing, MBBS

Dr. Ming Ann Sing, a year 2 anesthesiology resident in the National University Hospital of Singapore, received the Kosaka Best of Meeting Award Winner – Clinical Research at the IARS 2019 Annual Meeting for her research, “Sustaining the Gains – A 6 Year Follow through of the Impact of a Hospital Wide Patient Safety Strategy on Global and Anesthetic Patient Safety Outcomes.” Learn about some of the pain points she encountered in conducting research and why she finds research awards valuable.

Interview with Kosaka Best of Meeting Award Winner: Viola Neudecker, MD

Dr. Viola Neudecker, a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University, was selected to receive the Kosaka Best of Meeting Award in Basic Science Research at the IARS 2019 Annual Meeting for her research, “GFAP expression in the visual cortex is increased in juvenile non-human primates that were exposed to anesthesia during infancy.” Learn about the goals and results of her research as well as why she finds the IARS Annual Meeting valuable.

The National Academy of Medicine honors two IARS Trustees

The National Academy of Medicine recently recognized IARS Trustees George Mashour, MD, PhD, and Beverley Ann Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC, for their professional accomplishments and service to the field of medicine and health care, electing them as members to its esteemed membership of the top individuals in their field of medicine. Their election to the 2018 class of the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the field. The mission of the National Academy of Medicine is to improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and internationally. Discover why Drs. Mashour and Orser’s dedication to the advancement of science and efforts to improve patient outcomes exemplify the mission of NAM.

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A&A Bulletin, an e-bulletin for IARS members, provides an overview of the current edition of Anesthesia & Analgesia as well as highlights of other IARS news and announcements.

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An electronic Table of Contents for the latest issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia. Visit the A&A website and click on Subscribe to eTOC at the bottom of the page to receive this monthly email.

IARS Learning

IARS Learning is a monthly e-newsletter that provides highlights of the latest videos and podcasts available from IARS and OpenAnesthesia™. The more than 1,000 videos and podcasts from IARS and OpenAnesthesia™ include interviews with experts on pertinent topics, including opportunities to claim CME and tutorials on techniques like EEG for Anesthesia, and presentations from the IARS Annual Meetings.

IARS Research News

The IARS Research News, an e-newsletter for IARS members, curates the latest IARS research content and news in the specialty into one, easy-to-access location, saving you time from your busy schedule and providing a tool to improve your anesthesiology endeavors.

IARS YouTube Channel

Find out what the experts in the field are saying about the Annual Meeting, IARS and anesthesia as a whole in videos on the IARS YouTube Channel.

SmartTots News

Read the latest news about pediatric anesthesia research focused on making surgery safer for infants and children.

The Daily Dose

The Daily Dose is the official e-newsletter of the IARS Annual Meeting. After each day of the meeting, IARS members and Annual Meeting attendees will receive articles and summaries of sessions presented. Each day, review the sessions you have attended or read about the sessions you might have missed.

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