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INTERNATIONAL ANESTHESIA RESEARCH SOCIETY

  • San Francisco, CA
  • www.iars.org

Mission Statement

The IARS mission is to 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.

Main Programs

  1. Awards and Grants Program
  2. SmartTots Research Initiative
  3. Annual Meeting
  4. Analgesia & Anesthesia Journal
  5. Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports Journal
Service Areas

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International

All

ruling year

1953

Executive Director

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Mr. Thomas A. Cooper

Keywords

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anesthesia, analgesia, anesthesiology, research, awards, CME, annual meeting

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EIN

34-0750348

 Number

1737655322

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (W03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Overview

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The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) is anesthesiology's non-political organization focused on providing scientific and evidence-based safe anesthesia care. IARS provides access to a community committed to enhancing anesthesia research and education, and improving patient care.

The IARS provides members access to advances in research and the best practices in anesthesia clinical care through the Society’s Journal Anesthesia & Analgesia and our Annual Meeting. We offer a continued learning program through our Education Portal and courses as well as grants through our Awards and Grants Program. IARS has funded more than 130 projects, contributing over $12,000,000 to anesthesia research since the onset of the program in 1983.

The IARS sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA and works with multiple stakeholders to address scientific and clinical gaps regarding the safe use of anesthetics and sedatives in children. Research funded through SmartTots investigates multiple aspects of existing anesthetics and their administration, including dosage and exposure. The IARS has committed over $600,000 towards SmartTots research initiatives since 2011.

The IARS provides the tools and resources needed for medical professionals to stay in the forefront of anesthesiology.

Programs

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Program 1

Awards and Grants Program

IARS established its Awards and Grants Program in 1983 to further the scientific advancement of the anesthesiology specialty. To date, the IARS has funded 125 projects, contributing over $10,000,000 to the anesthesia community.

The IARS Awards Program includes two categories of research awards and two categories of education awards. In addition, the IARS contributes $200,000 annually to the Foundation of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) to support cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia research projects.

As a community committed to stimulating and funding anesthesia-related projects that will advance patient-care worldwide, the IARS is pleased to provide our talented and diverse member base with an exclusive multi-million dollar awards program.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

SmartTots Research Initiative

Millions of children receive anesthesia each year. Non‐clinical studies in juvenile animal models show that exposure to some anesthetics and sedatives is associated with memory and learning deficits and other neurodegenerative changes in the central nervous system. Insufficient human data exist to support or refute the possibility that similar effects occur in children.

To address the critical public health issues associated with the safe use of anesthesia and sedatives in young children, the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)(http://www.iars.org/)  partnered with the US Food and Drug Administration(http://www.fda.gov/) , and is working with multiple stakeholders (e.g. professional societies, academic research institutions, patient advocacy groups, industry and other government and nonprofit organizations), to address scientific and clinical gaps regarding the safe use of anesthetics and sedatives in children.

SmartTots is a multi‐year collaborative effort designed to increase the safety of anesthetic drugs for the millions of infants and children who undergo anesthesia each year. Research funded through SmartTots investigates multiple aspects of existing anesthetics and their administration, including dosage and exposure. Findings from these studies will establish the development of new practice guidelines and anesthetic drugs. Data, outcomes and best practices generated by SmartTots will be placed in the public domain.

100% of all charitable donations to SmartTots go directly to fund research.

Category

Medical Research

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Annual Meeting

The purpose of the IARS Annual Meeting is to provide clinical practitioners, physicians in training, and researchers in anesthesia with information about the latest scientific advances and the most up to-date concepts in clinical care. The IARS International Science Symposium offers a unique opportunity for researchers to join together in discussion about cutting edge science and how it affects the anesthesiology specialty.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 4

Analgesia & Anesthesia Journal

Launched in 1922, Anesthesia & Analgesia is the
most widely used clinical anesthesiology journal. Each monthly issue features
peer-reviewed articles reporting on the latest advances in drugs, perioperative
care, preoperative preparation, patient monitoring, pain management, patient
safety, and other timely topics. Internationally renowned authorities serve on
the Editorial Board and as Section Editors, making A&A the gateway to everything that is happening in
anesthesia and its related subspecialties.

Category

Medical Research

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 5

Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports Journal

A&A Case Reports is a clinical companion journal to the International Anesthesia Research Society's flagship publication, Anesthesia & Analgesia. A&A Case Reports is designed to be the specialty’s indispensable resource for peer–reviewed case reports that make an important teaching point or scientific observation in disciplines related to anesthesiology: perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management.

Category

Medical Research

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

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International

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Funding Needs

Each year, millions of infants and young children undergo surgeries that require anesthetics or sedatives. However, we know very little about the impact of these drugs on the developing brain. Research has shown that commonly used anesthetics can produce adverse neurobehavioral effects in young animals, but the results of studies in young children are mixed.   SmartTots, a private-public partnership between the IARS and the FDA seeks to raise approximately $40 million over the next 20 years to conduct well-controlled clinical studies that yield definitive answers about the possible risks of anesthesia and sedation in infants and young children.

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INTERNATIONAL ANESTHESIA RESEARCH SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Executive Director

Mr. Thomas A. Cooper

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Davy Cheng

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