The IARS, owner of Anesthesia & Analgesia (published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), is a nonprofit medical society founded in 1922 with the mission "to foster progress and research in all phases of anesthesia." The Society has a worldwide membership of 15,000 physicians and other anesthesia-related health professionals. The IARS is completely nonpolitical, focused only on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.
Membership of the IARS includes individuals who are engaged in all aspects of anesthesiology: physicians in clinical practice of anesthesia, physicians in academia, physicians or PhD's engaged in research, resident physicians in training programs, and individuals in the allied health professions.
In addition to publishing Anesthesia & Analgesia and A&A Case Reports, the IARS sponsors an annual clinical and scientific conference, funds anesthesia-related research through a multi-faceted grant program, sponsors a wiki for anesthesia residents called OpenAnesthesia, and supports a joint project with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called SmartTots (formerly called Safekids) to study the effects of anesthesia on the developing nervous systems of infants and young children.
The IARS is affiliated with eight leading medical societies: The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, the International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology, the Society for Technology in Anesthesia, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. Anesthesia & Analgesia serves as the official journal for all of these societies.
Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS)
The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) is a not-for-profit, voluntary organization, which exists for the benefit of its member anesthesiologists. "Seeing you through your most critical times - Canadian anesthesiologists: specialist physicians in peri-operative medicine, critical care and pain management" is the Society's positioning signature.
European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
The aims of the Society are:
• To promote exchange of information between European anaesthesiologists
• To disseminate information in regard to anaesthesiology
• To raise the standards of the speciality by fostering and encouraging education, research, scientific progress and exchange of information
• To promote and protect the interest of its members
• To promote improvements in safety and quality of care of patients who are under the care of anaesthesiologists inside and outside the operating room by facilitating and harmonising the activities of national and international societies of anaesthesiologists in Europe
German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)
The German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Anasthesiologie und Intensivimedizin, DGAI) was founded in 1953, with the role of "uniting the efforts of German physicians in creating and developing the fields of anaesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine and paintherapy, and to provide the highest possible standard of care for the population in these fields." The DGAI is the scientific society of anaesthesiology in Germany and therefore responsible for research and training anaesthesia.
Japan Society for clinical Anesthesia (JSCA)
• Annual Conferences and Workshops
• Publication of "The Journal of Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia"
• Research and Publicity work related to Clinical Anesthesia
• Cooperation with other internal and external Societies
• Other activities, as needed
The IARS is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes over $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides a forum for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 12,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes the monthly Anesthesia & Analgesia journal in print and online as well as the clinical companion journal A&A Case Reports, published semi-monthly.
International Anesthesia Research Society Statement on U.S. Travel Restrictions
The IARS Board of Trustees has issued the following statement regarding the IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Symposium and the U.S. Executive Order on travel restrictions.
IARS Joins WFSA SAFE-T Consortium
The IARS has joined the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) SAFE-T Consortium. The SAFE-T Consortium (Safe Anaesthesia For Everybody – Today) is a global collaboration of industry and organizations committed to the advancement of patient safety and the International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia.
The following is the list of scholars from International Anesthesia Research Society who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences